Alsea People


Kevin Bladon

Kevin Bladon, is an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecohydrology and Watershed Science in the OSU Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Department. His research program conducts field, laboratory, and modeling research on the impacts of natural disturbance (e.g., wildfire) and land use (e.g., forest harvesting) on hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecosystem health at the hillslope, stream reach, and small catchment scale in forested headwaters.

Sharon Bywater-Reyes

Sharon Bywater-Reyes is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management at Oregon State University. As a geomorphologist, she is interested in how Earth surface processes impact people and ecosystems. She is currently taking advantage of the large suite of discharge and sediment data collected through the Watershed Research Cooperative at the Trask, Hinkle, and Alsea watersheds to quantify primary and secondary controls on suspended sediment dynamics in forested headwater streams managed for timber harvest in western Oregon. She received a B.S. Geology from Southern Oregon University (2007), a M.S. Geology from University of Wyoming (2009), and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from University of Montana (2015).  

Nick Cook

Nicholas Cook is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management at Oregon State University. His research interests focus on the intersection of natural resource management activities and related environmental impacts to watershed systems, water quality, and ecology. Nick's role with the WRC is to examine the large suite of stream temperature data across the Alsea, Hinkle, and Trask paired-watershed studies for changes in thermal regimes in a managed forest setting. He received a B.S. Physics from the University of Mississippi (2004), a M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering from George Mason University (2008), and a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech (2015).  

Cody Hale

Cody Hale is a Hydrologist for Nutter & Associates, Inc. He received his Ph.d in Water Resources Science and his M.S. in Forest Hydrology from OSU, and a B.S. in Forest Environmental Resources from the University of Georgia.

Jeffery Hatten

Jeff Hatten is an associate professor of forest soils in the Forest Engineering, resources & Management Department at Oregon State University (OSU). He earned a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Science with minors in Biology and Chemistry from Western Washington University and Ph.D. degree in Forest Resources from the University of Washington. Prior to joining OSU in 2012, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University (MSU).  He teaches courses in forest soils and forest nutrition.  Recognizing that forest soils are key to forest nutrition and productivity and the ultimate source of sediment, Dr. Hatten’s research focusses on forests soils and the source of sediment in managed settings that include intensively managed forests, prescribed fire, and other less intensively managed settings. 

George Ice

George G. Ice is a Fellow for National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. He received his B.S. in Forest Management and his M.S. Wildland Resource Science from UC Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Forest Hydrology from Oregon State University. During his 35 years with NCASI, George led important research on many aspects of forest watershed management including studies of timber harvesting, roads, fire, and herbicide applications.

Judith Li

Judith Li, is a retired associate professor in the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. She received a Ph.D. in fisheries in 1990 from OSU, M.S. in ecology in 1978 from the University of California at Davis and B.S. in biological sciences in 1966 from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research is most often multidisciplinary, examining stream invertebrate distributions to understand responses to physical and chemical gradients, to fish and avian predation, and as tools in bio-assessment. Following retirement from teaching at OSU she has edited books about science for adults, and written fictional books for children that focus on environmental science.

Jeff Light

Jeff Light is a Forest Hydrologist.

Jeff Louch

Jeff Louch is the Principal Scientist for the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.

Catalina Segura

Catalina Segura, is an Assistant Professor of watershed processes and sediment transport in the OSU Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Department.  Her research develops at the intersection among fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology incorporating field-based studies and data modeling.  Catalina received her BS in Forestry Engineering (1997).  She completed her Ms in Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington (2003) and her PhD in Physical Geography at the University of Colorado (2008).

John Stednick

John D. Stednick is a professor at Colorado State University. He has a B.S. in Forest Sciences and Ph.D. in Forest Resources from University of Washington. Current interests include land use and water quality, forest hydrology, water quality hydrology, biogeochemistry, water chemistry, soil chemistry, hydrometry, watershed management, risk assessment, watershed analysis, environmental impact assessment, and technology transfer.

Research Assistants and Biological Technicians

Doug Bateman

Doug Bateman is a Fisheries Biologist for OSU’s Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management. He received his M.S. in fisheries science from OSU in 1998. He is interested in disturbance ecology and the natural history of aquatic organisms.

Terry Bousquet

Terry Bousquet works for NCASI. She completed OSU's PSM program in Environmental Sciences.

William Gerth

William Gerth is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant for the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. He has his M.S. in fisheries from OSU and 13 years of experience collecting and identifying aquatic macroinvertebrates from streams and rivers throughout Oregon for ecological studies.

David Leer

David W. Leer, a faculty research assistant for OSU's Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management, leads field crews and conducts year-round fish and invertebrate sampling at Hinkle Creek and Alsea. He received his B.S. in fisheries science from OSU in 2001. His research interests include the natural history of fish and other aquatic organisms as well as the influence of anadromous fishes upon headwater ecosystems.

Forest Manager

Maryanne Reiter

Maryanne Reiter is a hydrologist in the Environmental Forestry Research group at Weyerhaeuser Company. Her current work includes both research projects assessing the effects of forest management on water quality and working with company engineers and foresters on stream and riparian management issues. She received her undergraduate degree in soil science from the University of Minnesota in 1986 and her master's is in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University in 1991.