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Martin Raphael

Research Wildlife Biologist And Team Leader, Wildlife Ecology
United States

Phone: 360-753-7662

Current Research

My current work is exploring the population ecology of the marbled murrelet, a threatened seabird that nests on limbs of large coniferous trees in coastal zones of the Pacific Northwest. I also am investigating habitat relationships of the northern spotted owl and American marten.

Research Interests

Wildlife ecology and habitat relationships; population dynamics; ecology and management of threatened, endangered, or sensitive wildlife.

Past Research

My past work focused on the ecology of cavity-nesting birds, efficacy of riparian buffer systems on sensitive wildlife, and habitat relations of vertebrates associated with older forests.

Why This Research is Important

My work helps inform land managers about potential effects of alternative land management options on wildlife and provides information to help guide development of new management options. My research helps to advance the science of wildlife management.


  • California State University, Sacramento, Social Sciences , 1968
  • University of California Berkeley, Conservation of Natural Resources , 1972
  • University of California Berkeley, Wildlife Ecology , 1980

Awards & Recognition

  • Wings across the Americas award, 2009
    Research and partnership award for studeis of the ecology and population dynamics of Marbled Murrelet in the Pacific Northwest
  • Honor Award, 2001
    USFS Chief's honor award for superior science for sustained contributions of wildlife research applied to critical land management issues in the Pacific Northwest.

Featured Publications & Products


Research Highlights


Maps of Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl Habitat Look 50 Years Ahead

Station scientists developed detailed wall-to-wall maps of marbled murrelet and northern spotted owl habitat, both current and 50 years into the ...


Marbled murrelet populations are declining in the Northwest Forest Plan area

The marbled murrelet, a seabird, is a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The 1996 Northwest Forest Plan is the guiding plan fo ...


Last updated on : 09/10/2015