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Shannon Claeson

Olympia, WA
Phone: 360-753-7697
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Current Research

My research focuses on several issues, including the effects of Japanese knotweed control activities on stream-side riparian vegetation, the effects of Japanese knotweed on stream ecology, the response of aquatic invertebrates to dam removal, and the relationship between debris flows and stream biota recovery.

Research Interests

Riparian and aquatic systems interactions, role of aquatic invertebrates in stream and lake systems, community ecology, disturbance ecology, food webs, and ecological impact of invasive organisms.

Past Research

My past research has explored the effects of salmon carcasses and other marine-derived-nutrients on stream food webs and productivity. I also have studied the impacts of forest harvesting on temperature, aquatic invertebrates, and riparian mollusk and millipede diversity in and near headwater streams.


  • Oregon State University, M.S. Fisheries Science, 2004

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Herbicide Eradication of Invasive Plants May Release Exotic Invaders

Noxious weed control programs can benefit from including post-treatment plant community surveys to determine if continued management is needed t ...


Last updated on : 07/31/2014