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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.
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.
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
Featured Publications & Products
- Claeson, Shannon M.; Li, Judith L.; Compton, Jana E.; Bisson, Peter A. 2006. Response of nutrients, biofilm, and benthic insects to salmon carcass addition..
Publications & Products
- Claeson, Shannon M.; LeRoy, Carri J.; Barry, Jacob R.; Kuehn, Kevin A. 2014. Impacts of invasive riparian knotweed on litter decomposition, aquatic fungi, and macroinvertebrates.
- Bisson, Peter A.; Claeson, Shannon M.; Wondzell, Steven M.; Foster, Alex D.; Steel, Ashley. 2013. Evaluating headwater stream buffers: lessons learned from watershed scale experiments in southwest Washington.
- Claeson, Shannon M.; Bisson, Peter A. 2013. Passive reestablishment of riparian vegetation following removal of invasive knotweed (Polygonum).
- Foster, Alex D.; Claeson, Shannon M. 2011. Habitats and seasonality of riparian-associated millipedes in southwest Washington, USA.