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Rebecca Flitcroft

Rebecca Flitcroft

Research Fish Biologist
3200 SW Jefferson Way
United States

Phone: 541-750-7346
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Current Research

My work focuses on climate change effects on salmonid habitats in watersheds draining the Oregon Coast Range; analysis of dendritic stream systems; communicating science to non-experts and working with grass-roots watershed councils; and modeling salmon habitat and fire probabilities under different land management scenarios using Bayesian networks.

Research Interests

I am interested in research that broadens our understanding of natural processes. I seek to be involved in projects and develop research questions that are integrative throughout the range of environmental conditions experienced by the species of interest. My research focuses on increasing our understanding of natural processes, thereby expanding our ability to conserve native species.

Past Research

My past work has focused on large-scale, long-term monitoring programs, writing rules for salmon protection for the State of Oregon, and historical reconstruction of dunes and vegetation on the north coast of Oregon.

Why This Research is Important

Research that expands our understanding of natural processes complements and enhances the effectiveness of land management. Alternative management approaches that work with natural processes offer land managers additional tools when making decisions about topics such as species conservation, natural resource use, and habitat restoration or enhancement.


  • Oregon State University, Ph.D. Fisheries and Wildlife 2008
  • Oregon State University, M.S. Natural Resource Economics 1999
  • Willamette University, B.S. Environmental Science and Economics 1994

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Research Highlights


A New Tool Manages Salmonid Response to Climate Change

Salmonids, like endangered Coho salmon in Washington and Oregon, have a complex life history that is tied to environmental cues such as river te ...


Connectivity Among Different Types of Freshwater Habitat is Important for Coastal Coho Salmon

Threatened coho salmon require different types of freshwater habitat depending on life stage. Connectivity among these different habitats may ha ...


Keeping Pace with Sea-level Rise: Insights for Oregon Estuaries

Scientists mapped the margin of current mean high tide, and contour intervals associated with different potential increases. They found that som ...


Last updated on : 01/15/2022