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Steven  Rumrill -
Contact Info:

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
P.O. Box 5417
Charleston, Oregon 97420
Phone: 5418882581ext302
Fax: (541) 888-2733

Steven Rumrill

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Participating Scientist

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Other affiliations:
- Pacific Partnerships

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I have been fortunate to receive a solid academic and professional background in the marine sciences and natural resource management over the past 27 years. I have an undergraduate degree in Biology (B.S. 1981 / Univ. California at Santa Cruz), a M.Sc. in Marine Biology (1983 / Univ. California at Santa Cruz), and a Ph.D. in Zoology (1987 / Univ. Alberta at Edmonton. I also have post-doctoral experience with the Smithsonian Institution (1987-88) and experience as a lecturer at Harvard University (1988-89). I have served as the Chief Scientist and Research Program Coordinator at the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve since 1990, as an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Oregon (Biology / 1990 to present), and as an adjunct faculty member within the College of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (Marine Resource Management Program / 1995 to present). These previous experiences have provided me with a broad background in the marine and coastal sciences, and I have had many opportunities to deliver lectures and seminars, develop coursework, curricula, and workshops, and serve as an academic advisor and mentor to numerous graduate students, research assistants, and interns.

Selected Publications:

1.) Groth, S. and S.S. Rumrill. in press. History of native oysters (Ostrea conchaphila) in Oregon estuaries, with a description of recovering populations in Coos Bay. J. Shellfish Research. 2.) Rumrill, S.S. and D.C. Sowers. 2008. Concurrent assessment of eelgrass beds (Zostera marina) and saltmarsh communities along the estuarine gradient of the South Slough, Oregon. J. Coastal Research. 55:121-134.
3.) Davidson, T.M., A.L. Shanks, and S.S. Rumrill. 2008. Colonization and substratum preference of an introduced burrowing crustacean in a temperate estuary. J. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 345:144-149.
4.) Rumrill, S.S. 2007. Measurement of Salinity. In, Encyclopedia of Tidepools (M.W. Denny and S.D. Gaines, eds.) University of California Press. pp. 479-481.
5.) Rumrill, S.S. 2006. The Ecology of the South Slough Estuary: Site Profile of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. NOAA /Oregon Department of State Lands. 238 pp.

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