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Adam Duarte

Adam Duarte
Research Wildlife Biologist
Ecological Process and Function
3625 93rd Ave. SW
Olympia, WA 98512-1101
United States
Phone
360-790-3293
Current Research

Dr. Duarte’s research focuses on the application of population and landscape ecology principles to better understand and predict how species respond to environmental heterogeneity across ecological and spatial scales. His research involves three major themes: (1) the development, evaluation, and application of hierarchical models to estimate the distribution, abundance, and demography of species; (2) the development of decision-support models to forecast how species will respond to future conditions; and (3) the use of remote sensing technologies to quantify change in the distribution of species and their habitats at large spatial scales. Dr. Duarte has worked with a variety of taxa on diverse issues. His current major projects include integrating monitoring, modeling, and management for marbled murrelets across the Northwest Forest Plan Area; quantifying the effects of forest management on avian communities in the Blue Mountains; examining factors related to amphibian population dynamics throughout the Pacific Northwest; co-leading a multi-agency stakeholder group through the structured decision making process to develop restoration strategies for anadromous fishes in the California Central Valley; and developing and evaluating spatially explicit hierarchical models to quantify spatiotemporal variation in the distribution and abundance of rare species.

Research Interest
  • Adaptive management
  • Decision analysis
  • Demographic and population estimation
  • Integrated population models
  • Landscape ecology
  • Population dynamics and monitoring
  • Resource selection and space use
  • Wildlife ecology, conservation, and management
Why This Research Is Important

Natural resource managers and policy makers must be able to evaluate tradeoffs in potential actions aimed at achieving multiple objectives in the face of uncertainty. Dr. Duarte’s research uses quantitative methods to integrate ecological principles with monitoring, research, and management to inform decisions and facilitate a more structured, adaptive, and transparent decision-making process to better meet conservation and management objectives.

Education
  • Texas State University, Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology, 2015
  • Texas State University, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, 2011
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, 2009
Professional Experience
  • Research Wildlife Biologist,  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station,  2020 - Current
  • Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Scholar,  Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oregon State University,  2015 - 2019
  • Research Wildlife Biologist,  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station,  2020 - Current
  • Temporary Graduate Faculty,  Department of Biology, Eastern New Mexico University,  2020 - 2022
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Research),  Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, Oregon State University,  2020 - 2020
  • Affiliate Graduate Faculty,  Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University,  2017 - 2020
  • Research Associate (Postdoc),  Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University,  2017 - 2020
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty,  Department of Biology, Texas State University,  2017 - 2019
  • Postdoctoral Scholar,  Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University,  2015 - 2017
Other Publications
Citations of Non-Forest Service Publications
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/about/people/Adam.Duarte