Mary Santelmann

Director, Water Resources Graduate Program
[email protected]

Office: 541-737-1215

Strand Agriculture Hall

StAg

170 SW Waldo Place

170 SW Waldo Place
Corvallis, OR 97331
Professional Affiliations: 
Ecological Society of America
International Association for Landscape Ecology
American Water Resources Association
American Geophysical Union
Location: 

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 

Water Resources Policy and Management

Water Resources Policy & Manag
Water Resources Policy and Management
Headquarters: 
OSU Main Campus
Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 
Santelmann, M.V. 2019. Evaluating biodiversity as a co-benefit of innovative water management solutions in urbanizing areas. Ecological Society of America August 6-10 2019, Louisville, Ky.
Wright, M., M. Santelmann, and D. Conklin 2019. Modeling Hydrologic Effects of Urbanization Using a Coupled Natural-Human Systems Model. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting December 2019. San Francisco, CA.
Santelmann, M.V. 2019. Evaluating Biodiversity in Human-Dominated Landscapes. CEOAS Geography seminar, October 2019.
Talal, M. and M.V. Santelmann. 2018. Plant greenness and health of various income-level neighborhoods in Portland, OR using Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS surface reflectance. Poster presented at Urban Ecosystems Research Symposium, Portland, OR. Feb. 5 2018.
Courses Taught: 
GEOG 324
GEOG 505
WRP 503
WRP 507
Research/Career Interests: 
Current Research Interest
  • Ecosystem response to human land use and management practices; use of alternative future scenarios combined with diverse evaluative approaches
  • Environmental and anthropogenic influences on species composition and species richness in forest, agricultural, urban and wetland ecosystems, including effects of landscape composition and pattern on native biodiversity
  • Ecology and biogeochemistry of wetlands and riparian systems
Beyond OSU
My Publications

I currently have no publications listed within this site.

Graduate Faculty Program: 
WRE
WRS
WRPM
Member of Graduate Faculty in: 
MS WRE
PhD WRE
MS WRS
PhD WRS
MS WRPM
MS WRPM-WCP
JD/MS
Willing to Advise Students for: 
MS WRS
PhD WRS
MS WRPM
MS WRPM-WCP
JD/MS
Willing to Serve on Graduate Committees for: 
MS WRE
PhD WRE
MS WRS
PhD WRS
MS WRPM
MS WRPM-WCP
JD/MS
Other Information: 

Recent Publications

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED LITERATURE  | Graduate student co-author

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Flitcroft, R., B. Boisjolie*, and M. Santelmann. 2020. Fragmentation of riparian protections throughout catchments, Oregon, USA. Annex 22.  In: Hilty, J.*, Worboys, G.L., Keeley, A.*, Woodley, S.*, Lausche, B., Locke, H., Carr, M., Pulsford I., Pittock, J., White, J.W., Theobald, D.M., Levine, J., Reuling, M., Watson, J.E.M., Ament, R., and Tabor, G.M.* (Eds.) Guidelines for conserving connectivity through ecological networks and corridors. Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 30. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. *Corresponding authors: Hilty ([email protected]), Keeley ([email protected]), Woodley ([email protected]), Tabor ([email protected])
  • Santelmann, M., S. Gordon, D. Hulse. 2019. ESRI Press. International Geodesign Collaborative. Redlands, CA.
  • Santelmann, M.V., J. McDonnell, J. Bolte, S. Chan, A.T. Morzillo, and D. Hulse. 2012.  Willamette Water 2100: River basins as complex social-ecological systems. In: The Sustainable City VII, Vol. 1, 575-586. ed. M. Pacetti. WIT Transactions on Ecology and The Environment, Vol 155, C 2012 WIT Press www.witpress.com, ISSN 1743-3541 (on-line) ISBN: 978-1-84564-578-6
  • Santelmann, M.V.  2010.  Water Needs.  In: Encyclopedia of Geography, edited by Barney Warf, SAGE Publications.
Service: 

Since 1996, Mary has advised 35 students and served on 32 committees (10/2020). 

Some, but not all, of her recent students include:

  • Jeffrey Dengel | MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Committee member | 2013
  • Hayley Corson-Rikert | MS WR Science | Co-major advisor | 2014
  • Alessandra Harewood | MS WR Science | Major advisor| 2015
  • Malia Losordo | MS WR Science/J.D. | Major advisor | 2018
  • Brett Boisjolie | MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Major advisor | 2016
  • Hayley Carlson | MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Major advisor | 2016
  • Deya Ramsden | MS Natural Resources | Committee member  | 2017
  • Fatima Taha | MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Committee member | 2017
  • Megan Chellew | MS Geography | Major advisor | 2017
  • Kathryn Perlman | MS Geography | Major advisor  | 2017
  • Elena Tuttle | PhD Environmental Sci. | Committee member | 2020 (anticipated)
  • Owen McMurtrey | MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Committee member  | 2018
  • Nicole Feiten | MS WR Science | Major advisor  | 2018
  • Michelle Talal | PhD Environmental Sci. | Major advisor  | 2019
  • Michael Harrison | PhD WR Science | Co-major advisor | 2021 (anticipated)
  • Rosemary Pazdral | PhD WR Science | Co-major advisor | 2021 (anticipated)
  • Aubrey Meyers | MS WR Science    | Major advisor | 2021 (anticipated)
  • Sophia Bauer |  MS WR Science  | Committee member | 2019
  • Max Henkels |  MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Co-advisor  | 2019
  • Keaton Schrank | MS Geography | Advisor  | 2021 (anticipated)
  • Fatima Taha | PhD Geography | Major advisor  | 2021 (anticipated)
  • Theresa Keith | MS WR Pol. & Mgmt. | Co-advisor | 2020 (anticipated)
Research Areas: 
Wetlands ecology
Landscape ecology
Watershed studies