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William Gerth

Senior Faculty Research Asst I
william.gerth [at]

Office: 541-737-1949

Nash Hall

Nash Hall 124

2820 SW Campus Way

2820 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Affiliated with: 
Fisheries and Wildlife

I study freshwater invertebrates and am particularly interested in biogeography. I also research how aquatic invertebrates can inform us about water and habitat quality and the consequences of human activities. and how they contribute to ecology as members of food webs. I have been part of a team studying freshwater copepods that parasitize salmonid fish species too.

In addition to participating in studies of freshwater invertebrates, I do identifications of terrestrial insects, spiders and mites for clients of the OSU Plant Clinic.