Science Fellowship

Science Fellowship Program

We are thrilled to introduce our inaugural cohort of Stillwater Fellows, who will join us in advancing science-based solutions for natural resource management and recovery. These distinguished scientists bring a wealth of expertise and experience in various fields related to ecology, hydrology, engineering, and climate change. They will work closely with our staff and clients on a range of projects, from restoring salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest to assessing the impacts of drought and fire in the Southwest. They will also contribute to our publications, webinars, and workshops, and help us shape our strategic vision for the future. We look forward to learning from them and collaborating with them throughout the year.

Linnea Hall, PhD
Executive Director and Avian Conservation Biologist, WFVZ Bird Museum and Research Center 

Dr. Linnea Hall is Executive Director and Avian Conservation Biologist at the WFVZ Bird Museum and Research Center. She has directed the WFVZ since 2002, focusing on building a strong national and international museum that specializes in research, education, and conservation of wild bird species. Dr. Hall studies the connection of wildlife species with their environments through studies of habitat use and selection; population estimation and breeding biology of birds of the western U.S. and Guatemala; and impacts of environmental changes on animal populations. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Avian Ecology and Wildlife Management from 1996-2000 at California State University Sacramento, where she taught and mentored graduate students who studied bird populations. Dr. Hall received her PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona, her MS in Wildland Resource Sciences from UC Berkeley, and her BS in Biology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Learn more about Dr. Hall’s research.

Christopher Suffridge, PhD
Assistant Professor, Senior Research, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University

Dr. Christopher Suffridge is serving as Assistant Professor, Senior Research, at the Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University. His research interests are centered on understanding how trace organic cofactors, such as B-vitamins, influence the structure and function of marine microbial communities. His current research at OSU explores the connections between the cellular biochemistry and environmental availability of thiamin (vitamin B1), and the ways that this coenzyme is able to influence marine microbial community dynamics. Dr. Suffridge received his PhD in Biological Sciences, his MS in Marine and Environmental Biology, and his BA in Biological Sciences, all from the University of Southern California.
Learn more about Dr. Suffridge’s research.

Andrew Wilcox, PhD
Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Montana

Dr. Andrew Wilcox is Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Montana (UM). His research entails connecting field studies and modeling of river processes to sustainability, climate, ecosystems, and societal challenges at multiple spatial and temporal scales. He is especially interested in the nexus of water and energy systems; decarbonized and sustainable energy systems; hydroelectricity and dammed rivers; the effects of wildfire, floods, and other climate-driven events on rivers; relationships among geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecosystem processes; sediment transport and channel response associated with dam removal; and process-based approaches to stream restoration. He has previously served as a post-doctoral research associate for the United States Geological Survey and was a Jefferson Science Fellow for the US Department of State. Dr. Wilcox received his PhD in Geosciences from Colorado State University, his MS from the Energy and Resources group at UC Berkeley, and his BA in History from Stanford University.

Learn more about Dr. Wilcox’s research.

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