OCCRI Researchers

Title: Assistant Professor
Name: Rebecca C. Terry
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Zoology

B.A. Geology, Macalester College
Ph.D. Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Research Theme: I am interested in the temporal and spatial responses of terrestrial vertebrate communities to changes in climate and anthropogenic land-use over modern, historical, and paleontological time-scales. I focus on analysis of the structure and dynamics of modern and ancient small mammal populations and communities, and how to tease apart the importance of climate from other potential drivers of biotic change (e.g. shifts in resources and species interactions). I also study how the geological record of ecological information forms.

Research Fields:

Impacts Ecosystems and Populations

Professional Activities:

Selected Publications:

Rowe, R.J., R.C. Terry, and E.A. Rickart. 2011. Environmental change and declining resource availability for small mammal communities in the Great Basin. Ecology 92: 1366-1375

Terry, R.C., C.L. Li, and E.A. Hadly. 2011. Predicting small-mammal responses to climatic warming: autecology, the geographic range, and Holocene warming. Global Change Biology 17: 3019-3034.

Terry, R.C. 2010. The dead don’t lie: using skeletal remains for rapid assessment of historical small-mammal community baselines. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 193-1201.

Terry, R.C. 2010. On raptors and rodents: testing the ecological fidelity and spatiotemporal resolution of cave death assemblages. Paleobiology 36: 137-160.