Ripple, William

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Distinguished Professor of Ecology; Director, Trophic Cascades Program
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

314 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-3056
Fax Number: 
(541) 737-1393
B.S., 1974, South Dakota State University
M.S., 1978, University of Idaho
Ph.D., 1984, Oregon State University
Research Areas: 
  • Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
Research Interests: 
  • Conservation Biology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
Wolf, ungulate, aspen ecology; trophic cascades; mesopredators; plant/animal interactions; ecology of fear; wildlife habitat analysis; landscape ecology; biodiversity; historical ecology; conservation biology; riparian ecology.


Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
Selected Publications: 
  1. Newsome T.M., Fleming P.J.S., Dickman C.R., Doherty T.S., Ripple W.J., Ritchie E.G., Wirsing A.J. 2017. A New Dog. BioScience. 67(4):374-381.
  2. Ripple W.J., Chapron G., Lopez-Bao J.V., Durant S.M., Macdonald D.W., Lindsey P.A., Bennett E.L., Beschta R.L. 2017. Conserving the World's Megafauna and Biodiversity: The Fierce Urgency of Now. Bioscience. 67(3):197-200
  3. Hayward M.W., Ripple W.J., Kerley G.I.H., Landman M., Plotz R.D., Garnett S.T. 2017. Neocolonial Conservation: Is Moving Rhinos to Australia Conservation or Intellectual Property Loss. Conservation Letters.
  4. Gray T.N.E., Lynam A.J., Seng T., Laurance W.F., Long B., Scotson L., Ripple W.J. 2017. Wildlife-snaring crisis in Asian forests. Science. 355(6322):255-256.

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