Rivers, Jim

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

214 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-6581
B.S. (Honors), 1997, University of Massachusetts
M.S., 1999, Kansas State University
Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Areas: 
  • Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
Research Interests: 
  • Conservation Biology
  • Disturbance Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
Ecology and conservation of native pollinators; Wildlife conservation in managed forests


Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Selected Publications: 
  1. Rivers, J. W., C. L. Mathis, A. R. Moldenke, and M. G. Betts. 2018. Wild bee diversity is enhanced by experimental removal of timber harvest residue within intensively managed conifer forest. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 10:xx–xx
  2. Barry, A. M., J. C. Hagar, and J. W. Rivers. 2018. Use of created snags by cavity-nesting birds across 25 years. Journal of Wildlife Management 82(7):1376–1384.
  3. Rivers, J. W., J. L. Houtz, B. M. Horton, and M. G. Betts. 2017. No evidence for a link between forest herbicides and offspring sex ratio in a migratory songbird using high-throughput molecular sexing. Conservation Physiology 5, cox054.
  4. Rivers, J. W., A. L. Liebl, J. C. Owen, L. B. Martin, and M. G. Betts. 2012. Baseline corticosterone is positively related to juvenile survival in a migrant passerine bird. Functional Ecology 26:1127-1134.