Sandy DeBano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Invertebrate Ecology

Email Sandy or 541-567-6337 x116

Department of Fisheries & Wildlife

Research Interests: My riparian entomology research focuses on the roles that terrestrial invertebrates play in linking riparian areas with adjacent streams and uplands, especially in arid and semi-arid lands. Current research interests include examining the effect of various aspects of riparian condition on the abundance, diversity and community composition of terrestrial invertebrates, and how these effects are translated through food webs involving fish and wildlife in adjacent streams and terrestrial uplands. I am also interested in how riparian condition affects the density of pest and beneficial invertebrates in agricultural lands next to riparian areas. My terrestrial ecosystem ecology projects focus on the impact of disturbances on terrestrial ecosystems, including evaluating sustainable livestock grazing practices and exotic invasive species on agricultural production and ecosystem structure and function, and understanding and quantifying ecosystem services associated with invertebrates.

Specialty: Riparian Ecology, Terrestrial Invertebrates

Graduate Student Position Available


Ph.D. - 1997 - Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington

M.S.- 1992 - Zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe

B.S. - 1990 - Zoology, Arizona State University, Tempe

Organizations and Affiliations:

  • Ecological Society of America
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology

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Hometown: Glendora, CA