Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch
2010 M.S. Biological Oceanography/College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
1995 B.S., Zoology, Western Washington University (Academic Honors)
2005 –Present Research Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Newport, OR
2003 –2005 Section Manager/Supervisor. Dynamac Corporation, Technical Support Contract with the Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, Western Ecology Division/Coastal Ecology Branch. Newport, OR
1999- 2003 Biologist/Ecologist. Dynamac Corporation, Technical Support Contract with the Environmental Protection Agency, ORD, Western Ecology Division, Coastal Ecology Branch. Newport, OR
1996 –1999 Marine Education Specialist/Naturalist. Marine Discovery Tours. Newport, OR
1989 –1990 Research Assistant. Whale Research Group. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Research Interests and Skills:
1. Estuary ecology (burrowing shrimp biology, seagrass ecology, sediment properties)
2. Estuarine food web processes through the use of stable isotopes
3. Fish use of tidal marshes
Presentations and Posters:
Janousek, Christopher. N. and Christina L. Folger. 2011. Distribution of Macroalgae and Sediment chlorophyll A along salinity and elevation gradients in Oregon Tidal Marshes. Presentation at Phycological Society of America annual meeting, Seattle, WA.
Janousek, Christopher. N. and Christina L. Folger. 2011. Distribution of Vascular Plants and Macroalgae along salinity and elevation gradients in Oregon Tidal Marshes. Presentation at The Pacific Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Astoria, OR.
Folger, Christina L. Marsh-Nekton connectivity: A food web analysis of the marine and river dominated zones of Yaquina Bay, Oregon using dual stable isotopes. Oregon State University M.S. Thesis Presentation. March 2010.
Folger, Christina L. 2009. Marsh-Nekton Connectivity in- A Estuarine Food Web Study in Yaquina Bay, Oregon Using Dual Isotope Analysis. Presented at The Pacific Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Astoria, OR.
Eldridge, P., C.L. Folger, and S. Larned. 2002. Ecosystem Model of a River Dominated Pacific NW estuary: Role of Marsh, River, and Ocean Derived Organic Matter. Poster presented at American Society of Limnology and Oceanography conference in Victoria, B.C. Canada.
Boese, B., K. Marko, C.L. Folger, S. Lynch. 2010. Minimum light duration needed to maintain winter and summer adapted eelgrass (Zostera marina) from a Pacific Northwest Estuary (USA) as determined by mesocosm experiments. In review.
DeWitt,T.H. S. R. Pacella, C.L. Folger, P.M. Eldridge. 2009. Development and Application of an Estuarine Food Web Model to Estimate Ecosystem-Level Impacts of Changes to Estuarine Water Clarity: Case-Study for Yaquina Estuary, Oregon. EPA internal report.
DeWitt, H. T.P. Haggerty, P.J. Clinton and C.L. Folger. 2008. Surveying and Mapping the Distribution and Abundance of Two Ecosystem-Engineering Burrowing Shrimps, Neotrypaea californiensis and Upogebia pugettensis (Crustacea: Thalassinidea), at Estuary Scales. In review
Lee, Henry II, C. A. Brown, W. Nelson, Nutrient Drivers, Seagrass Distributions, and Regional Classifications of Pacific Northwest Estuaries Vol 2
DeWitt, H. T., P.D. Lattin, P.J. Clinton, H.A. Stecher, C. L. Folger, and S. Strickland. 2008. Automated Production of Seagrass Maps from Sidescan Sonor Imagery: Accuracy, Variability and Patch Resolution. In review.
Boese, Bruce L., Cheryl A. Brown, Water G. Nelson, Patrick J. Clinton, Robert J. Ozretich, Henry Lee II, Christina L. Folger and T Chris Mochon-Collura. 2009. Lower Depth Limit of Zostera Marina (Eelgrass) in Seven Oregon estuaries.
Goodall, R.N.P, C.L. Folger. 1988. Annotated Bibliography for Mesoplodon Layardii. In the Annual Report of the International Whaling Commission, Small Cetacean Sub-committee.
Goodall, R.N.P , C.L. Folger, A. Lichter. 1988. The Presence of the Layard’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon layardii, in the Southwest South Atlantic, with a Review of Strandinds Worldwide. In the Annual Report of the International Whaling Commission, Small Cetacean Sub-committee.