Ashley Coble, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Location: NCASI Office – Corvallis, Oregon


Dr. Coble is a forest watershed scientist with research experience that spans terrestrial (soils) and aquatic ecosystems. Immediately prior to joining NCASI, Dr. Coble was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of New Hampshire where she studied water quality, nutrient uptake, and carbon dynamics across forested watersheds in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and the Siberian Arctic. In her current role, Dr. Coble conducts research and provides technical support on forest watershed management issues and collaborates with other NCASI staff, NCASI members, and university and agency personnel in the fields of forest hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecology.


  • Ph.D. Michigan Technological University, Biological Sciences (Aquatic ecology emphasis)
  • M.S. Northern Arizona University, Forestry (Soil biogeochemistry emphasis)
  • B.A. Mount Holyoke College, Biological Sciences

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Biogeochemistry (terrestrial and aquatic)
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Water quality and quantity

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Oregon Governor’s Post-fire Recovery Research and Monitoring Science Team
  • Climate Adaptation Committee, The American Fisheries Society, Oregon Chapter
  • Mica Creek Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Biogeochemistry Top 25 Reviewer Award (2018)
  • Manierre Research Award, Huron Mountain Research Foundation (2018)
  • Chapman AGU Conference Extreme Climate Events on Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes, Travel Award (2017)
  • Invited participant, National Center for Ecological Synthesis and Analysis (NCEAS), Global patterns in stream energy and nutrient cycling, Santa Barbara, CA (2016-2019)
  • Invited participant, Ecological Dissertations in Aquatic Sciences (EcoDAS) XI Symposium, Honolulu HI (2014)
Phone: (541) 249-3983