Katie Moriarty, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Western Forest Wildlife Ecologist
Location: NCASI Office – Corvallis, Oregon


Dr Katie Moriarty is a forest wildlife ecologist with research interests in sustainable forestry, balancing needs of sensitive wildlife species, and biodiversity. Katie’s current projects include assessing sensitive species use of managed forest landscapes and evaluating biodiversity (e.g., pollinators, carabid beetles, mammals) responses to variation in forest management intensity across broad spatial scales. Katie is active within The Wildlife Society, International Martes Working Group, and the IUCN Small Carnivore Group.


PhD: Oregon State University
Masters: Oregon State University
Bachelors: Humboldt State University
Other certifications: Certified Wildlife Biologist (TWS)

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

Biodiversity and conservation, Forest ecology, Animal movement, multi-scale habitat selection, novel tools and technologies.

Awards and Career Highlights

Katie is a Courtesy or Affiliate Faculty member at Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Resources, Engineering, and Management; Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology. She has received awards for best scientific presentation at regional and international professional society conferences.

Phone: (541) 249-3987