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Director and Zoologist for the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center at Portland State University
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B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Vermont, 1982
M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, University of Missouri, 1986
Ph.D. Biology, Portland State University, 2019

Eleanor is the Director and Zoologist for the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center at Portland State University (formerly the Oregon Natural Heritage Information Center). She collaborates with state, federal and private partners to gather and share information on the distribution and status of Oregon’s biodiversity. She currently coordinates a multi-agency project to monitor Western Snowy Plovers along the Oregon coast. Recent projects have included developing wildlife distribution maps for ODFW's Comprehensive Wildlife Plan and regional Gap Analysis assessments. She also works with USFWS and Oregon Division of State Lands to coordinate invertebrate section 6 funding. 

Location: INR-Portland