Department of Fisheries and Wildlife's Mammals, Birds and Fishes Collections

Doug Robinson, Curator of Birds
Brian Sidlauskas, Curator of Fishes
Clinton W. Epps, Curator of Mammals
Peter Konstantinidis, Curator of Vertebrates

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Birds and Mammals Collections include more than 9,000 specimens of birds and 10,000 specimens of mammals, as well as the Braly Ornithological Collection; Overton Dowell, Jr., Bird Collection; Alex Walker Ornithological Collection; and Oregon Game Commission Collection. The Ichthyological Collection contains more than 22,000 cataloged lots of fishes representing approximately 160,000 specimens and 620 nominal type specimens in 139 lots. In addition, there are about 100,000 uncataloged specimens available for study. More than 13,000 frozen tissue specimens are available for genetic analysis. The collection emphasizes fishes of the Pacific Northwest, but also holds specimens from many parts of the world including Guyana, Japan, Iran, Peru, Trinidad, Thailand and India. It recently added 13,000 specimens from a series of four expeditions to Gabon, including 2000 tissue samples for DNA analysis. The ichthyological collection also holds substantial series of marine and freshwater ichthyoplankton. The freshwater holdings are mainly from Oregon while the marine holdings are from the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida. Currently we are inventorying the larval fish collection to make it accessible for research. Use of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife collections is restricted to qualified students and investigators. Location: Nash Hall.