DEPT. Of Fisheries and wildlife
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
My research encompasses a wide variety of biological disciplines, including aquatic, behavioral and community ecology, invasion biology, conservation biology, and herpetology. I typically work in freshwater habitats within forested landscapes and address ecologically based questions using amphibian and invertebrate systems. I have projects quantifying predator/prey dynamics, competition regimes, stressor defense strategies, and microhabitat preference using observational, theoretical and empirical methods. I enjoy incorporating both laboratory and field components in my work, and appreciate a diverse working environment.
Kroll, A.J., T.S. Garcia, J. Jones, K. Dugger, B. Murden, J. Johnson, S. Peterman, M. Brintz and M. Rochelle (2015) Evaluating multi-level models to assess occupancy state responses of Plethodontid salamanders. PLoS ONE 10: e0145899.
Garcia, T.S., J.C. Rowe and J.B. Doyle (2015) A tad too high: Sensitivity to UV-B radiation may limit invasion potential of America bullfrogs in the Pacific Northwest invasion range. Aquatic Invasions 10: 237-247.
Thurman, L.L., T.S. Garcia and P. Hoffman (2014) Elevational differences in trait response to UV-B radiation by long-toed salamander populations. Oecologia 175: 835-845.
Bucciarelli, G.M., A.R. Blaustein, T.S. Garcia, and L.B. Kats (2014) Invasion Complexities: The diverse impacts of invasive species on amphibians. Copeia 2014: 611-632.
Rowe, J.C. and T.S. Garcia (2013) Impacts of wetland restoration efforts on an amphibian assemblage in a multi-invader community. Wetlands 34: 141-153.
Baker, N.J., B. Bancroft, and T.S. Garcia (2013) A meta-analysis of the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on amphibians. Science of the Total Environment 449: 150-156.
Cook, M.T., S.S Heppell, and T.S. Garcia (2013) Invasive bullfrog larvae lack developmental plasticity to changing hydroperiod. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 655-662.
Garcia, T.S., L.L. Thurman, J.C. Rowe, and S. Selego (2012) Antipredator behavior of American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) in a novel environment. Ethology 118: 1-9.
Rowe, J.C., and T.S. Garcia (2012) First record of predation by the invasive American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeinus) on the threatened Oregon chub (Oregonichthys crameri). Herpetological Review 43: 633-634.
Hanshew, B.A. and T.S. Garcia (2012) Invasion of the shelter snatchers: shelter use dynamics of co-occurring native and invasive crayfish from Oregon's Willamette Valley. Freshwater Biology 57: 2285-2296.