As a faculty research assistant specializing in rangeland ecology to support sage-grouse conservation, Vanessa's applied research and extension projects fall under three themes 1. Evaluating the effects of land management practices on sagebrush-obligate avian species and habitat, 2. Sagebrush steppe management and education, 3. Developing management solutions for degraded or threatened sage-steppe habitat.
Vanessa Schroeder works as a faculty research assistant for Oregon State University’s extension service, specializing in rangeland ecology to support wildlife habitat. She holds a master’s of science degree in wildlife science through OSU’s fisheries and wildlife department. Prior to joining OSU in 2016 she worked in sagebrush restoration with The Nature Conservancy and wildlife resources with Utah’s department of natural resources.