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Andy Blaustein Oral History Interview. February 3, 2017

Andy Blaustein Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

February 3, 2017

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Andy Blaustein (b. 1949) is a Distinguished Professor of Zoology who has worked at OSU since 1978. A leading scholar of animal behavior and chemical ecology, Blaustein has conducted especially important work on amphibian deformities and population declines, and on host-pathogen biology. Formerly the director of OSU's graduate program in Environmental Science, Blaustein is also a long-time editor of the journal Conservation Biology. In his interview, Blaustein traces his career in research and teaching, and shares his institutional memories of four decades spent at Oregon State University.