Assistant Professor - Senior Research
Department of Fisheries & Wildlife
Marine Mammal Institute Affiliative Faculty
 
Address:
Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, Oregon 97365
Education:
Ph.D. – Ocean Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, 2014
B.S. – Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 2002

Research Interests: 

Marine predator foraging ecology, species–habitat relationships, food web dynamics, marine spatial planning 

Publications

50. Baylis, A. M. M., Jones, K., Orben, R. A. (2023) Intraguild predation in pinnipeds: Southern Sea lions predating on South American fur seals at the Falkland Islands. Marine Mammal Science. 1-14. doi.org/10.1111/mms.13098

49. Ardağ, D., Wilson, G., Lerczak, J. A., Winters, D. S., Peck-Richardson, A., Lyons, D. E. & Orben, R. A. (2023). Multivariate Data Assimilation at a Partially Mixed Estuary. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 40(9), 1007–1022. doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-22-0101.1  

48. Riaz, J., Orben, R. A., Jones, K. A., Shapiro, M., Winter, A., Brickle, P. & Baylis, A. M. M. (2023). Spatial overlap between South American fur seal foraging effort and commercial trawl fisheries in the Falkland Islands. Global Ecology and Conservation, e02615. doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02615

47. Beal, M., Catry, P., Phillips, R. A., Oppel, S., Arnould, J. P. Y., Bogdanova, M. I., Bolton, M., Carneiro, A. P. B., Clatterbuck, C., Conners, M., Daunt, F., Delord, K., Elliott, K., Fromant, A., Granadeiro, J. P., Green, J. A., Halsey, L., Hamer, K. C., Ito, M., Jeavons, R., Kim, J.-H., Kokubun, N., Koyama, S., Lane, J.V., Lee, W.Y., Matsumoto, S., Orben, R. A., Owen, E., Paiva, V. H., Patterson, A., Pollock, C. J., Ramos, J. A., Sagar, P., Sato, K., Shaffer, S. A., Soanes, L., Takahashi, A., Thompson, D. R., Thorne, L., Torres, L., Watanuki, Y., Waugh, S. M., Weimerskirch, H., Whelan, S., Yoda, K., Xavier, J.C., Dias, M. P. (2023). Quantifying annual spatial consistency in chick-rearing seabirds to inform important site identification. Biological Conservation, 281, 109994. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2023.109994

46. Kralj, J., Ponchon, A., Oro, D., Amadesi, B., Arizaga, J., Baccetti, N., Boulinier, T., Cecere, J. G., Corcoran, R. M., Corman, A.-M., Enners, L., Fleishman, A., Garthe, S., Grémillet, D., Harding, A., Igual, J. M., Jurinović, L., Kubetzki, U., Lyons, D. E., Orben, R. A., Paredes, R., Pirrello, S., Recorbet, B., Shaffer, S., Schwemmer, P., Serra, L., Spelt, A., Tavecchia, G., Tengeres, G., Tome, G., Williamson, C., Windsor, S., Young, H., Marco Zenatello, M., Fijn, R. (2023). Active breeding seabirds prospect alternative breeding colonies. Oecologia, 201(2), 341–354. doi.org/10.1007/s00442-023-05331-y

45. Quillfeldt, P., Bange, A., Boutet, A., Orben, R. A. & Baylis, A. M. M. (2022). Breeding Thin-Billed Prions Use Marine Habitats Ranging from Inshore to Distant Antarctic Waters. Animals, 12(22), 3131. doi.org/10.3390/ani12223131

44. Thompson, A. R., Bjorkstedt, E. P., Bograd, S. J., Fisher, J. L., Hazen, E. L., Leising, A., Santora, J. A., Satterthwaite, E. V., Sydeman, W. J., Alksne, M., Auth, T. D., Baumann-Pickering, S., Bowlin, N. M., Burke, B. J., Daly, E. A., Dewar, H., Field, J. C., Garfield, N. T., Giddings, A., Goericke, R., Hildebrand, J., Horton, C. A., Jacobson, K. C., Jacox, M. G., Jahncke, J., Johns, M., Jones, J., Kudela, R. M., Melin, S. R., Morgan, C. A., Nickels, C. F., Orben, R. A., Porquez, J. M., Portner, E. J., Preti, A., Robertson, R. R., Rudnick, D. L., Sakuma K. M., Schroeder, I. D., Snodgrass, O. E., Thompson, S. A., Trickey, J. S., Warzybok, P., Watson, W. & Weber, E. D. (2022). State of the California Current Ecosystem in 2021: Winter is coming? Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 958727. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.958727

43. Hildebrand, L., Sullivan, F., Orben, R. A., Derville, S. & Torres, L. (2022). Trade-offs in prey quantity and quality in gray whale foraging. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 695, 189–202. doi.org/10.3354/meps14115

42. Chastel, O., Fort, J., Ackerman, J. T., Albert, C., Angelier, F., Basu, N., Blévin, P., Brault-Favrou, M., Bustnes, J. O., Bustamante, P., Danielsen, J., Descamps, S., Dietz, R., Erikstad, K. E., Eulaers, I., Ezhov, A., Fleishman, A. B., Gabrielsen, G. W., Gavrilo, M., Gilchrist G, Gilg O, Gíslason S, Golubova E, Goutte A, Grémillet D, Hallgrimsson GT, Hansen ES, Hanssen, S. A., Hatch, S., Huffeldt, N. P., Jakubas, D., Jónsson, J.E., Kitaysky, A. S., Kolbeinsson, Y., Krasnov, Y., Letcher, R.J., Linnebjerg, J. F., Mallory, M., Merkel, F. R., Moe, B., Montevecchi, W. J., Mosbech, A., Olsen, B., Orben, R. A., Provencher, J. F., Ragnarsdottir, S. B., Reiertsen T. K., Rojek, N., Romano, M., Søndergaard, J,, Strøm, H., Takahashi, A., Tartu, S., Thórarinsson, T. L., Thiebot, J.-B., Will, A. P., Wilson, S., Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K.,  Yannic, G. (2022). Mercury contamination and potential health risks to Arctic seabirds and shorebirds. Science of The Total Environment, 844, 156944. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156944

41. Conners, M. G., Sisson, N. B., Agamboue, P. D., Atkinson, P. W., Baylis, A. M. M., Benson, S. R., Block, B. A., Bograd, S. J., Bordino, P., Bowen, W. D., Brickle, P., Bruno, I. M., González Carman, V., Champagne, C. D., Crocker, D. E., Costa, D. P., Dawson, T. M., Deguchi, T., Dewar, H., Doherty, P. D., Eguchi, T., Formia, A., Godley, B. J., Graham, R. T., Gredzens, C., Hart, K. M., Hawkes, L. A., Henderson, S., Henry, R. W., Hückstädt, L. A., Irvine, L. M., Kienle, S. S., Kuhn, C. E., Lidgard, D., Loredo, S. A., Mate, B. R., Metcalfe, K., Nzegoue, J., Kouerey Oliwina, C. K., Orben, R.A., Ozaki, K., Parnell, R., Pike, E. P., Robinson, P. W., Rosenbaum, H. C., Sato, F., Shaffer, S.A., Shaver, D. J., Simmons, S. E., Smith, B. J., Sounguet, G.-P., Suryan, R. M., Thompson, D. R., Tierney, M., Tilley, D., Young. H. S., Warwick-Evans, V., Weise, M. J., Wells, R. S., Wilkinson, B. P., Witt, M. J. & Maxwell, S. M. (2022). Mismatches in scale between highly mobile marine megafauna and marine protected areas. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 897104. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.897104

40. Goetz, K. T., Stephenson, F., Hoskins, A., Bindoff, A. D., Orben, R. A., Sagar, P. M., Torres, L. G., Kroeger, C. E., Sztukowski, L. A., Phillips, R. A., Votier, S. C., Bearhop, S., Taylor, G. A. & Thompson, D. R. (2022). Data Quality Influences the Predicted Distribution and Habitat of Four Southern-Hemisphere Albatross Species. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 782923. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.782923

39. Thompson, D. R., Goetz, K. T., Sagar, P. M., Torres, L. G., Kroeger, C. E., Sztukowski, L. A., Orben, R. A., Hoskins, A. J. & Phillips, R. A. (2021). The year-round distribution and habitat preferences of Campbell albatross (Thalassarche impavida). Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshw Ecosyst., 31(10), 2967–2978. doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3685

38. Weber, E. D., Auth, T. D., Baumann-Pickering, S., Baumgartner, T. R., Bjorkstedt, E. P., Bograd, S. J., Burke, B. J., Cadena-Ramírez, J. L., Daly, E. A., de la Cruz, M., Dewar, H., Field, J. C., Fisher, J. L., Giddings, A., Goericke, R., Gomez-Ocampo, E., Gomez-Valdes, J., Hazen, E. L., Hildebrand, J., Horton, C. A., Jacobson, K. C., Jacox, M. G., Jahncke, J., Kahru, M., Kudela, R. M., Lavaniegos, B. E., Leising, A., Melin, S. R., Miranda-Bojorquez, L. E., Morgan, C. A., Nickels, C. F., Orben, R. A., Porquez, J. M., Portner, E. J., Robertson, R. R., Rudnick, D. L., Sakuma, K. M., Santora, J. A., Schroeder, I. D., Snodgrass, O. E., Sydeman, W. J., Thompson, A. R., Thompson, S. A., Trickey, J. S., Villegas-Mendoza, J., Warzybok, P., Watson, W. &  Zeman, S. M. (2021). State of the California Current 2019–2020: Back to the Future With Marine Heatwaves? Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 709454. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.709454

37. Baylis, A. M. M., deLecea, A., Tierney, M. & Orben, R. A. (2021). Overlap between marine predators and proposed Marine Managed Areas on the Patagonian Shelf. Ecological Applications, 31, 1–16. doi.org/10.1002/eap.2426

36. Drummond, B. A., Orben, R. A., Christ, A. M., Fleishman, A. B., Renner, H. M., Rojek, N. A. & Romano, M. D. (2021). Comparing non-breeding distribution and behavior of red-legged kittiwakes from two geographically distant colonies. PLOS ONE, 16(7), e0254686. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254686

35. Clatterbuck, C. A., Lewison, R. L., Orben, R. A., Ackerman, J. T., Torres, L. G., Suryan, R. M., Warzybok, P., Jahncke, J. & Shaffer, S. A. (2021). Foraging in marine habitats increases mercury concentrations in a generalist seabird. Chemosphere, 279, 130470. doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130470

34. Orben, R. A., Adams, J., Hester, M. M., Shaffer, S. A., Suryan, R. M., Deguchi, T., Ozaki, K., Sato, F., Young, L., Conners, M. G., Kroodsma, D. A. & Torres, L. G. (2021). Across borders: External factors and prior behaviour influence North Pacific albatross associations with fishing vessels. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(6), 1272–1283. doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13849  

33. Conners, M. G., Michelot, T., Heywood, E. I., Orben, R. A., Phillips, R. A., Vyssotski, A. L., Shaffer, S. A. & Thorne, L. H. (2021). Hidden Markov models identify major movement modes in accelerometer and magnetometer data from four albatross species. Movement Ecology, 9(1), 7. doi.org/10.1186/s40462-021-00243-z

32. Albert, C., Helgason, H. H., Brault-Favrou, M., Robertson, G. J., Descamps, S., Amélineau, F., Danielsen, J., Dietz, R., Elliott, K. H., Erikstad, K. E., Eulaers, I., Ezhov, A., Fitzsimmons, M. G., Gavrilo, M., Golubova, E., Grémillet, D., Hatch, S. A., Huffeldt, N. P., Jakubas, D., Kitaysky, A. S., Kolbeinsson, Y., Krasnov, Y., Lorentsen, S.-H., Lorentzen, E., Mallory, M. L., Merkel, B., Merkel, F. R., M