Sam Chan

Extension Watersheds and Aquatic Invasive Species
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Office: 541-737-1583
Other: 503-679-4278
Fax: 541-737-7958

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1600 SW Western Boulevard

1600 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Affiliated with: 
Oregon Sea Grant
OSU Main Campus
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Research/Career Interests: 
  • Watershed Health
  • Aquatic Invasive Species

As of July 6, 2016, Sam is serving a one-year assignment with the National Sea Grant Office in Washington, D.C. In his absence, please contact Tania Siemens or Extension program lead Dave Hansen for matters related to Sam's program specialties. To reach Sam directly, please use the number listed under "Other," above. (See Biography tab for more information)


Dr. Sam Chan is Oregon Sea Grant's expert in aquatic invasive species and watershed/aquatic ecosystem health. He provides public education and engagement to Oregonians of all ages on identifying, controlling and managing the spread of marine invasives, and conducts research to test evaluate and implement invasive species educational programs. He also serves on the Oregon Invasive Species Council, and is its past chair. Sam has additional expertise in the areas of water quality and oil spill response and mitigation.

 He is serving a one year leave as Extension Liaison at the NOAA Sea GRant Office in Silver Spring, MD, through mid-2017. In his absense, please contact Tania Siemens.