Despite evolutionary inexperience, northern sockeye manage heat stress

Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in dealing with global climate change.

The golden drool: Study finds treasure trove of info in saliva of foraging bears

A new study documents the ability of researchers to gather DNA from residual saliva on partially consumed salmon to the point that they can even identify individual bears from the genetic samples.

Fall Creek hatchery to hold annual festival on Nov. 5

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center will host its annual Fall Creek Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hatchery, located 13 miles west of Alsea on Highway 34.

Excess wildfire, cheatgrass affecting sage-grouse; targeted actions needed

Larger, more frequent wildfires in the Great Basin have led to a decline in greater sage-grouse, which, if left unabated, could reduce the population to 43 percent of present numbers.

Study finds local fidelity key to ocean-wide recovery of humpback whales

A new study concludes that humpback whales' fidelity to local habitats – passed on through the generations – is a key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.

OSU student receives $132,000 EPA STAR fellowship

Christina Murphy, a doctoral student at Oregon State University, has received a $132,000 Science to Achieve Results, or STAR fellowship, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Salmon trucking success could open miles of historical spawning habitat

A new study documenting the reproductive success of salmon trucked above Foster Dam could open up miles of spawning habitat on the upper South Santiam and other river systems.

OSU names Susan Capalbo as senior vice provost for Academic Affairs

Susan Capalbo, who heads the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, has been named senior vice provost for Academic Affairs at OSU.

OSU researchers fix calculation error in study on fracking and human health

A 2015 Oregon State University study that linked natural-gas fracking to increased air pollution and heightened health risks has been corrected by its authors.

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