Over-hunting in Amazon threatens global carbon budget

The vast Amazon forests store enormous amounts of carbon that help moderate temperature, but a new study shows that this carbon-storing capacity is being threatened by over-hunting.

Selina Heppell named head of OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department

Selina Heppell, an OSU conservation biologist, has been named the first woman to head the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in its 80-year history.

OSU applying to feds for permission to conduct industrial hemp research

OSU faculty submitted an application to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration seeking permission to conduct research on industrial hemp.

Study finds valley sites lost - and gained - about half of their bird diversity in 60 years

A new study has documented the loss of roughly 50 percent of the bird species in five Willamette Valley sites – yet at the same time, recorded almost the same number of new species.

OSU ranked third nationally in best places to study natural resources

Oregon State University is ranked third by College Factual in its ranking of “Best Places to Study Natural Resources and Conservation.”

Wildlife ecologist working on teaching conservation in Africa

Wildlife ecologist Sue Haig was in Namibia when Cecil the lion was killed in nearby Zimbabwe - an event that became a teachable moment for her and 35 African students in her wildlife class.

OSU's statewide programs meet more needs with legislature's support

OSU’s three statewide public service programs received a boost from the Oregon legislature with $14 million additional funds.

Researchers studying Oregon's "resident population" of gray whales

OSU researchers are studying Oregon's population of 200 "resident" gray whales that hang out off the coast throughout the summer.

Researchers conclude popular rockfish is actually two distinct species

A new analysis confirms that the Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus), a rockfish sought by anglers primarily off the California and Oregon coasts, is actually two separate and distinct species.

OSU researchers discover the unicorn - seaweed that tastes like bacon!

OSU researchers have patented a new strain of a succulent red marine algae called dulse that grows extraordinarily quickly