13-year Cascadia study complete - and earthquake risk looms large

The most comprehensive study ever done on the earthquake risks facing the Cascadia Subduction Zone has been completed, and it indicates the southern section is at highest risk.

New deglaciation data opens door for earlier First Americans migration

A new study led by an OSU researcher determined that deglaciation began earlier than thought in the Gulf of Alaska, opening the door for earlier migration to the Americas.

Scientists document volcanic history of turbulent Sumatra region

Sumatra has been battered by earthquakes and tsunamis that have killed tens of thousands of people; now a newly published study outlines a different threat - explosive volcanic eruptions.

Study finds stream temperatures don't parallel warming climate trend

A study by researchers at Oregon State University, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service found that stream temperature trends don't parallel the warming climate.

Study finds prey distribution, not biomass, key to marine food chain

A study just published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters documents the importance of prey density over biomass, an increasingly important concept scientists call "patchiness."

OSU unveils new seafloor mapping of Oregon's nearshore ocean

Researchers have completed a project to map 55 percent of the seafloor of Oregon's Territorial Sea, a collaborative project that will provide numerous benefits - including better tsunami inundation planning.

Hatchery, OSU scientists link ocean acidification to larval oyster failure

Researchers at Oregon State University have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon.

Welcome to spring - when snow isn't as unusual as you might think...

Spring is officially here, though a blanket of snow covering western Oregon suggests otherwise. But March snow isn't unprecedented, and isn't even surprising during a La Niña year, experts say.