Three OSU faculty members named fellows of American Geophysical Union

Three OSU faculty members have been named 2014 fellows of the American Geophysical Union. They are the only three fellows in this class from the state of Oregon.

Precipitation, not warming temperatures, may be key in bird adaptation to climate change

Precipitation changes are more likely than regional warming to influence bird population trends in the future, a new study suggests.

Discovery of a bud-break gene could lead to trees adapted for a changing climate

Researchers have identified the function of a gene that controls when trees awaken from winter dormancy, a critical factor in their ability to adapt to climate change.

Animal trapping records reveal strong wolf effect across North America

Scientists have used coyote and red fox fur trapping records across North America to document how the presence of wolves influences the balance of smaller predators further down the food chain.

OSU scientists part of national APLU report outlining research challenges

Four OSU researchers played a key role in the creation and release of a report outlining six "grand challenges" facing the United States over the next decade.

Scientists gather in Bend for "Week of Fire" April 7-10

In what organizers have dubbed a “Week of Fire,” forest scientists and fire managers will meet in Bend April 7-10 to discuss the latest research on fire ecology and its implications for forest management.

Loss of large carnivores poses global conservation problem

A new analysis reveals that the world is developing "hotspots" of decline in several species of large carnivorous predators, with significant repercussions on ecosystem function.

Efforts to curb climate change require greater emphasis on livestock

The methane produced by ruminant animals, especially cattle, is a more important component of greenhouse gases and climate change than has been appreciated.

Significant advance reported with genetically modified poplar trees

OSU forest scientists have developed poplar trees that grow faster and resist insect pests, one of the best successes so far with genetic modification in forestry.