Fungal pigments provide commercial opportunity for paint and dye manufacturers

Oregon State University researchers have developed a new method for producing stable pigments from fungi, a process they say can be scaled up to match the needs of manufacturers of paints, wood finishes and textile dyes.

Increasing urban and rural wildfire risks featured in Starker Lecture Series

With wildfires increasing in frequency and threatening urban as well as rural communities, Oregon State University’s annual Starker Lecture Series will tackle trends in living with fire in the Pacific Northwest.

Water deficits and rising temperatures increase stress on Pacific Northwest forests

Rising temperatures and late summer dryness are teaming up to push some types of Pacific Northwest forests beyond their ability to cope with stress.

Art and science in the life of a dead tree

At the Nov. 9 Corvallis Science Pub, an Oregon State University forest researcher and four visual artists will discuss their efforts to understand the “life” of dead trees through science and the arts.

Prehistoric predators kept large animals in check, shaped ecosystems

Our prehistoric ancestors may have had large carnivores – giant lions, sabertooth cats, bears and hyenas up to twice the size of their modern relatives – to thank for an abundance and diversity of plants and wildlife.

Sierra Pacific commits $6 million to OSU Advanced Wood Products Laboratory

Sierra Pacific Industries has committed $6 million to the College of Forestry at Oregon State University to support construction of an advanced wood products laboratory.

Plum Creek Contributes $1 million to Oregon Forest Science Complex

Plum Creek, one of the largest private land and timber owners in the United States, has committed $1 million to Oregon State University’s College of Forestry to support construction of the school’s new Oregon Forest Science Complex.

Oregon State research reaches record, exceeds $308 million

Oregon State University research funding reached $308.9 million, its highest level ever, in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

Global water analysis re-thinks key part of the hydrologic cycle

A global analysis of how water moves through the ground and is taken up by plants may overturn the way scientists understand a key part of the hydrologic cycle.

Regulatory, certification systems creating paralysis in use of genetically altered trees

Myriad regulations and certification requirements around the world are making it virtually impossible to use genetically engineered trees to combat catastrophic forest threats