Rising fossil fuel energy costs spell trouble for global food security

In an analysis of food preservation and transportation trends published in this week’s issue of the journal BioScience, scientists warn that new sustainable technologies will be needed for humanity just to stay even in the arms race against the microorganisms that can rapidly spoil the outputs of the modern food system.

Scientists release predatory flies to protect eastern hemlocks from insect attack

Scientists say that a West Coast fly no bigger than a grain of rice may hold the key to survival of a tree that is being devastated by an invasive insect

Global decline of large herbivores may lead to an "empty landscape," scientists say

The decline of the world’s large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, is raising the specter of an “empty landscape” in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, according to a newly published study.

Cascades study may rewrite the textbook on forest growth and death

A century-long study in the Oregon Cascades may cause scientists to revise the textbook on how forests grow and die, accumulate biomass and store carbon.

Satellites give scientists unprecedented views of insect outbreaks in forests

Scientists for the first time have simultaneously compared widespread impacts from two of the most common forest insects in the West – mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm – an advance that could lead to more effective management policies.

OSU's Starker Lecture Series to focus on Douglas-fir

Oregon State University’s annual Starker Lecture Series will focus this year on the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic tree – the Douglas-fir – which had its first major planting 100 years ago.

H.J. Andrews research forest federal funding renewed

Research and education at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, one of the nation’s premier ecological science sites, has received a six-year, $6.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Former OSU forestry dean Hal Salwasser dies at 69

Former OSU forestry dean Hal Salwasser died at his home in Corvallis Wednesday night (Oct. 15) at the age of 69.

Aspen recovering as wildlife populations shift in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is undergoing dramatic shifts with consequences that are beginning to return the landscape to conditions not seen in nearly a century, according to a series of new studies.

New book details threats to the world's forests, offers solutions for conservation

As forestlands around the globe continue to diminish in the wake of human population growth and climate change, two leading scientists have written a new book in which they issue a call to action for forest conservation.

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