New book details world-wide research on Douglas-fir

The Forest Research Laboratory at Oregon State University has published “Douglas-fir: The Genus Pseudotsuga,” which details more than a century of research.

Reflections on wilderness featured at Corvallis Science Pub

At the June 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Cristina Eisenberg, an Oregon State University conservation biologist, will discuss why intact wilderness areas matter more today than they did in 1964.

"The Carnivore Way" could be key to large predator conservation

North America’s mountainous backbone, stretching from Mexico to Alaska, could serve as a model for balancing the needs of large predators and people, an Oregon State University biologist suggests in a new book.

Corvallis, Albany teachers link Costa Rica with Oregon schools

Three elementary school teachers – two from Corvallis and one from Albany – are conducting fieldwork with Oregon State University scientists at the Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica this month.

2014 Starker Lectures at OSU to explore "Working Forests"

The 2014 Starker Lecture Series at OSU begins Thursday, Feb. 6, when speaker John Gordon outlines the future of forestry in Oregon. The theme for this year’s series is “Working Forests Across the Landscape.”

Oldest trees are growing faster, storing more carbon as they age

In a finding that overturns the conventional view that large old trees are unproductive, scientists have determined that for most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age.

GMOs in agriculture to be Corvallis Science Pub topic

Direct modification of DNA, or genetic engineering, is a tool for plant breeding that has spread at unprecedented speed over the last two decades. At the Oct. 14 Corvallis Science Pub, Steve Strauss, director of Oregon State University’s Outreach in Biotechnology program, will discuss the pros and cons of gene technology for agriculture.

Climate center at OSU gets major grant to study forest mortality

A large grant to OSU researchers will help them explore how drought, insect attack and climate change may affect forest die-offs in the future.

Of bears and berries: return of wolves aids grizzly bears in Yellowstone

For most of a century grizzly bears in Yellowstone have been missing most of the berries they historically ate - now, with the return of wolves, the berries are back.

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