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.

Iron, steel in hatcheries may distort magnetic "map sense" of steelhead

Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout, according to new research from Oregon State University.

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.

Businesses need to plan for, address impacts on biodiversity, new report indicates

Businesses large and small need to begin the difficult work of assessing and addressing their impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services in order to reduce risk to natural resources, OSU researchers found.

OSU again named green college by Princeton Review

Oregon State University received 95 points out of a possible 99 as a ‘green’ school in the latest edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.” 

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.”

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.

Global warming to cut snow water storage 56 percent in Oregon watershed

The water found in snowpack on the McKenzie River watershed is expected to drop 56 percent by the middle of this century, with impacts on everything from agriculture to hydropower and industry.

Lionfish expedition: down deep is where the big, scary ones live

Even at the depth of 300 feet, large populations of lionfish, many of them larger than those in shallow depths, are helping to devastate Atlantic Coast marine ecosystems.