OSU names Lubchenco adviser for marine sciences

Former NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco is back on the faculty of Oregon State where she has a new role – adviser to the university on marine studies issues.

Researchers find evidence of bighorn sheep on island - now what?

Introducing a supposed non-native species into an environment in which they previously had lived - called "unintentional rewilding" - has serious management implications, researchers say.

Study confirms link between salmon migration and magnetic field

Chinook salmon use the Earth's magnetic field to orient themselves to their river of origin, a new study found, explaining how the fish navigation thousands of miles of open ocean.

War on lionfish shows first promise of success

Manual removal of invasive lionfish from some reefs shows promise in allowing the comeback of native fish populations in the Atlantic Ocean.

Amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Researchers have discovered an ancient flowering plant preserved in amber, the oldest known fossil specimen of sexual reproduction in plants.

Urban areas tough on fish - but Portland leads way on mitigation

The restoration of Northwest salmon and steelhead has focused largely on rural areas, but researchers increasingly are looking at the impact of urban areas on the well-being of fish.

Older, wealthier Oregonians most likely to take water conservation seriously

Older, wealthier Oregonians are the ones most likely to conserve water, raising questions about what it will take to better motivate other groups to improve conservation efforts.

Large study shows pollution impact on coral reefs - and offers solution

A long-term experiment has confirmed that nutrient pollution can cause diseases in coral reefs - but also that the corals can recover once the pollution is stopped.

Viruses associated with coral epidemic of "white plague"

OSU researchers have identifed one of the causes of the "white plague," a disease that is causing great damage to coral reefs in the Carribean Sea.

Overgrazing turning parts of Mongolian Steppe into desert

Overgrazing by sheep and goats is helping to turn huge amounts of land in Mongolia into desert, a result of surging populations of livestock with global climate implications.

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