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OSU names Texas A&M leader as dean of its College of Agricultural Sciences

Alan R. Sams, who has helped expand prominent agricultural programs at both Texas A&M and Clemson universities, has been named the Reub Long Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University.

Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems

Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems, according to an Oregon State University study.

New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika, a species thought to be closely connected with climate change, according to a new study.

Berry-gorging bears disperse seeds through scat and feed small mammals

New research shows that mice and voles scurry to bear scats to forage for seeds, finding nutritional value in the seeds and in some cases further dispersing them.

New blood test reveals susceptibility to costly disease in dairy cows

Oregon State University researchers have developed a blood test to identify dairy cows are susceptible to bovine clinical mastitis.

Paying communities for forest management activities supports social relationships

New research shows that paying communities in Mexico to conserve and manage their jointly-owned property doesn’t just benefit the environment—it strengthens social relationships and a sense of community within those areas as well.

Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency queen-rearing, study finds

New research shows that honeybees prioritize the nutritional status of larvae when selecting for a new emergency queen.

Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems

Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Desert bighorn sheep are crossing Interstate 40 in California

Desert bighorn sheep are able to climb steep, rocky terrain with speed and agility. New research shows that they can cross a four-lane highway.

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