About the OSU College of Forestry: For a century, the College of Forestry has been a world class center of teaching, learning and research. It offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustaining ecosystems, managing forests and manufacturing wood products; conducts basic and applied research on the nature and use of forests; and operates more than 15,000 acres of college forests.

Carbon conservation efforts would be enhanced by highlighting threatened forest primates

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Efforts to conserve the carbon stored in tropical forests would be enhanced by linking the work to the charismatic, threatened primates that live there, Oregon State University ecologists assert today in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thinning can help offset cost of managing for mature forests, Oregon State study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Forestry suggests a way for forest managers to reduce the costs associated with managing older Douglas-fir stands.

Huge forest fires don’t cause living trees to release much carbon, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research on the ground following two large wildfires in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range showed the vast majority of carbon stored in trees before the blazes was still there after the fires.

Scientists urge creating strategic forest reserves to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.

OSU to host mini-symposium on 2021 ‘heat dome’ event and impact on PNW forests and trees

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The effect on trees of this year’s early summer Pacific Northwest heat wave is the subject of a Nov. 19 event hosted by the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

Socially just population policies can mitigate climate change while advancing global equity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Socially just policies aimed at limiting the Earth’s human population hold tremendous potential for advancing equity while simultaneously helping to mitigate the effects of climate change, Oregon State University researchers say.

Webinar series launches to prepare Oregonians for wildfire season

The “Wildfire Wednesdays” webinar series launches March 17 with a noon-1 p.m. presentation by Extension’s Forestry and Natural Resources Program’s Fire Program team. Webinars are scheduled for March 31, April 14, April 28, May 19, June 2 and June 16.

Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird, the marbled murrelet

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.

For rufous hummingbirds, migration looks different depending on age and sex

Plucky, beautiful and declining in numbers at about a 2% annual rate, the rufous hummingbird makes its long annual migration in different timing and route patterns based the birds’ age and sex.

Reintroduction of wolves tied to return of tall willows in Yellowstone National Park

The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to a new Oregon State University-led study.

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