Global warming to increase ocean upwelling, but fisheries impact uncertain

New research indicates that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems globally by the end of this century and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity.

Study outlines impact of tsunami on the Columbia River

OSU engineers have created some of the most precise studies yet done of the impact of a major tsunami on the Columbia River, and how far inland flooding might occur.

OSU professor elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Gabor Temes, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Study finds lamprey decline continues with loss of habitat in Oregon

A new study has found that both the population and habitat of Pacific lamprey - an ecologically and culturally important species - are declining in western Oregon.

Amber fossil links earliest grasses, dinosaurs and fungus used to produce LSD

OSU researchers have discovered an amber fossil of the oldest known grass specimen, and it was tipped with the hallucinogenic fungus ergot.

Oregon experienced second warmest year on record in 2014

Oregon in 2014 logged its second hottest year since records were kept beginning in 1895, while the global temperature was the hottest on record.

Study finds tropical fish moving into temperate waters

Tropical herbivorous fish are expanding their range into temperate waters and a new international study documents the dramatic impact of the intrusion in the Mediterranean Sea.

New study finds "saturation state" directly harmful to bivalve larvae

A new study of Pacific oyster and Mediterranean mussel larvae found that the earliest larval stages are directly sensitive to saturation state, not carbon dioxide (CO2) or pH.

"Big Data" challenge seeks techie solution to science problem

A big data competition with prizes totalling $175,000 has been launched to solve a scientific challenge.

No laughing matter: Nitrous oxide rose at end of last ice age

A new study confirms that atmospheric levels of nitrous oxide rose significantly as the Earth came out of the last ice age.