June - 2020

June - 2020
OSU-Cascades students and alumni contribute to COVID-19 testing in Bend

Risa Christie, Alaric Hartsock and Jessica Thomas were among 70 trained field staff knocking on doors of randomly selected homes in late May in Bend as part of Oregon State University’s TRACE-COVID-19 study to help understand the prevalence of the virus in the community.

Memorial Union Oregon State University ranked in the top 1.4 percent of universities worldwide

OSU has been ranked in the top 1.4 % out of more than 20,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide

Oregon slender salamander Oregon timber harvests don’t appear to affect rare salamander, study finds

A field experiment on tree stands across Oregon’s western Cascade Range found no discernable difference in the abundance and occupancy rates of rare Oregon slender salamanders on recently harvested tree stands compared to stands late in the harvest rotation.

Clear Lake OSU solves old mystery, paving way toward advances in medicine, industry, environmental science

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An Oregon State University environmental engineering professor has solved a decades-old mystery regarding the behavior of fluids, a field of study with widespread medical, industrial and environmental applications.

Larch refugium Nature’s ‘slow lanes’ offer hope for species feeling heat of climate change, other pressures

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Pockets of landscape less prone than adjacent areas to disturbances like fire and drought may hold the key for scientists, conservationists and land managers seeking to preserve vulnerable species in a changing climate.

Robot in classroom For university classrooms, are telepresence robots the next best thing to being there?

Telepresence robots help university students learning remotely to feel more a part of the class, new research by Oregon State University suggests.

potted herbs From pot to table, easy indoor herbs spice up cooking

With all the gardening and cooking being done during the pandemic, it's the perfect time to try growing some indoor herbs.

Plant detectives develop new way to trace global spread of major plant disease

A team led by Oregon State University scientists has developed a way to potentially thwart the spread of a disease-causing bacterium that harms more than 100 plant species worldwide, an advance that could save the nursery industry billions of dollars a year.

Oregon State surpasses $150 million to support student success

Culminating a five-year fundraising effort, Oregon State University leaders announced Tuesday that they have surpassed a $150 million goal for scholarships, fellowships and experiential learning opportunities to support student success.

Stock image of kids in daycare Oregon’s emergency child care workforce remains diverse, but COVID worries persist

A report on Oregon’s emergency child care during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that the workforce matches the racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity of the non-emergency workforce.

YInMn powder Historic blue pigment discovered at Oregon State approved for commercial use

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The vibrant blue discovered by Oregon State University researcher Mas Subramanian has cleared its final regulatory hurdle: The Environmental Protection Agency has approved its use for commercial purposes, including in paint for the artists who have long coveted it.

Wildfire smoke fills the sky over Corvallis in September 2017. High concentrations of polluted air found inside homes during 2018 wildfire smoke event

Preliminary results of an OSU-led study indicate that the household indoor environment may be worse for PAH exposure than outdoors.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State sets virtual public forums this week to discuss Corvallis campus resumption plans

Oregon State University will host two virtual public forums this week to share with Corvallis and Benton County community members planning underway by OSU to gradually resume on-campus teaching, research, Extension programming and university operations.

Stock photo of students in classroom Four-day school weeks becoming more common, with mixed results, study finds

In 1999, only 257 K-12 schools nationwide operated on a four-day school week. Twenty years later, that number has swelled to 1,607 schools, but there is no widespread understanding of why or how schools implement a four-day schedule.

A recent study by Oregon State University researchers aimed to understand both the varied reasons why schools choose to adopt a four-day week and how the schedule affects student learning outcomes and behavior. 

Under the Orange Light promo poster graphic OSU expert panel to discuss history, impact of COVID-19 on June 4

Nine Oregon State University faculty members will share their expertise on the history and far-reaching impact of COVID-19 during a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, June 4.

May - 2020

May - 2020
aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees approves significantly reduced budget due to COVID-19

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a fiscal year 2021 balanced budget that seeks to manage an anticipated need for $124 million in expense reductions across the university’s statewide operations resulting from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

cucumber beetle Use vigilance in controlling problems in the vegetable patch

Weeds are the hardest part of vegetable gardening, with bugs a close second.

OSU Science Pub celebrates World Oceans Day

Oregon State University will celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 with a special Science Pub featuring marine videos, a panel of expert guests, trivia, music, art and a children’s book reading.

Tall willow thickets on West Blacktail Creek demonstrate the remarkable change that has occurred in some places in northern Yellowstone National Park 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.

New Zealand blue whale distribution patterns tied to ocean conditions and prey availability

Oregon State University researchers who recently discovered a population of blue whales in New Zealand are learning more about the links between the whales, their prey and ocean conditions that are changing as the planet warms.

Stock image of kids playing Research group advocates prioritizing recess as schools look ahead to students’ return

As K-12 schools look ahead to students returning to classrooms in the fall after an extended period of coronavirus-induced isolation, an international group of researchers has one plea: Don’t forget about recess.

TRACE name tag TRACE week three results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from the third weekend of door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on May 9-10.

Seeds OSU Extension’s Food Hero to distribute 80,000 seeds as part of Grow This! Oregon Garden Challenge

Oregonians invited to grow gardens for fun and food.

Milam Hall Produce-buying incentive program a win-win for Oregon consumers and farmers

A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study.

Bernadine Strik Learn how to prune berries, kiwifruit and grapes in online classes

Learn about pruning blackberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, grapes and blueberries.

badge Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Bend

BEND, Ore. – TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Bend.

Bend wastewater reclamation plant Sewer surveillance: OSU researchers to comb Bend’s wastewater for evidence of COVID-19

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University will look in Bend’s sewer system for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in an effort to help determine the virus’ prevalence in the city.

Oregon State and partners to receive up to $300 million to lead NOAA institute on climate, ocean research

Oregon State University, the University of Washington and University of Alaska, Fairbanks will receive up to $300 million to lead a new institute focused on climate, ocean and coastal challenges that demand collaboration and sharing of scientific resources.

Naomi Fitter and Jon the Robot Comedy club performances provide insights on how robots, humans connect via humor

Standup comedian Jon the Robot likes to tell his audiences that he does lots of auditions but has a hard time getting bookings. “They always think I’m too robotic,” he deadpans.

Hops Good news for menopausal women taking hop supplements: Tests show no drug interactions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hop-based dietary supplements that many women use to ease the night sweats and hot flashes commonly reported during menopause aren’t likely to cause drug interactions, new research from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy shows.

Crystals OSU College of Engineering hosting Engineering Virtual Showcase of student projects on June 5

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Student projects involving artificial intelligence, earthquake safety, clean water and nuclear energy are among those that will be on display June 5 during the Engineering Virtual Showcase hosted by the Oregon State University College of Engineering.

training in Cameroon OSU College of Forestry is new headquarters of crime-fighting wood forensics lab

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s College of Forestry is the new home of a forensics lab that fights timber crime, a $1 billion annual problem for the United States’ forest products industry.

artichoke Ornamental or edible, artichokes have a place in the garden

OSU breeder recommends Green Globe, Imperial Star and Emerald artichoke varieties.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Extension creates youth education resources webpage for families and educators

The page provides research-based lessons and activities for Oregon’s families.

Public urged to refrain from approaching seal pups on Oregon beaches

The public is urged to refrain from approaching seal pups on Oregon's beaches. Young seal pups are at risk from well-meaning people who mistakenly try to rescue them.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet May 26, May 29 and June 5

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, May 29 to consider the university’s operating budget for the coming fiscal year and the consolidated request for operating funds for the next biennium being made by Oregon’s seven public universities to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

TRACE field staff TRACE week two results suggest one person per 1,000 in Corvallis was infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from the second weekend of door-to-door sampling May 2-3 by Oregon State University suggest that about one person in 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 during that period.

Brad Cardinal in front of Langton Hall Online exercise advice rarely aligns with national physical activity guidelines, study finds

Whether for convenience, cost or comfort, many people look to online resources for fitness and exercise information — especially when faced with fitness center and gym closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, most internet-based recommendations for physical activity don’t match up with the guidelines supported by national health organizations, a recent study from Oregon State University found.

Oregon State seeks artists for 37th annual Art About Agriculture competition and exhibition

Art About Agriculture, an annual exhibition of agriculture-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, is holding an open call for artists to participate in the 2020 exhibition.

Milam Hall Older, larger companies benefit from not investing in worker safety, study finds

Companies best equipped to provide safe workplaces are the least likely to do so, because they benefit financially from forgoing the cost of enacting workplace safety practices, a recent study found. In some cases, companies with worker injury claims were more than 50% more likely to survive than their safer counterparts. 

Oregon State University names interim police chief

Oregon State University announced today that Edgar Rodriguez, a community and higher education public safety leader, will serve as OSU’s interim associate vice president for public safety and chief of police.

Valley Library Contribute your pandemic experience to OSU archives project

Oregon State University community members are invited to document and share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

OSU sign Oregon State University releases plan to resume campus and facility operations

Oregon State University is preparing plans to resume in-person instruction in late summer and fall term on its campuses in Corvallis and Bend, pending state authorization.

Kelley Engineering Center Four from OSU College of Engineering win prestigious award from National Science Foundation

Four professors in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award from the National Science Foundation.

poling hall New Living-Learning Communities at Oregon State will focus on cultural identity

These are the first Living-Learning Communities at OSU focused on the experiences of ethnic cultural communities

Vegetables in pots Don’t let lack of room discourage you from gardening

Save space and reap a harvest by growing vegetables in containers.

TRACE field staff TRACE first week’s results suggest two people per 1,000 in Corvallis were infected with SARS-CoV-2

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Results from the first weekend of TRACE-COVID-19 door-to-door sampling by Oregon State University suggest that about two people per 1,000 in the Corvallis community had the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when they were tested.

OSU’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests to reopen for recreational activities on Friday

Oregon State University’s McDonald and Dunn Research Forests on Friday, May 8, will enter a trial reopening phase for recreational activities, the College of Forestry announced Tuesday. 

OSU Ecampus publishes resources to help K-12 teachers, parents with remote instruction

Oregon State University’s nationally ranked online Ecampus program has published a collection of resource guides to assist K-12 teachers, administrators and parents in helping students learn remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oceans should have a place in climate ‘green new deal’ policies, scientists suggest

The world’s oceans play a critical role in climate regulation, mitigation and adaptation and should be integrated into comprehensive “green new deal” proposals being promoted by elected officials and agency policymakers.

Simvastatin Benefits of higher doses of certain medicines fail to justify costs and risks, study shows

Clinical trial data behind drug dose recommendations for elevated cholesterol and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease illustrate how larger doses may not be worth the extra costs for many types of patients, according to an Oregon State University College of Pharmacy researcher.

Willamette Grange Hall OSU study shows grange a ‘natural partner’ for expanding public health outreach, access

In the ongoing struggle to address health care disparities in rural communities across the U.S., a recent Oregon State University study found that the perfect partner may be hiding in plain sight.

Dearborn Hall Robot vacuum cleaner conveys Seven Dwarf personalities by movement alone

Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers used a vacuum cleaner and the personalities of three of the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White to demonstrate that people can correctly infer a robot’s personality solely by how it moves.

Returning chinook salmon Magnetic pulses alter salmon’s orientation, suggesting they navigate via magnetite in their tissue

Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences have taken a step closer to solving one of nature’s most remarkable mysteries: How do salmon, when it’s time to spawn, find their way back from distant ocean locations to the stream where they hatched?

Master gardener OSU Extension continues gardening education during COVID-19

From webinars and videos to online classes, OSU Extension has what you need to learn gardening.

April - 2020

April - 2020
Oregon State COVID-19 testing workers motivated by potential widespread impact of project

Traditional health workers and OSU students inspired to help with TRACE study

OSU-developed color palette Discoverer of famed blue pigment receives NSF grant to look for new red

Mas Subramanian, distinguished professor of chemistry at Oregon State University, has received a special $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue the holy grail of color research: an inorganic red pigment that’s vivid, safe and durable.

Dick Waring Oregon State University researcher will receive top global forestry award from Swedish king

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Richard Waring, professor emeritus in the Oregon State University College of Forestry, is one of three researchers sharing this year’s international Marcus Wallenberg Prize for developing a revolutionary computer model to predict forest growth in a changing climate.

Three years of monitoring of Oregon’s gray whales shows changes in health

Three years of “health check-ups” on Oregon’s summer resident gray whales shows a compelling relationship between whales’ overall body condition and changing ocean conditions that likely limited availability of prey for the mammals, a new study from Oregon State University indicates.

Biobutanol separation method Researchers make key advance toward production of important biofuel

An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels.

kale OSU Extension Master Gardener discovers novel way to control cabbage white worm

Stripping a kale plant in fall thwarts white cabbage worm and gives a head start on the next season.

Oregon State’s annual day of service goes digital

The Oregon State University Alumni Association is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching a worldwide two-week virtual gathering of volunteers called OSU Digital Days of Service.

Linus Pauling Science Center Dietary supplements an important weapon for fighting off COVID-19, other respiratory conditions

Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases, an Oregon State University researcher says.

rainbow at OSU Oregon State University making intellectual property available to help fight COVID-19

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is joining universities and academic health centers nationally in making licensing agreements for its intellectual property quickly executable to speed up the development of technologies that can be used to diagnose, treat and prevent COVID-19.

New Zealand blue whale Surface feeding could provide more than just snacks for New Zealand blue whales

Feeding at the ocean’s surface appears to play an important role in New Zealand blue whales’ foraging strategy, allowing them to optimize their energy use, Oregon State University researchers suggest in a new study.

 

Stock image of the Women's Building LGBTQ military service members at higher risk of sexual harassment, assault, stalking

A recent study found that LGBTQ service members face an elevated risk of sexual victimization including harassment, assault and stalking while in the military than their non-LGBTQ counterparts.

'Sticks on Fire' euphorbia Carefree succulents continue to grow in popularity

Master Gardener Marcia Sherry has been collecting succulents since the 1970s and now has 50 varieties.

Oregon State University project to determine COVID-19 prevalence in Corvallis

Oregon State University scientists will embark on a groundbreaking project in the coming days as they start testing in the greater Corvallis community to determine the prevalence of the virus that causes COVID-19. 

 

Lab technician pipetting in the OVDL Oregon State’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab teams up with local lab to test for COVID-19

As health centers nationwide continue to struggle with limited testing for the virus that causes COVID-19, the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OVDL) at Oregon State University is teaming up with the private Corvallis-based WVT Laboratory to increase novel coronavirus testing for medical providers in Oregon and beyond.

Finding a ladybug. OSU Extension Outdoor School provides resources for families during stay-at-home order

Extension Outdoor School added a webpage – “Educational Resources for Stay Home, Save Lives,” — to its website where parents, guardians and teachers can find links to resources to support outdoor learning experiences while schools are out of session.

OSU research program awarded $12.7 million grant for Superfund research

The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program received the five-year grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

California poppies Wildflowers give gardens a charming, relaxed look

Put aside an area of the garden for the beauty of wildflowers.

Oregon State postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and Bend

Based on input from Oregon State University students, the university announced today it is postponing commencement ceremonies in Corvallis and at OSU-Cascades in Bend until a later date, possibly in the fall.

OSU partners with USGS on electrical mapping project to help protect power grid

Oregon State University will carry out large-scale mapping of the electrical properties of Earth’s crust and mantle beneath the southern and southwestern United States under a new two-year, $2.5 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Emily Ho Oregon State University names new Linus Pauling Institute director

Emily Ho, the leader of Oregon State University’s Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and an internationally recognized expert in the study of nutrients and chronic disease, has been named the next endowed chair and director of the university’s Linus Pauling Institute.

marbled murrelet Oregon State University College of Forestry creates weekly online lecture series

The Oregon State University College of Forestry invites everyone to a new, weekly Stay at Home Lecture Series starting April 9 that features a variety of presenters talking about everything from recreation in national parks to a secretive seabird.

Pharmacy Building Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for painful gynecological condition

Scientists have developed a precise, nanotechnology-based treatment to alleviate the pain and fertility problems associated with endometriosis, a common gynecological condition in women of childbearing age.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State freezes tuition for returning undergraduate students

In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oregon State University students and their families, the university’s Board of Trustees voted today to freeze tuition rates for currently enrolled undergraduate students at OSU’s Corvallis and Bend campuses for summer session and the 2020-21 academic year.

strawberries Add strawberries to the garden for a sweet harvest

As interest in edible gardening continues to climb at a fast rate, strawberries are a good candidate to add to the mix.

Magruder Hall OSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab produces critical COVID-19 test component for Oregon hospitals

When Samaritan Health Services asked Oregon State University last week if there was anything the university could do to help, scientists in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine realized their diagnostic lab already had all the ingredients and equipment to make the fluid needed to transport patient samples to testing facilities.

Gideon Freudmann with cello OSU’s Music à la Carte concert series goes live on Facebook starting April 3

The Music à la Carte concert series will host a series of Facebook Live events starting this Friday, keeping alive the decades-long tradition while following Oregon State University’s commitment to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

Multnomah County Master Gardener demonstration garden at Portland State University's Learning Garden Lab in Portland. Enrollment skyrockets for OSU Master Gardener vegetable course

More than 17,600 people – at a growing clip of about 1,000 more each day – are signing up for a vegetable gardening course offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service, as people nationally abide by stay-at-home pandemic orders.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Finance and Administration Committee to meet April 3, 2020

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020. Additionally, the board’s Finance and Administration Committee will meet from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. that same day. In keeping with the Governor’s Executive Order regarding Stay Home, Stay Safe, and the university’s measures to help reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19, each meeting will be hosted through the remote conferencing service Zoom.

Western North Atlantic Smaller than expected phytoplankton may mean less carbon sequestered at sea bottom

A study that included the first-ever winter sampling of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic revealed cells smaller than what scientists expected, meaning a key weapon in the fight against excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may not be as powerful as had been thought.

March - 2020

March - 2020
Shauna Tominey reading a book with a child OSU parenting experts offer advice for families under quarantine

When schools started closing their doors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents nationwide suddenly found themselves trying to home-school their children, work from home, and keep everyone fed and clothed while maintaining some semblance of sanity.

KidSpirit kids play on a tire swing Resources for parents during COVID-19 quarantine

Shauna Tominey, an assistant professor of practice at Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, has compiled an extensive list of resources and tips for parents at home with their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a parenting education specialist and author of the book “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children.”

Yellowstone bison Bison in northern Yellowstone proving to be too much of a good thing

Increasing numbers of bison in Yellowstone National Park in recent years have become a barrier to ecosystem recovery in the iconic Lamar Valley in the northern part of the park, according to a study by Oregon State University scientists.

baby chicks Watch chicks hatch on streaming OSU Extension Chickcam

The OSU Chickcam marks its sixth year with a new batch of baby chicks.

boy with binoculars Look to the garden to keep you busy and quiet your mind

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we need things to help us cope, and gardening qualifies.

Oregon State collects nearly 200,000 pairs of gloves, other medical supplies for COVID-19 crisis

Oregon State University faculty and employees collected more than 12 pallets of personal protective equipment, including nearly 200,000 pairs of gloves and more than 8,000 face masks, and is providing the much-needed supplies to Oregon health care workers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stock image of Reed Lodge OSU offering ‘Punch Through Pandemics’ spring course for students, public

Will my parents be OK? Will I be able to keep my job? Will I still graduate on time? Will I even put on pants today?

As the most basic elements of daily life become uncertain amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of professors in Oregon State University’s School of Psychological Science has put together a new course that helps explain what’s happening in our brains and offers some evidence-based coping skills.

Hydrogel beads OSU research paves way to improved cleanup of contaminated groundwater

Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free, research by Oregon State University shows.

Stock image of Waldo Hall Culturally adapted materials boost Latino participation in diabetes education programs

An Oregon State University study published last week found that diabetes education programs that are linguistically and culturally tailored to Latinos lead to significantly higher rates of completion among Latino participants — even higher than rates among non-Latinos enrolled in the English versions of those programs.

OSU to allow freshmen option to provide standardized test results

Oregon State University announced today that it will no longer require freshman applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission, starting with fall term 2021.

All Oregon public universities to no longer require standardized admissions tests 

Oregon’s seven public comprehensive universities and Oregon Health & Science University announced jointly today that none will require freshman applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission, starting with fall term 2021.

Parent holds a ball to pass to child Parents modeling physical activity help kids with developmental disabilities improve motor skills

It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: Kids with developmental disabilities face challenges in building motor skills, which makes them less able to participate in routine physical activity, which gives them less opportunity to practice those same motor skills.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Finance and Administration Committee to meet April 3

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, April 3, to consider tuition rates, mandatory fees and student incidental fees for the 2020-21 academic year and summer session 2020.

coneflower Divide and conquer plants to keep them healthy and productive

When perennials start looking raggedy and the middle dies out, the time has come to dig them up and make more plants.

Oregon State University COVID-19 experts

The following Oregon State University faculty and staff have expertise related to the COVID-19 global pandemic and are willing to speak with journalists.

Timber harvesting results in persistent deficits in summer streamflow

Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed.

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