Climate change-driven migration is a focus of new IPCC report co-authored by OSU researcher

An Oregon State University researcher is a lead author of an international report that explores the impact of climate change-driven human migration.

New map and report expose growing dangers along whale ‘superhighways’ across the globe

A comprehensive new map and report tracking whale migrations around the globe highlights where they go in the high seas and the cumulative impacts the animals face from industrial fishing, ship strikes, pollution, habitat loss and climate change.

Dept. of Energy awards $25 million for wave energy technology testing at Oregon State facility

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Department of Energy has awarded $25 million to eight groups for the testing of wave energy technologies at Oregon State University’s PacWave South facility off the central Oregon coast near Newport.

New research on magnetite in salmon noses illuminates understanding of sensory mechanisms enabling magnetic perception across life

In a paper published this week, an international team of researchers, including scientists from Oregon State University, suggest magnetite crystals that form inside specialized receptor cells of salmon and other animals may have roots in ancient genetic systems that were developed by bacteria and passed to animals long ago through evolutionary genetics.

Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

An Oregon State University research team and collaborators have developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of fishes.

Meet some of Oregon’s most recognizable gray whales via new OSU website

Scarlett is known for the large scar on her back. Equal bears the mark of a boat propeller injury. Roller Skate’s fluke was damaged due to entanglement with fishing gear. Solé has a favorite foraging ground she returns to each year.

OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute to develop wildlife distribution models to inform wind energy development

Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute has been awarded a $2 million grant to collect data about distribution and density of marine mammals and seabirds that will be used to inform decisions about offshore wind energy development.

Oregon State microbiology research furthers understanding of ocean’s role in carbon cycling

Microbiology researchers at Oregon State University have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.

New forecasting tool enables proactive conservation of New Zealand blue whales

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a method for forecasting the locations where a distinct population of New Zealand blue whales are most likely to occur up to three weeks in advance.

Oregon State to host international, United Nations-sponsored training academy on climate change

Oregon State University is one of three institutions worldwide selected to host a five-year international training program to support climate leaders within national governments in meeting goals established under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. 

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