OSU researchers prove fish-friendly detection method to be more sensitive than electrofishing

Delivering a minor electric shock into a stream to reveal any fish lurking nearby may be the gold standard for detecting fish populations, but it’s not much fun for the trout.

Applicants sought for free girls’ summer wilderness science education expeditions

Inspiring Girls Expeditions, which offers free, 12-day wilderness science leadership and learning adventures for high school girls, is seeking applicants for its summer 2021 expeditions.

Alert system shows potential for reducing deforestation, mitigating climate change

Forest loss declined 18% in African nations where a new satellite-based program provides free alerts when it detects deforestation activities.

Oregon State researchers win national prize challenge to defeat bat-killing fungus

A team of researchers from Oregon State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz have won a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service national prize challenge to combat a disease that is pushing some native bat species in North America to the brink of extinction.

Building wildfire adaptive communities will be topic of Oregon State Science Pub

How communities in the western United States can adapt to wildfire hazards at a time when the climate is growing hotter and drier will be the topic of the Nov. 9 Oregon State University Science Pub.

OSU Extension Fire Program adds faculty, educates people about preventing fire

Six new regional wildland fire specialists have joined the OSU Extension Fire Program team and are adding their expertise to the webinars focusing on post-fire issues for landowners.

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.

Native desert bighorn sheep in ecologically intact areas are less vulnerable to climate change

The researchers used genetic information from more than 1,600 individuals in 62 populations in and around 10 National Park Service units in four states – Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

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.

New OSU Extension forestry fire program hires manager

Carrie Berger's experience with Oregon State University College of Forestry spans 12 years.

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