Climate modeling shows significant shifts in 21st century Pacific Northwest coastal forest vegetation

A changing climate in the 21st century will significantly alter the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to modeling by Oregon State University researchers.

Cushing to serve as president of Society of American Foresters

An Extension forest business specialist at Oregon State University, will become the third woman to serve as president of the largest professional society of foresters in the world

Starker Lecture Series to focus on tribal forestry

The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on tribal forestry with a film, three lectures and a capstone field trip.

Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska

Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon – analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams.

Trees’ enemies help tropical forests maintain their biodiversity, study finds

Scientists have long struggled to explain how tropical forests can maintain their staggering diversity of trees without having a handful of species take over – or having many other species die out. The answer, researchers say, lies in the soil found near individual trees, where natural “enemies” of tree species reside. These enemies, including fungi and arthropods, attack and kill many of the seeds and seedlings near the host tree, preventing local recruitment of trees of that same species.

More than 30,000 students participate in inaugural year of statewide Outdoor School

Three-quarters of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program.

Yellowstone streams recovering thanks to wolf reintroduction

In the first study of its kind, research by Oregon State University scientists shows that the return of large terrestrial carnivores can lead to improved stream structure and function.

Conservation researcher Bill Ripple speaks at OSU Science Pub

Ripple received global attention last year for publishing a second scientists’ warning to humanity paper

Scientists propose panel to guide gene-editing decisions regarding conservation

An Oregon State University environmental ethicist and scientists from nine other universities say an international oversight panel is needed to guide decisions about whether and when to employ gene-editing technology to solve ecological problems.

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