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OSU mathematician to lead Bernoulli Society

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Edward Waymire, a professor of mathematics and statistics at Oregon State University, has been chosen president-elect of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability.

Arnold to lead American Society of Naturalists

Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Stevan Arnold, a professor of zoology at Oregon State University, has been named president-elect of the American Society of Naturalists.

Columbia River jetties changed the face of the Pacific Northwest

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

The construction of jetties at the entrance to the Columbia River has dramatically changed the Pacific Ocean shoreline for long distances north and south of them, a new study concludes, in ways so profound that the land has yet to reach a stable equilibrium a century after they were built.

National award to enhance undergraduate research experiences

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Joseph Nibler, a professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University, has been named a 2010 Senior Scientist Mentor by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the chemical sciences.

Lionfish invasion continuing to expand

Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 PDT

(image) heir numbers continue to expand. They are spreading throughout the Caribbean Sea. Eradication appears almost impossible. Even limited amounts of control will be extremely difficult, and right now the best available plan is to capture and eat them.

"Biological clock" could be a key to better health, longer life

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

If you aren't getting a good, consistent and regular night's sleep, a new study suggests it could reduce your ability to handle oxidative stress, cause impacts to your health, increase motor and neurological deterioration, speed aging and ultimately cut short your life.

Fungi can change quickly, pass along infectious ability

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 PDT

Fungi have significant potential for "horizontal" gene transfer, a new study has shown - similar to the mechanisms that allow bacteria to evolve so quickly, become resistant to antibiotics and cause other serious problems.

Free trade, loss of support systems crippling food production in Africa

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

Despite good intentions, the push to privatize government functions and insistence upon "free trade" that is too often unfair has caused declining food production, increased poverty and a hunger crisis for millions of people in many African nations, researchers conclude in a new study. (image)

Compound created at OSU could become important new antidepressant

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 00:00:00 PST

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered and synthesized a new compound that in laboratory and animal tests appears to be similar to, but may have advantages over one of the most important antidepressant medications in the world.

OSU geologist forecast enormous destruction of Haiti quake

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

An international earthquake expert at Oregon State University suggested one week ago that one of the world's most at-risk locations for a major, destructive earthquake is the fault that runs through Haiti and near Port-au-Prince.

New test may help address costly parasite in sheep industry

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep, a problem that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in losses every year to the global sheep and wool industry.(image)

Analysis outlines impacts of climate change on western Oregon

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

Snowpack at selected sites in the Oregon Cascade Range has already been cut in half over the past 77 years, despite no significant changes in precipitation, according to a new analysis of the impact of climate change on western Oregon.

Lead may provide new therapy for Lou Gehrig's disease

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 00:00:00 PST

New discoveries have been made about how an elevated level of lead, which is a neurotoxic heavy metal, can slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease - findings that could point the way to a new type of therapy.

Accidental discovery produces durable new blue pigment

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

An accidental discovery in a laboratory at Oregon State University has apparently solved a quest that over thousands of years has absorbed the energies of ancient Egyptians, the Han dynasty in China, Mayan cultures and more - the creation of a near-perfect blue pigment.(image)

Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:00:00 PST

Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have been routinely underestimating the age of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent.(image)

New nanotech sensor developed with medical, chemistry applications

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have developed a new "plasmonic nanorod metamaterial" using extraordinarily tiny rods of gold that will have important applications in medical, biological and chemical sensors.

Conference to explore latest step in "professional science masters" evolution

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon educators will launch a statewide initiative in Portland this week to take the next steps in developing new "professional science masters" degrees in the state - a degree concept that continues to gain national attention.

Key feature of immune system survived in humans, other primates for 60 million years

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has concluded that one key part of the immune system, the ability of vitamin D to regulate antibacterial proteins, is so important that is has been conserved through almost 60 million years of evolution and is shared only by primates, including humans - but no other known animal species.

Long debate ended over cause, demise of ice ages - may also help predict future

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers says it has largely put to rest a long debate on the underlying mechanism that has caused periodic ice ages on Earth for the past 2.5 million years - they are ultimately linked to slight shifts in solar radiation caused by predictable changes in Earth's rotation and axis.

A Life Aquatic

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:37:49 PDT

When you consider biology major Emily Pickering's lifelong passion for marine biology - childhood trips to Newport to see Keiko the whale; convincing her family, year after year, to see Orcas in the wild off Vancouver Island; becoming SCUBA-certified at age 11 and having 95 dives under her belt by age 19 - it's unsurprising that she's counting a research trip to the Bahamas with coral-reef fish expert Mark Hixon among her experiences. (image)

Abrupt Global Warming Could Shift Monsoon Patterns, Cut Agricultural Output

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 14:22:13 PDT

At times in the distant past, an abrupt change in climate has been associated with a shift of seasonal monsoons to the south, a new study concludes, causing more rain to fall over the oceans than in the Earth's tropical regions, and leading to a dramatic drop in global vegetation growth. (image)

Discovery in Amber Reveals Ancient Biology of Termites

Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:00 PDT

The analysis of a termite entombed for 100 million years in an ancient piece of amber has revealed the oldest example of "mutualism" ever discovered between an animal and microorganism, and also shows the unusual biology that helped make this one of the most successful, although frequently despised insect groups in the world.(image)

Oregon State Student Selected as Udall Scholar

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Shayna Rogers, an Oregon State University environmental sciences major from Corvallis, has been selected as a 2009 Udall Scholar.

Plant Diseases Often Caused By Multiple Attacks

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that many plants, including some of the most important food crops in the world, are often infected by several pathogens at once, and that efforts to control plant disease epidemics need to better consider and understand the effects of the multiple attacks.(image)

Do Nations Go to War Over Water?

Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:00:00 PDT

Oregon State's Aaron Wolf is mentioned in Wendy Barnaby's piece in Nature on how "water wars" are more fiction than reality. (image)

Sea Level Rise Could Be Worse Than Anticipated

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:00:00 PST

If global warming some day causes the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to collapse, as many experts believe it could, the resulting sea level rise in much of the United States and other parts of the world would be significantly higher than is currently projected, a new study concludes.

Climate Experts Featured in Seminar Series

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

Some of the nation's leading experts on the causes, effects and ways to deal with climate change will be featured in a winter seminar series at Oregon State University.

Grazing Animals Help Spread Plant Disease

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered that grazing animals including deer and rabbits are actually helping to spread plant disease - quadrupling its prevalence in some cases - and encouraging an invasion of annual grasses that threatens more than 20 million acres of native grasslands in California.

Making Way for Fast Changes

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 PST

New Climate Report: Look for more drought and melting glaciers, says OSU's Peter Clark.(image)

National System of Marine Protected Areas Launched

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

A federal initiative, "The National System of Marine Protected Areas" for the United States, was launched last week, completing a multi-year project to coordinate protection of natural and cultural marine ecosystems throughout America's oceans.

Breakthrough Made in Metamaterial Optics

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have solved one of the significant remaining challenges with photonic "metamaterials," discovering a way to prevent the loss of light as it passes through these materials, and opening the door to many important new optical, electronic and communication technologies.

Professional Science Masters Degrees Gaining National Interest

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

The move towards a degree concept called the professional science masters - a terminal degree that's a science-oriented version of the MBA - is now picking up speed nationally, as more businesses see the need for graduates who have both business and scientific literacy.

Instructor Draws Passion, Success from Pre-med, Science Students

Tue, 18 Nov 2008 00:00:00 PST

Co-winner of the 2008 Beaver Champion Award for outstanding effort and achievement of the highest quality, Kevin Ahern blends a zest for life with modern technology to help students overcome their fears of biochemistry and, at the same time, find their passions.(image)

Digging Deeply

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 PDT

OSU's Sarah Baxter begins a career in exploration geology. (image)

New Organic Catalyst Should Improve Drug Development, Lower Costs

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Chemists at Oregon State University have developed a new "organocatalyst" that will play a major role in new drug development, greatly reducing costs while making the process more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly.

Study Resolves 50-Year-Old Debate, May Aid Cancer Research

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:00:00 PDT

A new study at OSU has finally resolved a controversy that cellular biologists have been arguing over for nearly 50 years, with findings that may aid research on everything from birth defects and genetic diseases to the most classic "cell division" issue of them all - cancer.

Biological "Clock" Influences Damage Done by Oxidative Stress

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:52:35 PDT

Swing shift workers and frequent fliers beware - scientists have identified yet another biological issue that relates to the "circadian clock" found in almost every species from insects to humans, and discovered that the time of day also affects the ability to resist oxidative stress.

Greatest Value of Forests is Sustainable Water Supply

Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 PDT

The forests of the future may need to be managed as much for a sustainable supply of clean water as any other goal, researchers say in a new federal report - but even so, forest resources will offer no "quick fix" to the insatiable, often conflicting demands for this precious resource.

OSU's Transparent Electronics Key to Solar Energy Breakthrough

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:52:13 PDT

Transparent transistors and optoelectronics created by researchers at Oregon State University and HP have found their first key industrial application in a new type of solar energy system that its developers say will be four times more cost-efficient than any existing technology.

Studies Confirm Greenhouse Mechanisms Even Further Into Past

Fri, 16 May 2008 00:00:00 PDT

The newest analysis of trace gases trapped in Antarctic ice cores now provide a reasonable view of greenhouse gas concentrations as much as 800,000 years into the past, and are further confirming the link between greenhouse gas levels and global warming, scientists reported today in the journal Nature.

New Parasite Discovered; Infects Waterfowl, Other Species

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:00:00 PDT

(image) OSU microbiologists have discovered a new species of "myxozoan" parasite that has been found for the first time to infect a warm blooded animal - in this case, ducks - after evolving from its relatives that are common in cold-blooded fish and aquatic worms.

Unexpected Nutrient Found Key to Ocean Function

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered what could be a new, limiting nutrient in the world's oceans. In a publication in the journal Nature, they report that chemically "reduced" sulfur is a nutrient requirement for SAR11, the smallest free-living cell known and probably the most abundant organism in the seas.

Chemistry Breakthrough Could Have Electronic, Biomedical Implications

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 00:00:00 PDT

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered a new way to make "biaryl" compounds, with a type of reaction that has been known since the 1920s but seldom used to make this important class of chemicals, which are found in everything from TVs to cancer drugs.

Former Students Create Professorship in Honor of Earthquake Expert

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:25:53 PST

The Robert S. Yeats Professorship of Earthquake Geology and Active Tectonics will help support a faculty member who will build on Yeats' legacy of research, education and advocacy. Yeats is a leading West Coast earthquake expert who has played a pivotal role in the discipline of earthquake geology.

OSU Senior Honored as All-American Scholar

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:59:01 PST

Taralyn "Tari" Tan, a senior majoring in biochemistry-biophysics at Oregon State University, has been selected one of 20 second team All-American scholars by USA Today, as part of its All-USA College Academic Team.

Low-Oxygen Events Unprecedented, Disrupt Ocean Ecosystem

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 00:00:00 PST

A review of all available ocean data records concludes that the low-oxygen events that have plagued the Pacific Northwest coast since 2002 are unprecedented in the five decades prior to that, and may well be linked to the stronger, persistent winds that are expected to occur with global warming.

OSU's Dawn Wright Named Oregon "Professor of the Year" by CASE, Carnegie Foundation

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 14:04:22 PST

Dawn Wright, an Oregon State University professor of geosciences, has been named Oregon Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. An OSU faculty member since 1995, Wright is a marine and coastal geography expert so passionate about her subject area that she’s known as "Deepsea Dawn."

Major Research Effort Saves Prized Oregon Tree

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 09:27:08 PST

A 50-year effort by Oregon State University and the U.S. Forest Service has succeeded in identifying Port Orford cedar trees that are immune to a deadly tree fungus that once devastated their populations. The findings will open the door to a broad-scale recovery of this valued tree species, experts say. "This is probably the best success story we've ever had in overcoming a pathogen of forest trees, which is a very difficult thing to do," said Everett Hansen, an OSU professor of botany and plant pathology.

New Material Bends Light "Wrong Way," Opens Optical Possibilities

Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:03:40 PST

The development of a new type of composite material that can bend light the "wrong way" is moving researchers another step closer toward creation of functional devices that could have a wide range of important optical and electronic applications. Scientists at Oregon State University, Princeton University and Alcatel-Lucent have created the first "negative index" material that could be producible in bulk form and still have the capability to bend infrared light the opposite direction of any natural material.

Bacteria Join Ranks of Lazy Cheaters

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:43:07 PDT

Baseball had its steroids and Black Sox. Politics lived through Watergate. Wall Street has been riddled with insider trading scandals. And before we cast the first stone, who among us has never tried to get through an intersection on a yellow light? But bacteria? Even BACTERIA are lousy little cheaters, doing anything they can to gain an edge? Say it ain't so, Shoeless Joe.

Salmonid Hatcheries Cause "Stunning" Loss of Reproductive Ability

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:05:42 PDT

The rearing of steelhead trout in hatcheries causes a dramatic and unexpectedly fast drop in their ability to reproduce in the wild, a new Oregon State University study shows, and raises serious questions about the wisdom of historic hatchery practices.

Ancient chemical battle caught in amber

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 15:05:13 PDT

It appears that chemical warfare has been around a lot longer than poison arrows, mustard gas or nerve weapons - about 100 million years, give or take a little.

Wastewater monitoring approach could detect drug use patterns

Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:03:44 PDT

A team of researchers has developed an automated monitoring method that makes it possible to detect traces of drugs, from cocaine to caffeine, in municipal wastewater and monitor the patterns of drug use in entire communities.

Seashore north of Columbia faces major erosion

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 13:15:33 PDT

Some of the most dramatic beach erosion in the Pacific Northwest during the next 20 years may occur just north of the Columbia River jetty, says Peter Ruggiero, assistant professor of geosciences.

College of Science fund helps bring genetic scientist to OSU

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 13:10:34 PDT

Dee Denver, zoology assistant professor, is researching biological evolution at OSU, partly because of the thousands of donors who support the College of Science Renaissance Fund.

Undergraduates get summer research opportunities

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 09:20:53 PDT

Kevin Ahern shares a goal with the OSU Research Office's Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Program: he wants to involve students in research that will enhance their academic interest and make them attractive to employers.

Amphibian evolution in losing race with environmental change

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:15:29 PDT

Even though they had the ability to evolve and survive for hundreds of millions of years, since before the time of the dinosaurs and through many climatic regimes, the massive, worldwide decline of amphibians can best be understood by their inability to keep pace with the current rate of global change, a new study suggests.

"Surface faults" raise Pacific Northwest earthquake risks

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 09:13:05 PDT

Much of Puget Sound and some other parts of the Pacific Northwest are vulnerable to "surface faulting" from earthquakes, researchers say.

Discovery outlines basic communication inside cells

Thu, 17 May 2007 11:34:55 PDT

OSU researchers have made an important fundamental discovery about how different components of plant cells communicate with each other to allow for proper cell and life functions.

Deep mud seafloors face quiet destruction

Thu, 17 May 2007 11:32:18 PDT

The first study ever done of the effects of bottom trawling on mud seafloors off the West Coast, a huge area that comprises thousands of square miles, suggests that trawling not only reduces fish numbers, but also severely alters communities of organisms in these deep-sea habitats.

Former students create professorship in honor of earthquake expert

Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:38:23 PDT

Former students and other supporters have pledged $500,000 to establish an endowed professorship at Oregon State University in honor of geology professor emeritus Bob Yeats.

Disease opened door to invading species in California, Northwest

Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:35:41 PDT

Plant and animal diseases can play a major and poorly appreciated role in allowing the invasion of exotic species, which in turn often threatens biodiversity, ecological function and the world economy, OSU researchers say in a new report.

"10 Commandments" suggested for fisheries management

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:32:55 PDT

Mark Hixon, a professor of zoology at Oregon State University, has modified a very old set of rules and issued "10 Commandments" for ecosystem-based fisheries science.

Gas, vapor movement may be key to Mount St. Helens eruptions

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:43:12 PDT

A recently published study suggests that gas and vapor movement to the top of the magma body may have caused fairly rapid increases in pressure and could have been the triggering mechanism that caused Mount St. Helens to erupt in 1980 and 2004.

Study finds gap between ecological problems, research emphasis

Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:02:25 PST

A 20-year survey of conservation science shows a disturbing disconnect between the world's most pressing ecological issues and what researchers are actually studying, with some less serious problems getting the most attention while more critical concerns get largely ignored.

Study says global warming will reduce ocean productivity

Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:23:45 PST

A 10-year, satellite-based analysis has shown for the first time that primary biological productivity in the oceans, the growth of phytoplankton that forms the basis for the rest of the marine food chain, is tightly linked to climate change, and would be reduced by global warming.

Advance aids understanding of stem cell behavior

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:34:06 PST

OSU biochemists have developed a new method to identify the "DNA-binding transcription factors" that help steer stem cells into forming the different cells that ultimately make up all the organs and parts of a living vertebrate animal.

High-speed optical computer era approaching

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:57:22 PST

OSU physicists have discovered a way to manipulate the transmission of optical signals in tiny wires, dramatically slowing, stopping or even speeding them up to velocities faster than the speed of light, a major advance that could open the door to a new era of computing and information processing based on optics.

Study finds link between age and cardiovascular disease

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:28:56 PST

OSU researchers have discovered a fundamental mechanism that causes aging blood vessels to lose elasticity, a literal "hardening of the arteries" that is often a prelude to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Study outlines findings on evolution of fungi

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 11:08:50 PST

A major new study involving 35 scientific laboratories in seven countries used complex genetic analysis to provide new insights into the ancient evolution and development of fungi, a kingdom of organisms that, along with plants and animals, comprises one of the major groups of life on Earth. "Through a more complete understanding of the fungal tree of life, we can best benefit from this amazing group of organisms," said Joseph Spatafora, a professor of botany and plant pathology at OSU, and co-author of the study.

Long, deadly hypoxic "dead zone" event finally ends

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:32:09 PST

The largest and most devastating hypoxic event ever observed in marine waters off the Pacific Northwest coast has finally ended, researchers at Oregon State University say. During mid-October, a normal shift arrived from summer southward-blowing winds to fall and winter northward-blowing winds, resulting in the end of the upwelling season and a rise in dissolved oxygen to levels that can generally support marine life, scientists said.

College of Science honors faculty and staff

Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:22:18 PDT

Faculty and staff of the College of Science were recently recognized with a number of awards for exceptional research, teaching, or advising.

Study shows importance of iron in ocean productivity

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:45:02 PDT

A new study has found that large segments of the Pacific Ocean lack sufficient iron to trigger healthy phytoplankton growth and the absence of the mineral stresses these microscopic ocean plants, triggering them to produce additional pigments that make ocean productivity appear more robust than it really is.

Study rules out ancient methane bursts from seafloor

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 09:39:48 PDT

A dramatic increase about 12,000 years ago in levels of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, was most likely caused by emissions from tropical wetlands or plant production rather than a release from seafloor deposits, a new study concludes.

$400-million initiative proposed to address amphibian crisis

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 08:20:31 PDT

Andrew Blaustein and other top researchers around the world are calling for a new Amphibian Survival Alliance to help reduce and prevent species declines and extinctions. Blaustein is a professor of zoology at OSU and a leader in studying amphibians.

Moderate fire year predicted, especially in the Northwest

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:41:21 PDT

Researchers from OSU and the USDA Forest Service say projections indicate a moderate season with a fairly average number of forest and rangeland fires this summer.

OSU chemist receives international award for career work

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:37:13 PDT

Kenneth W. Hedberg, a professor emeritus of chemistry at OSU, has received the International Barbara Mez-Starck Prize for his work in structural chemistry. The award is for chemists who have made outstanding contributions to their field.

OSU researchers say coral reef recovery is possible

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 11:02:50 PDT

A study of the coral reefs around American Samoa shows that sustained efforts to rebuild reefs can be effective, according to Dawn Wright, a geosciences professor who has mapped and observed submarine terrain around the world.

"Fingerprinting" may help determine where a fish came from

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 10:56:08 PDT

OSU scientists say the best way to determine where an animal came from is to study the genetics of the parasites attached to it.

OSU research offers promise for biowarfare defense

Wed, 17 May 2006 15:22:28 PDT

Fundamental OSU research on vaccinia virus offers promising approaches to biowarfare defense and could ultimately lead to treatment for a range of serious diseases.

Controversial findings help explain evolution of life

Wed, 17 May 2006 15:17:06 PDT

OSU chemists have pioneered a theory about how supposedly stable DNA bases can be pushed into a "dark state" in which they are highly vulnerable to damage from ultraviolet radiation, an idea that has challenged some of the most basic concepts of modern biochemistry.

Major mapping program proposed for Oregon coastal seafloor

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:31:14 PDT

Researchers say a two-year, $5.6 million mapping of Oregon's territorial seafloor would have long-term benefits for everything from fisheries management to tsunami planning and creation of marine reserves.

Northwest snowpack, ski resorts face risks from global warming

Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:26:26 PDT

Researchers say global warming may cause the disappearance of large areas of low-elevation Cascades snowpack, with significant impacts on Oregon ski resorts.

Lubchenco honored for commitment to communicating science

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:56:37 PST

Jane Lubchenco has received the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Grant will help development of new medical research tool

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:52:27 PST

OSU researchers hope to develop a powerful new tool to look into some of the Earth's tiniest particles with the support of a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Ancient ice studies may predict future climate

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 14:36:44 PST

OSU researcher Ed Brook, professor of geosciences, studies cylinders of ancient ice to learn about greenhouse gases from the past and make predictions about the future. Read the Corvallis Gazette-Times article.

OSU researcher concerned about climate change findings

Tue, 07 Feb 2006 09:42:21 PST

Species extinctions are a key example of unanticipated and complex impacts of climate change and a harbinger of greater biological disruption, says amphibian researcher Andrew Blaustein.

Study shows predators stabilize fish populations

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:38:28 PST

A study by zoology professor Mark Hixon and a researcher from Australia concludes that predators, and not competition within a species, are the primary source of population control in marine fish.

Professor named Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year

Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:35:21 PST

Andy Karplus, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, was honored by OSU's chapter of Sigma Xi, for determining the atomic structure of glutathione reductase.

OSU Science programs receive national recognition

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 07:40:51 PST

Graduate programs in OSU's College of Science are recognized worldwide for top-quality advanced training in master's and doctoral degree programs. Graduate students work on cutting-edge science and mathematics research projects, compete successfully for prestigious graduate fellowships and awards, and develop successful careers as leading researchers and scientists within their fields.