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Ocean science agency chief floats removing ‘climate’ from mission statement and focusing on trade deficit

Jane Lubchenco speaks out against a proposal to change the mission statement of NOAA. "It's akin to removing multiple vital organs from a body and expecting it to remain healthy," she said.

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Interviews with WIC Seminar Alumni: Nate Kirk

Nate Kirk reflects on teaching Field Methods in Marine Ecology and Critical Thinking & Communication in the Life Sciences, which are both WIC courses.

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This saltwater trout evolved to live in freshwater—in just 100 years

Mark Christie (PhD 2009, OSU Zoology) and his team have discovered saltwater steelhead adapted to a freshwater habitat in about 100 years. "It would not be surprising to see the same adaptation in multiple species," commented Mike Blouin.

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OSU Biologist Advocates Ecological Approach to Improving Human Health

Matt Orr advocates a "restoration ecology" approach to improving human health. Doctors and their patients should focus on developing a healthy "ecosystem" to effectively fight chronic disease.

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A Drop in the Ocean?

"Today, we fish, mine, drill, and extract pretty much everyplace. As a result, the natural safe havens for wildlife have disappeared," says Jane Lubchenco in a recent paper on marine protected areas.

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