New protein could be key in fighting debilitating parasitic disease

Euan Allan and the Blouin Lab research team have identified a new protein that may help fight the potentially life-threatening disease, schistosomiasis.

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Environmental science in a post-truth world

In a guest editorial in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Jane Lubchenco offers approaches to challenges facing scientists today.

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Hatchery Salmon are Genetically Different

Mike Blouin's research shows hatchery-raised salmon are genetically different from the wild populations into which they're introduced.

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Central Oregon wildlife know what they’re doing in winter

Matt Orr, assistant professor of Integrative Biology at Oregon State Cascades campus in Bend, discusses how wildlife adapts to the harsh Central Oregon winters. "They know what they're doing better than we do," Orr concluded.

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A tale of two dentists

Nathan and Luisa Snyder (Biology '09) met as teenagers in Guatemala. Today, they own their own dental clinic in Salem. They credit much of their success to the outstanding preparation they received in their Biology courses at Oregon State.

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Do Ocean Preserves Actually Work?

The U.S. leads the world in marine protected areas. Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert discuss the effectiveness of MPAs in this Smithsonian article. 

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REEF Unveils New Lionfish Reporting App

According to Stephanie Green, some sites in the Bahamas have seen a 65% to 95% decline in native fish over a two-year period due to lionfish. A new app will allow lionfish hunters and scuba divers to report sightings and removals.

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Diving Beetle, First Found in Bathtub, Rediscovered 30 Years Later

Richard Van Driesche re-discovered a little seen diving beetle, S. oregonensis, in a filter in his parents' well. Kojun Kanda, an IB grad student, believes there are more undiscovered aquifer beetles yet to be found.

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Save the Pacific Bluefin Tuna

"Bluefin tuna are powerful ocean predators," writes Jane Lubchenco in her New York Times op ed. "There's just one fatal flaw in their torpedo-like design: Their flesh is delicious to humans and worth a lot of money." The result is rampant overfishing.

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Marine incentives programs work to address multiple ocean threats

Whether economic or social, incentive-based solutions may be one of the best options for progress in reducing the multiple impacts to our oceans, according to recent findings from Jane Lubchenco and colleagues.

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