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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Rockfish siblings shed new light on how offspring diffuse and disperse

Su Sponaugle, Daniel Ottmann and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert's research finds that rockfish stick together in sibling groups, rather than dispersing chaotically. 

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History Makers 2016: Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Congratulations to Jane Lubchenco on receiving the Oregon History Makers medal from the Oregon Historical Society! Jane reflects on her life as a marine biologist and her hope for the future of conservation in this KGW video.

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OSU scientists release findings in global kelp ecosystem study

"Kelp forests are cold-water, fast-growing species that can apparently withstand many types of environmental disturbances," says Mark Novak.

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Bacteria May Help Control Lesion Nematodes

The Denver Lab has discovered a bacterium, common in insects, in a plant-parasitic roundworm. This opens up the possibility of a new, environmentally friendly way of controlling the crop-damaging pest.  

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Bob Mason has been elected 2016 President-Elect of the Faculty Senate

Congratulations to Bob Mason on being elected the 2016 President-Elect of the OSU Faculty Senate. He will serve in this capacity for the remainder of 2016 and will be installed Faculty Senate President on Jan. 12, 2017. Thank you for your service to the University, Bob!

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