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. 

read more...

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.

read more...

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.

read more...

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.  

read more...

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!

read more...

Offspring from fat fish on deep reefs help keep shallower populations afloat

Su Sponaugle and her collaborators studied bicolor damselfish populations across three reef depths off the Florida coast.

read more...

Oregon State researchers discover ancient wingless wasp species encased in prehistoric amber

In a scene that could've been cut from a Jurassic Park script, researchers at Oregon State University have discovered a previously unknown insect — a bizarre wingless wasp — encased in 100-million-year old amber.

read more...

First European green crab in Washington’s Salish Sea

Sylvia Yamada was on hand Aug. 30 when the first live European green crab ever caught in Washington's Salish Sea was found in a baited trap. Green crabs are an invasive species. They are voracious predators and ecological engineers.

read more...

Ex-NOAA boss on how politics resembles shark diving

Jane Lubchenco has been called the "bionic woman of good science." She recently chatted with Greenwire about ocean-themed jewelry, climate change and more.

read more...

Beetles pollinated orchids millions of year ago, fossil evidence shows

George Poinar has identified beetles fossilized in amber with orchid pollen in their mouthparts.

read more...

Pages