Five science students nab top NSF awards

Congratulations to Shannon Hennessey, Jack Koch, Zach Randell and Michael Brawner on receiving National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In 2016 NSF received nearly 17,000 applications and offered 2,000 awards.

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Nate Kirk named Honors College Professor of the Year

Congratulations to Nate Kirk on being named Honors College Professor of the Year! Nate teaches BI 211H, 212H and 213H Principles of Biology. He also teaches a non-Honors section of BI 21x, as well as some summer courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

Su Sponaugle's latest research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, illustrates the importance of ocean eddies on the survival of larval fishes.

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Narcisse snake dens a wonder of the natural world

Bob Mason and his graduate students are in a living laboratory of red-sided garter snakes in Narcisse, Manitoba. Their basic scientific research informs applied studies in humans and even in medicine.

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Dams cause trouble for aquatic insects

Dave Lytle and his lab have studied "hydropeaking," which is caused by hydroelectric dams and can affect the life cycles of insects and other animals.

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The Bionic Woman of Good Science

Jane Lubchenco advises the creation of "blue parks" -- fully protected marine reserves -- as one solution to our planet's water woes.

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The TEDification of the Large Lecture

Lesley Blair approaches her lectures in the new Learning Innovation Center like a play. PowerPoint slides, costumes and props enhance the learning experience in her General Biology courses.

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After shocking die-off, Oregon sea stars stage an epic comeback

Bruce Menge led a new study that shows sea stars are rebounding after wasting disease decimated their numbers in 2014.

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Exploring Oregon’s ocean at Listening to the Land

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert will present a talk, "Into the Deep: Exploring Oregon's Ocean," at 6 pm, Wednesday, May 18 at Seaside Public Library.

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Florida Lionfish War Heats Up

Researchers in the Hixon Lab found that one lionfish can consume 20 small fish in just 30 minutes.

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