IB Celebrates Grand Opening of the "Biosphere"

January 13 marked the grand opening of the Biosphere, an undergraduate study and community space just down the hall from the IB office. Integrative Biology Club officers were on hand to greet visitors during the afternoon.

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Origins of the Black Death

George Poinar examined ancient bacteria attached to a flea that became trapped in amber millions of years ago.

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How cities and citizens will lead in climate solutions

In an essay published on GreenBiz, Jane Lubchenco suggests cities and citizens will play a key role in managing climate change.

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Big Year in OSU Research Dollars, Accomplishments

The College of Science has had a successful year in terms of national media attention. Twelve events stand out for their exceptional significance. Four of them are IB research projects led by George Poinar, Jr., Stephanie Green, Rebecca Terry and Bruce Menge.

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Research is fine in 'a year of summer' for Tualatin High graduate Lindsey Ferguson

Lindsey Ferguson, junior in Zoology, will spend winter term as a research intern with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Naos Island Laboratories in Panama.

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Ocean protections drift behind those on land, but science can help

Embracing science and increasing marine protected areas benefits ocean conservation, according to Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert. In their recent paper in the journal Science, they present their findings and make six policy recommendations.

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Ban on microbeads offers best chance to protect oceans, aquatic species

Plastic microbeads, which are prevalent in everyday household products, are accumulating in the oceans. "We're facing a plastic crisis and don't even know it," said Stephanie Green.

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Scuba divers take on invasive lionfish

Stephanie Green's research shows that killing lionfish is having a positive impact on reef fish populations.

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Owl pellets bridge ancient and modern ecosystems

Rebecca Terry uses owl pellet fossil records to study how mammals respond to natural change. Her findings have recently been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Biology student dives for science and corals

Katherine Dziedzic won a College of Science Student Travel Award scholarship to conduct doctoral research in Panama over the summer.

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