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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Scientists call for greater ocean protections

Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert call for more protection of the oceans in their recent paper published in the journal Science.

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Fossilized flea may have carried ancient strain of bubonic plague

George Poinar has discovered a flea preserved in ancient amber. Even more significant, the flea has bacteria attached to it. Could it be an ancient strain of the bacteria that causes bubonic plague?

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Kim Kenny – Adventurous Spirit

Kim Kenny, recent IB graduate, took advantage of study abroad, rowing and the Honors College. Now, she embarks on her next adventure: graduate school at Stanford University.

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Larkin Loewenherz – Investigating Below the Surface

Recent IB graduate, Larkin Loewenherz, has been interested in marine biology since third grade. Her Oregon State experience prepared her for graduate school.

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Jackson Dougan - U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

2013 IB graduate Jackson Dougan has been selected as the new US Youth Observer to the United Nations.

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