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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Scientists Raise Alarm as 8 Trillion Plastic Microbeads Polluting Oceans

A team of researchers, including IB's Stephanie Green, look for solution to microbeads that are accumulating in the oceans.

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Beaver Genome Project

Oregon State will begin sequencing the genome of the American Beaver. Some IB undergrads are helping with the project.

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Previously unknown flea genus and species discovered in fossilized dominican amber

George Poinar has identified a strange fossilized flea that he believes is 20-30 million years old.

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PhD students receive prestigious NSF awards to address global challenges

IB grad students Caroline Glidden and Holland Elder will use their NSF fellowships to study conservation of lions and coral reefs, respectively.

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Frogs Have Evolved with Changing Environments to Resist Common Pesticides

Andrew Blaustein's research shows frogs may have the ability to develop pesticide resistance through phenotypic plasticity.

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