Two IB researchers receive NSF postdoctoral fellowships

Congratulations to Allie Graham and John Sproul on receiving prestigious NSF postdoctoral fellowships!

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OSU scientists: Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first

George Poinar has found evidence that floral scents likely originated in primitive flowers up to 100 million years ago to lure potential pollinators.

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Size the main factor in predicting how calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification

While completing her PhD in the Department of Integrative Biology, Allison Barner discovered that "organismal size is the best predictor of an individual's physiological performance under acidified conditions."

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We've Only Really Protected 2 Percent of the Ocean

"We need blue parks as well -- highly and fully protected areas in the ocean," said Jane Lubchenco.

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This aquatic grass could help shellfish threatened by ocean acidification

Graduate student Caitlin Magel is investigating how eelgrass may sequester carbon and benefit oyster aquaculture.

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The mathematics of flu

Ben Dalziel's mathematical modeling reveals that some cities have intense flu epidemics while others are spread out over a longer period.

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Ocean science agency chief floats removing ‘climate’ from mission statement and focusing on trade deficit

Jane Lubchenco speaks out against a proposal to change the mission statement of NOAA. "It's akin to removing multiple vital organs from a body and expecting it to remain healthy," she said.

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Interviews with WIC Seminar Alumni: Nate Kirk

Nate Kirk reflects on teaching Field Methods in Marine Ecology and Critical Thinking & Communication in the Life Sciences, which are both WIC courses.

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This saltwater trout evolved to live in freshwater—in just 100 years

Mark Christie (PhD 2009, OSU Zoology) and his team have discovered saltwater steelhead adapted to a freshwater habitat in about 100 years. "It would not be surprising to see the same adaptation in multiple species," commented Mike Blouin.

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OSU Biologist Advocates Ecological Approach to Improving Human Health

Matt Orr advocates a "restoration ecology" approach to improving human health. Doctors and their patients should focus on developing a healthy "ecosystem" to effectively fight chronic disease.

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