Saving Oregon’s rocky coast: Checking in on the sea stars
photo of hands holding an ochre sea star

The Menge Lubchenco Lab has observed a comeback in ochre sea star populations. Also watch an Oregon Field Guide video showing the fascinating life in tidepools with Jane Lubchenco explaining the lifecycles and behavior.

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New flower from 100 million years ago brings fresh holiday beauty to 2020
magnified image of flower in amber

"This isn't quite a Christmas flower but it is a beauty, especially considering it was part of a forest that existed 100 million years ago," said George Poinar.

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Biden Should Restore the Role of Science in the U.S. Government
portrait photo of Jane Lubcenco

Jane Lubchenco, former Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of NOAA, outlines four ways the Biden administration can elevate science in tackling urgent problems.

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Microscopic nematode that liquefies slugs may be answer to controlling this invasive pest
researcher gathering nematodes in the field

Dee Denver and his team have discovered a microscopic nematode that may help control invasive slugs that cause billions of dollars a year in agricultural damage worldwide.

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New species of cockroach-killing wasps discovered in 25-million-year-old amber
ensign wasp preserved in amber

George Poinar discovered four new species of wasps in amber found in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

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Anne Devan-Song discusses her research on snakes
Anne Devan-Song looks at a king cobra

Anne Devan-Song was interviewed on savethesnakes.org about her research on snakes in Southeast Asia, as well as her work to advance STEM equity.

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As the world’s population grows, researchers say the ocean and seafood have big roles to play
display of fresh fish and seafood

Jane Lubchenco joined forces with scientists from nine other countries to analyze how much food the ocean could sustainably provide over the next three decades.

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Congratulations Will Fennie, Heather Fulton-Bennett and Kelsey Swieca!
composite photo of headshots of Will Fennie, Heather Fulton-Bennett and Kelsey Swieca

Integrative Biology PhD candidates Will Fennie, Heather Fulton-Bennett and Kelsey Swieca each received a Mamie L. Markham Research Award, administered by Hatfield Marine Science Center. These monetary awards will help the students advance their research.

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On the move: What it takes to relocate millions of fragile insects, plants and seeds
a case of mounted butterflies

Chris Marshall and David Maddison are helping orchestrate the move of the 3 million specimens in the Oregon State Arthropod Collection in preparation for the Cordley Hall renovation.

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Sea stars face uncertain future: A struggle with a mysterious disease
sea stars on a rock

Bruce Menge discusses sea star recovery following the wasting disease that decimated their West Coast populations in 2013 and 2014.

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