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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OSU Sea Grant awards $1.15 million for five coastal research projects
Sally Hacker on beach with pack of grass on her back

Sally Hacker received a $230,000 grant from Oregon Seat Grant to study the impacts of a beach grass hybrid on PNW coastal ecosystems.

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ESA Selects 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients
head shot of Claire Couch

Congratulations to Claire Couch on receiving the prestigious Katherine S. McCarter award, which includes training in policy and communication in Washington, DC.

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Demystifying coronavirus: Is it a pandemic and other questions answered
electron microscope image of coronavirus

Ben Dalziel uses mathematical models and data to study the spread of infectious diseases. In this interview, he discusses the novel coronavirus outbreak and transmission.

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Primitive bee in amber reveals its 100 million-year-old apoid wasp lineage
magnified photo of bee preserved in amber

George Poinar has identified a specimen in amber as a new family, genus and species of bee.

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