New Study: More and Better U.S. Marine Protected Areas Needed to Protect Key Ecosystems
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A new analysis of US Marine Protected Areas identified significant gaps in the country's ocean protections, according to  Jenna Sullivan-Stack and colleagues.

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The role of DNA research in society
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Listen to a podcast with The Oxford Comment,  featuring an interview with Dee Denver, author of The Dharma in DNA: Insights at the Intersection of Biology and Buddhism.

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Hike with a scientist: Oregon dunes of Bob Straub hold secrets in the sand
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Rebecca Mostow guides a reporter on a journey through Oregon's dunes and explains about beachgrasses, dune ecology and more.

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Hundreds of new native bees species added to Oregon database
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The Oregon Bee Atlas has catalogued 650 native bee species in Oregon. Chris Marshall of the Oregon State Arthropod Collection says the help of trained volunteers has been essential.

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OSU: Study shows Oregon Coast 'subtly destabilized by the pressures of climate change'
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Bruce Menge, Sarah Gravem and colleagues have published findings that indicate "climate change is threatening to destabilize ecological communities."

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OSU study yields a first in fossil research: Seeds sprouting from an amber-encased pine cone
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In his ongoing research of specimens preserved in amber, George Poinar has made the fascinating discovery of a 40 million year old pine cone with embryonic stems emerging from it.

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How the ‘Dune’ science-fiction saga parallels the real science of Oregon’s dunes
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Rebecca Mostow discusses parallels between the science fiction desert planet of Arrakis in the "Dune" novels and sand dune management along the Oregon Coast.

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‘Mystery spider’ stirs curiosity among C.O. residents; biologist provides its identity
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An unusual spider has stirred curiosity in Central Oregon, so NewsChannel 21 reached out to Chris Marshall to find out what it is.

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Oregon State fossil research leads to first description of grass in Baltic amber
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George Poinar has made the first identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region.

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Ocean hypoxia off Pacific Northwest coast more troubling than ever, experts say
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According to Francis Chan and collaborators, hypoxia off the Pacific Northwest coast is as bad as it's been at any point in 2021.

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