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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A Drop in the Ocean?

"Today, we fish, mine, drill, and extract pretty much everyplace. As a result, the natural safe havens for wildlife have disappeared," says Jane Lubchenco in a recent paper on marine protected areas.

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ESA Selects 2018 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients

Congratulations to Jenna Sullivan on receiving an ESA graduate student policy award! She will travel to Washington, D.C. for policy experience and training. 

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The World Has Two Years to Meet Marine Protection Goal. Can It Be Done?

The U.N. has a goal of protecting 10% of the ocean by 2020, but according to a recent study by Kirsten Grorud-Colvert and collaborators, we're not even half way there.

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USGS and NASA Team Up to Help Scientists Study the “Social Networks” of Wildlife

A small, solar-powered  tag clipped to a sea  otter's flipper will help Zach Randell and other scientists better understand sea otters' community structure, survival rates, disease transmission and more.

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The Oregon Ocean Acid Test

Citizen scientists help gather data for Francis Chan's marine ecology studies. He says Oregon's coastal waters are a world hotspot of ocean acidification.

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Oregon's science superstars: A look at a few of the state's top research minds

Oregon Live presents a snapshot of Oregon's superstar scientists. Jane Lubchenco is featured on that list.

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Sea star wasting unusually high at Haystack Rock

A wasting disease is again plaguing sea stars at Haystack Rock -- and it's not clear why. Sarah Gravem offers insights.

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Another danger sign for coral reefs: Substitute symbiont falls short

Virginia Weis, Eli Meyer, Cammie Crowder and collaborators found that a substitute and more heat-tolerant symbiont, S. trenchii, will not likely provide a beneficial partnership for coral. 

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