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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Congratulations to Sally Hacker on being elected Fellow of AAAS

Sally Hacker was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science and scientific leadership.

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Because diversity matters: Science students attend 2017 SACNAS conference

Biology major Mamo Waianuhea was among College of Science students attending the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in Salt Lake City in October. She also presented a poster showcasing her research.

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The Ocean’s Low-Oxygen Dead Zones Are Getting Worse, Just Like Wildfires

By all accounts, 2017 shaped up to be a bad year for ocean hypoxia according to Francis Chan. He's been studying these "dead zones" for many years.

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Scientists to Granting Agencies: ‘Transformative’ Research Unrealistic to Predict

Sarah Gravem is lead author on a paper published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. She takes aim at government funding procedures that require scientists to state at the proposal stage how their projects will be "transformative."

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Biology & Zoology undergrads receive $288,600 in scholarships

Congratulations to the 115 Biology and Zoology undergraduates who received department, college and/or university scholarships totalling $288,600 for the 2017-18 academic year. Awards range from $500 to $8,200 and come from 22 different scholarship funds. We're grateful to the generous donors.

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