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Dec 21, 2011 at 5:00 AM
Forest thinning to help prevent or reduce severe wildfire will release more carbon to the atmosphere than any amount saved by successful fire prevention, a new study concludes.
Aug 30, 2011 at 4:37 PM
CORVALLIS,Ore. – As wolf populations grow in parts of the West, most of the focus has been on their value in aiding broader ecosystem recovery – but a new study from Oregon State University also points out that they could play an important role in...
Aug 30, 2011 at 12:14 PM
A new study from Oregon State University points out that wolves could play an important role in helping to save other threatened species.
Jul 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Contrary to expectations, researchers have discovered that the conifers of the Pacific Northwest, some of the tallest trees in the world, face their greatest water stress during the region’s eternally wet winters, not the dog days...
Jul 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Researchers have discovered that the conifers of the Pacific Northwest face their greatest water stress during the region’s eternally wet winters, not the dog days of August when weeks can pass without rain.
Jul 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM
When forest harvest levels fell 82 percent on public forest lands in the years after passage of the Northwest Forest Plan, forests became a significant carbon “sink” for the first time in decades.
Jun 30, 2011 at 2:44 PM
CORVALLIS, Ore. – As homes and cities expand closer to forests and wildlands across the American West, increasing wildfire threats have created an unlikely new phenomena – confidence in government. Recent studies show that people in neighborhoods...
Jun 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM
As homes and cities expand closer to forests and wildlands across the American West, increasing wildfire threats have created an unlikely new phenomena – confidence in government.
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM
Forests in the lower 48 states can sequester up to 40 percent of the nation’s fossil fuel carbon emissions, a larger amount than previously estimated – unless a drought or other major disturbance occurs.
Mar 3, 2011 at 10:51 AM
A post-doctoratorate researcher at Oregon State University uses computer simulations to look at how butterfly species move across the landscape.
Nov 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM
Scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Washington compared the role wolves and sharks play in ecosystems - and found many similarities.
Aug 17, 2010 at 5:03 PM
Despite all the concerns about global warming, it makes sense that there have to be a few effects that aren’t all bad, and scientists at Oregon State University have identified one of them.
Jan 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM
Some estimates suggested the B&B Complex fire in 2003 released 600 percent more carbon emissions than all other energy and fossil fuel use that year in the state of Oregon. A new study found the fires put out 2.5 percent of annual statewide carbon emissions.