How A Tiny Fungus is Starving Coastal Douglas Fir Trees
“Bryan was able to correlate increases in winter temperature with changes in tree ring width and growth declines,” says Jeff Stone, an expert in tree diseases at Oregon State University who is also studying Swiss needle cast.
Parasite Loads an Underlying Cause of Salmon Mortality, Linked to Land Use Changes. ScienceDaily, August 15, 2011
The study was done by researchers from Oregon State University and other agencies, and concluded that heavy loads of parasites can affect salmon growth, weight, size, immune function, saltwater adaptation, swimming stamina, activity level, ability to migrate and other issues.
Researchers are 'seising' up the seafloor. Newport News Times, November 9, 2011
Bob Dziak, an Oregon State University marine geologist based at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), said this is the second leg of deployment under the Cascadia Initiative, a $10-million project funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to build an offshore/onshore network of seismic and geodetic (earth) stations ranging from Cape Mendocino, Calif., to Cape Flattery, Wash.
Study: Western Streams Inundated with Non-Native Fish, Amphibians
A new study by researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that more than half of the stream and river miles surveyed in 12 western states contained non-native fish and amphibians. Smallmouth bass may now be the dominant species in the Umpqua river.
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Toxic avenger. Medford Mail Tribune, October 9, 2011
Now an Oregon State University professor is studying algae strains at a series of Oregon waterways to determine whether these individual strains can produce toxins capable of sickening and killing people or whether they are nothing more than gross, smelly scums producing no greater public-health danger than swimmer’s itch.