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March 18, 2016

Terra+ Winter 2016

Cougars in “The Blues” How a science writer became an accidental animal handler in the wilds of Oregon. It was a frosty morning in October when we bushwhacked into a steep, wooded ravine of pine and larch, stepping over sofa-sized boulders and towering mounds of blow-down. At the bottom, where the creek gurgled prettily, the […]

September 25, 2015

Terra+ Fall 2014

Citizen scientists join university researchers to study Oregon’s marine reserves. The Seabird Connection Citizen scientists join university researchers to study Oregon’s marine reserves. Most of us glimpse saltwater fishes only as grilled fillets on a dinner plate or as HD images on a TV screen. Even the fishermen who catch our salmon steaks and cod […]

September 22, 2015

Terra+ Fall 2015

In the Eye of Antarctica A marine mammal researcher documents an ecosystem that is as fragile and beautiful as it is harsh and unforgiving. Most people being chased by an angry leopard seal would throttle up their boat and roar away as fast as possible. Not Ari Friedlaender. When one of the 600-pound, razor-toothed, penguin-eating […]

June 30, 2015

Terra+ Spring 2015

Research at Oregon State University Adrift in a Sea of Data Stunning images of rare zooplankton garner worldwide citizen input. They float in the ocean by the billions, these wandering animals whose Greek name means “drifter.” Most are smaller than a pinpoint, their adaptive peculiarities (whip-like propellers, bug-like antennae, hair-like fringes for foraging on algae) […]

January 20, 2015

Terra+ Winter 2015

Research at Oregon State University A Hub For Health Sciences Biomedical research takes on a towering presence in Portland. Seen from Portland’s hilly Corbett district, the towers of the city’s new health sciences complex punch upward at optimistic angles from the South Waterfront.  The bridges to its north and south, the Ross Island and the […]

February 1, 2013

10 Steps for Innovators

The journey from idea to innovation turns, twists and hits the occasional roadblock. Follow the progress of an Oregon State idea that is making the wood-products industry more sustainable. Research by wood-science professor Kaichang Li has enabled Columbia Forest Products, North America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood, to switch from adhesives made with formaldehyde to […]

Ocean Views
March 6, 2011

Ocean Views

Move your cursor over and click on the objects in the diagram below to learn what oceanographers have in their toolbox. (Illustration: Studio 208)   Technology extends our vision. We’ve always known that the ocean is a dynamic environment, but satellite-borne sensors, sonar, time-lapse video, moored buoys and autonomous gliders are revealing new details: fish, […]