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Predators help shape rivers by affecting grazing behaviors | News ...
Apr 4, 2007 ... OSU researchers William Ripple and Robert Beschta have found evidence, both
historical and contemporary, of significant impact from predation on the width,
depth and meanders of the Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park. A story
about their research appears in the spring issue of Terra, OSU's ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2007/apr/predators-help-shape-rivers-affecting-grazing-behaviors - 38k
Cougar Predation Important in Wildland Ecosystems | News and ...
Oct 24, 2006 ... The research was just published in the journal Biological Conservation and – like
recent studies outlining similar ecological ripple effects following the
disappearance of wolves in the American West – may cause land managers to
reconsider the importance of predatory species in how ecosystems function.
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2006/oct/cougar-predation-important-wildland-ecosystems - 42k
Sharks and wolves: predator, prey interactions similar on land and in ...
Nov 10, 2010 ... In each case, the major predators help control the populations of their prey,
scientists said. But through what's been called the “ecology of fear” they also
affect the behavior of the prey, with ripple impacts on other aspects of the
ecosystem and an ecological significance that goes far beyond these species.
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2010/nov/sharks-and-wolves-predator-prey-interactions-similar-land-and-oceans - 40k
Loss of predators affecting ecosystem health | News and Research ...
Apr 9, 2012 ... “These issues do not just affect the United States and a few national parks,” said
William Ripple, an OSU professor of forestry and lead author of the study. “The
data from Canada, Alaska, the Yukon, Northern Europe and Asia are all showing
similar results. There's consistent evidence that large predators ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2012/apr/loss-predators-northern-hemisphere-affecting-ecosystem-health - 41k
OSU selects public health leader, ecologist for Distinguished ...
Feb 27, 2014 ... Sabah Randhawa, OSU provost and executive vice president, said the two
faculty members chosen for the honor share similar traits of innovative leadership
, internationally recognized scholarship and service to the university and their
respective fields. “Marie Harvey and Bill Ripple exemplify what we hope ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2014/feb/osu-selects-public-health-leader-ecologist-distinguished-professor-awards - 43k
Animal trapping records reveal strong wolf effect across North America
Jun 16, 2014 ... The results of the study by Thomas Newsome and William Ripple in the Oregon
State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society were published
today in the Journal of Animal Ecology by the British Ecological Society. “As
wolves were extirpated across the southern half of North America, ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2014/jun/animal-trapping-records-reveal-strong-wolf-effect-across-north-america - 43k
Loss of top predators causing surge in smaller predators, ecosystem ...
Oct 1, 2009 ... “This issue is very complex, and a lot of the consequences are not known,” said
William Ripple, a professor of forest ecosystems and society at Oregon State
University. “But there's evidence that the explosion of mesopredator populations
is very severe and has both ecological and economic repercussions.
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2009/oct/loss-top-predators-causing-surge-smaller-predators-ecosystem-collapse - 42k
Mammoth, saber-tooth cat extinctions linked to predation change ...
Jul 1, 2010 ... “For decades, scientists have been debating the causes of this mass extinction,
and the two theories with the most support are hunting pressures from the arrival
of humans, and climate change,” said William Ripple, a professor of forest
ecosystems and society at Oregon State University, and an expert on ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2010/jul/%25E2%2580%259Ctrophic-cascades%25E2%2580%259D-disruption-may-include-loss-woolly-mammoth-saber-tooth-cat - 43k
Fear of Wolves Allows First Aspen Recovery in Yellowstone in More ...
Jul 26, 2007 ... “This is really exciting, and it's great news for Yellowstone,” said William Ripple, a
professor in the OSU College of Forestry. “We've seen some recovery of willows
and cottonwood, but this is the first time we can document significant aspen
growth, a tree species in decline all over the West. We've waited a ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2007/jul/fear-wolves-allows-first-aspen-recovery-yellowstone-more-50-years - 42k
Growing gains If you go
June 21 — “The Ecology of Fear: The Role of Large Predators in Environmental
Harmony,” by Bill Ripple, OSU College of. Forestry, Department of Forest
Ecosystems and Society With fewer large predators in the West, increased elk
and deer browsing appears to have adversely affected plant communities and
led to a loss ...
http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/sites/default/files/osu-today/settersten.pdf -
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