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 ...
Oct 28, 2003 ... "In one case where a gully formed an escape barrier for elk, the tree height went
up proportionally as the gully deepened and formed an increasing barrier to
escape," said William Ripple, a professor with the College of Forestry at OSU. "
Where the fear factor of wolves is high, the young trees and willows ...
Jul 29, 2013 ... “Wild fruit is typically an important part of grizzly bear diet, especially in late
summer when they are trying to gain weight as rapidly as possible before winter
hibernation,” said William Ripple, a professor in the OSU Department of Forest
Ecosystems and Society, and lead author on the article. “Berries are ...
Aug 4, 2011 ... In addition to answering pressing scientific questions, OSU research has a ripple
effect throughout Oregon's economy. Some studies say every dollar invested in
university research generates as much as four additional dollars in economic
activity through wages and purchases of goods and services.
Feb 6, 2001 ... Usually triggered by earthquakes, they bear little resemblance to the usual ocean
waves which are a mere ripple by comparison, and have nothing to do with tides,
even though they are often inaccurately referred to as tidal waves. They can be
huge and travel at enormous speeds of more than 400 miles ...
Sep 25, 1997 ... "But it's also true that more is happening in Europe, and if even a single country
there goes toward this in a big way you could see a ripple effect. I'm telling U.S.
companies they should not ignore or discount this movement." Hansen recently
published an analysis of the business and marketing opportunities, ...
Jul 11, 2008 ... “We've seen the impact of wolves on the ecosystem in Yellowstone, the effect of
cougars in Yosemite National Park, the same basic story about the importance of
key predators being played out in many different places,” Ripple said. “What's so
surprising here is that it's happening in a temperate rainforest, ...
Apr 30, 2008 ... “We also documented a decline in evening primrose, which along with other
wildflowers used to carpet the Yosemite Valley,” said William Ripple, a professor
in the OSU Department of Forest Resources and lead author on the study. “The
loss of top predators, whether it's wolves in Yellowstone or cougars ...
An international team of wildlife ecologists led by William Ripple, Oregon State
University distinguished professor in the College of Forestry, conducted a
comprehensive analysis of data on the world's largest herbivores (more than 100
kilograms, or 220 pounds, on average), including endangerment status, key
threats and ...
Mar 22, 2017 ... The second part of the program, “So Much Worth Saving,” will feature OSU
philosopher Michael Paul Nelson facilitating a brief talk with OSU scientists Kim
Bernard, Matthew Betts, Selena Heppell, Mark Hixon and Bill Ripple. The
evening will finish with “Continuing Conversations” in the Giustina Gallery.