Mar 5, 2014 ... “With stress likely decreasing the proportion of those getting pregnant and
causing lighter calves from those that do, a wolf attack can have negative
financial ripple effects for some time.” Both researchers call for further research
into ways of successfully managing both wolves and livestock so they can ...
“The more I look at the trends facing the world's largest terrestrial mammals, the
more concerned I am we could lose these animals just as science is discovering
how important they are to ecosystems and to the services they provide to people,”
said William Ripple, distinguished professor of ecology in the College of Forestry
Apr 2, 2013 ... OSU project directors Siew Sun Wong, an assistant professor of nutrition and a
specialist with the Extension Service, and Melinda Manore, a professor of
nutrition, were awarded $4.7 million to start the program, called “The WAVE Ripples for Change: Obesity Prevention for Active Youth in Afterschool ...
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 ...
Feb 20, 2006 ... Fewer plants meant fewer small animals and other ripple effects on the food web.
Dead seabirds, low fish catches, a delayed crab season and emaciated gray
whales were some of the consequences. This unusual upwelling pattern
wreaked havoc on a marine ecosystem that ordinarily is one of the more ...
Ripple has led international collaborations to analyze the status and ecological
effects of large animals. Co-authors on this project include researchers at Oregon
State University, Stanford University, the University of California Santa Barbara
and universities in Gabon, the U.K., Sweden, South Africa, Brazil and Australia.
“Bill Ripple has been a fantastic teacher and researcher in the College of
Forestry and well deserves being named a Distinguished Professor,” said
Thomas Maness, dean of the college. “He is an internationally known leader in
the ecology of top predators and his studies on the impact of gray wolves in
Yellowstone, along ...
Apr 23, 2010 ... Much of the leading research on these concepts in terrestrial ecosystems has
emerged from research at OSU in the past decade, Eisenberg said, in studies
done by William Ripple and Robert Beschta in the College of Forestry. They have
analyzed the impact of wolves and cougars as key predators in ...
“Large predators can have a major role in limiting their prey and in determining
the structure and function of ecosystems,” said Ripple. “But scientists have
thought that the largest herbivores, such as elephants, were immune from
predation. We now know that's not the case, and based on these data from the
Pleistocene (the ...
From 2010-12, hiking in the Yellowstone backcountry, Painter re-measured 87
aspen stands previously studied by his adviser, William Ripple, and former OSU
student Eric Larsen in 1997 and 1998. Painter conducted a regional survey of
stands across the northern part of the park and also in the Shoshone National