“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 long time to
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 ...
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.
The studies were authored by William Ripple, a professor, and Robert Beschta, a
professor emeritus, in the OSU College of Forestry. In their research, the
scientists explore a concept that has been called "the ecology of fear." The
ecological and historical significance of wolves is only partly due to the actual
impact they ...
William Ripple, a professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University,
and co-authors from Scotland, Austria, Australia and the United States, reached
their conclusions on the basis of a synthesis of scientific knowledge on
greenhouse gases, climate change and food and environmental issues. They
drew from a ...
“The documentation of species abundance that we have in this study is very
compelling,” said William Ripple, a professor in the OSU Department of Forest
Resources and lead author on the study. Researchers did a systematic survey of
channel dimensions, streambank condition, vegetation and species presence
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
Oct 16, 2017 ... 17, 2017, detected gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space-time –
produced by the coalescence of two neutron stars. Roughly two seconds later,
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a short flash of X- and
gamma rays from the same location in the sky. “The Fermi transient is ...
“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 one part of a
Aug 20, 2003 ... "The only way to fit it all in is to introduce bulges and ripples. This is what
happens when microRNA JAW does not properly regulate the TCP genes. There
are too many cells that are forced into the leaf plane, resulting in the introduction
of improper curvature." "This is among the first demonstrations that ...