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Marine Science

Best marine biology program in Oregon links students to career networks

In the Department of Integrative Biology, opportunities to thrive are placed directly in students’ hands. Nowhere is this more evident than in the marine biology option.

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Integrative Biology

Inclusive Excellence Lecture: ‘Gathering community for dialogue and action’

Achieving equity in science requires openness to challenging conversations and acknowledging that all disciplines have a history of exclusionary behavior. How do you change decades of behavior in science? Kirsten Grorud-Colvert will address this question at the 2023 College of Science Inclusive Excellence Lecture, “Inclusive Science: Gathering community for dialogue and action.”

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OSU Press Releases

College of Science postdoctoral scholar helps find hidden viral threats to coral reefs

Microscopic algae that corals need for survival harbor a common and possibly disease-causing virus in their genetic material, an international collaboration spearheaded by an Oregon State University researcher has found.

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OSU Press Releases

Juvenile black rockfish affected by marine heat wave but not always for the worse, College of Science research shows

Larvae produced by black rockfish, a linchpin of the West Coast commercial fishing industry for the past eight decades, fared better during two recent years of unusually high ocean temperatures than had been feared, new research by Oregon State College of Science shows.

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Research

New grants to support breakthrough discoveries

Four-dimensional tissue self-assembly, integrated river health and ultra-tiny spectrometers: The 2022 College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) award recipients will use collaboration to fill critical knowledge gaps across numerous scientific disciplines to drive real-world impact.

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OSU Press Releases

Ecologist Francis Chan to lead $4.2M project studying stressors facing Dungeness crab, other marine life under climate change

The researchers will focus on two key species: Dungeness crab, which plays a significant economic and cultural role in Indigenous and other coastal communities and is considered the most valuable single-species fishery in Oregon; and krill, which are tiny crustaceans that play a critical role in the ocean’s food web and serve as a bellwether for ocean health.

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OSU Press Releases

Proactive responses are most effective for fighting marine disease, Oregon State research shows

The best time to deal with diseases in marine species is before an outbreak occurs, a study by Oregon State University shows.

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News

Graduate students and alumni snag top NSF fellowships

Two College of Science first-year Ph.D. students have been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) in 2022. They are among five Oregon State University students to receive the award this year.

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OSU Press Releases

Oregon Sea Grant awards $1.15 million to OSU researchers for marine-related projects

Two College of Science faculty members are among five scientists at Oregon State to receive $1.15M from Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program at Oregon State University.

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OSU Press Releases

United States’ ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, Oregon State University analysis shows

More than 98% of U.S. waters outside the central Pacific Ocean are not part of a marine protected area, and the ones that are tend toward “lightly” or “minimally” protected from damaging human activity, research from the Department of Integrative Biology shows.