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Bioacoustics in Birdland

It’s 3:00 am. While many of us are fast asleep, for a field researcher taking a bird census, the day has already begun. For the next several hours, he or she will hike many miles, stopping for 10 minutes at each site to listen for, and then identify, bird calls. The next day, and for every day...

Tomorrow's Research Today

The Department of Wood Science & Engineering distinguishes itself from other departments on campus by offering an extensive undergraduate student research component through its Renewable Materials major. Opportunities to work in the forest products industry enable CoF undergraduates to take...

Biofuel Goes Back to the Future

“The fuel of the future is going to come from apples, weeds, sawdust—almost anything. There is fuel in every bit of vegetable matter that can be fermented,” Henry Ford reportedly told a New York Times reporter in 1925.

The future is here at the College of Forestry. In the fall of...

Changing climate, adapting management

The forests of the Pacific Northwest are amazingly productive, but will this change in the future? Most scientists agree that global climate change has already affected where and how trees grow, and long-term changes in temperature and precipitation will present new challenges to forest managers...

Quality Assurance

Alum Travis Snapp makes sure wood products are safe and reliable - worldwide.

Forestry alum Travis Snapp attended got his Bachelor’s at Oregon State in 2009. He is now the General Manager of the Engineered Wood Products Division of ...