College of Forestry News

Lookout Creek

“This paper is the first to look at the effects of climate change on stream metabolism at the continental scale using field observations,” said Alba Argerich, co-author who monitored McRae Creek and Lookout Creek in the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest east of Eugene, Oregon.

Citizens learn to be safe from wildfire

Oregon State University Extension Service hosted the seminar.

OSU researcher Byrne Miyamoto monitors how much weight a piece of Western Juniper can hold.

Scott Leavengood says juniper has fantastic durability – meaning its well suited for outdoor use. The wood also has high compression strength, something sought out for construction products like sill plates (the piece of lumber that joins a house’s foundation with its frame).

Central Oregon Forest

“Ideally we’d have markets for the small trees and biomass that result from these treatments,” said Nicole Strong, assistant professor at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry.

Cecil the Lion

“It’s almost like an ethical distraction, calling it by some other name,” said co-author Michael Paul Nelson, a professor and the Ruth H. Spaniol Chair of Renewable Resources at OSU. “We have these metaphors that we hide behind.

Murrelet Chick

With funding from the state Legislature, forest ecologists and ornithologists at Oregon State are conducting a long-term, large-scale study to determine what the marbled murrelet needs to survive.

Douglas Complex fire

“We leveraged a fire severity metric that integrates fire intensity and tree susceptibility. We demonstrated how industrial forest management increases these aspects of fire risk,” said Harold Zald, lead author and a former post-doctoral scientist at Oregon State.

Start 'em young

The renewable materials program provides four tracks from which to choose: science and engineering; marketing and management; art and design; and advanced wood manufacturing.

Earth's mammals

But something about substantial animals makes them more vulnerable to population collapse, said William Ripple, director of the Global Trophic Cascades Program at Oregon State University. For starters, there are usually fewer of the big animals, at least compared with the little guys.

Animal images

“I was surprised to see that although these 10 animals are the most charismatic, a major threat faced by nearly all of them is direct killing by humans, especially from hunting and snaring,” said William Ripple, a distinguished professor of forest ecology at Oregon State University and a co-autho