COF News & Events

LIDAR use expands into monitoring biodiversity, ecosystem health

Forestry researchers at Oregon State University have used LIDAR to identify with accuracy the breeding habitat of a particular migratory bird – another evolving role for this sophisticated remote sensing technology, and an important step forward for widespread ecosystem monitoring.

OSU to partner in new center for wood-based composite materials

Oregon State University and Virginia Tech have been chosen by the National Science Foundation to lead a new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center focused on wood-based composite materials, in a $2.2 million, five-year research initiative.