College of Forestry News

“Twenty times more individuals and 11 times more species were captured in areas that experienced high fire severity relative to areas with the lowest fire severity,” said Sara M. Galbraith, a postdoctoral researcher in the College of Forestry.

“A basic rule of ethics is that just because you can do something – in this case, eradicate a harmful species through advanced technologies – doesn’t automatically mean you should do it,” said study co-author Michael Paul Nelson, professor and the Ruth H.

Biochar production can create an effective link between forest restoration operations and commercial agriculture in the Upper Klamath Basin

Go Big or Go Home?, a project of the Institute for Working Landscapes in the Oregon Forest Research Laboratory and the U.S.

Thank you so much to Terralyn Vandetta and Jessica Fitzmorris, co-chairs of the CoF Food Drive Committee and everyone else who served on the committee or took part in one of our fundraisers!

Iain Macdonald has been selected as director of the TallWood Design Institute (TDI), a unique research collaboration between the Oregon State University College of Forestry, College of Engineering, and the University of Oregon School of Design.

Founded by OSU forestry professor T. J. Starker in 1936, Starker Forests now holds more than 87,000 acres of timberland in five Western Oregon counties, and Blanchard has lived through much of the company’s history.

Assistant professor Ben Leshchinsky and collaborators report unstable slopes on Oregon’s coastline could see a 30 percent jump in landslide movements if extreme storms become frequent enough to increase seacliff erosion by 10 percent.

College of Forestry courtesy faculty member Steven Perakis is lead author of a study that finds red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems by tapping nutrients from bedrock.

Researchers already have the ability to remove, replace and change genes that could immediately increase productivity and improve the health of plants and animals, according to Steve Strauss, a professor and researcher at Oregon State University.