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Mathematics graduate student Ruby (Ali) Chick
Graduate students

Mathematics graduate student explores marine systems through an interdisciplinary lens

Mathematics graduate student Ruby Chick pursues interdisciplinary research on microplastics through the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program at Oregon State University.

Sally Hacker and a graduate student study beach grasses along the Pacific Northwest coast
Faculty and Staff

Can a new super beach grass save our coastal dunes?

Integrative Biology Professor Sally Hacker is one of five Oregon Sea Grant omnibus funding recipients. She will study a new hybrid super beachgrass along coastal dunes in the Pacific Northwest.

Bull Kelp floating on ocean surface
Integrative Biology

Satellite data boosts understanding of climate change’s effects on kelp

Tapping into 35 years of satellite imagery, researchers at Oregon State University have dramatically enlarged the database regarding how climate change is affecting kelps, near-shore seaweeds that provide food and shelter for fish and protect coastlines from wave damage.

Chantelle MacAdams next to the ocean on a rock
Students

Fighting for a habitable future: Science scholarship enables zoology senior to prepare

A recipient of the SURE Science award, zoology senior Chantelle MacAdams' research confirmed the role small predators could play after the loss of a keystone species.

Red Fan Coral on shallow ocean floor
Marine Science

Marine scientists tout ocean protection progress, give road map for more

More progress is urgently needed to protect the ocean, OSU scientists reported at the Our Ocean Conference.

Juan Restrepo sitting on ledge in front of shrubbery
Mathematics

Mathematician elected Fellow of American Physical Society for advancing understanding of climate change

Mathematics Professor Juan Restrepo has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Kristofer Bauer standing on rocks on ocean shore with research equipment
Integrative Biology

Probing the mysteries of barnacle settlement: Ecology fellowship supports student fieldwork

The Alexei Lubchenco Menge fellowship introduced in 2019 is opening new opportunities for biology and zoology students interested in ecology and field work.

school of Squirrel Fish swimming near seafloor
Marine Science

Ocean ecologist calls for action on ocean-related solutions to climate change

Ocean-based actions have greater potential to fill in gaps in climate change mitigation than previously appreciated, marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco explains in a paper published today in Science.

school of sweetlips swimming near ocean floor
Marine Science

Marine ecologists devise handbook to accelerate global ocean protection

Two new grants will assist marine scientists at Oregon State University to make significant progress in global ocean protection.

boat crane releasing research submarine into ocean
Alumni and Friends

2019 Young Alumni Awardee makes waves as marine ecologist and ocean storyteller

Biology and chemistry alumna Megan Cook receives 2019 Young Alumni Award, a tribute to her global career build spanning research, marine operations, media communication and ocean education.

Oregon coast sand dunes on beach during sunset
Marine Science

Recipe for a dune: Sand, wind, water, plants

Ecologist Sally Hacker helped lead a team of scientists who developed a mathematical model that predicts the evolution of the beach profile.