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Graduate students and alumni snag top NSF fellowships

Two College of Science first-year Ph.D. students have been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) in 2022. They are among five Oregon State University students to receive the award this year. 

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OSU Press Releases

Oregon Sea Grant awards $1.15 million to OSU researchers for marine-related projects

  Two College of Science faculty members are among five scientists at Oregon State to receive $1.15M from Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research, public engagement and education program at Oregon State University.  

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OSU Press Releases

United States’ ocean conservation efforts have major gaps, Oregon State University analysis shows

More than 98% of U.S. waters outside the central Pacific Ocean are not part of a marine protected area, and the ones that are tend toward “lightly” or “minimally” protected from damaging human activity, research from the Department of Integrative Biology shows.

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Conserving coral reefs: Marine biologist receives coral society’s highest honor

Congratulations to Virginia Weis, University Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, for receiving the Eminence in Research Award from the International Coral Reef Society.

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Marine Science

Coastal ecosystem being destabilized by climate change, Oregon State research shows

A new study from the Department of Integrative Biology shows that climate change has eroded the resilience of intertidal communities.

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News

Gas-passing plankton illuminate another piece of the carbon cycle puzzle

A new study shows that the ocean’s most abundant life form, a type of bacteria, consumes acetone and other climate-active gases.

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News

New endowed faculty position recognizes excellence in microbiology

New Excellence in Microbiology Faculty Scholar Kimberly Halsey researches the marine carbon cycle, fosters student engagement and promotes inclusivity in admissions.

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Microbiology

Oregon State microbiology research furthers understanding of ocean’s role in carbon cycling

Researchers from the Department of Microbiology have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.

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Research

Innovation grants to build model reef at OSU, catalyze biological and materials research

College of Science Research and Innovation Seed (SciRIS) awards fund projects based on collaborative research within the College of Science community and beyond.