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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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Research

A sustainable future: Unravelling the data

Mathematics and statistics are two of the quickest-growing fields in the country, and it's not hard to guess why. In part three of this series, we examine some of the data-driven research that is helping usher in a new era of climate policy and action.

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Research

A sustainable future: How materials science can make the planet cleaner

For many OSU materials scientists, fighting climate change means finding cleaner energy sources, developing sustainable alternatives to wasteful industry processes, and drawing on unconventional means to reduce the pollution already in the environment.

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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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Research

OSU research finds way to scrub carbon dioxide from factory emissions, make useful products

Carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Kyriakos Stylianou.

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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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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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News

Oregon State to lead Department of Energy project to capture carbon dioxide from the air

Oregon State University chemistry professor May Nyman has been selected as one of the leaders of a $24 million federal effort to develop technologies for combating climate change by extracting carbon from the air. The work by Nyman, OSU computational chemist Tim Zuehlsdorff and Argonne’s Ahmet Uysal and Michael Sinwell is part of a nine-project carbon capture and storage mission being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Integrative Biology

Low-flow research on Colorado River sheds light on eventual new normal for Grand Canyon

Researchers from Oregon State University say ecological data gathered during a recent low-flow experiment in the Grand Canyon is a key step toward understanding Colorado River ecosystems as the amount of water in the river continues to decline.

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Faculty and Staff

Meet Biden's trailblazing climate science adviser

Biden tapped the celebrated Oregon State marine biologist Jane Lubchenco as one of his top advisers. Lubchenco is deputy director for climate and environment at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.