March 2007

March 30th

Oregon State University insect ecologist and professor Jeffrey C. Miller is the primary author of new, large-format book just published by Harvard University Press, called "100 Butterflies and Moths: Portraits from the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica," by Jeffrey C. Miller, Daniel H. Janzen and Winifred Hallwachs. With more than 100 large-format photographs of butterflies and moths, the new book documents the dizzying variety of shapes, vivid colors and cryptic markings among these species.

March 22nd

Oregon State University’s John Williams was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for Land Stewardship by the Society for Range Management. Williams, an associate professor in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management and a faculty member at the OSU Wallowa County Extension office in Enterprise, OR, is known throughout the west as a leader in rangeland management, weed control, water quality and team building. Internationally, he is recognized for his ability to bring individuals and groups with varying viewpoints together to work toward logical, rational solutions to large challenges.

March 16th

In a new study published this week, William Jaeger, an Oregon State University economist, examined three methods that governments might use to evaluate Measure 37 claims. Measure 37 enables landowners to seek compensation if their property values are reduced by land-use regulations.
Copper deposited on roads by the wearing of brake pads is transported in runoff to streams and rivers that provide rearing habitat for threatened and endangered salmon populations throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Levels of copper as low as 2 parts per billion have a direct impact on the sensory systems of juvenile coho salmon and can lead to increased predation.