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Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

Aug 14, 2019
A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large benefits to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

Jul 23, 2019
For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Extreme draining of Oregon reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

May 21, 2019
Low-cost, extreme draining of Fall Creek Reservoir aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon – and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Barring wildlife helps get your space back

May 17, 2019
Sometimes, it's best to learn to live with the animals that also call our gardens home.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

New scat study provides clues to puzzling existence of Humboldt martens in Oregon Dunes

May 1, 2019
Researchers are chipping away at solving a biological mystery on the central Oregon coast: the existence of an isolated population of a small but fierce forest predator that makes its home in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska

Jan 2, 2019
Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon – analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams.

By Chris Branam | News Story

New evidence of two subspecies of American pikas in Rocky Mountain National Park

Jul 11, 2018
Rocky Mountain National Park provides habitat for not one, but two subspecies of the American pika, a species thought to be closely connected with climate change, according to a new study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Berry-gorging bears disperse seeds through scat and feed small mammals

Jul 5, 2018
New research shows that mice and voles scurry to bear scats to forage for seeds, finding nutritional value in the seeds and in some cases further dispersing them.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Desert bighorn sheep are crossing Interstate 40 in California

Jun 5, 2018
Desert bighorn sheep are able to climb steep, rocky terrain with speed and agility. New research shows that they can cross a four-lane highway.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Great scat! Bears - not birds - are the chief seed dispersers in Alaska

Jan 16, 2018
Bears may influence plant composition in the Pacific Northwest

By Chris Branam | News Story