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In cold weather, hummingbird bodies enter into an "energy-conservation mode called torpor," according to Oregon State ecologist Adam Hadley. Birds that stay north for the winter experience a nightly "mini-hibernation," in which their 107-degree body temperatures can plummet to 48 degrees.


In a model of the forest industry, researchers in the College of Forestry combined an evaluation of costs for collecting, transporting and processing biomass with the potential locations of regional processing facilities in western Oregon. Each location was chosen because it is adjacent to an...


Congratulations to Bond Starker on his upcoming retirement. The College of Forestry thanks you for your support and we wish you the best. Enjoy that trip to Hawaii!


Upcoming CE Opportunities

Pollinators in Managed Forest Landscapes

Presented By: 
Oregon State University College of Forestry
30 Mar 2017 - 9:00am

The aim of Pollinators in Managed Forest Landscapes is to bring together researchers and land managers to share findings from current pollinator research and to develop a research agenda for pollinators within managed forests of the Pacific Northwest.

Wood Design Workshop

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry, American Wood Council, and Woodworks
17 May 2017 - 8:00am

Participants will be exposed to two days of wood design regulation, code, and specifications.

Westside Fire Regime Summit

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry, OFRI, NW Fire Science Consortium
24 May 2017 - 1:00pm

Join us for a summit on the state of knowledge and available research on fire regimes for forests and grasslands west of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington.

Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments

Presented By: 
Oregon State University College of Forestry, Purdue University, University of Idaho
11 Jul 2017 (All day)

Adapting forest regeneration practices to changing climate, natural disturbances, policies, markets, and technology present continuous challenges and opportunities. Access to the best available scientific research on these topics is key to successfully adapting to these changes.