Earth Healthy Planet Stewardship

Documenting the Giants

Forest scientist and Oregon State University alumnus Steve Sillett studies and climbs the largest trees in the world.

Student Research

Long Life and Naked Mole Rats

Minhazur Sarker has one lofty goal with his research: promoting healthy, less destructive aging processes. But though the lights are on in the long room lined with rows of countertops, at this early hour no one is hunched over in the chairs, taking notes or observing experiments.

Healthy People

Native health

Stuart Harris can still remember the sights, scents and sounds of the autumn day when he gathered with his family as a boy and helped the adults smoke deer: crisp leaves, a dusting of frost and the laughter of children mingling with the smell of smoke in the air. For Harris, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), the preparation and flavor of smoked food have been familiar since childhood.

Earth Healthy Planet

Connected by climate

Fish bones aren’t exactly the most prized portion of the catch of the day. Encountering a nearly translucent sliver in a grilled fillet is at best an annoyance and at worst a choking hazard. But for one Oregon State University researcher, certain fish bones are immensely valuable.

Healthy Planet Stewardship

Contraceptive vaccine under study for elephants and horses

The first lesson the elephants taught Ursula Bechert was that they had a sense of humor.