“The ocean remains a wonder to me. As an ecologist, I have worked on land, but I understand that the ocean — like forests, wetlands and grasslands — is vulnerable to disruptions and that we are just starting to understand its complexity and dynamics.”
The Accidental Researcher
“I count myself an ‘accidental’ researcher. That’s because my career would have turned out quite differently, no doubt, had I not stumbled into a college class that changed everything.”
A Life of Discovery
“Maybe it’s a coincidence that I went on to become a botanist who studies the chemical, genetic and evolutionary science behind the tastes and scents that protect plants from animals and insects that would eat them. Maybe, but I doubt it. More likely, those early wildland explorations forged some deep, synaptic connection in my young brain between nature’s mysteries and a grandmother’s love. By the time I got to college, plant ecology was in my bones.”
The Research Office at Oregon State is laser-focused on growing the university’s research enterprise. And because that enterprise depends so heavily on you — our faculty, post-docs, grad students and undergraduate researchers — we’re committed to supporting you in every way possible.
Despite the current restriction of federal funds, the university’s research funding reached its highest level ever last year, totaling $308.9 million. This is a phenomenal achievement!