Models of coastal hazards, ecosystems, socioeconomics, and landscape management are coupled in conjunction with alternative scenario analysis to provide tools that can allow decision-makers to explore effects of policy decisions under uncertain futures.
hand holding hundreds of small Pacific oyster larvae
In this study, researchers use the delay in shell formation associated with exposure to CO2-acidified seawater to identify genes correlated with initial shell deposition.
juvenile salmon
Researchers show that the upward movement of young Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) emerging from gravel nests is influenced by the geomagnetic field.
Newport Harbor on a summer evening
The objective of this project is to explore perceptions of community resiliency through examination of the “graying of the fleet” phenomenon in Oregon.
Study uses an interdisplinary approach, integrating engineering and economic models to find a more accurate estimate of total losses in a potential tsunmai inundation zone and the surrounding county.
This research reports on a large-scale study of macrophyte wrack deposition patterns on the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast.