This research paper is an analysis of the electric energy industry
in Mexico since its inception in 1879. The research is based entirely
on library sources plus documents secured from the Federal Electricity
Commission of Mexico. Only minimal documentary evidence is
available in English, consequently the Oregon State University library...
The arthropod community in a Douglas-fir forest near Blue River, Lane County, Oregon was investigated from March through August 1973. Five stands of Douglas-fir were sampled: two clearcuttings, a young-growth
(20 years old), a midgrowth (125 years old), and an old-growth (450 years old) plot. A pole pruner was used...
I examined two amphibian communities to assess factors
that may impact amphibian biodiversity. The results suggest
that the potential factors which influence the maintenance
of amphibian biodiversity are multi-faceted and thus,
attempts to understand these factors must reflect these
I investigated factors that influenced the susceptibility
of western toad...
Population trends and patterns in species distributions are the major currencies used to examine responses by biodiversity to changing environments. Effective conservation recommendations require that models of both distribution dynamics and population trends accurately reflect reality. However, identification of the appropriate temporal and spatial scales of animal response, and then...
The Pacific Northwest has a relatively low diversity of primary freshwater fishes with most of the endemism and diversity in the Columbia River and Klamath River. However, the Oregon Coastal Subprovince defined as the coastal rivers from Miami River in the north to Sixes River in the south, has a...
Marine renewable energy promises to assist in the effort to reduce
carbon emissions worldwide. As with any large-scale development in the marine
environment, however, it comes with uncertainty about potential environmental
impacts, most of which have not been adequately evaluated—in part because many of
the devices have yet to be...
Upper-stem diameter measurements from a levels-of-growing-stock study on Larix
occidentalis in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon were collected over a 25 year period
with an optical dendrometer. The following hypotheses were tested with these data: 1)
stand density regime has a significant effect on stem form; and 2) crown...
Managing forest ecosystems for sustainable, multiple use requires forest resource
managers to understand how species composition and distribution vary across
environmental gradients and respond to landscape scale disturbance. A number of
statistical modeling tools are available to construct predictive models and maps from
response data, a set of predictor variables,...
A major challenge to the study of the peopling of the Americas is that much of the Bering Land Bridge (Beringia), the geographic area that people migrating from Northeast Asia into North America would presumably have passed through, is now submerged due to sea-level rise since the last glacial maximum....