The use of native plants in restoration and afforestation has increased worldwide as their benefits to habitat quality, ecosystem services and local community well-being become widely known. In many restoration and afforestation sites, the most cost-effective and efficient way to establish plants is to use seedlings. Unfortunately, there is a...
Increased atmospheric carbon emissions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and methane acerbate climate change through carbon cycle disruption. Riparian areas offer substantial ecosystem services such as water filtration, slowing and cooling, and as is being discovered, a significant carbon sink. Total percent carbon and carbon stocks in restored riparian areas...
This research paper focuses upon subsurface flow because of
its dominant influence on the other types of hilislope water flow
processes. The basic theory of water movement is quickly discussed in
order to build the reader's general background knowledge. With this
background, the journey starts into the poorly understood realm...
One of the most pressing concerns in the Geographic Information Science
community is the distribution of spatial datasets over the Internet. Two projects of the
Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University are in the process of distributing data.
The Oregon Coast Geospatial Clearinghouse was implemented with the goal of...
The process of land acquisition for the conservation of plants or wildlife habitat
can raise controversial issues, issues often perceived differently by the individuals and groups
involved. After the land acquisition process is completed, there is rarely an opportunity to
analyze the differing perceptions of the issues and their relative...
Spatialization is an innovative way to expand searching capabilities for a
marine/coastal reference database by using a metaphorical map framework to establish
a sense of place for non-spatial information. Spatializing the Catalogue of Oregon
Marine and Coastal Information (COMC1), a coastal reference database, enables the
marine and coastal resource community...
An Internet Map Server (IMS) web site was constructed with the goal of
helping middle- through high-school students learn about ocean processes. This IMS was
developed in conjunction with the activities of the Science & Math Investigative
Learning Experience (SMILE) program, and for eventual use with the Oregon Coastal
Dramatic declines in many species of demersal fishes off the West Coast have
resulted in the designation of nine commercially important species as being
overfished. While the causes of those declines are not clearly understood, the
fact remains that a paucity of life history and abundance data exists for many...
Google Earth has given internet users the power of a virtual globe at their fingertips. It is
a free, easy to use tool that avoids the need for technical training, and uses a simple,
intuitive interface. For this reason, Google Earth appeals to general and more specialized
users. This project...