Aerial Information Systems Laboratory and GIS and Spatial Analysis Resources: Investigating a wide range of lightweight sensors for UAV application on both fixed wing and helicopters to support forest management, forest engineering, forest protection, wildlife habitat, and search and rescue operations. Michael Wing.
The Forest Measurements and Biometrics Lab: focuses on three major areas and seeks to develop or extend: 1) imputation methods that support dynamic forest inventory, silvicultural planning, and habitat analysis; 2) sampling and statistical methods to characterize and quantify status and change of selected attributes including biomass and carbon and 3) application of LiDAR to forest measurements and assessments. Temesgen Hailemariam.
Remote Sensing Laboratory: The remote sensing laboratory at Oregon State University's College of Forestry uses satellite, airborne and tower-based remote sensing to better understand functioning of forest ecosystems and terrestrial vegetation. Our research spans a large range of topics from mapping landscape disturbance to carbon, water and energy cycling of terrestrial ecosystems to measuring forest structure and productivity at stand level, landscape and global scales. Thomas Hilker.
Forest Fire Science: Doug Maguire, Center for Intensive Planted-forest Silviculture.
Forestry and Natural Resources Program Extension Service: Deschutes County
Fisheries and Wildlife Management: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University provides comprehensive research, education, and outreach programs related to conservation biology and the management of fish and wildlife resources.
Institute for Water and Watersheds: The IWW is Oregon’s federally-designated water resources research institute. Helping policy makers and water managers working with university faculty to seek solutions to complex water issues. Diverse research teams for inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research.
Institute of Natural Resources: OSU is designated as the lead university to administer INR. OSU established the INR as a research institute to help decision-makers identify and use relevant science in making policy choices. At INR’s foundation is the land grant mission – building bridges between theory and practice and effectively communicating knowledge to decision-makers.