The Forest Biodiversity Research Network is a group of researchers working to answer some of today's most pressing biodiversity-related questions.


Based at Oregon State University, we are the only academic center globally whose mission is focused on forest biodiversity conservation research.


Evidence for lasting alterations to aquatic food webs with short-duration reservoir draining.

Christina A. Murphy, Ivan Arismendi, Gregory A. Taylor, Sherri L. Johnson. 2019. PLOS ONE.

News coverage by Phys Org & Oregon State University.

Are we eating the world's megafauna to extinction?

William J. Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M. Newsome, Matthew G. Betts, Gerardo Ceballos, Franck Courchamp, Matt W. Hayward, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Arian D. Wallach, Boris Worm. 2019. Conservation Letters.

News coverage by: Fox News, Live Science, New York Post, The Guardian, The Weather Channel, and more.


Impacts of the Northwest Forest Plan on forest composition and bird populations.

Benjamin T. Phalan, Joseph M. Northrup, Zhiqiang Yang, Robert L. Deal, Josée S. Rousseau, Thomas A. Spies, and Matthew G. Betts. 2019. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

News coverage by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon State University, The Columbian, The News Guard, KTVZ, EurekAlert!


Early Seral forest Habitat Symposium

June 10th at Oregon State University, CH2M Alumni Center

June 11th optional field tour to local management sites

program coming soon

registration opens in April

Winter 2019 Seminars

Wednesdays, 3-4pm at Withycombe 109, Oregon State University

February 27 // Dr. Carlos Peres (University of East Anglia)

Managing wild-caught animal protein in the Amazon for local to global benefits

March 6 // Dr. Janet Franklin (UC Riverside)

Ecosystems navigate complex terrain in a changing climate

March 13 // Dr. Nicole Gross-Camp (Allegheny College)

From primates to primates - my journey from chimpanzee seed dispersa