Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU)

Oregon State University

Lisa Gaines
Director, Institute for Natural Resources

Key Research, Technical Assistance, and Education Strengths

  • Research and teaching about natural resources in four broad areas: freshwater ecology, terrestrial ecology, hydrology and water resources, coastal and marine ecology
  • Graduate programs in natural resources
  • Excellent research facilities including: H.J. Andrews Forest, Cascade Center for Ecosystem Management, Quantitative Sciences Group, Vegetation Management Research Coop, Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing in Ecology, affiliation with NASA’s Commercial Remote Sensing Program, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Ridge Interdisciplinary Global Experiments Program, Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon Climate Service, Wind Research Coop, among others
  • Formal and informal arrangements with federal land and resource managers, including USGS-BRD, USDA Forest Service, US-EPA, NOAA, BLM