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Tiegs, professor for the Department of the Biological Sciences at Oakland University, employs field-based experimental and observational approaches in his research studies. 

Scott Tiegs’ study takes step toward understanding aquatic ecosystems

Rachel Yim, Science & Technology Reporter October 19, 2022

“Geographically separate ecosystems are often ecologically connected by flows of carbon and nutrients. Rivers receive nitrogen subsidies from the Pacific Ocean in the form of migrating salmon; streams...

Dr. Thomas Raffel, Ph.D., runs a laboratory on campus centered on disease ecology.

Laboratory Highlight: Dr. Raffel’s focus on disease ecology

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor July 20, 2022

Dr. Thomas Raffel, Ph.D., runs a laboratory on campus centered on disease ecology. His largest focus involves the relationship between temperature and infectious disease in cold blooded animals. Dr. Raffel...

Junior Dakota Zehler is currently studying abroad in Costa Rica.

Student shares experience studying abroad in Costa Rica

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor July 28, 2021

Junior Dakota Zehler is on a two-month long study abroad trip to Costa Rica, which began on June 30 and will end on Aug. 7. Part of Oakland University’s Business Honors program, he studies economics...

OU professor studies how decreasing glacial cover affects mountain river ecosystems

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

Oakland University professor Dr. Scott Tiegs Ph.D. co-authored a study in the journal, “Nature Climate Change” published on March 15. The study found that melting glaciers have an impact on carbon...

This is the outcome of a controlled burn, conducted by Plantwise LLC. The burn can promote restoration and growth.

Prescribed burn of OU’s biological preserve in April

Emily Morris, Managing Editor March 10, 2021

Ten acres of Oakland University wetlands have been issued a prescribed burn for April, an “experiment” to insight restoration, according to Scott Tiegs, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences.  In...

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