New and Notable

Direct killing by humans pushing Earth’s biggest fauna toward extinction

OSU Press Release, Jan. 30, 2019: One hundred forty-three species of large animals are decreasing in number and 171 are under threat of extinction, according to new research that suggests humans’ meat consumption habits are primarily to blame.

The killing of large species is pushing them towards extinction, study finds

The Guardian, Feb. 6, 2019: The vast majority of the world’s largest species are being pushed towards extinction, with the killing of the heftiest animals for meat and body parts the leading cause of decline, according to a new study.

'Super Predator' Humans are Eating the World's Biggest Animals Into Extinction

Newsweek, Feb 6, 2019: More populations of megafauna are threatened and have higher rates of decreasing populations than all other vertebrates put together, Dr. William Ripple, study co-author and distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University College of Forestry said in a statement.

Bill Ripple featured in 1859 Oregon's Magazine

The Ripple Effect, a story about the second warning to humanity, is featured in the January/February issue of 1859 Oregon's Magazine.

Border wall a barrier to conservation

Oregon State University researchers William Ripple and Christopher Wolf, both part of the Global Trophic Cascades Program of the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, are among the paper’s 18 co-authors.

‘Warning to Humanity’ resolution passes OSU student and faculty governance

The Oregon State University Faculty Senate and Associated Students of Oregon State University passed a joint resolution last month endorsing “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” an article published late last year by lead author Oregon State Professor William Ripple.

Bill Ripple presents work to Worthy Garden Club

On Tuesday, June 12, Bill Ripple will present "What Wolves can tell us about the World's Health: How the Yellowstone Experiment Led to the Second Warning to Humanity" at Worthy Brewing in Bend, OR.

20,000 scientists give dire warning about the future in 'letter to humanity' – and the world is listening

Independent, Mar. 7, 2018: A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.

Scientists' warning to humanity 'most talked about paper'

EurekAlert!, Mar. 7, 2018: Twenty-five years after the first 'scientists' warning to humanity', a new report is continuing to gain momentum and is already the one of the most talked about papers globally since Altmetric records began.

Global warming drives global warning

Albany Democrat-Herald, Feb. 13, 2018: Bill Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University, has spent a large part of his career studying the interplay between predators, prey and plant life in and around Yellowstone National Park.