Writer/Researcher, Science & Environment
Erin Ross is a writer and researcher for Oregon Public Broadcasting, specializing in science and environmental coverage. Her work also appears on "Oregon Field Guide."
Erin is a science journalist and communicator who designed and gave live presentations for science museums before transitioning to journalism. Since then, her work has appeared in national and regional publications including Axios, NPR, Nature, Science and Scientific American. Erin has been with OPB since 2018.
Erin graduated from the Graduate Program in Science Communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Flora and Fauna | NW Life | Environment | Animals | Communities | Pacific Ocean | News | Fish & Wildlife | local | Water | Sustainability
Steelhead and salmon struggle to survive the Willamette River Basin's high dams and slackwater reservoirs. Saving them is no easy task.
Science | Environment | News | local
A new early warning system for the Northwest's volcanoes will equip geoscientists to get an earlier reading on eruptions and other geological activity.
Flora and Fauna | Science | Animals | Environment | Pacific Ocean | Health | local | Fish & Wildlife
For almost 30 years, scientists have struggled to understand why so many sea lions get cancer. If they can, they also might answer some of the biggest questions about why humans do, too.
NW Life | Environment | Climate change | Nation | News | local
For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University.
A toe bone discovered near Mitchell, Oregon, is the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the state.
Flora and Fauna | Science | NW Life | Animals | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | local
The most effective way to hunt cougars is with dogs. Hound hunting has been banned in Oregon for over twenty years, but a fatal cougar attack has reignited the debate.
Flora and Fauna | Science | NW Life | Animals | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | local
A hiker's death led to calls for a cougar cull. But a growing body of research suggests that aggressive killing can lead to more problem encounters with humans, not less.
Every year, a group of boating enthusiasts comes to Klamath Lake to blow off steam and build community.
Environment | Animals | local
Officials shot and killed a cougar suspected of fatally attacking hiker Diana Bober. They're still looking for more.
Environment | News | Animals | local
Wildlife officials shot and killed a mountain lion in the area hiker Diana Bober was attacked. But it may not be the right one.