NASA has awarded $1.2 million to fund a wildlife project, led by SEFS associate professor Laura Prugh, that aims to monitor the effects of changing snow conditions on wildlife in Alaska and Washington.

The project, called “Linking Seasonal Snow Processes to Wildlife Population Dynamics” was submitted to NASA and selected for funding as part of its Interdisciplinary Science Program. The project will provide new insights into the ways that changing snow conditions are affecting wildlife community dynamics.

The total award is $1,273,546, distributed over the course of three years. and will be shared jointly between SEFS and Civil Engineering at UW.