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SEFS Ph.D. graduate, beaver expert Ben Dittbrenner shares insight with The Seattle Times

A UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences 2019 Ph.D. graduate and beaver expert was quoted in a recent story by The Seattle Times.
Ben Dittbrenner ’19, who also founded Beavers Northwest in 2013, discussed with the newspaper how beavers view roads as dams and the culverts in them as spaces that need patching up. 

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Last SEFS Seminar of the quarter will ask, “Do interactions among different fungal guilds control carbon cycling in forest soils?”

The last SEFS Seminar of Spring Quarter 2021 will be on carbon cycling in forest soils.
Peter Kennedy, a mycologist and associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology” will present, “Do interactions among different fungal guilds control carbon cycling in forest soils?” at 3:30 p.m. 

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Student Profile: BSE graduate student develops ‘smart’ paper to protect clean drinking water

When Sheila Goodman found out a significant amount of the world’s clean drinking water is lost due to inadequate infrastructure like leaking pipes, she sought a solution.Five years later, she created an inexpensive remote water sensor, made from sustainable materials, that detect leaks and prevents water damage and protects the water. 

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