Wildfires are a common occurrence across the country today, so predicting where they will happen is of great interest to scientists and the public in general.
UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences research scientist Susan Prichard, along with researchers from UW and Michigan Technological University, have created the first comprehensive database of all the wildlife fuels that have been measured across North America in an attempt to better predict where wildfires will occur, according to a recent story by UW News.
A holiday message from School of Environmental and Forest Sciences director Dan Brown:
The end of the year brings an opportunity to reflect on family and community. Approaching the end of my second year at SEFS, I am feeling a profound sense of gratitude for the SEFS community.
A School of Environmental and Forest Sciences professor and student recently represented University of Washington at the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE).
Professor Richard Gustafson and student delegate Danielle Pascoli were among more than 50 student delegates, faculty mentors and leadership team members who attended CABLE in early July in Des Moines, Iowa.
A University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) graduate and senior research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station was recently selected for the 2019 Ambassador Award given annually by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).Read more
The winter 2020 School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Seminar is set! Please join us for great presentations, engaging question and answer sessions and a post-event reception after every seminar. Titles that are still to be determined will be updated.Read more
The UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is proud to welcome Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz on Jan. 15.
Franz will present a special SEFS Seminar at 3:30 p.m.
To say UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student Jessica Hernandez is busy would be an understatement. Not only is she a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow and doctoral student at SEFS, she’s also sharing her scientific knowledge and Indigenous background through a podcast, called Indigenizing Urban Seattle.Read more
It may still be early for holiday festivities, but the 2019 School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Student Club Holiday Tree Fundraiser is right around the corner!
For a $45 donation, you can get a beautiful five to seven foot Noble Fir holiday tree from Hunter Farms, cut and sold by the SEFS Students.
On Nov. 20, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will welcome Heather Hansman, author of “Downriver into the Future of Water in the West.” She will present, “Writing Conservation Stories,” a talk on writing about complicated conservation topics, why water makes people emotional, and how to tell all sides of a story.Read more
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student and National Science Foundation graduate research fellow Olivia Sanderfoot’s letter to the editor about a proposed rule that would limit research used to determine federal environmental regulations was published in the opinion section of The New York Times on Tuesday.Read more