The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) Diversity Committee recently held a photo contest, and the results are in!
Students were asked to submit two types of photos:
Category One: Photos containing students conducting research
Category Two: Photos of general field/lab sites in which student work is conducted
Here are the winners:
First Place: Mira Sytsma
Second Place: Russell Kramer
Third Place: Luwam Gabreselassie
First Place: Hannah Wilson
Second Place: Alexis Krapas
Third Place: Saba Saberi
Congratulations to all the winners!Read more
Summer in Washington and the Pacific Northwest means an end to dreary days and warmer weather, but there’s something else on the minds of residents. When will the wildfires begin?
Last year, about 1,700 fires were reported in Washington, burning 500,000 acres of land and affecting thousands of people in rural communities.
Brian Ahshapanek first enrolled at the School of Environmental Sciences in 1988. More than three decades later, he will graduate with a degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM).
In the time between he started and finished his degree, Ahshapanek, a member of the Mukleshoot Tribe, worked for and retired from the U.S.
A School of Environmental and Forest Sciences student was named one of two University of Washington President’s Medalists.
Marisa Deluccia, an Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management student, will be honored with the medal during the University’s Awards of Excellence ceremony on June 13 in Meany Hall.
Three School of Environmental and Forest Science researchers have authored a study recently published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management about balancing fisher conservation and managing forests.
L. Monika Moskal, associate professor and associate director of SEFS; Van Kane, research assistant professor; and Jonathan Kane, staff researcher, contributed as authors to the study, “Forest structure predictive of fisher (Pekania pennanti) dens exists in recently burned forest in Yosemite, California, USA.”
The study looked at the difficulty land managers in the Sierra Nevada face in balancing conservation of the habitat of the fisher, a small mammal.
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences associate professor Laura Prugh was recently featured on an episode of “The Show About Science,” a podcast hosted by Nate, a seven-year-old.
Dr. Prugh, who studies the dynamics of wildlife populations and communities, facilitation, trophic interactions and indirect effects, talked with Nate on the podcast’s 70th episode about mesopredators, apex predators and complex food webs.
The next SEFS Seminar will be presented by Benjamin Sleeter, land use and climate change team lead at the Western Geographic Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, who will share, “Effects of 21st century climate, land use and disturbances on ecosystem carbon balance in California.”
The seminar will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the one incoming graduate student, two current graduate students, one incoming undergraduate student and four current undergraduate students who received funding for the 2019-2020 academic year from the UW College of the Environment scholarships and funding!Read more
An environmental science and resource management (ESRM) student was recently awarded a Corbett Scholarship that will allow her to study in British Columbia.
Sierra Jade Red Bow, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe and an American Indian studies and ESRM sophomore, will spend the autumn 2019 semester at the University of British Columbia.