Corn, bacteria, fertilizer and a marriage? It’s not exactly like it sounds, but according to a recent story in Discovery Magazine, featuring School of Environmental and Forest Sciences professor Sharon Doty, a marriage between corn and bacteria could change the future of fertilizer use.Read more
The creepy crawlies that UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student Alex Pane investigates are even scarier than they appear. Pane, who was featured in a story by The Daily about his work, recently conducted a study on two major pests found in the Pacific Northwest that kill trees: the Douglas-fir beetle and the western spruce budworm.Read more
UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate student and “Plant Wizard” Victoria Fox spoke recently to The Daily about her work as president of the UW chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration (SER).Read more
The Dead Elk Society is hosting a free breakfast for School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate students on Friday, Nov. 1. The breakfast will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Forest Club Room (Anderson 207).Read more
UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences assistant professor Indroneil Ganguly was recently featured in a South Sound Business story about how working forests help inform scientists about climate change.
The story detailed how Ganguly led research, supported by the Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA), that highlighted that after trees have been harvested and turned into finished products (like lumber and furniture), wood products keep a large proportion of the tree carbon.
On Oct. 30, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will welcome Kevin Anchukaitis, associate professor of geography and development at the University of Arizona. He will present “Volcanic Influences on the Climate of the Common Era.” This seminar is held in partnership with UW’s Quaternary Research Center (QRC).Read more
On Oct. 23, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will welcome Andres Weintraub, professor of industrial engineering at the University of Chile, as the SEFS Seminar speaker. The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m.Read more
In Washington state, it’s commonplace to hear about invasive species. After all, there are more than 450 nonnative, plant-eating insect species living in North American forests. While many of these insects are harmless, it’s difficult for scientists to predict which of these insects will cause harm.Read more
Northwest biofuels have a new fan: Dave the giraffe!
Dave, one of the giraffes at the Woodland Park Zoo, starred in a recent video in which he eats leaves from a hybrid poplar tree in the Giraffe Barn, a behind-the-scenes location at the Zoo.