Almost one in five adults in the U.S. lives with a mental illness. That statistic is similar worldwide, with an estimated 450 million people currently dealing with a mental or neurological disorder.Read more
Summer is in full swing, but it’s never too early to think about the fall academic quarter. At the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, we have a wide variety of studies and classes for students across disciplines and schools to take.Read more
A School of Environmental and Forest Sciences associate professor is one of six University of Washington professors to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, according to an announcement July 2 from the White House.Read more
Two School of Environmental and Forest Sciences professors received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Assistant professor Brian J.
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences assistant professor Greg Bratman was quoted in a Newsday story about how getting outside is good for our health.
Bratman told the news outlet, “There is an emerging body of evidence that indicates that exercising outdoors may be more beneficial for your well-being than [exercising] indoors.
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences professor John Marzluff and his research on crows is back in the news. In a piece in The New York Times Magazine called, “How to Scare a Crow,” Marzluff talks about crow behavior.Read more
A recent School of Environmental and Forest Sciences graduate is taking over as operations manager at the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest.
Stacey Dixon received her master of forest resources (MFR) forest management degree in June 2019 and will begin her new job on Aug.
What can the movements of animals tell us about climate change? School of Environmental and Forest Sciences professor Josh Lawler discussed this, his research and other work in a recent episode of “From the Field,” a podcast that profiles scientists and their research.Read more
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.