To the SEFS Community,
Greetings on the new academic quarter and the New Year. We all have hopes for improvements in the pandemic over this year, though we also know that we will continue working mostly remotely through the current academic year.Read more
SEFS is proud to welcome Burke Museum Tribal Liaison and member of the Yakama Tribe Polly Olsen as our Jan. 20 SEFS Seminar speaker.
According to her nomination for the UW Distinguished Staff Award, which she ultimately received in 2020, Olsen’s service to the University of Washington spans nearly 20 years, first through her work at the School of Medicine’s Native American Center of Excellence and Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, and as an advisor to the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ project, and then as the Burke Museum Tribal Liaison beginning in 2017.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens (UWBG) Director Fred Hoyt will retire at the end of January.
Hoyt’s career at UWBG has spanned 38 years during which he has played an important role in many aspects of the stewardship and growth of its collections and programs.
For 20 years, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences professor Aaron Wirsing and colleagues studied predator behavior among a variety of species that has culminated in a recently published report in Ecology Letters.Read more
POSTPONED: Due to a power outage at our speaker’s location, SEFS is postponing this seminar to Jan. 27.
Our first speaker of the quarter is rare species ecologist at the Center for Lands Management and University of Washington, Bothell affiliate faculty member Dr.
Dr. Harold Tukey, Jr., UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences emeritus professor, founding director of the Center for Urban Horticulture and former director of the Washington Park Arboretum is being remembered for his horticultural contributions to the University, Seattle and beyond.Read more
As the Fall 2020 Quarter comes to a close, SEFS would like to congratulate the undergraduate and graduate students who have completed important milestones.
Completed Final Exam (received Ph.D.)
Carolyn Rachel Shores
Completed General Exam (Ph.D.Read more
Recently published research from the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has shown that microbes taken from trees that grow beside mountain-fed streams in Washington could make phosphorus trapped in soil more accessible to agricultural crops.Read more