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Feb. 17 SEFS Seminar: University of Colorado’s Laura Dee to present on how global change impacts biodiversity

This week, SEFS welcomes Laura Dee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado, Boulder, as the Seminar speaker. She will present, “Quantifying how global change impacts biodiversity and ecosystem services” at 3:30 p.m. 

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Evergreen State College faculty John Withey to discuss wildlife responses to climate change at Feb. 3 SEFS seminar

SEFS is proud to welcome John Withey, Ph.D., Director and faculty member of Evergreen State College’s Graduate Program on the Environment as our Seminar speaker on Feb. 3. He will present, “Wildlife responses to climate change, carbon pricing policies and forest landowner decisions in the Pacific Northwest.”
Withey received his Ph.D. 

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SEFS emeritus professor publishes book on College of Forestry

A UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences emeritus professor has published a new book that charts the history of the university’s College of Forestry, the predecessor of SEFS.
In “Saving Forest Ecosystems: A Century Plus of Research and Education at the University of Washington,” Robert Edmonds writes about the early days of logging to the days of preserving old-growth forests and the current era of climate change. 

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SEFS to welcome Dr. Beronda L. Montgomery as 2021 Sustaining Our World Lecture speaker

UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is proud to welcome Dr. Beronda L. Montgomery as the 2021 Sustaining Our World Lecture speaker on April 14. She will present, “Lessons From Plants: Insights For Human Thriving.”
Montgomery is a writer, science communicator, and Michigan State University Foundation Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. 

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SEFS Seminar with Burke Museum Tribal Liaison Polly Olsen on Jan. 20

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. 

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