Wildfire season is upon Washington state, and many people are wondering how the poor air quality that comes along with them could affect COVID-19 patients.
In a UW News story, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences assistant professor Brian J.
If an endangered species is quickly disappearing, what can natural resource managers do about it? A book exploring the answers and options for decision-making in the natural resource world was recently edited by Sarah J.Read more
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences assistant professor David Butman and Matt Bogard, a former SEFS postdoctoral scholar, are among the authors of a recently published study that showed coastal ecosystems store carbon more efficiently than forests.Read more
SEFS assistant professor Britt Johnson is an author on two recently published scientific papers.
The most recent was published in the Aug. 2020 issue of the Journal of Hydrology and is titled, “Paired air-water annual temperature patterns reveal hydrogeological controls on stream thermal regimes at watershed to continental scales.”
The study found that paired air-water annual signals are a promising tool for stream thermal regimes, and that air temperature adds critical information for water thermal regime classification.
NASA has awarded $1.2 million to fund a wildlife project, led by SEFS associate professor Laura Prugh, that aims to monitor the effects of changing snow conditions on wildlife in Alaska and Washington.Read more
SEFS professor receives funding to study how climate change will affect forest fires in western Washington
A SEFS project aiming to build a better understanding of how future climate change will affect the potential for fires west of the cascades and understand how fire and climate affect forest recovery and management options there has received $300,000 in funding from the USGS NW Climate Adaptation Science Center.Read more
UW and SEFS are now implementing new guidelines from the University’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) regarding face masks.
SEFS employees, students and faculty should use their personal cloth face coverings if they are physically at a UW worksite, even if just to pick up materials/supplies.
You’re invited to a virtual presentation of the Yellowstone Field Course. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the class was unable to travel to Yellowstone as usual. Nevertheless, they worked together virtually to bring their research to life.Read more
Join the 2020 BSE seniors as they virtually share their capstone design projects on May 28!
The event will be held from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is required; RSVP for the event here.