We’re already four weeks into the Water Seminar and Environmental Science and Resource Management Seminar series (ESRM 429), but there are still six presentations remaining, starting this Tuesday, February 5! The focus this Winter Quarter is “Water, Soils and Watersheds,” and the presenters represent outside partners as well as several schools within the College of the Environment and broader university community.Read more
The date is set—Friday, March 8, 2013—and final details are coming together for the 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS)!
Held in the Forest Club Room, the annual symposium is a day dedicated to graduate students and their research.
A major federal effort quantifying the water quality impacts of cropland conservation practice investments was recently completed for the entire Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). Additional scenarios of watershed-level targeted conservation practice investments were modeled, and the costs of their implementation were estimated.Read more
On December 18, 2012, Korena Mafune was officially named the very first recipient of the Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Innovation. Selected by the University of Washington College of the Environment Scholarship Committee, Mafune will receive $1,000 for research materials and supplies, and a $1,500 scholarship for tuition and fees, for a $2,500 total award.Read more
Semi-arid wetlands might sound like an oxymoron—until you are wading into one surrounded by snow (see right).
Field verifying the condition of such wetlands in the sage-shrub steppe of Douglas County, Wash., is part of a research project led by Meghan Halabisky of Professor Monika Moskal’s Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab (RSGAL).
China’s Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) saw a near tripling of population, from about 150 million to more than 400 million. There were no significant changes in technology or forms of energy used, but only more intensive use of existing technology and energy sources.Read more
Forget putting a chicken in every pot, or a car in every backyard. Kristen McIvor has a much grander, greener and more sustainable vision for Tacoma: “I would like there to be a garden in every neighborhood that wants one.”
McIvor, who grew up in Kirkland and Spokane, first got involved in community gardening in Tacoma as a Ph.D student with the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS).