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SEFS researchers author study on balancing fisher conservation, prescribed burns

Three School of Environmental and Forest Science researchers have authored a study recently published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management about balancing fisher conservation and managing forests.
L. Monika Moskal, associate professor and associate director of SEFS; Van Kane, research assistant professor; and Jonathan Kane, staff researcher, contributed as authors to the study, “Forest structure predictive of fisher (Pekania pennanti) dens exists in recently burned forest in Yosemite, California, USA.”
The study looked at the difficulty land managers in the Sierra Nevada face in balancing conservation of the habitat of the fisher, a small mammal. 

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Laura Prugh featured on ‘The Show About Science’ podcast

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences associate professor Laura Prugh was recently featured on an episode of “The Show About Science,” a podcast hosted by Nate, a seven-year-old.
Dr. Prugh, who studies the dynamics of wildlife populations and communities, facilitation, trophic interactions and indirect effects, talked with Nate on the podcast’s 70th episode about mesopredators, apex predators and complex food webs. 

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ESRM student named Bonderman Fellow

A UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences student was chosen as one of nine undergraduate students to be chosen as a 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellow.
Thadeus Sternberg, an environmental science and resource management (ESRM) with departmental honors student, plans to explore how people around the world rely on their natural spaces and resources, and how environmental protection laws may differ among countries. 

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Grad student Jenna Morris presents at ecology annual meeting

After receiving support from the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) Director’s Student Travel Fund, graduate student Jenna Morris was able to travel to and give an oral presentation at the 2019 annual meeting of the North American Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-North America) on April 7-11 in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

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