Shortly after starting at the University of Washington two years ago, Ava Holmes co-founded a student group, Conservation in Style, that used eco-friendly fashion to raise awareness and funds for endangered species. They organized a full calendar of events in … Continue reading →
Three researchers at SEFS—including Research Associates Derek Churchill and Van Kane, as well as Research Ecologist Alina Cansler—are part of a team that was just awarded a $383,565 grant through the federal Joint Fire Science Program. The project, “Landscape Evaluations … Continue reading →
New research from UW Environment's Laura Prugh and team shows that when hunting wolves is permitted just outside of parks, the park's visitors are 50 percent less likely to see wolves in their natural habitat.
Forest ecologist Jerry Franklin has made a career of straddling two sometimes very different worldviews — that of the ecologist and the forester. The two professions historically didn’t see eye to eye, but Franklin, in his current role as a UW professor of environmental and forest sciences and previously as a forester with the U.S. Forest Service, has in his […]
A pair of dedicated and highly organized graduate students succeeded in obtaining a grant to significantly expand the Society for Ecological Restoration-UW’s (SER-UW) native plant nursery at the UW Botanic Gardens. The SER-UW nursery provides low cost plants to the Arboretum, UW planting projects and many restoration efforts on campus initiated by SER-UW. […]
The stories of people and plants are intricately intertwined. The plants of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens have many stories to tell, and here are just a few to wet your whistle. Explore our website at to look up and locate plants in the Arboretum and learn more of our stories. 1) Abies grandis[…] Continue reading
At the April 21 Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology Department awards banquet of the New Mexico State University, Wildlife Services recognized the four 2016 Joe Skeen Memorial Scholarship recipients. Alan May, CWB® and Wildlife Services director in New Mexico, explained that the recipients also will serve summer internships. This year one returning stud […]
In Arizona, some populations of lowland leopard frogs’ immune systems are working overtime to fight off the deadly pathogen that causes the chytridiomycosis, a disease that is devastating amphibians in the southwestern United States. In a recent study published in the journal Proceedings of Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, researchers looked at the frog […]