Brian Harvey might not be able to pinpoint the exact moment he knew he wanted to be a professor, but he can definitely recall a series of “pinch me” moments that gradually crystallized his dream—a dream he’s now realized, as … Continue reading →
Coming up on Monday, September 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the UW Botanic Gardens is hosting a talk with one of our doctoral candidates, Nate Haan: “Taylor’s Checkerspot: An Endangered Butterfly with an Interesting Diet.” A member of Professor … Continue reading →
Two UW Environment faculty members contributed to a study in Nature Communications that found the countries most at risk for nonnative species invasions are the least well-equipped to deal with the threat.
For University of Washington professor Sally Brown, it’s always been about food in cities. She got her start as a chef in New York City, then ran a wholesale vegetable business selling only locally grown vegetables in the New York area. Brown then went to graduate school to learn how city waste could be used to enrich soils on nearby farms.
Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (Seattle Office) has a digital eInternship Teaching Environmental Education (ECOLEARN) Lesson Plans at elementary schools. As a eIntern, you will get to teach exciting, already prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools. We are testing the lesson plans, expanding our outreach and make […]
President Obama has expanded a national marine monument off the coast of Hawaii, making it the largest protected area on the planet. The park, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now encompasses 582,578 square miles of both land and sea, which is quadruple the size of the original park. This decision came after scientists, environmentalists and Hawai […]
Hunters armed with biopsy darts may be the key to assessing cougar populations, according to a new study. Cougars (Puma concolor) live solitary lives in widely dispersed territories, and it’s hard to determine how many live in a given area. The only surefire method is to fit them all with radio collars, but that can cost more than $12,000 per cougar. People […]