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August 2005

The Straight Grain
Volume 15, Number 6

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 12-13 SEPTEMBER WORLD FORESTRY CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
"International Perspectives on Forestry 2," presented by the World Forestry Institute. Information at http://wfi.worldforestry.org/ipf.htm.

SUNDAY-MONDAY, 18-19 SEPTEMBER FIELD PROGRAM CARSON, WA, WRCCRF
"Life in the Treetops: Forest Canopy Ecology," Natural History Field Program, North Cascades Institute. Information on fees and registration at www.ncascades.org.

TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER ALL-COLLEGE PLANNING MEETING LAKE WA ROWING CLUB
The Autumn All-College Planning meeting will take place on the morning of September 20 at the Lake Washington Rowing Club (in Fremont; details about getting there will come later). The meeting will start with a continental breakfast and end with a box lunch. Agenda: Refine the tentative goals arrived at during the spring, develop and identify steps for implementation, assign responsibilities for the tasks agreed upon, and set timelines to accomplish the goals. For information about previous steps in the goal setting process, including results of the online survey and tentative goals developed at the Spring Quarter all-College meeting, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/committees/committees/CFRDirections.htm.

SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER TREE SAFARI UW CAMPUS 9:30-11:30 AM
"Fall Tree Safari," sponsored by the UWAA AND CFR. Continental breakfast followed by lecture and tour by Professor Linda Brubaker. Cost is $8 for UWAA members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration and information at https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=162&Private=N.

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION WPA,GRAHAM 9 AM-3:45 PM
"How to Create and Lead Effective Garden Tours," Chuck Lennox, Certified Interpretive Trainer; Fee: $110; Preregistration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SAVE THE DATE -- CFR SALMON BARBEQUE! The CFR "Welcome Back Salmon Barbeque" will be Wednesday, October 5. As usual, it will be in the courtyard, 4-6 p.m. All faculty, students, and staff are invited. Keep the date in mind as you plan back-to-school events, and put it on your calendar at home too so you can't forget it. Phil Hurvitz will be doing his world-famous magic at the grill, the Dean will provide the corn and potato salad -- all you need to do is come, bring your family and an appetizer or dessert to share, and count on having a great time!

CFR WILL MISS DAVE SHAW
Congratulations to Dave Shaw, Reseach Manager at the Canopy Crane, who has been appointed to the OSU faculty. Dave writes," I just wanted to let everyone know I'll be leaving CRF and WRCCRF for a new job! I'll be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest Science at Oregon State University (Hail Beavers!). The position is Forest Health Specialist (15% research, 85% extension). This is a great new direction for me and I'm excited about the move. As you all know, forest health is a BIG deal these days, so this job should be really interesting. I've been hanging around CFR since 1987 when I came up and started a dissertation with Bob Edmonds, and then got on with the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks in 1991. In 1994 I moved to Carson, WA and helped set up the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility. What a ride, I'll tell ya. Best wishes to you all at CFR. I sure hope to continue collaborations with many of you. Stop by and visit if you are ever in Corvallis. I begin work at OSU next week, August 29." And stay tuned for news about a farewell celebration for Dave!

GRAD STUDENT ORIENTATION PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER
Planning for the annual orientation session for graduate students is well underway, reports Michelle Trudeau. The orientation will include a September 22nd morning session covering administrative information, including UW Libraries; afternoon travel to Pack Forest with a session on Pack, CFR information technologies, and student clubs; and dinner followed by a research panel discussion with faculty and students. A morning tour of Pack research programs will follow on September 23rd. The new graduate student cohort for Autumn 2005 is 50 strong (the largest incoming group of grad students in severeal years). It includes students coming from as far away as Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and China, as well as everal CFR master's students are entering our Phd programs.

THE WATER CENTER IS NEW NAME FOR CWWS
The Provost's Office has approved the request to change the name of the Center for Water and Watershed Studies to The Water Center. Center Director Anne Steinemann proposed this new name after extensive consulation with many internal and external partners. Says Dean Bare, "We believe that the new center name will allow us to attract new sources of funding and to communicate an expanded vision for the future research and education Anne intends to lead." The revised mission statement for the Center is "to produce scientific peer-reviewed research that will address critical issues, inform decisions, and shape policies concerning water resources in the region and beyond. We bring together expertise from a range of disciplines, including forest resources, engineering, ocean and fishery sciences, and public affairs. The Center integrates research with education and outreach, thereby uniting researchers, students, professionals, and the public in a collaborative effort to solve problems. Given the widespread significance of water and natural resources, the Center serves a broad constituency and a vital role in the region." Presently The Water Center is administered by Deans Nowell (CoFS, Soma(CoE) and Bare (CoFR). Given Anne's active involvement with and the close links among all of the College's involved with the Evans School, the Evans School will become a formal cooperating unit with the Center.

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KUDOS

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm ****************************************************************************

WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 15, Number 5

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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EVENTS FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 12-13 SEPTEMBER WORLD FORESTRY CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
"International Perspectives on Forestry 2," presented by the World Forestry Institute. Information at http://wfi.worldforestry.org/ipfhtm.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 14-16 SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP EATONVILLE,WA, PACK FOREST
"Fundamental Training and Applications of the LMS," workshop sponsored by RTI. Information at http://www.ruraltech.org/training/lms/index.asp.

SUNDAY-MONDAY, 18-19 SEPTEMBER FIELD PROGRAM CARSON, WA, WRCCRF
"Life in the Treetops: Forest Canopy Ecology," Natural History Field Program, North Cascades Institute. Information on fees and registration at www.ncascades.org.

TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER ALL-COLLEGE PLANNING MEETING LAKE WA ROWING CLUB
The Autumn All-College Planning meeting will take place on the morning of September 20 at the Lake Washington Rowing Club (in Fremont; details about getting there will come later). The meeting will start with a continental breakfast and end with a box lunch. Agenda: Refine the tentative goals arrived at during the spring, develop and identify steps for implementation, assign responsibilities for the tasks agreed upon, and set timelines to accomplish the goals. For information about previous steps in the goal setting process, including results of the online survey and tentative goals developed at the Spring Quarter all-College meeting, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/internal/committees/committees/CFRDirections.htm.

SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER TREE SAFARI UW CAMPUS 9:30-11:30 AM
"Fall Tree Safari," sponsored by the UWAA AND CFR. Continental breakfast followed by lecture and tour by Professor Linda Brubaker. Cost is $8 for UWAA members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration and information at https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=162&Private=N.

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION WPA,GRAHAM 9 AM-3:45 PM
"How to Create and Lead Effective Garden Tours," Chuck Lennox, Certified Interpretive Trainer; Fee: $110; Preregistration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SAVE THE DATE -- CFR SALMON BARBECUE!

The CFR Welcome Back Salmon Barbeque will be Wednesday, October 5. As usual, it will be in the courtyard, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and all faculty, students and staff are invited. Keep the date in mind as you plan back to school events, and put it on your calendar at home too so you can't forget it. Phil Hurvitz will be doing his world-famous magic at the grill, the Dean will provide the corn and potato salad -- all you need to do is come, bring your family and an appetizer or dessert to share, and count on having a great time!

CFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF
A warm welcome to Karen Preuss, new manager of UWBG's Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Please join the library staff and volunteers, the staff of UWBG, and gardeners of the Pacific Northwest in welcoming Karen to the UW. She brings broad and varied library experience with her, having served as a childrens and youth services librarian in Oregon, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Interspersed with her assignments in libraries, Karen has also designed, manufactured, and marketed at retail a line of childrens clothing in Maine, taken on marketing and development of publications for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, and been a successful makes the Miller Library especially appealing to Karen is its horticultural specialty. She describes herself as a passionate amateur gardener and this position a dream come true. She looks forward to meeting and getting to know like-minded people in the months to come.

WESTERN FORESTER FEATURES STAND MANAGEMENT COOPERATIVE
Check out the May/June issue of the Western Forester, http://www.forestry.org/wf/2005.php, published by the OR and WA Societies of American Foresters, which features articles about the Stand Management Cooperative.

SOME UPDATED INTERESTING WORLD FORESTRY FACTS
* In 2000, the global forestry industry generated over $350 billion in value added. Half of that was pulp and paper. Furniture, which is counted separately, delivered another $80 billion.
* The global forestry sector barely grew at all between 1990 and 2000. While forestry activities grew in Latin America and tropical Asia, they declined in Europe and Japan.
*Africa only supplied 2% of global forestry sector value-added and exports in 2000. Nonetheless, logging and wood processing contributed more than 3% of the Gross Domestic Product in 21 countries in Africa.
* Eighty percent of all Latin American forestry production is in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
* Global forestry exports (adjusted for inflation) rose 50% between 1990 and 2000 to $144 billion.
* The formal forestry sector employs 13 million people, more or less equally divided between the pulp and paper sector, wood-based industries, and forestry activities in the field. The formal furniture sector employed another 3.5 million.
* Developing countries account for only one quarter of the value-added by the global forestry sector. However, 70% of all forestry jobs in the formal sector are in developing countries.
* Between 1990 and 2000, the forestry industries of Latin America and the developing countries of Asia added one million new formal sector jobs.
*For more facts, take a look at the full report. To request a free electronic copy of the paper or to send comments or queries to the author, you can write Adrian Whiteman at Adrian.Whiteman@fao.org


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KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm ****************************************************************************

WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 15, Number 4

In this Issue:
Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE
STRAIGHT GRAIN to Cecilia Paul (cece@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm.

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EVENTS FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. Check out the CFR events calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 25-27 JULY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM VICTORIA, BC
"A Future beneath the Trees," international symposium on non-timber forest products, community economic development, and
forest conservation. Royal Roads University. Information at http://www.ntfpconference.ca/.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, 12-13 SEPTEMBER WORLD FORESTRY CONFERENCE PORTLAND,OR
"International Perspectives on Forestry 2," presented by the World Forestry Institute. Information at http://wfi.worldforestry.org/ipfhtm.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, 14-16 SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP EATONVILLE,WA, PACK FOREST
"Fundamental Training and Applications of the LMS," workshop sponsored by RTI. Information at http://www.ruraltech.org/training/lms/index.asp.

SUNDAY-MONDAY, 18-19 SEPTEMBER FIELD PROGRAM CARSON, WA, WRCCRF
"Life in the Treetops: Forest Canopy Ecology," Natural History Field Program, North Cascades Institute. Information on fees and registration at www.ncascades.org.

SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER TREE SAFARI UW CAMPUS 9:30-11:30 AM
"Fall Tree Safari," sponsored by the UWAA AND CFR. Continental breakfast followed by lecture and tour by Professor Linda Brubaker. Cost is $8 for UWAA members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration and information at
https://ealumni.washington.edu/events/EventView.asp?ID=162&Private=N.

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER UWBG PROHORT EDUCATION WPA,GRAHAM 9 AM-3:45 PM
"How to Create and Lead Effective Garden Tours," Chuck Lennox, Certified Interpretive Trainer; Fee: $110; Preregistration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF
A warm welcome to new CFR staff Amanda Davis, who will be providing faculty administrative support in 292 Bloedel, and to Gina Ottoboni, College of Engineering staff who will be working with CWWS. And a belated welcome to Keven Bennet, a research consultant who has been working since last December with Miranda Wecker out at ONRC.

CFR WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE FACULTY
Dan Peplow, a 2003 PhD graduate of CFR, has been appointed Affiliate Assistant Professor. Dan is a well regarded researcher in the area of contaminated ecosystems and will also support CFR's PCMI program. He is currently co-director of the Suriname Indigenous Health Fund, http://www.ihcenter.org/groups/SIHFund.html. Robert Fimbel has been appointed Affiliate Assistant Professor. Rob has expertise in recreation and restoration ecology (PhD in restoration ecology from Rutgers) and provides a liasion with the WA Parks and Recreation Commission, http://www.parks.wa.gov, where he serves as Chief Scientist for Natural Resources Stewardship. Matt Vander Haegen, has been appoined Affiliate Associate Professor. Matt already contributes to CFR's wildlife educational and research programs and will bring expertise in terrestrial mammals and bird populations. Holder of a PhD in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine, he is currently Senior Research Scientist, Wildlife Programs, for WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, http://wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/research/songbird/shrub_s.htm.

NEW GRANTS FUNDED IN JULY 2005
Total amount funded = $169,727
(1) "Snider Ridge landscape analysis"; sponsor: USDA Forest Services-PNW; PI: John Calhoun.
(2) "Characteristics of habitat occupied by buddleia davidii in riparian areas of King County, WA and its impact on associated
vegetation communities"; sponsor: Center for Invasive Plant Management; PI: Sarah Reichard.
(3) "The collection of social information about visitors to the Ross Lake National Recreation Area"; sponsor: USDI National Park Service; PI: Clare Ryan.
(4) "Restoring the seagrass, zostera marina l., in San Francisco Bay: Experimental evaluation of a seeding technique"; sponsor: San Francisco State University; PI: Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria.
(5) "Loss of eelgrass in Northern Puget Sound"; sponsor: Russell Family Foundation; PI: Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria.
(6) "Restoring zostera marina (eelgrass) in the Georgia Pacific Log Pond, Bellingham, WA using seeds"; sponsor: Fairbanks Environmental Services; PI: Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria.
(7) "Stabilization of reservoir sediments following dam removal on the Elwha River"; sponsor: Royalty Research Fund; PI: Darlene Zabowski

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY COMMITTEE AWARDED GRANT FUNDING
Clare Ryan, member of the Conservation Biology Committee convened by the UW Graduate School, PoE, and the UW Earth Initiative to bring together ideas about a graduate program in Conservation Biology at the UW, reports that the committee recently received a $25,000 grant from the Seattle Biotech Legacy Foundation to support more data collection on student demand for a new Conservation graduate program and to closely examine peer programs and employer needs nationwide.

TREES ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Members of the CFR community recently collaborated to produce a new publication, "Trees Are Good for Business." The brochure provides technical guidance on how to plan and implement an urban forestry program in downtown business districts. It was distributed to every Chamber of Commerce and business association in Washington State and to many local governments. CFR Research Scientist Kathy Wolf worked on the project in partnership with the PNW Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA). The project was funded by the WA Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry Program and the USFS. Two CFR alums also were technical contributors. Elizabeth Walker, a masters graduate, is now the city forester for Kirkland, WA, and Stacey (Harris) Ray, a 2003 undergraduate, is now an Urban Forestry Program Specialist for the City of Olympia, where she works on a number of special projects, including a street tree program in a commercial district. PNW-ISA recently announced that the publication received the ISA Special Projects Banner Award for 2005. The brochure is available free of charge from PNW-ISA by contacting info@pnwisa.org.

NEWS FROM THE WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE
Annie Hamilton reports that Wind River Canopy Crane staff recently hosted the International Educators Institute (IEI). The IEI is directed by the World Forestry Center's Education Department in conjunction with the World Forest Institute. This program is an intensive eight day study that brings together some of the most successful classroom teachers in the U.S. and abroad to exchange information on using best practices in forestry education. Participants of IEI return to their classrooms with new tools, new inspiration, and an active global network of colleagues and resource specialists. Many of the enthusiastic group came from every corner of the U.S., as well as educators from China, Cameroon, Australia, Norway, Chile, and Brazil. Annie also reports that the Wind River Canopy Crane is one of four sites participating this year in the Electronic Field Trip (EFT) program. This program from Ball State University is sponsored by Best Buy Children's Foundation. EFT is a web based curriculum that includes classroom activities and a live television feed which is estimated to reach millions of school age children across America. The four sites in focus this year are NASA Houston Space Center, Brooklyn NY National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility, and Carlsbad Caverns and other caves of the National Parks System. To learn more about the EFT program log on at www.bsu.edu/eft.

INTERESTING ALUMNI CAREER PATH OF THE WEEK
Kenton Miller (BS, '62; PhD, '72), former Conservation Union Director General, was recently awarded the Bruno H. Schubert Environment Prize for his lifetime achievements in conservation, particularly his pioneering work in protected area development and management. He has had a long and distiguished career and recently retired as vice president for conservation at the World Resources Institute. See http://ideas.wri.org/success_stories.cfm?ContentID=2946 and http://palnet.whirl-i-gig.com/new/index.php?sectionnav=staff.

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KUDOS
Kudos to Dave Peterson, who received a Scientific Achievement Award at the XXII IUFRO World Congress held in Brisbane, Australia. The award was presented during the Congress's opening ceremony on August 8. CFR alum John Turner (PHD,'75) was also a recipient of that award.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
For recent articles featuring CFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the CFR homepage for "CFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/cfr_news.htm.
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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/
Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://tao.atmos.washington.edu/seminars/
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/seminar.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/happening/calendar.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC)
http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.cgi