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The Straight Grain
Volume 39, Number 8

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 28. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

WEDNESDAY, 31 AUGUST ARBORETUM PUBLIC MEETING WPA 6:30-8 PM
Washington Park Arboretum North Entry/Multi Use Trail Projects public meeting.

THURSDAY-THURSDAY, 1-8 SEPTEMBER AMERICAN FISHERIES SOC MTNG SEATTLE,WA
American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the way in a changing world." Participants include SFR faculty Christian Torgersen, grad students Aimee Fullerton and Jeremy Cram; adjunct faculty Glen Vanblaricom; affiliate faculty Robert Bilby, Peter Bisson, Peter Kiffney, and Douglas Martin; and alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Lee Benda (BS 1981), James Helfield (PhD 2001), Ashley Steel (PhD 1999, MS 1993), and Brian Sugden (MS 1992, BS 1990).

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR

Thursday-Thursday, September 1-8, 2011, Seattle, WA, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the way in a changing world."
Thursday-Tuesday, September 8-27, 2011, 7-9:30 p.m. UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Landscape Design," Nancy Tom, environmental horticuluralist. Six-part class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 13-14, 2011, UW Kane Hall, Second Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference. SFR faculty, staff, and alum participants include Lisa Graumlich, Soo Hyung-Kim, Chris Lauver, Jeremy Littell, Rob Norheim, and Sergey Rabotyagov.
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7 p.m., UW Meany Hall, Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, "Parks, Plants, and People," Lynden Miller, public garden designer and Director of Central Park Conservatory Garden. For a free ticket, contact info@millergarden.org.
Wednesday-Friday, September 14-16, 2011, Friday Harbor, WA, UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute, "The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate."
Thursday-Friday, September 15-16, 2011, Port Angeles, WA, Elwha River Science Symposium.
Thursday, September 22, 2011. Save the date for SFR New Graduate Student Orientation, with a reception at UWBG’s NHS Hall in the afternoon. Details to come shortly!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, The Mountaineers Club, SFR Strategic Planning Retreat. To find out more, respond to the Catalyst survey. For planning purposes we ask that you fill out the survey as soon as possible!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Kane 130, 6:30-8 p.m., 2011-12 UW Graduate School Public Lecture,"Our Common Future: Sustainable development in a deteriorating world," Gro Harlem Brundtland, UN Special Envoy on Climate Change and former Prime Minister of Norway.

NEWSLETTERS ON LINE
The Summer 2011 issue of CINTRAFOR News is now online. The issue featues a story on the Thai market for U.S. wood products
The August issue of eFlora, the e-newsletter of the UW Botanic Gardens is now available online. The issue has news about
upcoming public education classes, a new bioblitz (sse below), and more!

SFR STUDENTS ATTEND MEETINGS/CONFERENCES
Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture grad student and NSF Fellow Lisa Hannon will present "Effects of Elevation and Proximity to Forest Fragments on Hymenopteran Diversity and Production Yields in a Costa Rican Coffee Agro-ecosystem" at the Entomological Society of America's 59th Annual National Meeting in Reno, NV, November 13-16, 2011.

SECOND BIOBLITZ AT THE WASHINGTON PARK ARBORETUM
During the second annual bioblitz at the Washington Park Arboretum scheduled for the 24-hour period Friday-Saturday, September 23-24, 2011, 3 p.m-3 p.m, university students, community members, and professionals are invited to participate in teams with a goal of cataloging every living thing. Each team will be assigned a 2- to 3-hour shift, location, taxa group and specialist. A "bioblitz" is a biological scavenger hunt that aims to inventory all the various organisms living in a given area -– the “blitz” part signifies that this inventory is taken within a short period of time. During last year's event, more than 100 participants helped turn up some fascinating discoveries. The event is free and open to the public; RSVP at simsigan@uw.edu; 206.543.8801.

PCMI NEWS
Grover Yip, Peace Corps Masters International student, returned from his Peace Corps assignment in Mayo-Oulo, Cameroon where he worked as an agro-forestry extension agent from 2008-2011. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Grover worked with local farmers to teach techniques that blended agriculture and silviculture in an environmentally sustainable way that could be integrated into local farming practices. Grover successfully defended his research project entitled "A Survey of some Mayo-Oulo Soils, Cameroon" and received his MS in Forest Resources in Spring Quarter 2011.

RESEARCH AT PACK FOREST IN FULL SWING
Greg Ettl writes that in the coming weekend alone, research projects scheduled at Pack Forest include social, physical, and biological sciences: Stanley Asah and Greg working on cultural resource surveys, biofuels IGERT students testing charcoaling blanket, and seedling photosynthesis work. The renewal of research and student participation at Pack Forest is truly making Pack Forest a center for student learning and collaborative research. For more information, see SFR-FRAA e-news article from April 2011.

SFR IN THE NEWS
Seattle PI article, "UW 'innovation zones': Boon for biz -- and trees?," references work of Gordon Bradley as member of Seattle's advisory Urban Forestry Commission.
"Finish line in sight at Johnston Ridge amphitheater" quotes alum Peter Frenzen (BS 1980).
"Reporter's notebook: How to snag a grizzly," a High Country News article, quotes alum Jesse McCarty (BS 2010).

ALUMNI UPDATES
Glen McDevitt (BS 1977) is a science teacher at Alderwood Middle School in Lynnwood, WA. Tom Hinckley reports meeting him this week on the top of Granite Peak: "During the summer he is a back country ranger for the USFS and, as a consequence, occupies the lookout. After graduation, he earned money as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and when not fishing and earning money he was a back country ranger. He cited an independent study project with Dick Taber as being an inspiring part of being an undergraduate. He also recounted Prof. Dave Scott's ability to integrate lecture and cigarette making and lighting as another strong memory."
Jesse McCarty (BS 2010) is a wildlife biologist for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 39, Number 7

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 20. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 20 AUGUST CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED INST NORTH BEND,WA 9 AM-4 PM
Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Old Growth Forests," Clay Antieau (MS 1985), Seattle Public Utilities.

SUNDAY, 21 AUGUST ARBORETUM WEEKEND WALKS WPA 11 AM AND 1 PM
Free weekend walks at the Washington Park Arboretum. 11 a.m. walk, "Pacific Connections and Hydrangeas"; 1 p.m. walk, based on interests of Garden Guides.

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 21-25 AUGUST ECOLOGY/TRANSPORTATION CONF SEATTLE,WA
International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, "Sustainability in Motion."

WEDNESDAY, 24 AUGUST NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE NISQUALLY,WA 7-8 PM
Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Lecture Series, "Understanding Grizzly Bears," Sharon Negri, Grizzly Bear Outreach Project.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Thursday-Thursday, September 1-8, 2011, Seattle, WA, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the way in a changing world."
Thursday-Tuesday, September 8-27, 2011, 7-9:30 p.m. UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Landscape Design," Nancy Tom, environmental horticuluralist. Six-part class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 13-14, 2011, UW Kane Hall, Second Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference.
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7 p.m., UW Meany Hall, Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, "Parks, Plants, and People," Lynden Miller, public garden designer and Director of Central Park Conservatory Garden. For a free ticket, contact info@millergarden.org.
Wednesday-Friday, September 14-16, 2011, Friday Harbor, WA, UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute, "The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate."
Thursday-Friday, September 15-16, 2011, Port Angeles, WA, Elwha River Science Symposium.
Thursday, September 22, 2011. Save the date for SFR New Graduate Student Orientation, with a reception at UWBG’s NHS Hall in the afternoon. Details to come shortly!

SFR PLANNING RETREAT SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER
SFR faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the 2011 SFR Strategic Planning Retreat on September 27, 2011 at The Mountaineers Club in Seattle. To find out more, respond to this Catalyst survey: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/nevada/141079. For planning purposes we ask that you fill out the survey as soon as possible!

MAY 2011 DENMAN FORESTRY PROGRAM NOW ON STREAMING VIDEO
The Denman Forestry Issues series educates the public about topical issues in forest and natural resources, as well as provide information to natural resource specialists and students. The most recent program in May 2011 featured nine speakers celebrating the United Nations International Year of Forests 2011 and SFR contributions to global forestry and conservation. The speakers explore the theme of raising awareness of sustainable management, conservation, and development of all types of
forests throughout the world. Watch:
Part 1 on international interdisciplinary education and research
Part 2 on Peace Corps, fuel wood, and wood for energy and
Part 3 on forest management, carbon fluxes, and urban wildlife.

SFR FACULTY, STUDENTS, ALUMS PARTICPATE IN MEETINGS/CONFERENCES
Christian Torgersen will participate in September's annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World," in Seattle. The meeting will focus on research on water quality in Puget Sound and the Columbia River, salmon recovery, watershed management, and other topics. Christian is a co-author on several papers, including the effects of the Elwha dam removals on fish, homing behavior of chinook salmon, thermal refugia, and others. He also is co-organizing two special sessions about riverscape ecology for understanding stream fishes. SFR grad student Aimee Fullerton is organizing a special session about aquatic connectivity. Participants in the meeting will also include graduate student Jeremy Cram; adjunct faculty Glen Vanblaricom; affiliate faculty Robert Bilby, Peter Bisson, Peter Kiffney, and Douglas Martin; and alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Lee Benda (BS 1981), James Helfield (PhD 2001), Ashley Steel (PhD 1999, MS 1993), and Brian Sugden (MS 1992, BS 1990).
SFR faculty, staff, and alumni participants in the upcoming Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference, to be held at the UW on September 13-14, 2011, include Lisa Graumlich, Soo Hyung-Kim, Chris Lauver, Jeremy Littell, Rob Norheim, and Sergey Rabotyagov.

WA STATE PARCEL DATABASE USED IN WATER QUALITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Luke Rogers sends along information about the use of the Washington State Parcel Database that he, Andrew Cooke, and Matt McLaughlin produce annually and says "It’s interesting to see how it is being used by the agencies we share it with." Sun Harbor Water District #3 in Walla Walla County had an acute e-coli boil water advisory on July 26th. The Walla Walla County Health Department used newly-created service area boundary GIS information to identify in a matter of minutes the 88 addresses served by the water system. They worked with the county emergency response office to quickly notify all customers of the boil water advisory. The Walla Walla County Health Department used grant funding from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to develop a GIS-based map of all Group A service area boundaries, linking them to parcel boundaries. Before receiving the grant, when faced with a water system emergency the health department would spend an hour or more manually identifying addresses served by a water system because service area boundary maps were only approximate, and were not linked directly to parcel boundaries. The new data enables accurate and efficient emergency response because it is linked to the county emergency response department’s mapping database.

SFR IN THE NEWS
Sarah Reichard is quoted in The Olympian article, "Green gardening philosophy evolving into new frontiers."
"Highway agencies' tree cutting raises practical questions" references research by Kathy Wolf.
"Top ten: America's coolest schools," the annual Sierra Club feature, has picked UW as the number one school and mentions Pack Forest.
Alum Kevin Zobrist (MS 2001, BS 2000) is featured in the latest issue of Washington State Magazine, "Seeing the trees."

ALUMNI UPDATES
David Bergendorf (MS 2002) has accepted a program and budget analyst position with the U.S. Forest Service's National Forest System in Washington, DC. He is currently a program analyst with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Arlington, VA.

KUDOS
Kudos to alum Peter Frenzen (BS 1980), scientist at Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, who was awarded the U.S. Forest Service's 2010 Gifford Pinchot Award for excellence in interpretation and conservation. The award recognizes "Frenzen's dedication to sharing the knowledge of scientific discovery and nature with volcano visitors, educators, and students."

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 39, Number 6

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 14. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 15 AUGUST    PARRINGTON FORUM/BIOFUELS    PARRINGTON 309   12 PM
UW Evans School Parrington Forum, "Biofuels and Their Discontents," Michael O'Hare, University of California, Berkeley. A review of current controversies, and their implications for policy, regarding the increased use of biofuels (especially soybean diesel, sugar cane ethanol, and corn ethanol) to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 15-19 AUGUST   ENV MEASUREMENT SYMPOSIUM   BELLEVUE, WA
National Environmental Measurement Symposium, Bellevue, WA.

TUESDAY, 16 AUGUST   MEH PRESENTATION   UWBG,DOUGLAS     9 AM
Master of Environmental Horticulture project presentation, "University of Washington Seattle Campus Forest Resource Analysis," Kava Vale; Committee Chair: Kern Ewing.

WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST   NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE   NISQUALLY,WA   7-8 PM
Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Lecture Series, "Monitoring the Nisqually Delta," Kelley Turner, U.S. Geological Survey.

SATURDAY, 20 AUGUST  CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED INST  NORTH BEND,WA  9 AM-4 PM
Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Old Growth Forests," Clay Antieau (MS 1985), Seattle Public Utilities.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Thursday-Tuesday, September 8-27, 2011, 7-9:30 p.m. UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Landscape Design," Nancy Tom, environmental horticuluralist. Six-part class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 7 p.m., UW Meany Hall, Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture, "Parks, Plants, and People," Lynden Miller, public garden designer and Director of Central Park Conservatory Garden. For a free ticket, contact info@millergarden.org.
Wednesday-Friday, September 14-16, 2011, Friday Harbor, WA, UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute, "The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate."
Thursday-Friday, September 15-16, 2011, Port Angeles, WA, Elwha River Science Symposium.
Thursday, September 22, 2011.  Save the date for SFR New Graduate Student Orientation, with a reception at UWBG’s NHS Hall in the afternoon. Details to come shortly!

INTERNS AT PACK FOREST
Greg Ettl reports that "most of the hiking trails at Pack Forest are now clear due to the hard work of our student interns."  Seven summer interns have been working at Pack; the students are involved in measuring forest inventory plots, two seedling establishment studies, a sapflow study, and several projects of their own design. Learn about the work of interns Valerie Chu, Kate Galligan, Kevin Nguyen, Diana Petri, John Simeon, Luke Warthen, and Gregg Zimmerman by checking out Pack's Facebook page.

UW BOTANIC GARDENS GARDEN LOOSTRIFE ERADICATION PROGRAM
UW Botanic Gardens is ramping up to begin its third year of the five-year WA Department of Ecology Garden Loostrife eradication program. See http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/news/2011/08/04/spray-notification-garden-loosestrife-august-10-12/ for information on the project and http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/scripts/query/displayWeed.asp?tableName=Weed&categoryID=6&problemID=2083
for information on garden loosestrife.

UNEP-COMMISSIONED FILM FOR INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) commissioned a campaign film for the International Year of the Forest 2011. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this short film highlights the importance of living forests in mitigating climate change. It foregrounds the ecosystem services they provide and their potential role in the development of a sustainable green economy. Produced and directed by Natasha Serlin, designed and animated by Shroomstudio. Watch the film at http://vimeo.com/21982715

SFR IN THE NEWS
Alum Joel Holtrop (MS 1982) is quoted in New York Times article, "Obama admin denies petition to raise grazing fees on public lands."

ALUMNI UPDATES
  Chris Servheen (MS 1974) recently spoke via videoconference to grizzly bear experts assembled at U.S. consulates in Vancouver and Calgary about the American grizzly bear recovery program.  See
http://vancouver.usconsulate.gov/news-events/2011-news-and-events/grizzly-bear-recovery-programs/.
Nalini Nadkarni (PhD 1983) has been chosen to lead the University of Utah's new Center for Science and Mathematics Education, beginning this fall; she will be a Professor of Biology in the College of Science.
Rebecca Butterfield (MS 1984) went on to get a PhD at North Carolina State University.  She is a community forestry specialist for the Rainforest Alliance, and lives in Washington, DC.
Jeanette Dorner (MS 1999) has been hired as the Puget Sound Partnership's Program Director for Salmon and Ecosystem Recovery, beginning August 22, 2011. She has previously served as the salmon recovery program manager for the Nisqually Tribe.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff,
students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use
this link:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html

 


 

The Straight Grain
Volume 39, Number 5

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the School 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/aboutTheSchool/straightGrain/index.shtml.

EVENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING AUGUST 7. Check out the SFR events calendar, for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 6 AUGUST   OWLS & WOODPECKERS  NORTH BEND, WA   9 AM-12 PM
Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Owls and Woodpeckers presentation and forest walk," Paul Bannick, photographer; and Julie Stonefelt, naturalist.

TUESDAY, 9 AUGUST    PHD GENERAL EXAM      ANDERSON 22     10 AM
"The Effect of Water and Nitrogen Availability on Douglas-fir Growth and Response to Fertilization," Kim Littke, committee chair: Rob Harrison.

WEDNESDAY, 10 AUGUST   NISQUALLY REFUGE LECTURE   NISQUALLY,WA   7-8 PM
Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Lecture Series, "Pacific Feast: Food from field to forest," Jennifer Hahn, Western Washington University.

THURSDAY, 11 AUGUST      PHD DEFENSE       ANDERSON 207      9 AM
"Urbanization Influences on Songbird Population Dynamics, Community Structure, and Energy Relationships," Dave Oleyar, committee chair: John Marzluff.

FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST        THESIS DEFENSE    ANDERSON 22      2 PM
"Mammalian Vulnerability and Conservation in a Changing Climate," Carrie Schloss, committee chair: Josh Lawler.

SATURDAY, 13 AUGUST   VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    WEST SEATTLE 9 AM-NOON
Delridge Rain Garden Project planting event.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday-Friday, August 15-August 19, 2011, National Environmental Measurement Symposium, Bellevue, WA.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Nisqually, WA, 7-8 p.m., Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Lecture Series, "Monitoring the Nisqually Delta," Kelley Turner, U.S. Geological Survey.
Saturday, August 20, 2011, North Bend, WA, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cedar River Watershed Institute, "Old Growth Forests," Clay Antieau (MS 1985), Seattle Public Utilities.
Thursday-Tuesday, September 8-27, 2011, 7-9:30 p.m. UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Landscape Design," Nancy Tom, environmental horticuluralist. Six-part class on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Wednesday-Friday, September 14-16, 2011, Friday Harbor, WA, UW Program on Climate Change Summer Institute, "The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate."
Thursday-Friday, September 15-16, 2011, Port Angeles, WA, Elwha River Science Symposium.
Thursday, September 22, 2011.  Save the date for SFR New Graduate Student Orientation, with a reception at UWBG’s NHS Hall in the afternoon. Details to come shortly!

SFR WELCOMES FERNANDO RESENDE
Tom Hinckley writes, "Fernando Resende has accepted our offer to be Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Bioresource Science and Engineering. His arrival will be at a perfect time as the new BSE program and associated curriculum enter its second year on a platform of both great expectations as well as potentially incredible support. His research will focus on mechanical and chemical techniques to catalyze the conversion of biomass to biofuels.  Dr. Resende has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas in Brazil, his native country.  He received an MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 from the State University
of Campinas and another MS in Chemical Engineering in 2008 from the University of Michigan.  He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2009.  He has done postdoctoral work at Purdue University and South Dakota State University, where he is working presently.  His office and laboratory will be in Bloedel.  Please join me in welcoming him to the faculty of the School of Forest Resources."

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR DAVE BRIGGS' RETIREMENT EVENT IN DECEMBER
Megan O'Shea writes, "As many of you know Dr. David Briggs will be retiring at the end of this year. Dave joined the SFR faculty as Assistant Professor in 1980 and was appointed Director of the Stand Management Cooperative in 1996 and Director of the Precision Forestry Cooperative in 2005. In 2005 he was appointed holder of the Corkery Family Endowed Chair. Over the years Dave has provided financial and academic support to graduate students and helped put in place the very foundations that have made not only SFR but also PFC and SMC such a success. We hope you can join us for an PFC-SMC sponsored event on December 2, 2011 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UW Waterfront Activities Center as we toast (and roast) Dave and wish him the very best in this next chapter of his life. We are collecting donations for Dave’s retirement gift, which will have something to do with either hiking or travel or hopefully both.  Donations can be dropped off with Nevada Smith, 107 Anderson, or Megan O’Shea, 164
Bloedel. RSVP to moshea@uw.edu."

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS JUNE 2011
"Phytoremediation with Endophytes," PI: Sharon Doty; sponsor: Edenspace Systems Corporation; amount: $48,0000.
"Development, Validation, and Verification of New Modules for Corn Model: MaizSim and Potato Model: SpudSim," PI: Soo-hyung Kim; sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture; amount: $30,000.
"Habitat Climate-change Sensitivity Database," PI: Josh Lawler; sponsor: National Wildlife Federation; amount: $20,000.
"Neuroecology of American Crow Recognition of People," PI: John Marzluff; sponsor: UW Royalty Research Fund; amount: $30,685.
"Washington Outer Coast NET MAP Data Compilation and Mapping," PI: Miranda Wecker; sponsor: Clallam County; amount: $8,000.
"Habitat Work Schedule Data Compilation and Entry: WRIA 20," PI: Miranda Wecker; sponsor: Clallam County; amount: $7,000.

SFR FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
L. Monika Moskal will attend the August 15-19, 2011 Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment Conference in Nairobi,
Kenya, where she will participate in workshops on "Information Extraction, Earth Observation Systems, and Photogrammetry; and GIS in Education, and give a presentation on "Object Based Image Analysis (OBIA) for Decadal Landscape Change in the Kisumu, Kenya Region."

NEON CONSTRUCTION FUNDING FOR FY 2011
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has announced that the National Science Foundation will fund the $434 million construction of the observatory, starting with $18 million in FY 2011. See the press release. The Wind River Experimental Forest is the core site for NEON's Pacific Northwest Domain, http://neoninc.org/domains/pacificnorthwest.

SFR IN THE NEWS
The August 2011 issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Evironment has an article by Aaron Wirsing; his reaserch is featured in a companion podcast, "Anti-predator behaviors transcend the land-sea boundary."
"New UW tree canopy study shows Tacoma closer to goal," features research by L. Monika Moskal, the Tacoma canopy cover assessment study.
"Don't plant ivy: It's just not worth it" quotes Miller Library Plant Answer Line Librarian Rebecca Alexander.
See "UW eco-arson suspect pleads not guilty" for more on the 2001 arson at UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban
Horticulture.
Alum Jeanette Dorner (MS 1999) is quoted in New York Times article, "Seeing trends, coalition works to help a river adapt."
The UW Today article "Collaboration yields guide-to-go for flowers at Mount Rainier" features work of alum David Giblin (MS 1997).

ALUMNI UPDATES
Akira Kajiwara (PhD 2003) is a professor in Otemon Gakuin University's Faculty of Management in Osaka, Japan.
David Sund (BS 2003) is a forester with the WA Department of Natural Resources in Chehalis, WA.

KUDOS
Send in those kudos!

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS For recent articles featuring SFR faculty, staff, students, and alumni, go to the SFR homepage for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/news/events
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
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
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html

 

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