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January 2004

The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 5

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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THURSDAY 5, FEBRUARY MEETING
Washington Native Plant Society Meeting, Central Puget Sound Chapter will hold a meeting in the Forest Club room at 7:30 p.m. At the meeting, Peter Dunwiddie, Director of Research Programs for the Washington Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, will give an update entitled, "Ecology and population dynamics of American ginseng and Yellow Island fire prairie." Faculty, students, staff and general public are invited to monthly chapter meetings. There is no fee for attending the meeting. For more information contact Howard Coleman, Program Chair, at 206-633-4195.

FRIDAY 6, FEBRUARY ANNUAL REVIEW
CWWS Annual Review of Research: The Science of Watersheds
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB West Ballroom
To view the agenda and register on-line ($30): http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/review04.htm

TUESDAY 10, FEBRUARY SEMINAR
CWWS Tuesday Seminar Series: "Projects and professional opportunities in the water and natural resources fields," Tracy Drury, GeoEngineers. All CWWS seminars take place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in AND 22. A list of upcoming seminars are available at http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/tuesdayW04.html

TUESDAY 17, FEBRUARY MEETING
All-College Meeting: Forest Resources Library / Natural Sciences Library Merger The meeting will be from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in AND 207. http://www.lib.washington.edu/Forest/merger.html

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY SEMINAR
Urban Ecology Seminar Series: "The Role of Sciences in Addressing the Conflict Between Growth of Human Influence and Conservation of Ecological Systems." Alan Thornhill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology. The seminar is at 4:30 p.m., WINK 201, with a reception immediately following in AND 304.
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*********** NEW UW FORESTRY HATS NOW AVAILABLE ******************
The Forest Club has a new shipment of hats in-stock. Six different colors to choose from! The new hats are displayed outside the Dean's office. The hats can be purchased from Student Services for $10 a piece. Get yours today!

*************CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO CREATE HABITAT **************
Join the fun with Heron Habitat Helpers and Earth Core! Saturday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kiwanis Ravine Overlook. Volunteers are needed to help mulch, weed and build steps. Come dressed in boots, rain gear, and gloves as it will be wet. The overlook is at Commodore Way on the dirt path just west of the railroad trestle or the end of 34th Street. Questions? Contact: Timothy Randle at (206) 378-0327

************** NEW FROM WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE RESEARCH CENTER********
Is this the Missing Carbon? Over the Long Term, The Old-Growth Forest at the WRCCRF Appears to be Carbon Sink.

Carbon flux measurements have been ongoing at the 12-ha plot since 1997. Funded by the Western Region of the National Institute of Global Ecological Change (WESTGEC) the study constitutes the longest of its kind in old-growth, Douglas-fir-western hemlock forest using eddy flux microclimatological methods. Analyzing the most recent data from 2003, researchers from U.C. Davis are predicting that the normal trend in net ecosystem exchange (NEE) at the WRCCRF is about -0.9 Mg C/ha/yr. That is to say that on average the site is a small carbon sink. These predictions closely match traditional biophysical measurements (DBH and tree height) and allometric modeling of net ecosystem productivity (NEP) that set the trend at a slightly less sink of -0.2 Mg C/ha/yr. Total above- and below-biomass on the 12-ha plot weighs in at 812.5 Mg organic matter/ha (organic matter is about %50 carbon). This puts the WRCCRF site at slightly above average for total organic matter of similar forest types in the Washington Cascade Range.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS FROM CFR FACULTY AND STAFF
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Harmon, M. E., K. Bible, M. G. Ryan, et al. manuscript accepted to Ecosystems. Production, respiration, and overall carbon balance in an old-growth Pseudotsuga/Tsuga forest ecosystem.

Smithwick, E. A. H., Harmon, M. E., Remillard, S. M. et al. 2002. Potential upper bounds of carbon stores in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Ecological Applications, 12(5): 1303-1317.
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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
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

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/seminars/index.html

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/index.cgi

Urban Ecology, http:/www.urbanecology.washington.edu


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 4

In this Issue:
- Events
- Announcements
- 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 Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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TUESDAY 27, JANUARY
CWWS Tuesday Seminar Series: "Understanding and managing for natural flows in King County rivers and streams," Robert Fuerstenberg, Senior Ecologist, King County Department of Natural Resources. All CWWS seminars take place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in AND 22. A list of upcoming seminars are available at
http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/tuesdayW04.html

THURSDAY 29, JANUARY
Career Discovery Week Environmental Session: "Environmental Careers: Conservation Science & Restoration Ecology. 1:30-3:30 in MGH 258. For more information on Career Discovery Week 2004 visit
http://depts.washington.edu/careerwk/index2.shtml

FRIDAY 6, FEBRUARY
CWWS Annual Review of Research: The Science of Watersheds
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB West Ballroom
To view the agenda and register on-line ($30):
http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/review04.htm

TUESDAY 10, FEBRUARY
CWWS Tuesday Seminar Series: "Projects and professional opportunities in the water and natural resources fields," Tracy Drury, GeoEngineers. All CWWS seminars take place 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in AND 22. A list of upcoming seminars are available at http://depts.washington.edu/cwws/Outreach/Events/tuesdayW04.html

TUESDAY 17, FEBRUARY
All-College Meeting: Forest Resources Library / Natural Sciences Library Merger
The meeting will be from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in AND 207.
http://www.lib.washington.edu/Forest/merger.html

THURSDAY 26, FEBRUARY
Urban Ecology Seminar Series: "The Role of Sciences in Addressing the Conflict Between Growth of Human Influence and Conservation of Ecological Systems." Alan Thornhill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Society for Conservation Biology. The seminar is at 4:30 p.m., WINK 201, with a reception immediately following in AND 304.

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***** KITCHEN IN ANDERSON 107 NOT ACCESSIBLE JANUARY 27TH AND 28TH ******
The microwave, toaster oven, and sink will not be available. There is a sink and microwave in the kitchen off the Forest Club Room. The refrigerator will be pulled out, placed in front of Marc Morrison's office.
The coffee and water service will be available in Anderson 107-A.

********** SEVERE WINTER STORM HITS THE WIND RIVER CANOPY CRANE***********

From midnight January 1st to 10:30, barometric pressure dropped 14.6 mb to 953.7 mb as the first front moved into the area. On January 5th a minimum temperature of -15.5 C (4.1 F) was logged just after midnight. By late-morning on the 7th, 55.2 cm (21.7 in) of snow was added to an existing 30.3 cm (12.0 in) snow pack. Total precipitation, as measured by a heated snow bucket, was 70.1 mm (2.8 in).

From weather records going back to 1931, only 21 times has total precipitation during the first week in January been greater. Snow accumulation of this magnitude has only been recorded eight times; the last
was in 1956 and the greatest in 1949 (51.9 in) with the second largest in 1951 (34.0 in). The minimum temperature is a new record.

Life in the Columbia River Gorge has been a virtual winter wonderland. Along with this storm brought high east winds of 50+ mph, the temperatures were stifling with the wind chill added to the mix. This was the first time in many years (if at all) that both Interstate 84 & St. Hwy 14 were closed down to all traffic. Absolutely no one was going to or leaving the gorge for quite a spell. The entire county lost power for 8 to 15 hours, and local traffic consisted of tractors, graders, dump trucks and back hoes.

********** RESEARCH FUNDING COMPETITION ******************
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program Announces 2004 Competitions
Deadline: May 3, 2004
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program is accepting Applications for its 2004 competitions. The project's goal is to encourage the best graduate students in the Americas to conduct research critical for
conserving national parks throughout the region.

The program is a collaboration among Canon U.S.A., Inc. (http://www.usa.canon.com/ ), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (http://www.aaas.org/ ), and the National Park Service
(http://www.nps.gov/ ).

The program will award scholarships to Ph.D. students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. For this program, the Americas include Canada, the United
States, Mexico, the countries of Central and South America, and the countries of the Caribbean.
Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural Sciences are eligible, as well as projects in a new category -- technology innovation in support of conservation science.

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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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
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Earth and Space Sciences
http://www.ess.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/Atmospheric

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

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/seminars/index.html

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/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 3

In this Issue:
- Events
- Seminars
- Announcements

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. 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
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FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY
GRAD STUDENT SOCIAL, 4:30 p.m.
The first Dead Elk of Winter Quarter! Beer, wine (for those 21 and OVER) and munchies will also be served. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The chili cook-off has been postponed to a later date.

TUESDAY, 20 JANUARY
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Establishing the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest
AND 22, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, 21 JANUARY
SEMINAR
KANE HALL 210
Travels in the Deep Sea," offers the latest images of the startling limestone hydrothermal vents - one 18 stories tall - taken last spring during the first major scientific expedition to the Lost City hydrothermal
vent field since its discovery at the end of 2000. UW oceanographer Debbie Kelley, one of the first three people to travel to the seafloor and actually see the vents after they were first detected, will describe what's been learned about the field that's unlike any seen before. The lecture is the first in the "Ocean to Stars" Lecture Series sponsored by the UW's College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences. For information visit
http://www.cofs.washington.edu/oceanlecture.html or call 206-616-6692.

THURSDAY, 22 JANUARY
SEMINAR, 4:30 p.m.
WINK 201
" Why Do Urban Naciremans* Know So Little About Their Natural Environment, "
Eugene Hunn, UW Professor of Anthropology. A reception will immediately follow in AND 304.
* Americans spelled backwards

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***************** COLLEGE ADMINISTRATOR TO LEAVE CFR *******************
Karen Russell will be leaving the College of Forest Resources on February 16 to begin her new assignment in the Department of Biology. We will begin immediately to search for her replacement. Best wishes in your new position Karen!

***********COLLEGE ANNUAL REPORT TO CONTRIBUTORS AVAILABLE ONLINE *******
Communications Director, Cecilia Paul, was responsible for designing and producing this report. Congratulations on an outstanding job!
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/AnnRep/AnnRep02_03.pdf

****** SAVE YOURSELF THE MISERY OF THE FLU: GET A LOW-COST FLU SHOT******
Want to reduce the chance of the 'FLU BUG' getting you or your children? Here's your opportunity to get your Flu Shot! Hall Health Immunization Clinic is open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Hall Health Center Room #101 Cost: $20, cash or check. More information can be acquired through Hall Health Primary Care Center, (206) 685-1018 or
http://www.hallhealthcenter.com/default.asp?clinic=14

********** UW LIBRARIES OFFERS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD********

The University Libraries will award prizes for outstanding examples of undergraduate library research in any discipline and media (print, video, electronic) completed for a UW course in the 2003-04 academic year. Up to three prizes will go to lower-division students (freshman/sophomore), and three to upper-division students (junior/senior). Get details online at www.lib.washington.edu/researchaward or email libaward@u.washington.edu for more information.

*********** RESEARCH FUNDING COMPETITION ************************
Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program Announces 2004 Competitions Deadline: May 3, 2004

The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program is accepting Applications for its 2004 competitions. The project's goal is to encourage the best graduate students in the Americas to conduct research critical for
conserving national parks throughout the region.

The program is a collaboration among Canon U.S.A., Inc. (http://www.usa.canon.com/ ), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (http://www.aaas.org/ ), and the National Park Service
(http://www.nps.gov/ ).

The program will award scholarships to Ph.D. students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. For this program, the Americas include Canada, the United
States, Mexico, the countries of Central and South America, and the countries of the Caribbean.

Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural Sciences are eligible, as well as projects in a new category -- technology innovation in support of conservation science.
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***** IVAN EASTIN PROFILED IN EVANS SCHOOL'S MARC LINDERBERG CENTER NEWSLETTER *********
Ivan discusses his experience in West Africa serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. See page 4 of newsletter at http://www.evans.washington.edu/research/MLC/pdf/200312newsletter.pdf

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
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

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/seminars/index.html

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/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 2
In this Issue:
- Events
- Seminars
- Announcements

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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THURSDAY, 15 JANUARY
DOCTORAL PROPOSAL
AND 22, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
" Multi-scale assessment and modeling of carbon stocks in a southern beech landscape, Tierra del Fuego, Chile." Mark Swanson, ESC. Refreshments will be provided.

FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY
FIELD TRIP
You are invited to visit the Port of Tacoma to learn about how port facilities function to protect forest resources domestically and abroad from invasive/non-native insects and diseases. The Agriculture Supervisor for Customs and Border Protection in Tacoma, the Senior Sales Rep for the Port of Tacoma, and the Trade Specialist for the Port of Tacoma will give us an overview of the inspection process. Visitors will then be able to watch the inspection process in action at Pier 7. SAF is sponsoring a Winter Quarter Field Trip open to all of faculty, staff and students of the College. However, priority will be given to student members of SAF. The UW van will leave in the morning at 11:30 am from the parking lot behind Winkenwerder and be returning around 4:30 pm.

To register, please contact Michael Andreu in the Silviculture Lab (Wink 209), or email andreu@u.washington.edu. The field trip is limited to 15 students so sign up soon! If you would like to join SAF please contact Edie Sonne Hall, edie@u.washington.edu.

FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY
SEMINAR
AND 22, 1:30 p.m.
" Forest research needs in New Zealand," presented by Dr. Tom Richardson, Chief Operating Officer for Science at "Forest Research" a Crown Research Institute in New Zealand.

FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY
GRAD STUDENT SOCIAL, 4:30 p.m.
The first Dead Elk of Winter Quarter! For a new and different approach, this D.E. gathering will feature a chili cook-off, complete with a prize for the "best" (whatever that is) chili!!! Plan on bringing a pot of your favorite chili to share with your fellow graduate students. Beer, wine (for those 21 and OVER) and munchies will also be served. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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********* CUH STAFFER CELEBRATES 15TH YEAR AT THE UW***********************
Congratulations to Becky Johnson for 15 years of dedicated services to the UW and the College. Becky is a program coordinator at CUH.

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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
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Applied Physics Laboratory http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu

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/seminars/index.html

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/index.cgi


The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 1

In this Issue:
- Events
- Seminars
- Announcements

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the College of Forest Resources community. Please submit notices for THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to Patricia Gomez (pagomez@u.washington.edu), by 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Check out the CFR Event calendar at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/events/ for
seminars, conferences, and other events. Back issues of the STRAIGHT GRAIN are available at
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/news_pubs/straight_grain/index.htm

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FRIDAY, 9 JANUARY
SEMINAR
" Achieving the Forest, Wood and Paper Industry Technology Agenda in the United States," Dr. Delmar R. Raymond, Director - Strategic Energy Alternatives, Weyerhaeuser Company. Winkenwerder 201, 2:30 p.m. A new, aggressive technology agenda for the forest, wood and paper industry is intent on re-inventing the industry through implementation of breakthrough technologies. Funding has grown to substantially over $50,000,000 per year. The potential additional annual cash flow to the industry is over $30 billion of which $9 billion is clearly attainable. Research will play crucial roles in achieving the potential. This exciting, "must attend" seminar will include breakthrough opportunities in the critically important field of biomass-based energy, chemicals and fuels.

FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY
GRAD STUDENT SOCIAL, 4:30 p.m.
The first Dead Elk of Winter Quarter! For a new and different approach, this D.E. gathering will feature a chili cook-off, complete with a prize for the "best" (whatever that is) chili!!! Plan on bringing a pot of your
favorite chili to share with your fellow graduate students. Beer, wine (for those 21 and OVER) and munchies will also be served. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
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**** GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVED AWARDS FOR SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT *******
CFR graduate student Morris Johnson recently received two awards for scientific achievements related to the integration of silviculture and fuel treatments on federal lands. He received an award from the Forest Service National Fuels Planning team for contributions to a national effort to develop the scientific basis for conducting fuel treatments on federal lands in support of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. He received a
certificate of appreciation and a cash award from the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station for contributions to new guidelines on the relationship between forest structure and fire hazard in forests of the
interior West. Morris is affiliated with the CFR Fire and Mountain Ecology Lab and is working on his doctoral dissertation; he is also an Ecologist at the Forest Service Pacific Wildland Fire Lab in Seattle

******** TRAGEDY STRIKES UW IN THE NEW YEAR **********
The Dean of the UW Graduate School, Marsha Landolt and her husband Robert Busch, were killed in an avalanche this morning, while asleep in their Idaho cabin. For details on this tragic event, please go to
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/aplocal_story.asp?category=6420&slug=WA%20Avalanche%20Deaths

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FORESTRY IN THE NEWS
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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
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Applied Physics Laboratory
http://www.apl.washington.edu/Research/seminars.html

Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html

Atmospheric Sciences
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.perl

Biology
http://www.biology.washington.edu/bio2/news/seminars/

Geological Sciences
http://www.geology.washington.edu

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/seminars/index.html

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/index.cgi