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March 2006

The Straight Grain
Volume 18, Number 1

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING APRIL 1. 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.

SATURDAY, 1 APRIL UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
"Art of Espalier." For more information and to register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

MONDAY, 3 APRIL MS THESIS DEFENSE AND 207 10 AM-12 PM
"Influence of Catchment Characteristics on Stream Nutrient Transport and Hypoxic Conditions in Hood Canal," Suzanne Osborne, advisers: Bob Edmonds, CFR, and Michael Brett, CEE

MONDAY, 3 APRIL WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A118 3:30 PM
"Predation by Bears on Salmon: Ecology, behavior, and evolution," Thomas Quinn, Professor, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL PHD PROPOSAL DEFENSE WINK 107 8 AM
"Electrochemical Controls on the Dynamics of Macronutrient Anions and Low Molecular Weight Organic Acids in Variable-Charge Soils," Brian Strahm, adviser: Rob Harrison

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL TWC SEMINAR 22 ANDERSON 8:30-9:20 AM
The Water Center Seminar, "Interpreting Landscape Evolution from High-resolution Topography: The Puget Lowland," Ralph Haguerud, USGS and UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR AND 207 9-10 AM
"The Calumet Area Ecological Management Strategy: Measuring the Non-market Economic Benefits," Dan McGrath, Associate Director, UIC Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago; candidate for natural resource/environmental economics faculty position. Reception follows.

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL CFR FACULTY MEETING AND 22 10:30-11:30 AM
Agenda will be provided in advance of meeting.

WEDNESDAY, 5 APRIL NATURAL HISTORY SEMINAR KINCAID 502 12:30-1:30 PM
"Aldo Leopold's 'Perfect Hobby": Falconry (with videos)," Toby Bradshaw. Department of Biology.

WEDNESDAY, 5 APRIL UW LIBRARIES FOCUS GRP LOCATION TBA 1:30-3PM
UW Libraries Task Force on Biosciences Services and Resources Planning will conduct a series of focus groups to better understand the information needs associated with biosciences research, teaching, and learning. To register, and for location, email biolib@u.washington.edu.

THURSDAY, 6 APRIL FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 10-11 AM
"Preferences and WTP for Community Recycling Programs," Gorm Kipperberg, PhD Candidate, Agricultural and Resource Economics,University of California, Davis; candidate for natural resource/environmental economics fauclty position. Reception follows.

THURSDAY, 6 APRIL DISTINGUISHED ALUM SEMINAR ANDERSON 207 3:30 PM
Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series featuring Ann Forest Burns, Burns and Williams Law Firm. Followed by reception. RSVP at http://www.cfr.washington.edu/People/Alumni/distalumseminarseries.htm.

FRIDAY, 7 APRIL SCIENCE CONFERENCE OLYMPIA, WA 8:30 AM-5 PM
Washington Forest Practices Adaptive Management Science Conference. See http://www.dnr.wa.gov/forestpractices/adaptivemanagement/.

FRIDAY, 7 APRIL HENRY LUCE SPEAKER SERIES SUZALLO 324 3-4 PM
"Sustainability Reporting," Alyson Slater, The Global Reporting Initiative.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ONRC, COFS, AND ARBORETUM EVENTS
ONRC is presenting its first Annual Review of Research on Tuesday, April 18th in the HUB. The principal investigators will present information on nine current research projects in forestry and marine sciences. The program is posted at http://www.onrc.washington.edu. Contact Ellen Matheny at 5-9477 Ext 228 or ematheny@u.washington.edu for additional information. No reservation required; snacks will be served.
The physiological and sensory challenges of life at sea for whales and other marine mammals, as well as strategies for conserving these animals, are the subject of the April 10 lecture "Tails of the Ocean and Other Whale Stories." Glenn VanBlaricom, Associate Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, speaks at 7 p.m. in Kane 130. The lecture, sponsored by COFS in partnership with the Seattle Aquarium, is open to the public at no charge but registration is requested at http://www.cofs.washington.edu/ or by calling Theresa Rasmussen at (206) 616-6692.
Dozens of specialty nurseries and vendors will present their finest perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, ferns, rhododendrons, native plants, vegetable starts, and more at the Arboretum Foundations FlorAbundance, the Puget Sound regions largest plant sale. Look for an expanded selection of shrubs at this year's sale. FlorAbundance will return on Saturday, April 29 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, April 30 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), at Warren G. Magnuson Park (Building 27, Special Events Center, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle). For a complete list of participating vendors and nurseries, see http://www.arboretumfoundation.org. Parking and admission are free; FlorAbundance benefits Washington Park Arboretum. Special appearance: Arthur Lee Jacobson, author of the popular "Trees of Seattle," will sign copies of he books new edition at FlorAbundance on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Copies will be available to purchase.

CFR WELCOMES LORI GROBMAN
A warm welcome to Lori Grobman, who will begin work at CFR on 4/3/06 as a new administrative assistant for development. Stop by in the Dean's Office to say hello!

WA BNR AGREEMENT ACCEPTED
Dean Bare writes, " Last week, the State Board of Natural Resources voted to accept a proposed Settlement Agreement to a legal challenge that arose in response to the September 2004 decision to establish the western Washington sustainable harvest for our State forest trustlands. At the conclusion of the Board's meeting I offered the following comment: http://faculty.washington.edu/bare/susagree.html. We are hopeful that this Agreement fosters an open, direct, and timely communication between all parties on issues related to the management of our State's forest trustlands.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CELEBRATING WILDFLOWERS
The Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care) is hosting the annual "Celebrating Wildflowers" event at the Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday, May 6th from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. "Celebrating Wildflowers" was initiated in 1992 in the Pacific Northwest "to promote conservation and appreciation of wildflowers and their habitats." This family oriented event includes educational activities for kids and informational booths for adults from local government agencies and conservation organizations. See http://courses.washington.edu/rarecare/CelebratingWildflowers.htm. Volunteers will help children and adults identify native conifers by their cones, examine flower parts through microscopes, plant seeds, enjoy a diversity of mosses, create leaf rubbings, and more. In exchange for three hours volunteering for the activity of your choice, you'll receive free admission to the zoo plus free parking. If interested in volunteering, contact Wendy Gibble at rarecare@u.washington.edu or call 6-0780.

FLEXCARE OPTION WITH U-PASS
One of the most common reasons UW employees and students give for driving to campus is that they need a car for errands and appointments. That's why U-PASS teams up with Flexcar to offer discounts. With a Flexcar membership, you can leave your car at home. And with your U-PASS, you get special deals on Flexcar. Curious about Flexcar? Just go to http://www.flexcar.com, click on "Special offers and events," click on "Seattle area," scroll down and click on "U-Pass holders." http://www.flexcar.com/default.aspx?tabid=141. Questions? Contact toby.weymiller@flexcar.com. Hope to see you there!

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For coverage in media outlets of recent indictment for the arson fire at Merrill Hall, see "Mother, 30, charged in 2001 UW arson," http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/265042_arson31.html and "Former tree-sitting protester charged in 2001 arson at UW" http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002901176_uwarson31m.html.
For news story featuring research by CFR Research Scientist Kathy Wolf, see "Loss of Tree Canopy Could Be Hazardous to Your Health," http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/seeman032906.html.
And for an opinion piece and response by CFR re: parks scholarship, see "Leaders choose profits over parks," http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/262757_runteparks14.html, and "Nothing 'out of date' about UW's commitment," (5th letter in Letters to the Editor (Seattle PI), http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/263922_ltrs23.html.

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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

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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.html

 

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 12

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 18. 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.

SATURDAY, 18 MARCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SQUAK MTN 9 AM-3 PM
Squak Mountain Trail Work, Mountains to Sound Greenway. The work involves a little hiking, a lot of cutting back brush, and a varied amount of drainage work. Sign up at http://www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/signup.htm.

SATURDAY, 18 MARCH UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 9 AM-12 PM
"Fruit Tree Grafting." To register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

THURSDAY, 23 MARCH UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS 7-8:30 PM
"Great Plant Picks (and a few others." To register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

THURSDAY 23 MARCH SCIENCE LECTURE TOWN HALL 7:30-8:30 PM
Seattle Science Lectures, "Climate Change," Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe. For information, see http://www.townhallseattle.org/sArticles.cfm?aId=58.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 23-26 MARCH FILM FESTIVAL LEAVENWORTH WA
8th Annual Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, Sleeping Lady Retreat, Leavenworth, WA. Schedule includes "The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly," by Shane Moore, which features CFR alum Chris Servheen ('75). See http://www.hazelfilm.org/2006leavenworth.html.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

THE COLLEGE WELCOMES CHRISTIAN TORGERSEN
USGS scientist Dr Christian Torgersen will join the College on March 20th, staffing the USGS Cascadia Field Station. His office will be located (temporarily) in BLD 334. Stop by and welcome him to the faculty!

UW FOUNDATION "CHAIRS CORNER" FEATURES CFR
"Chairs Corner" comments authored by UW Foundation Chair William Gates and Vice Chair Orin Smith, reflect on the long history of the College and note the transformational changes taking place within the College as well as the generosity of Dick and Mary Ellen Denman in helping bring it to fruition:

"This region has deep roots, both psychic and practical, in its ancient forests. Think of the unforgettable photographs Darius Kinsey brought back from the woods--those mammoth tree trunks dwarfing the loggers, who stare out at us with expressions we cannot quite read. And think of the timber barons, whose fortunes built so much of the physical and social structure of Seattle and other Puget Sound communities. Going back much further, think of the Native Americans, who lived intimately with these firs and cedars for thousands of years before Europeans arrived.

What is the meaning of the forests today, in a physical and social and economic environment that has changed so much since Kinsey took his last photos some sixty-five years ago? For the UW's College of Forest Resources (CFR), this is a critical question. The college, founded in 1907, has been a mainstay of the Northwest timber industry. But to reflect changes in that industry, and in the needs that society is asking the forests to meet, CFR is remaking itself in some surprising and exciting--and, for some, unsettling--ways. There have been major changes in curriculum, in research priorities, and in interaction with both local and international communities.

The concept of sustainability is central to the new CFR. The word applies to the forests themselves, to the larger Northwest ecosystem of which they are an integral and indispensable part, to the region's and the nation's economic stake in forest products, and to the complex interactions of urban and natural environments on a global scale. "Clean water," says CFR professor Tom Hinckley, "may now be the most important service forests provide."

CFR is a leader in two graduate-level programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, that illustrate CFR's increasingly interdisciplinary and international approach. One is the Urban Ecology Project, which involves UW colleagues in eight other disciplines, including geography, urban design, and engineering. The other, called Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the Environment, comprises partner universities around the world. Tom is also involved in designing new kinds of undergraduate learning, such as a program that sends CFR undergraduates to the Yakama Nation to learn Native American perspectives on forest stewardship.

One of us (Bill) spent a wonderful evening last fall with Dick and Mary Ellen Denman, longtime donors and friends of CFR. Their most recent gift, which we talked about that night, is another signpost of the changes under way at the college. Dick Denman earned a UW degree in chemistry and spent a very successful corporate career managing pulp and paper operations, a field in which CFR has trained (and will continue to train) many students. Earlier Denman gifts established professorships in pulp and paper science and sustainable resource science. The Denmans' new gift (along with funds from the Founders' Matching Initiative) will create a CFR chair in something called "bio-resource science and engineering." Translation (courtesy of CFR dean Bruce Bare): "large research initiatives to develop technologies for the conversion of plant biomass into carbon-neutral energy, fuels, and chemicals" and thereby "transform the forest products industry." Someday, perhaps, we will drive up to the pump and fill the tank with trees.

So the next time you are out in the woods, reflect a bit on the multiple and still evolving values and resources represented there. Reflect also on our good fortune in having the University of Washington to help us make the most of that vital heritage."

ARBOR DAY FAIR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Alicia Robbins and Duane Emmons write, " As you may already know, Arbor Day Fair will be held April 20 and 21, from 9:30 am to 2 pm, in the CFR courtyard. We are still in need of leaders for several booths. The Arbor Day Organizing crew would be delighted to be able to count on your leadership and support for this year's fair. If you are not able to act as a leader but would still like to volunteer or have a recommendation for someone else who could act as a station leader, please let us know. We still need volunteer help for almost all of our booths. The booths for which we are still in need of leaders include: What is a Tree?; The Water Cycle; How a Tree Grows (slideshow and talk); Forest Floor Critters and Creepy Crawly Stuff (slideshow and talk); and Forest Products. These booths have all been included in the fair in previous years and have associated materials and props that can be provided to you for use at the fair. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like more information on a specific booth." Contact Alicia at astr@u.washington.edu and Duane at emmons@u.washington.edu.

GUIDELINES FOR ARBOR DAY FAIR STAFF VOLUNTEERS
The College looks forward to an exciting two-day event. For guidelines on staff volunteer activity for the fair -- funding for this event is derived from outside contributions and is not sufficient to cover any staff time. Supervisors may approve the volunteer participation of their staff in this event. In some cases, the source of salary funding will require that staff take vacation time or make up time spent volunteering for this event. In other cases, supervisors may consider these volunteer activities as consistent with both salary funding sources and job responsibilities. In all cases, however, supervisors must approve all CFR staff volunteer commitments in advance. Supervisors may also approve mileage reimbursement from their own appropriate budgets for volunteer CFR staff coming to UWS from off-campus locations. Such approval for mileage must also be requested in advance. Other per diem or travel expense reimbursements will not be considered or approved from any source.

UW FACULTY LECTURESHIP AWARD
Nominations are being accepted for the 2006-2007 UW Faculty Lectureship Award. Established in 1974, the award carries a $5,000 stipend from private funds. It is intended to honor current or emeriti faculty whose research, scholarship, or art is widely recognized by their peers and whose achievements have had a substantial impact on their profession, on the research or performance of others, and perhaps on society as a whole. In addition to honoring the recipient, the award is designed to increase awareness, both within and outside the UW, of the nature and significance of original work being done by outstanding faculty members. Accordingly, the recipient is asked to present a lecture open to the UW community and the general public. Nominations are due no later than Friday, April 14, 2006. The nomination letter should include a supporting statement summarizing the nominee's accomplishments and impact, speaking ability, ability to adapt his/her academic interest to a broad audience, and a list of important publications. Please send nominations to Ana Mari Cauce, Executive Vice Provost, Office of the Provost, Box 351237.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Two recent stories featuring CFR alums or their work are: "Ukraine sees a bright future on the slopes," a New York times article, http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/03/06/news/ukraine.php, describing the latest project of Ecosign, one of the world's largest mountain resort designers, headed by CFR alum Paul Mathews ('74). A Seattle Times article, "Coalition seeks parks around Puget Sound," features CFR alum Roger Hoesterey ('80); http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=psound15m&date=20060315&query=Roger+Hoesterey

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KUDOS

Kudos to CFR recyclers! Dean Bare makes the following award: " As a follow up to my October 7, 2005 message soliciting proposals for increasing the percentage of paper recycled at the UW, I am pleased to report that the Dean's Council has recommended that the $500 prize be awarded to Ara Erickson and Matt McLaughlin for their proposal to decrease the amount of compostable/soiled paper now going into area landfills. This category of waste paper represents more than half of the estimated lower campus paper waste. The proposal suggests that the College more actively participate in the campus composting program for soiled paper such as paper cups, napkins, plates, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, and food scraps. We would tie into the UW's Food Waste Program which provides for collection of these materials and sends them to the Cedar Grove Composting facility. A container is currently located in the C-10 parking lot and one could be placed at CUH as well. Implementation of this proposal will require additional attention with respect to costs and logistics. If successful, it will allow us, and perhaps other campus units, to recycle a substantial volume of soiled paper and food products that presently enter the landfill. We wish to congratulate Ara and Matt for bringing this to our attention."

And a related kudo sent in by Alicia Robbins: "Kudos go to the RTI staff in Bloedel 355 for implementing their own microcosm of sustainability. The team has initiated their own composting system (which makes use of the large composting bin in the C-10 parking lot), recycles all plastic bags, and uses a printer that automatically prints double-sided. They also re-use all single-sided printouts before sending them to the recycle bin. For ideas on how to initiate your own lab's sustainability program, pay a visit to Bld 355."

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

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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.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 11

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 11. 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.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 10-11 MARCH SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE 9 AM-5 PM
Northwest Sustainability Conference 2006 sponsored by Northwest Environmental Education Council, Mountaineers Conference Center, Seattle, WA. See http://www.nweec.org/sust-400_03-06_seattle.htm.

MONDAY, 13 MARCH FOREST POLICY FORUM VANCOUVER, BC, UBC 3-4 PM
BC Forum on Forest Economics and Policy, "Forest Policy Changes Needed to Create a New Relationship with First Nations in BC, "Chief David Walkem Vice-Chair, Nicola Similkameen Innovative Forestry Society. See http://www.bc-forum.org/lectureseries060313.htm.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, 14-16 MARCH BIOENERGY CONFERENCE DENVER,CO
National Bioenergy Conference II, "Innovations in Restoring Forests and Strengthening Economies." See http://www.westgov.org/wga/press/biomass2-10-06.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 15 MARCH UWBG PROHORT EDUC CUH, NHS 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
"Green Roofs and Cisterns: A practical design workshop." See http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

WEDNESDAY, 15 MARCH BIZTECH 2006 HUB BALLROOM 9:30 AM-3 PM
UW's BizTech 2006: Technology Round-up, the technology fair for staff and faculty. See the latest technologies and online business initiatives designed to make taking care of business easier for you. See http://www.washington.edu/admin/biztech/.

WEDNESDAY, 15 MARCH UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION MILLER LIBRARY 6:30-8 PM
"Research in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library." To register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

SATURDAY, 18 MARCH UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH, DOUGLAS 9 AM-12 PM
"Fruit Tree Grafting." To register, see http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/register.html.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UWBG OUTREACH CANDIDATE PRESENTATIONS
UWBG has scheduled interviews with two candidates for the Manager of Education and Outreach position. Each will make a public presentation: on Monday, March 13, Peggy Campbell (formerly of Molbak's) 9-9:45 in the Douglas Classroom; and Tuesday, March 14, Andrea Cummins (currently of Tilth) 2:45-3:30 in the Douglas Classroom. All are invited. Candidates will be asked to discuss: (1) The relevance of UWBG to the local community and ways you would demonstrate that relevance to its stakeholders and (2) How you would promote UWBG to a national and international audience in order to gain a broader recognition of itd educational resources and significant collections.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS WILL KEEP IN TOUCH
Kenton Miller, second speaker in the College's Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series, who visited the College in February, (see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/People/Alumni/distalumseminarseries.htm) writes in, "Thanks again for such a fine visit to CFR. The warmth which which I was received, and the meetings with staff and students were all so meaningful. I felt truly welcome. I hope that my contribution was helpful. Already I received one letter from a student that participated in the Seminar who expressed how "inspirational" my presentation was to him. It is gratifying to know that my own life can provide some orientation to other young professionals. Looking forward to keeping in touch."

ALL COLLEGE MEETING SET TO PREPARE FOR SAF ACCREDITATION SITE VISIT
Mark your calendars for March 29th at 12:30 pm. You are invited--and highly encouraged--to attend an all-College meeting in preparation for the on-site Society of American Foresters (SAF) accreditation visit for our new Master of Forest Resources (MFR). The meeting will be held in the Forest Club Room; refreshments will be provided. More details below.
Background:
As you may know, the College is in the process of reviewing its new Master of Forest Resources (MFR) in Forest Management for SAF accreditation. The MFR was recently approved by the Graduate School and it is this program that will be presented to SAF for accreditation during their on-site visit to the College. With the recent change in its curricula, the College chose to discontinue SAF accreditation for its undergraduate programs. Recognizing the importance of maintaining an accredited professional forestry program and committed to training and educating some of the world's best forestry and natural resource professionals, CFR created a new MFR in Forest Management earlier this year. This new program, designed with SAF's standards in mind, is intended to allow undergraduates with a natural resources or forestry-related background and/or professionals with forestry or natural resources experience to pursue a 1-year master's degree. Current CFR undergraduates can take all of the appropriate courses in the Sustainable Forest Management pathway and in one extra year earn both a BS and an MFR in Forest Resources. An accredited MFR program is also expected to appeal to other UW and non-UW students and help to recruit them into the MFR.
Self Evaluation and Site Visit:
The accreditation process includes a self-evaluation and on-site visit (scheduled for April 11-13, 2006). The College community is encouraged to review the self-evaluation prepared by the committee,
http://staff.washington.edu/arake/saf/self_evaluation/index.htm, and to participate in the on-site visit, http://staff.washington.edu/arake/saf/on_site_visit/index.htm. Feedback from faculty, staff, and students will be an extremely important part of the accreditation process. Please send any corrections to the website to arake@u.washington.edu.
All College Meeting:
In preparation for the on -site visit, the steering committee will host an all-College meeting to discuss the new MFR and the AF standards that we must meet in order to be accredited. Since the MFR is brand-new, there are likely many questions about the implementation of the program; this meeting will provide the College community with a chance to ask the committee questions regarding curriculum requirements and other standards related to SAF\ accreditation. Please contact the Committee Chair, Gordon Bradley (gbradley@u.washington.edu or 5-0881), or the Accreditation Coordinator, Ara Erickson (arake@u.washington.edu or 3-7418), with any questions about the accreditation process. Those playing key roles during the on-site visit will be contacted individually during the coming weeks.

NEW REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE TO REPLACE VPN SERVER
Brad Coston reports, "'Portal' is our new Remote Access product and replacement to the VPN Server 'Doorway.' Portal is accessible through a web browser from anywhere on the Internet. For information about Portal, see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/computing/portal. You will be required to log into this web page using your CFRNetID and Password. Remember to enter your CFRNetID in the "Username" box as cfr\[username]. Portal provides access to all your files on the CFR Network through a web interface. You can view and edit many types of files right in the browser, or if necessary you can copy files to your local computer for editing, then return them to the server. For those who need a full network connection, Portal provides 'VPN_to_CFR' capabilities similar to what many of you are using now on Doorway. Eventually the VPN server 'Doorway' will be eliminated, but for a while we will maintain both solutions to ease the transition for those of you who have come to rely on this service. Please provide feedback directly to me regarding any problems or questions you encounter while using Portal. We are aware of some problems, which are documented on the Portal Website, and expect that some of you will discover new ones. Please be patient with us as we introduce this new service."

ENGINEEERS W/O BORDERS FIELD TRIP
Susan Bolton will lead an Engineers without Borders (EWB) trip to Susudel, Ecuador over spring break. The trip is a joint venture between the UW student chaper of EWB, http://www.ewb-usa.org/, and the Puget Sound Professional chapter. The team will meet with Peace Corps volunteers and local authorities to discuss hydrological issues related to irrigation projects in the Andean highland region.

UW ACADEMY FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
The UW Academy for Teaching Excellence will hold its week-long program June 11-17, 2006 at ONRC in Forks. The deadline for application has been extended to March 31, 2006. The Institute will combine study and work in undergraduate course development and will allow experienced faculty members an opportunity to work and reflect with colleagues about their teaching methods and goals. To apply, faculty should make a brief proposal (1 typed page) describing aspects of their teaching that they would like to improve, how they would plan to retool a course, or design a new course. Applications should be sent to the UW Teaching Academy, Institute for Teaching Excellence, 220 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352800 or tacademy@u.washington.edu by Friday, March 31, 2006. Those faculty members selected to participate will receive a $1000 stipend in addition to all living expenses for the week.

LIBRARY NEWS
Carol Green reports, " I am pleased to announce that the Libraries now has full online access to Arboriculture and Urban Forestry and its previous title Journal of Arboriculture. Look up the titles in the UW Libraries Catalog and you will find a direct link to the publishers page. On the Arboriculture and Urban Forestry page, click on 'Browse Archives' for a complete listing of volumes back to 2002. Previous volumes are available in print only at the Natural Sciences Library, SB435.J68. Also of interest, the Libraries Task Force on Biosciences Services and Resources Planning is looking at ways we can improve services to the UW biosciences community. As a part of the planning process, the Libraries will conduct a series of focus groups to better understand the information needs associated with biosciences research, teaching and learning. Focus Group session dates:
* March 29 2:30 - 4:00 pm (Wednesday) - Faculty
* March 30 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Thursday) - Graduate Students
* March 31 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Friday) - Faculty
* April 3 1:30 - 3:00 pm (Monday) - Graduate Students
* April 5 1:30 - 3:00 pm (Wednesday) - Faculty
Contact biolib@u.washington.edu if you can participate, indicating which session you will attend. Your
participation will be confirmed via email.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
For more on the Dan Donato Science article story, see "Baird provokes logging opponents," at http://www.columbian.com/news/localNews/03052006news10159.cfm. For a story in the Salem, OR Statesman Journal citing Kathy Wolf's research, see "Trees benefit air, water, and retail,"
http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060307/OPINION/603070303/1049

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KUDOS
Kuduos to the crew at at the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility for their participation in last week's Electronic Field Trip. See
http://www.uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=22870&Search=electronic%20field%20trip. Kudos also to Sandra Hines, of UW News and Information who worked tirelessly to make sure that the research site, the UW, and the College were credited for their participation. Jerry Franklin writes, " the Wind River Canopy Crane Crew did an outstanding job -- above and beyond the call of duty -- in hosting and participating in the Electronic Field Trip. This was a very complex undertaking involving a lot of people, including an outstanding group of 4th and 5th graders, and logistical and technical issues. All told, I would estimate that we had about 2 dozen folks over a six-day period with all of their complex technical and numerous personal needs. Our small group of UW folks did an incredible job of dealing with this activity. The EFT broadcasts came off very well, I think, but you will be able to judge yourself when you see the recording of the broadcasts that they will be providng to us. We certainly reached a huge audience, including classrooms in Canada and Mexico. Again -- kudos to our crew at the canopy crane facility for their successful hosting and participation in this event!"

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

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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

 


The Straight Grain
Volume 17, Number 10

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.

EVENTS FOR WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 5. 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-SUNDAY, 2-5 MARCH POLAR SCIENCE WEEKEND PACIFIC SCI CTR
"Polar Science Weekend," a partnership between the Pacific Science Center and UW's Applied Physics Laboratory. Appealing to all ages, but primarily aimed at families, teachers, and students, the event includes hands-on discovery exhibits, as well as talks, films, and posters describing the widespread changes in the Arctic and in Antarctica during the late 20th century. See http://psc.apl.washington.edu/psw/ for information about the event and http://www.pacsci.org/info.html#location for hours and ticket prices.

MONDAY, 6 MARCH UWBG PROHORT EDUC WPA, GRAHAM 8:30 AM-2:30 PM
"Pruning Woody Plants," Bess Bronstein, and Lou Stubecki, Certified Arborists; Fee: $50; preregistration required at http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort/html/education/proregister.htm.

MONDAY 6 MARCH MS THESIS DEFENSE ANDERSON 22 2 PM
"The Recent History of Floodplain Dynamics in the North Fork Skykomish River, Washington," Abby Hook; adviser, Susan Bolton.

MONDAY, 6 MARCH WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR 114A 3:30-5 PM
"Managing Indian Forests for Biological Diversity and Forest Productivity: A new perspective," John Lehmkuhl, USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Wenatchee, WA.

MONDAY, 6 MARCH ENGINEERS W/O BORDERS EE403 5-8 PM
Support UW's student chapter of Engineers without Borders; fundraiser with wine, cheese, and desserts to send a student chapter member to participate in project in Ecuador.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 6-10 MARCH GRAD/PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WEEK UW CAMPUS
For Graduate and Professional Education Week in the State of Washington, the UW has organized a week of events designed to celebrate and promote the accomplishments of outstanding students. For schedule of activities, see http://www.grad.washington.edu/gpeweek.

TUESDAY, 7 MARCH TWC SEMINAR ANDERSON 22 8:30-9:20 AM
"Water Quality near Agricultural Land in the Snoqualmie Watershed," Fran Solomon, King County Water and Land Resources Division.

TUESDAY, 7 MARCH ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP WRCCRF, WIND RIVER, WA
"Tree-mendous Technology," Electronic Field Trip for Grades 3-8, sponsored by Ball State University and Best Buy Children's Foundation. For information on how to electronically access the field trip, see http://uwnews.org/uweek/uweekarticle.asp?articleID=22870.

THURSDAY, 9 MARCH NWFSC SEMINAR NWFSC AUDITORIUM 11 AM-12:30 PM
"Degradation and Destabilization of Freshwater Ecosystems by Diffuse and Urban Nitrogen Sources"," Peter Leavitt, Department of Biology, University of Regina. See http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm.

THURSDAY, 9 MARCH CFR-UWAA LECTURE KANE 110 7-8 PM
Sustaining our Northwest World: Tales from the Forest, "Climbing, Research, Teaching: 35 years of accidents, adventure, change, and joy," Professor Tom Hinckley.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 9-10 MARCH SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE 9 AM-5 PM
Northwest Sustainability Conference 2006 sponsored by Northwest Environmental Education Council, Mountaineers Conference Center, Seattle, WA. See http://www.nweec.org/sust-400_03-06_seattle.htm.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEAD'S UP FOR ...
ONRC's first annual review of research, April 18th,10 am-3 pm in HUB 106B. Eight funded ONRC research projects will be presented. For information, contact Ellen Matheny at (206) 685-9477 Ext 228 or via e-mail at ematheny@u.washington.edu.
UW's BizTech 2006: Technology Round-up, the technology fair for staff and faculty, March 15th, 9:30 am-3 pm in HUB Ballroom. See the latest technologies and online business initiatives designed to make taking care of business easier for you. See http://www.washington.edu/admin/biztech/.

NEW FACULTY HIRES
Dr. Renata Bura has accepted CFR's offer to join us as Assistant Professor starting September 16, 2006 contingent on satisfaction of all necessary visa requirements. Renata will work closely with our burgeoning bioresource sciences and PSE programs in developing a strong research program in bio-fuels and bio-products. She will also engage in classroom teaching, mentor graduate students, and serve on graduate student guiding committees. She is filling the Natural Products Chemistry faculty position and will bring her knowledge of wood chemistry and bio-fuels to bear on a variety of resource problems in the PNW region and beyond.
Dr. Soo-Hyung Kim has accepted CFR's offer to join us as Assistant Professor starting September 16, 2006 contingent on satisfaction of all necessary visa requirements. Soo-Hyung will work closely with the UWBG and our plant sciences faculty group in developing a strong research program in the relationship between plants and the environment at scales ranging from single plants to landscapes. He will also engage in classroom teaching, mentor graduate students, and serve on graduate student guiding committees. Soo-Hyung fills the Landscape Plant Science and Sustainable Management faculty position and will apply his knowledge of plant ecophysiology, ecology, and horticulture to a variety of problems in urban landscape plant science.
A warm welcome to these new faculy members!

CFR WELCOMES RAELEEN WESTAD
Beginning Monday, March 6th, Raeleen Westad will be working with Don Hanley as a 50% time Program Assisstant. Stop by Anderson 6 (outer office) and say hello!

NEW GRANTS FUNDED IN FEBRUARY 2006
Funded amount = $157,587
"Prioritizing and Measuring Effectiveness of Fuel Treatments in the PNW Usin Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS)"; sponsor: U.S. Forest Service; PI: Jim Agee
"Characterization of Biomass Burning for the Mega-City Impacts on Regional and Global Environment: Mexico City Case Study"; sponsor: University of Montana; PI: Jim Agee

NEW CFR VISITING COMMITTEE MEMBER
A new member of the College's Visiting Committee is Dr. Bov Eav who has just been appointed director of the PNW Research Station in Portland, OR to fill the position vacated by the retirement of Dr. Tom Quiqley. The PNW Research Station, with more than 500 employees and a budget of $43 million, is one of eight USFS research facilities. It is organized into seven research programs conducted at 10 laboratories and research centers in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington as well as experimental forests in the three states. Eav's previous positions were director of the Northeastern Research Station and the Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. Prior to joining the Forest Service, Eav was a principal scientist with Lockheed in Houston, Texas, where he worked under contract with the Forest Services National Forest Application Program. He later served as a mission support manager of scientific payloads for NASAs space shuttle program.

NEWS FROM WRCCRF
Annie Hamilton writes from the Wind River Facility, "The Wind River Canopy Crane 11th Annual Science Conference is set for June 8, 2006. Stay tuned for details! And on March 7th, the crane will be hosting the Best Buy sponsored Electronic Field Trip program with live internet lessons from the field to millions of grade school students across the U.S. This interactive program is brought to us from Ball State University and the Smithsonian Institute. Film crew and staff will arrive at the crane site March 3rd to prepare for the live classroom lessons on March 7th. Several scientists and connected partners from the crane program are set to participate."

URBAN FORESTRY SENIOR PROJECT/THESIS OPPORTUNITY
Professor Emeritus Al Wagar writes, "Portions of Seattle's parks are dominated by early successional hardwoods that are reaching ages at which they become problematic. Currently, both alder and maple are marketable and might be harvested both for revenue and to prepare sites for species that are more desirable for the long term. Seattle Parks manages about 3,000 acres of forested areas in Seattle and is currently in the midst of an ambitious project to restore over 2,500 acres to a sustainable forest with native-like conditions. The Department has significant GIS data regarding species composition, slopes, soils, current canopy cover, and other data. Analysis of the possibilities would be a great study opportunity involving biological, social, and economic issues. But it would also be directly useful to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department. A project could be approached at any of several levels, from analysis and planning for a single site or park on up to classifying many parks and sites in terms of the potential applicability of harvesting. If interested, contact Al Wagar at jawagar@u.washington.edu.

RARE CARE VOLUNTEER TRAINING SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 18, 2006
UWBG'S Rare Plant Care and Conservation Program (Rare Care) has developed a program to train volunteers to monitor rare plant populations throughout Washington in order to assess growth trends, as well as determine population threats. Monitoring is an essential component of conservation, as it addresses the question of "What is needed to preserve species, communities, and ecological systems?" It provides for the acquisition of information to assess the status of biological populations and communities for the purpose of developing and directing management actions. This information will be gathered as a critical first step in the conservation of rare plant species. Volunteers are the backbone of this undertaking. The program relies heavily on volunteers to collect status information on rare plant populations. The next rare plant monitoring training will take place in Seattle on Saturday, March 18, 2006. To apply for the program see http://courses.washington.edu/rarecare/RarePlantMonitoring.htm.

SUPPORT CFR FOREST CLUB -- BUY HATS AND NALGENE BOTTLES!
Brian Spradlin writes that"the new CFR hats are in and ready for purchase. Just see Michelle or Jeff in the Student and Academic Services Office and they will get you set up with a fresh, attractive, and fun CFR baseball style cap. We also have CFR nalgene bottles for sale -- in fact, I have just reduced the price to $8 each so it is one heck of a deal! We have many colors and the logo is outstanding. Again, see Michelle or Jeff and start drinking water in style."

WIRELESS AT UW SEATTLE CAMPUS
Over the past six months, wireless on the UW's Seattle campus has been installed in just over half the colleges and schools targeted in phase one, to be completed by July, 2006. See the list and map of wireless locations at http://www.washington.edu/computing/wireless/locations.html.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PLANNING SITE
Carol Green sends along the following message from the National Park Service, "For many across the country, the National Park system contains some of the most precious cultural and natural resources in the U.S. At any given time, the National Park Service is working on dozens of long-term plans for the development and conservation of various properties under their oversight, including national monuments and national historic sites. A website, http://parkplanning.nps.gov/publicHome.cfm, provides access to current plans, environmental impact analyses, and related documents that are under review. Visitors to the site can search for plans by geographic region, by state, or by a drop-down menu of all of the various properties. The site also contains a number of other helpful links, including those that lead to a glossary of relevant terms and the Council on Environmental Policy.

ALUMNI NEWS
Botany Emeritus Professor Dick Walker sends along the following news about CFR alum Fu-Wen Horng. "He finished his PhD in Stan Gessel's lab in the late 1980s, then returned to Taiwan and worked in the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute on Nanhai Road in Taipei. Then about two years ago he left the Institute to take a position in mainland China. In his holiday greetings to me he wrote 'I came back (to Taipei) for the lunar New Year holiday two weeks ago, and found your holiday greeting card. My current work involves breeding, silviculture, and fertilization for fast growing eucalypts and poplars in China. I don't know how long I can work in China, but it is a good chance for me to get first hand information on China.' I thought it most interesting that the mainland Chinese would hire a Taiwanese forest scientist to work for them there, and he would certainly be able to inform anyone here in CFR about forest practices in China."
In memoriam, Gregory Buxton ('85) paper science and engineering, who died unexpectedly on January 29th. During his career he was an engineer for Potlatch Pulp Mill in Lewiston, ID; worked for Boise Cascade in Richland, WA; then joined the team from Ponderosa Fibre of Washington to design and build a recycle papermill in Wallula, WA; and finally started his own business, Buxton Family Investments in Gig Harbor, WA.

CFR IN THE MEDIA
Eleven expert witnesses were called to testify in a recent congressional field hearing in Medford, OR to review controversial findings in a recently published study headed by Oregon State University graduate student and CFR alum, Dan Donato ('98). Also included in the witness list were Professors Jerry Franklin and Dave Peterson. The study focused on the salvage in the aftermath of the Biscuit fire, which burned some half-million acres in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in 2002. It concluded the salvage "reduced regeneration (of the forest) by 71 percent and increased short-term fire risk." The results of the three-year study were published in the journal Science despite alleged attempts by several OSU professors to quash its publication. The debate was heightened when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management suspended but subsequently reinstated funding for the study's final year. For news reports about the hearing, see Washington Post article, "In Fire's Wake, Logging Study Inflames Debate," http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/printer_022706EB.shtml and and Oregonian article, "OSU researcher defends forest findings," http://forests.org/articles/reader.asp?linkid=53071.

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KUDOS

Kudos to Jake Pool and Riz Reyes from the Horticulture University Group for the wonderful botanical decorations at the Distinguished Alumni Seminar Series on February 24th!

Kudos to Samantha Martin Sprenger, who supplied the answer to the "who coined the canopy gap concept" trivia question asked at the Graduate Student Symposium last week. She not only guessed the "correct" answer (A.S. Watt 1925, J. Ecol. 13: 27-73), she also identified an earlier investigator who worked on canopy gaps -- a Swedish forester named Rutger Sernander.

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

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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