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The Straight Grain
Volume 32, Number 9

In this Issue:
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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, rences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Squirrels vs. Rattlesnakes: The evolution of unique antipredator behavior," Barbara Clucas, Humboldt University and UW School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
"Mistletoe Biology, Epidemiology, and Ecology," Jeremiah Dung, Washington State University.

MONDAY, 30 NOVEMBER AUTHOR READING UWBG, MILLER LIBRARY 6:30-8 PM
Join local author and avid birder Connie Sidles as she reads from her new book, "In My Nature: A Birder's Year at the
Montlake Fill." Reception with light refreshments. FREE and open to the public.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 30 NOVEMBER-4 DECEMBER FIRE ECOLOGY CONGRESS SAVANNAH,GA
Association of Fire Ecology 4th International Congress, "Fire as a Global Process." SFR participants include Jim Agee, Anne Andreu, Matt Davies, Jim Lutz, Christina Lyons-Tinsley, Don McKenzkie, Robert Norheim, Dave Peterson, Susan Prichard, Crystal Raymond, and alums Richy Harrod (PhD 2003), Morris Johnson (PhD 2008, MS 2001), Roger Ottmar (MS 1980), Dan Perrakis (PhD 2008, MS 2004), and David Sandberg (PhD 1974, MS 1970, BS 1966), among others.

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"The Forsaken Fjord: Science, society, and biological decline in Puget Sound," Casey Rice, NOAA Fisheries.

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER CIG SEMINAR OSB 425 4-5:20 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Careers for Scientists in the Energy Industry -- What's an Oceanographer doing in an Oil Company?," Paul Henshaw, University of California, Berkeley.

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
Department of Biology Faculty Minisymposium.

WEDNESDAY, 2 DECEMBER WILDLIFE MGMT WORKSHOP EUGENE,OR 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
"Practical Applications of Wildlife Management on Working Forests."

WEDNESDAY, 2 DECEMBER WA BUTTERFLY ASSOCIATION UWBG,CUH 7-9 PM
"Biology of Butterflies," Jon Pelham, Burke Museum.

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER ENERGY FUTURES PHYS-ASTR 118 12:30-1:30 PM
UW Energy Future Lecture Series, "Harnessing the Tides: Siting and monitoring a new technology," James Thompson, UW Applied Physics Lab and UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER BIOLOGY GRAD STUDENT SYMP HITCHCOCK 132 9:30 AM-5 PM
2009 UW Department of Biology Graduate Student Symposium.

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Where Does Ecosystem Modeling Fit into Fisheries Management: Examples from the North Pacific," Sarah Gaichas, NOAA Fisheries.

THURSDAY, 3 DECEMBER ATM SCI LECTURE KANE 210 4-5 PM
Math Across Campus Colloquium Series, "Estimation and Prediction of Complex Systems: Progress in weather and climate,"
Greg Hakim, UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

FRIDAY, 4 DECEMBER ARBORETUM ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION WPA 6-7 PM
Washington Park Arboretum 75th Anniversary reception with City of Seattle and UW partners. Emeritus Professor/Emeritus Arboretum Director John Wott will talk on the Arboretum's history; Seattle Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher, UW Botanic Gardens Executive Director Sandra Lier, and Arboretum Foundation Board President Barbara Wright will also give brief remarks.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Wednesday, December 9,2009, Anderson 207, 4-6 p.m., SFR Annual Holiday Party. In addition to the traditional activities, a "Name that Forester" contest will feature photos from Pack Forest over the years. This contest will have modest, though fun, prizes. As in past years please bring a homemade sweet or savory food item to share with the revelers. You can bring a delicious purchased item OR you are welcome to participate in our traditional contest to determine the "Most Favored" recipe in each category. Please list recipe ingredients so that folks can make informed food choices. The festivities will include a wine tasting for which we ask that you contribute $5 either in cash or check made out to UW; give your contributions to Lois Fink.

SFR NAME CHANGE SURVEY REMINDER
A reminder to participate in the SFR Name Change Survey. The catalyst link for submitting your proposed names and key concepts is at: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ewanick/88607. The SFR Name Change Exploration Committee will eliminate redundancy from the generated list and review key words for possible additional names. In step the list will be presented to SFR faculty, staff, and students via a second Catalyst survey to determine the top choices. Survey results will be presented to the Interim Director and the faculty. The Interim Director will solicit input from within the UW and externally during January, with the intent of a faculty vote by February 1.

ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS SELECTED FOR NEXT STEP IN ANDERSON REMODEL
Three firms have been selected for the next step in the pre-design phase of the Anderson Hall remodel: Mahlum; Mithun; and SRG. Interim Director Hinckley has the firms' original applications and is pleased to share them with anyone who is interested. The three firms will be making presentations as part of interviews on Monday, December 7th between 12:30-3:30 p.m. at UW Bothell, Rose Conference Room. The interviews themselves are part of the open meeting and anyone interested is welcome to attend. However, the Commission’s deliberations are closed. If you are interested in attending, reconfirm the time with either Jim Fridley, fridley@u.washington.edu or Tom Hinckley, hinckley@u.washington.edu -- the agenda times may be subject to change.

ESRM 100 STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AS PART OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Rob Harrison writes, "Environmental Science and Resource Management students in ESRM 100 are increasingly choosing environmental service volunteerism to meet part of their course requirements. To date, ESRM 100 students have worked several thousand hours for organizations including Volunteers for Outdoor Washington, Washington Toxics Coalition, Seattle Parks, Washington Trails Association, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Park Arboretum, People for Puget Sound, EarthCorps, the Nature Consortium, and various UW organizations. For instance, Jessica Farmer (MS 2010) recently emailed that 47 ESRM 100 students volunteered to plant trees on the UW campus as part of the 'Tree Campus USA' on November 20, 20009. Seephotos of SFR students in action."

PUGET SOUND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH INITIATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE FORMED
Greg Ettl has been appointed as a member of a steering committee that will facilitate the launch of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Research Initiative, funded as part of federal legislation supporting the Puget Sound Partnership. Funding to CoEnv and UW Tacoma's Center for Urban Waters will help support an environment in which leading scientists, engineers, and policy makers work collaboratively to address the most vexing issues challenging the restoration and protection of Puget Sound. Modeled after the U.S. National Research Council and inspired by the success of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, the Puget Sound Ecosystem Research Initiative will support two key activities:
• Expert panel-based reviews, analyses and evaluations commissioned by legislative and executive agencies resulting in balanced and responsive white papers, scientific publications and data sets.
• Working groups made up of people from a diversity of disciplines, experiences, and approaches brought together to synthesize the best available science to address specific Puget Sound environmental issues

UNDERGRAD RESEARCH PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL SOIL SCIENCE CONFERENCE
ESRM undergraduate Christine Sprunger writes, "For my senior capstone project I worked with Professor Darlene Zabowski on designing and implementing an on-farm research study quantifying soil carbon content. Our goal was to see whether or not organic farming systems sequester carbon. With the help of the SFR's Director's Fund Travel Scholarship, available through the Lockwood Endowement for Program Enhancement, I was able to attend the International Soil Science Conference in Pittsburgh. While at the conference, I participated in a symposium titled, "Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics in Agricultural Lands," where I presented a poster of my findings. I was also able to attend several lectures on carbon sequestration within forest and agricultural lands, as well as climate modeling. I met scientists from around the world who were conducting research similar to mine and I was able to interview with various graduate schools. The conference was a wonderful experience and I would like to thank Professor Zabowski and the School of Forest Resources for making it possible for me to attend."

HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEEE VOTE RESULTS
David Zuckerman writes, "Health and Safety Committee election results are in. With a vote of 38 to 26, Roy Farrow is the winner. Congratulations Roy! We look forward to having you serve your 2-year term beginning Januaury 4, 2010 as our SFR elected representative for the newly formed College of the Environment Health and Safety comm ittee (Group 10)."

ALUMNI UPDATES
Natalia Rafaeli (MS 2005) has returned with her family to La Plata, Argentina where she is exploring possibilities for continued research on the sustainable use of bioresources, including eco-asphalt. For an extremely poor translation of a
recent article about Natalia see a La Plata news blog. See also original Spanish version.
Amy Ramsey (MS 2005) is a forest pathology technician with the WA Department of Natural Resources in Olympia, WA.
Kyle Smith (BS 2005) went on to receive a graduate certificate in sustainable natural resources from Oregon State University. He is the assistant Willapa forester for The Nature Conservancy's Ellsworth Creek Preserve in Ilwaco, WA. He lives in Astoria, OR.
Delong Song (MS 2005) is a PhD student in Georgia Tech’s Institute of Paper Science and Technology program in Atlanta, GA.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Forest Service says trees can slow climate change," which references work of Research Associate Elaine Oneil.

KUDOS
Congratulations to SFR graduate student Paul Footen and former SFR undergraduate Josh Hegarty for winning the "2008 Best Paper Awards" for presentations at the 2008 Soil Science Society of America meetings in Houston, TX. Paul's paper was
titled "Long-term Effects of Nitrogen Fertilization on Productivity of Subsequent stands of Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest", and included followup to work started by the late Professor Stan Gessel 40 years ago. Josh's presentation was titled "Historic Extent of Puget Sound Praires as Determined by an Examination of Soil". Paul’s trip to the conference was partially funded by the Graduate School's travel scholarship for SFR.

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/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 32, Number 8

In this Issue:
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 online.

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 22. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

MONDAY, 23 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Ecology and Conservation of the Western Gray Squirrel in the North Cascades," Kathryn Stuart, UW School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY, 23 NOVEMBER FOSTER SCHOOL PRACTICUM 134 SIEG 4:30 PM
Foster School of Business Environmental Innovation Practicum and Speaker Series, "What's the UW Doing in the Clean-energy Space?" Rad Roberts, UW Clean Initiative, along with UW researchers.

TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Emerging Water Quality Treatment and Flow Control Performance: Trends for low impact development practices," Curtis Hinman, Washington State University.

TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER CIG SEMINAR OSB 425 4-5:20 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Ocean Acidification as a Stressor in PNW Marine Ecosystems," Simone Alin, NOAA.

TUESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"Phenotypic Robustness and Variation: Molecular mechanisms and evolutionary impact," Christine Queitsch, UW Department of
Genome Sciences.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday-Friday, November 30-December 4, 2009, Savannah, GA, Association of Fire Ecology 4th International Congress, "Fire as a Global Process." SFR participants include Jim Agee, Anne Andreu, Matt Davies, Jim Lutz, Christina Lyons-Tinsley, Don McKenzkie, Robert Norheim, Dave Peterson, Susan Prichard, Crystal Raymond, and alums Richy Harrod (PhD 2003), Morris Johnson (PhD 2008, MS 2001), Roger Ottmar (MS 1980), Dan Perrakis (PhD 2008, MS 2004), and David Sandberg (PhD 1974, MS 1970, BS 1966), among others.
Friday, December 4, 2009, Washington Park Arboretum, 6-7 p.m., WPA 75th Anniversary reception with City of Seattle and UW partners. Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Arboretum Director John Wott will talk on the Arboretum's history; Seattle Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher, UW Botanic Gardens Executive Director Sandra Lier, and Arboretum Foundation Board President Barbara Wright will also give brief remarks.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Anderson 207, 4-6 p.m., SFR Annual Holiday Party. In addition to the traditional activities, a "Name that Forester" contest will feature photos from Pack Forest over the years. This contest will have modest, though fun, prizes. As in past years please bring a homemade sweet or savory food item to share with the revelers. You can bring a delicious purchased item OR you are welcome to participate in our traditional contest to determine the "Most Favored" recipe in each category. Please list recipe ingredients so that folks can make informed food choices. The festivities will include a wine tasting for which we ask that you contribute $5 either in cash or check made out to UW; give your contributions to Lois Fink.

NOVEMBER 2009 SFR RESEARCH NEWSLETTER
The November 2009 Forest Resources Research Newsletter is now available online. Sally Morgan writes, "Please see the News
Alert on page one concerning submission deadlines. We knew it was only a matter of time before OSP would start enforcing the deadlines announced last year for submissions –- it appears that that time is now, based on the recent communications from the Director of OSP."

SFR NAME CHANGE SURVEY REMINDER
A reminder to participate in the SFR Name Change Survey. The catalyst link for submitting your proposed names and key concepts is at: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ewanick/88607. The SFR Name Change Exploration Committee will eliminate redundancy from the generated list and review key words for possible additional names. In step the list will be presented to SFR faculty, staff, and students via a second Catalyst survey to determine the top choices. Survey results will be presented to the Interim Director and the faculty. The Interim Director will solicit input from within the UW and externally during January, with the intent of a faculty vote by February 1st.

SFR PARTICIPATES IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
Elaine Oneil was among experts who recently joined USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell to offer information to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests about the potential of forests to sequester carbon and help to combat climate change and to explain aspects of the new federal forest policy for climate change introduced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in August. The plan promotes landscape scale planning and supports a collaborative approach.
SFR graduate students Jorge Ramos and Erin Donley participated in the First Millennium Conference of the Ecological Society of America, "Water-Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice," in Athens, GA, November 9-12, 2009. Erin Donley presented a poster on "Strategic Planning for Water Rights Acquisitions in the Columbia Basin: An assessment of regional streamflow response to climate change" and Jorge Ramos presented a poster on "Potential Effects of Urbanization on Amphibian Distributions in th Puget Sound Region". See short summaries of the plenaries and other sessions.
Kathy Wolf sends along links for SFR staff, student, and alumni presentations at the recent urban foresty conference in
Portland, OR; see links for Kathy's presentation; graduate student Jana Dilley's presentation;and presentation by alums Mark Mead (BS 1987) and Ara Erickson's (MS 2004).

CORRIM AWARDED FUNDING FROM US DOE
Recently announced joint USDA/DOE awards for biomass research projects included up to $1,430,535 to the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) to compare the life cycle environmental and economic impacts for collecting forest residuals, short rotation crops, mixed waste, and biomass from fire risk reduction activities on federal lands for conversion to fuels via biochemical, pyrolysis, and gasification systems. CORRIM is comprised of 15 research organizations: APA The Engineered Wood Association, ATHENA TM Sustainable Materials Institute, Forintek Canada Corp., Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, University of Idaho, University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, University of Washington, USDA-Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Washington State University, and Virginia Tech University.

UW LAUNCHES M.UW FOR BLACKBERRY
The UW is the first educational institution to provide campus information on BlackBerry handheld devices. The UW’s new m.UW BlackBerry app -- like the iPhone app already available -- offers course catalogs, campus directories, maps, news, photos, and sports scores in a format optimized for that device.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Yuzhen Li (PhD 2009, MS 2005) is a postdoctoral associate at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, working with the Sustainable Engineered Materials Institute and the Forest Nutrition Cooperative. Her main research interests focus on applying quantitative techniques to forest inventory and natural resource management.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Forest Service says trees can slow climate change," which references work of Research Associate Elaine Oneil.

KUDOS
Kudos to Affiliate Professor Don Hanley, formear WSU forestry extension specialist and CFR Professor, who will receive the Career Leadership Award from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP), ANREP's highest award for career achievement. Don will formally receive the award in June during the annual ANREP 7th Biennial Conference in Fairbanks, AK.
Kudos to Jim Agee who has been selected to receive the Harold Biswell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Fire Ecology. The award will be presented at the 4th International Fire Congress being held in Savannah, GA the first week in December. This is a very special award for Jim, partly because he was one of Harold Biswell's last graduate students in the early 1970s.

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/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 32, Number 7

In this Issue:
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 online.

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

SATURDAY, 14 NOVEMBER BURKE MUSEUM MAMMALS BURKE MUSEUM 10 AM-4 PM
"Family Day: Meet the Mammals"; the diversity of mammals is remarkable, and the Burke Museum's mammalogy collection
represents all 29 orders of mammals on the planet. Event is included with museum admission.

MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Mechanisms and Consequences of Stressor Interactions in Simulated Wildlife Populations," Nathan Schumaker, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.

MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER SER-NW MEETING ANDERSON 22 4 PM
Society for Ecological Restoration University of Washington Guild quarterly meeting.

MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology Seminar Videoconference, "Cocoa Diseases Worldwide: Management and research perspectives," Kamil Mohd Jaaffar, Washington State University.

MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER ETHNOBOTANY WORKSHOP SEATTLE REI 7-9 PM
"Ethnobotany: Practical applications," Lindsay Huettman, Wilderness Awareness School.

TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"The Importance of Natural Watershed Ecology and How to Advance It in Urban Areas," Rich Horner, UW College of Built
Environments and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER CIG SEMINAR OSB 425 4-5:20 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Trends in Extreme Precipitation in the Pacific Northwest," Cliff Mass, UW Department of
Atmospheric Sciences.

TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"On Sperm, Membranes, and Mysteries,"Barbara Wakimoto, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER SOLOMON KATZ LECTURE KANE 220 7-8 P.M.
Solomon Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, "Between Globalization and Global Warming: The long and short of
human history," Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago.

WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER INTERDISC TEACHING MTNG MGH 258 5-7 PM
UW Program on the Environment event for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty: informal conversation about
interdisciplinary teaching on environmental issues, "Teaching in a Porous College."

WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION UWBG,CUH 6:30-8:30 PM
"Caring for the Mature Garden," Linelle Russ, Morning Dew Gardens. A review of design principles, pruning techniques, and soil and weed management plans that can improve the look and health of your garden, simplify maintenance, and give you
more pleasure in your space.

WEDNESDAY, 18 NOVEMBER CETACEAN SOCIETY LECTURE PHINNEY CTR 7:30 PM
American Cetacean Society Puget Sound Chapter Speaker Series, "Cooperative Foraging Ecology of (B-Type) Antarctic Killer Whales," Robert Pitman, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER UW TREE PLANTING VARIOUS LOCATIONS 10 AM
Volunteer to help plant some of the 30 new trees the UW is receiving, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Arbor Day
Foundation in cooperation with Toyota. Part of a nationwide Campus Tree Tour 2009 campaign. For additional information on
being a volunteer contact the Grounds Department at 206.685.1402. See also http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=53395.

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER NOAA SEMINAR NWFSC AUD 11 AM
"Phenotypic Plasticity and its Relevance to the Ecology, Evolution, and Persistence of Fishes," Jeff Hutchings, Dalhousie
University.

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER ENERGY FUTURES LECTURE PHYS-ASTR 118 12:30-1:30 PM
"Perspectives on Intellectual Property Rights and Global Access to Emerging Energy Technologies," Bill Snyder, UW School
of Law.

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER SAFS GRAD STUDENT SYMP ANDERSON 207 9 AM-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Graduate Student Symposium.

THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER FLORA OF CHILE TALK UWBG,CUH 7 PM
Slide show and talk by Dan Hinkley (MS 1985) and Richie Steffen, curator of the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden,
on the flora of southern Chile. Presented as part of the Arboretum’s 75th Anniversary Event Series. Attendance free but
email info@arboretumfoundation.org or call 206.325.4510 to RSVP; include your name, phone number, and the number of
people attending.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday-Friday, November 30-December 4, 2009, Savannah, GA, Association of Fire Ecology 4th International Congress,
"Fire as a Global Process." SFR participants include Jim Agee, Anne Andreu, Matt Davies, Jim Lutz, Christina Lyons-Tinsley, Don McKenzkie, Robert Norheim, Dave Peterson, Susan Prichard, Crystal Raymond, and alums Richy Harrod (PhD 2003), Morris Johnson (PhD 2008, MS 2001), Roger Ottmar (MS 1980), Dan Perrakis (PhD 2008, MS 2004), and David Sandberg (PhD 1974, MS 1970, BS 1966), among others.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Anderson 207, 4-6 p.m., SFR Annual Holiday Party. In addition to the traditional activities, a "Name that Forester" contest will feature photos from Pack Forest over the years. This contest will have modest, though fun, prizes. As in past years please bring a homemade sweet or savory food item to share with the revelers. You can bring a delicious purchased item OR you are welcome to participate in our traditional contest to determine the "Most Favored" recipe in each category. Please list recipe ingredients so that folks can make informed food choices. The festivities will include a wine tasting for which we ask that you contribute $5 either in cash or check made out to UW; give your contributions to Lois Fink.

SFR ANNUAL ALUMNI EVENT -- THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE IT A SUCCESS!
Interim Director Tom Hinckley writes "Over the last four years, the Annual Alumni Event has been held in four different locations with two very different venue styles. In 2006, it was held in the faculty club; in 2007 in the Don James Center (Centennial Celebration), in 2008 at Ivar’s; and this year at the Center for Urban Horticulture. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, there was an initial reception followed by a sit-down dinner. This year, the Alumni Planning Committee decided to change the format, avoid the cost of a sit-down dinner, and increase the opportunity for intensive and extensive interaction, both with participants as well as with information about SFR. NHS, the Commons, and Merrill Hall were open, and participants had a chance to visit labs, the Hyde Herbarium, and Miller Library, and see posters and displays featuring SFR teaching, outreach, and research. Great wine and beer, outstanding food, and a jazz band created an informal atmosphere that encouraged interaction. As stated by two alums: "I thought the live jazz and the casual atmosphere made it feel much more like a celebratory event. Not to mention the great awardees and great presenters. Fantastic!" and "...it was one of the best ever. Live music is always a winner. The food was great and the venue.... superb!!!! ... and I was in awe of the award winners. What champions!"
Award winners for 2009 were:
• Honored Alumnus: Dr. Gary Hartshorn ('72)
• Honorary Alumnus: Professor Gordon Bradley
• Excellence in Teaching Award: Professor Darlene Zabowski
• Distinguished Achievement Award: Mr. Toby Atterbury
It was great to see SFR faculty, staff, and students -- alumni appreciate knowing that you are interested in them and they appreciate the chance of hearing from you about SFR. All of this was made possible by:
Alumni Awards Committee headed by Ann Forest Burns
Alumni Board: Bob Alverts, Jack Blanchard, Ann Forest Burns, Dale Cole, Bob Dick, Ara Erickson, Tom Friberg, Bill Fuller, Tom Hanson, Ben Harrison, Dick Hopkins, Jack Krystad, Larry Maechler, Elaine 0neil, Alan Randall, Alicia Robbins, Peter Schiess, Doug St. John, Mark Swanson, and Matt Weintraub
Alumni Event Committee: Ara Erickson, Tom Hanson, and Matt Weintraub, with support from the Advancement Team of Caroline Rosevear and Ramona Hickey.
Award presenters: Bob Alverts, Bruce Bare, Alan Randall, and Matt Weintraub
UW Botanic Gardens sponsored the event and staffed the Herbarium, labs, and library during the event: Sandra Lier, Jon Bakker, Fred Hoyt, Soo Kim, Sarah Reichard, and Brian Thompson.
Jazz band: arranged and sponsored by Ara Erickson. Thank you all!"

VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR NW ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM EASTSIDE FOREST HEALTH FORUM
Streaming video is now available for the Northwest Environmental Forum's October 22-29, 2009 Eastside Forest Health Forum
in Spokane, WA.

UW BOTANIC GARDENS E-FLORA, NOVEMBER 2009 ISSUE
UW Botanic Gardens e-newsletter, E-Flora, has just published its November 2009 issue. Read about upcoming lectures,
classes, and other events; restoration work in the Union Bay Natural Area; and a November plant profile.

PARTICIPATE IN SFR NAME CHANGE SURVEY
As an outcome of the SFR Fall Planning Retreat, Interim Director Hinckley appointed a committee to evaluate a possible new name for the School. The committee is Agee (Chair), Ettl, Lawler, Wott, and Zabowski (faculty); Mentele and Paul (staff); and Ewanick (student). The committee met and agreed to involve the internal and external SFR communities in the process of choosing a new name or keeping the current name. The first steps are: (1) generating a list of potential names and key words via a Catalyst survey linked from the SFR website, followed by (2) a faculty, staff, and student vote to choose the top few from the generated list. We are asked to complete this by January 1, 2010. You can contribute to step (1) -- generating a "long list" -- via a Catalyst survey that will remain open through November 27, 2009. "School of" should be part of the new name. Whether "forest" or "forestry" remains in the name is open at this point. However, the Provost and President stated in an all-College meeting last year that keeping "forest" or "forestry" in the name would remain truthful to their assurances to our external partners and alumni that the UW will continue to train forestry graduates, undertake forestry research, engage in forestry outreach, and provide forestry policy guidance. The committee will eliminate redundancy from the generated list and review key words for possible additional names. In step (2), the list will be presented to SFR faculty, staff, and students via a second Catalyst survey to determine the top choices. Survey results will be presented to the Interim Director and the faculty. The Interim Director will solicit input from within the UW and externally during January, with the intent of a faculty vote by February 1.

SFR PARTICIPATES IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
Bruce Bare and Stanislav Petrasek participated in the Third International Faustmann Symposium, "Forest Economics in a Dynamic and Changing World" in Darmstadt, Germany, October 28-31, 2009, presenting a talk on "Valuation of Timber and Carbon Sequestration: An American call option technique" (also-co-authored by John Perez-Garcia).

COENV PLANS CONSERVATION COLLOQUIUM
Mark your calendards for a Spring Quarter 2010 Conservation Colloquium sponsored by the Conservation of Living Systems Graduate Program within the College of the Environment and made possible through the support of Harriet Bullitt. The colloquium is scheduled for March 3, 2010, 1-5 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom; it will be an exciting look at the exceptional breadth of conservation-related activity at the UW, with emphasis on proactive, solution-based approaches to critical conservation problems worldwide. The colloquium will foster community among the UW's conservation scholars, display existing connections, and build new ties between units and individuals. Event is free and everyone is invited, but registration is required. Presentations will be solicited from
individual researchers and interdisciplinary research teams. Abstract submission instructions will be posted on the website, with abstracts due by December 18, 2009. The event Steering Committee will review all submissions and select presenters to ensure a broad sampling of perspectives. Questions? Contact conscoll@u.washington.edu.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Kristine Cramer (MS 2005) is an associate with Triangle Associates in Seattle, where she designs, develops, and implements classroom workshops and works with teachers to develop individualized projects supporting environmental stewardship.
Scott Gremel (MS 2005) is a wildlife biologist for the National Park Service in Pt. Angeles, WA.

KUDOS
SFR restoration ecology grad student Nate Hough-Snee sends along kudos to all the SFR students, alumni, and faculty, as well as friends of SFR and neighbors, who have participated in ecological restoration work parties at the Union Bay Natural Area this quarter. "Special thanks to Gonzalo Thieniel and ESRM 100 for their continued participation, Jon Bakker and Laura Blume for working in the UBNA with this year's ESRM 362 class, and Kern Ewing and Ian Bell for working with the ESRM 473 cohort. Through rain and wind, mud and blackberry, your work has been instrumental in maintaining SFR's largest urban greenspace! Thanks and we hope to see you all at future UBNA events!"
Matt Weintraub sends along kudos to all who contributed posters to the Forest Resources Alumni Association reception. "Many alums commented on how great it was to be able to learn about the research currently being conducted at the School," says Matt.

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/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm


The Straight Grain
Volume 32, Number 6

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

The STRAIGHT GRAIN is a weekly newsletter for the 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 online.

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

SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY CUH,UBNA 9-11 AM
Restoration work party in the Union Bay Natural Area. The work party will focus on the 2007 ecological restoration plots
and the SFR alumni board's Centennial Grove. To ensure a great day, please bring a water bottle and some work gloves and
dress for the weather. Any questions, contact Nate Hough-Snee at nwhs@u.washington.edu.

SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER GREEN SEATTLE DAY SEATTLE CENTER 10 AM-2 PM
Green Seattle Day, sponsored by the Green Seattle Partnership, a public/private partnership between the City of Seattle
and the Cascade Land Conservancy.

SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER STREAMKEEPERS ACADEMY EVERETT, WA 11 AM-NOON
"Eagles," Jeff Guidry, Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. See http://www.streamkeeper.org/opportun/calendar.htm.

SATURDAY, 7 NOVEMBER SFR ALUMNI MEETING/RECEPTION 5-9 PM UWBG,CUH
SFR Alumni Association annual meeting (5-6 p.m.) followed by an informal reception with displays of SFR research and
publications, the annual alumni awards ceremony, and a short speech by Interim Director Tom Hinckley.

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, 8-11 NOVEMBER COMMUNITY FORESTRY CONF PORTLAND, OR
Partners in Community Forestry Conference. SFR participants include Kathy Wolf and alums Mark Mead (BS 1987) and Ara
Erickson (MS 2004).

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 8-12 NOVEMBER AWRA CONVERENCE SEATTLE, WA
American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.

SUNDAY, 8 NOVEMBER BOOK TALK SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 2 PM
Author discussion of "The Collector," by Jack Nisbet; book is a biography of botanist David Douglas, "the man behind the
Douglas-fir"; the scientic names of more than 80 plant and animal species now honor him.

MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR SMITH 120 3:30-5 PM
"Phylogeography of the North American Red Fox: Vicariance in Pleistocene forest refugia," Keith Aubry, USDA Forest
Service; Mark Statham, Kansas State University; Benjamin Sacks, University of California Davis; John Perrine, Cal Poly;
and Samantha Wisely, Kansas State University.

MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER BUILT ENVIRONMENTS LECTURE ARCH 140 12 PM
"Classicizing the Wilderness: the Forestry Building at the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition," Kathryn Merlino, UW
College of Built Environments.

MONDAY, 9 NOVEMBER PLANT PATHOLOGY SEMINAR BLOEDEL 292 4:10-5 PM
WSU Plant Pathology Seminar Videoconference, "Biological Soil Disinfestation: An alternative approach to control soilborne diseases," Jennifer Niem, Washington State University.

TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER WATER CENTER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Predicting Precipitation over the NW: From weather forecasts to climate change," Cliff Mass, UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER CIG SEMINAR OSB 425 4-5:20 PM
Climate Impacts Group Seminar, "Assessing climate impacts on Pacific salmon: Are there opportunities for adaptation," Mary
Ruckelshaus, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

TUESDAY, 10 NOVEMBER BIOLOGY SEMINAR PHYS-ASTR A102 4 PM
"The Scope of Fear: Large predators trigger similar indirect risk effects in marine and terrestrial systems," Aaron
Wirsing, UW School of Forest Resources.

WEDNESDAY, 11 NOVEMBER NHS LECTURE UWBG,CUH 7:15-9:15 PM
NW Horticultural Society Lecture Series "Ferns for All Seasons and Reasons," Sue Olsen.

THURSDAY, 12 NOVEMBER NOAA SEMINAR NWFSC AUD 11 AM
"Remote Climate Forcing of Regime Shifts in Northwest Atlantic Shelf Ecosystems," Charles Greene, Cornell University.

THURSDAY, 12 NOVEMBER ENERGY FUTURES LECTURE PHYS-ASTR 118 12:30-1:30 PM
UW Energy Future Lecture Series, "U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues," Raj Shah, USDA.

THURSDAY, 12 NOVEMBER SAFS SEMINAR FISH SCI 102 4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Estimating Ecological Population Dynamics Models: The good, the bad, and
the nonparametric," Perry deValpine, University of California Davis .

THURSDAY, 12 NOVEMBER LESTER BROWN LECTURE KANE 130 7 PM
Environmentalist Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute, speaks on sustainable development. See
http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=53363.

FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER CHEM OCEAN SEMINAR OSB 425 12:30 PM
"Citizen Sampling in Puget Sound," Rick Keil, UW School of Oceanography.

FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER PHD GENERAL EXAM ANDERSON 22 2 PM
"Establishment, Growth, Phenotypic Plasticity, and Soil Nitrogen in Exotic Plant Invasions," Rachel Mitchell; committee
chair: Jon Bakker.

FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER LIPPKE RETIREMENT PARTY LUKE'S HOUSE 3 PM
Retirement(??!!) party for Bruce Lippke. RSVP preferred but not required to Luke Rogers, lwrogers@u.washington.edu.

FRIDAY, 13 NOVEMBER DEAD ELK SOCIAL ANDERSON 207 5 PM

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Monday, November 16, 2009, Seattle REI, 7-9 p.m., "Ethnobotany: Practical applications," Lindsay Huettman, Wilderness Awareness School.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Kane 220, 7-8 p.m., Solomon Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, "Between Globalization and Global Warming: The long and short of human history," Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, Mary Gates 258, 5-7 p.m., UW Program on the Environment event for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty: informal conversation about interdisciplinary teaching on environmental issues, "Teaching in a Porous College."
Thursday, November 19, 2009, Anderson 207, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Graduate Student
Symposium.
Thursday, November 19, 2009, Center for Urban Horticulture, 7 p.m., lecture by Dan Hinkley (MS 1985) and Richie Steffen
on the flora of southern Chile. Presented as part of the Arboretum’s 75th Anniversary Event Series.

SFR WILL MISS JON DIEMER
Jon Diemer has accepted a new position at Group Health and will be leaving us on November 13. During his tenure here he has brought order out of chaos in a number of data areas. He also led the very successful redesign of the SFR website. His work, along with the contacts he has made across campus, will provide an excellent platform for his successor. The opening appears on the UW Employment website under reference number 59471, open until filled. Over the next few days, please stop by to wish Jon well in his new endeavor!

SFR PARTICIPATES IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
Rob Harrison writes from the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, "SFR sent a tiny army of soil scientists to the meeting here, and we all put "School of Forest Resources" on our posters and talks. I've had discussions and meals yesterday with some of our alums -- Dale Johnson (prof at U Nevada), Helga Van Miegroet (prof at Utah State), Eric Sucre (research scientist in New Bern NC with Weyerhaeuser), Brian Strahm (new prof at Virginia Tech), and contact with Jeff Hatten (new prof at Mississippi State)."
John Marzluff gave a lecture November 5, 2009, on "In the Company of Crows and Ravens" for the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum's Biodiversity Lecture Series in Vancouver, BC.

USDA PNW RESEARCH STATION HAS NEW ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station has realigned its organizational structure. Under the newly aligned organization, the station is centered on science themes found in its updated strategic business plan. The station now has six research programs:
Ecological Process and Function
Forest Resources Monitoring and Assessment
Goods, Services, and Values
Land and Watershed Management
Threat Characterization and Management
Focused Science Delivery
See full text of press release announcing this change .

NOVEMBER 10TH CLINIC/ FACULTY AND STAFF FLU VACCINATIONS
An additional supply of seasonal flu vaccine has become available and UW Benefits is resuming on-campus seasonal flu vaccine clinics. All UW faculty and staff with PEBB medical plan coverage (including Group Health Cooperative) are eligible to attend. Graduate students who are enrolled in the UW Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP) for fall quarter 2009 can also attend. No appointment is necessary, but you will need to bring your photo ID and your health insurance card so your plan can be billed directly at no cost to you. If you do not bring your insurance card and ID, you will need to pay $30 (cash or check) for your shot, and a receipt will be issued allowing you to file a claim with your health plan for reimbursement. The next clinic will be held in the Health Sciences Lobby, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Information about future clinics will be posted online as they are available.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS
The 2010 Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee invites nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Awards; Excellence in Teaching Awards, and the S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award. Faculty, staff, students, and
alumni are invited to write. Self-nominations are not accepted. While previous recipients are ineligible, we do welcome nominations of past candidates.
Distinguished Teaching Award - awarded to those who have demonstrated an ability to engage students both within and outside of the classroom. Along with top honors, recipients receive a $5000 stipend.
Excellence in Teaching Award - given to a graduate teaching assistant with a $5000 stipend and recognizes demonstration of extraordinary ability in the teaching/learning process as a graduate TA.
Munro Public Service Teaching Award - given to a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in community-based instruction, including public service internships and community partnership projects. Included is a $5000 stipend.
You can submit an online nomination, or, if you prefer,send your one-page letter to: 2010 Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee, Mary Gates Hall, Box 352800, Seattle, WA 98195. Letters must specify the award sought and include the nominee's departmental information. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, December 4, 2009 at 5 p.m. For questions regarding the awards process, please call 206-616-7175 or email dta@u.washington.edu.

ALUMNI UPDATES
Daniel Boudreaux (BS 2005) is a registered professional forester in Grass Valley, CA, where he works for Sierra Pacific Industries.
Jon Honea (PhD 2005) is scientist in residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is currently working on a population dynamics model to understand the negative influences on wild salmon of their interbreeding with hatchery salmon as well as to explore potential effects of climate change on the population status of endangered wild salmon.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Warming 'big threat' to Yosemite" for BBC Earth News coverage of Yosemite wildfire research by Jim Lutz et al.
See "A way forward for Northwest forests" for an opinion piece in The Oregonian co-authored by Jerry Franklin.
A Seattle Times video, "Autumn leaves at the Washington Park Arboretum"featuresRandall Hitchin, UW Botanic Gardens Plant Collections.
And watch promotional vide for new CBC documentary on John Marzluff's crow research.

KUDOS
Student Services sends along Kudos to Aaron Wirsing for giving an outstanding talk on predator/prey relationships in a recent freshman orientation seminar.

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/index.html?sdiv=news&navID=34
Earth and Space Sciences http://www.geology.washington.edu/Program/Seminars/
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
NOAA Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (PMEL/FOCI) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/foci/FOCI_seminars.html
Program on the Environment (POE) http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/poe_events.cgi
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.htm