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The Straight Grain
Volume 36, Number 5

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 30. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 27-31 OCTOBER   SAF NATIONAL CONVENTION ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Society of American Foresters National Convention,"Forests and People: A watershed event." SFR alums presenting in the event included Ann Forest Burns (BS 1971), Kevin Gehringer (PhD 2001), Faline Haven (BS 1995), Dick Hopkins (BS 1972), Mark Mead (BS 1987), David Shaw (PhD 1991), Eric Sucre (MS 2005), Brian Sugden (MS 1992, BS 1990), and Donald Turton (MS 1982).

SATURDAY, 30 OCTOBER    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    MERCER IS,WA   9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway, trail work at Mercer Island's Island Crest Park. Sign up at http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events.

SATURDAY, 30 OCTOBER  UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION  QUEEN ANNE  10 AM-12 PM
UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Cemetery Lichens," Katherine Glew, UW Burke Museum. See
http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.shtml.

MONDAY, 1 NOVEMBER    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR   BAGLEY 131   3 PM
"Integrating Climate Change into Northwest Connectivity Conservation Planning," Meade Krosby, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER     WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Protecting and Restoring Stream Flows in Washington State," Jacque Klug, WA Department of Ecology.

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER   WILDFIRE SEMINAR   ANDERSON 22  10:30 AM-12:20 PM
"Fire and Foresters in the Australian Bush," Roger Underwood, bushfire specialist and SFR alum (MS 1967).

TUESDAY, 2 NOVEMBER    FOOD/ENVIRONMENT LECTURE   KANE 220    6:30 PM
Food: Eating Your Environment Lecture Series, "Social Sciences, Nutrition, and the Meal," Claude Fischler, National Science Research Center (France). 

WEDNESDAY, 3 NOVEMBER   NOAA SCIENCE LECTURE   PAC SCI CTR   7-9 PM
"Ocean Mapping: It's not just for shipping anymore," Doug Baird, Office of Coast Survey.

WEDNESDAY, 3 NOVEMBER   WA BUTTERFLY ASSOC   UWBG,CUH    7-9 PM
"Butterfly Research in Alpine and Subalpine Meadows in the North Cascades and Mount Rainier," John McLaughlin, Western Washington University.

THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER  PHYTOREMEDIATION SEMINAR  AND 22 10:30-11:30 AM
"Poplar-based Phytoremediation Processes," Louis Licht, Ecolotree, Inc.

THURSDAY, 4 NOVEMBER    SAFS SEMINAR    102 FISH SCI   4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Stress Posed by Toxic Chemicals in Puget Sound," Tracy Collier, NOAA Fisheries.

FRIDAY, 5 NOVEMBER   QUANTITATIVE SCI SEMINAR   FISH SCI 203  12:30-1:30 PM
"Implementing Real Ecosystem Management Is Not about Building Complex Models or Closures, but about Managing Smarter Using Risk," Rick Fletcher, Western Australia Department of Fisheries.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6    MILLER LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE   UWBG,MILLER  9 AM-3 PM
Elisabeth C. Miller Library open house.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6   VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY  BLACK DIAMOND,WA  9 AM-12 PM
King County Native Plant Salvage Program.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6   SFR ALUMNI EVENT   UWBG,NHS   4-7 PM
Forest Resources Alumni Association annual meeting and reception. Meeting is from 4-5 p.m. and reception is from 5-7 p.m.  Register at https://go.washington.edu/uwaa/events/2010FRAA_banquet/details.tcl. SFR has some comp tickets available for SFR faculty, staff, and students on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you would like to attend, email Caroline Rosevear, Rosevear@uw.edu. For more information see http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/DirectorMemos/AlumniReception2010.pdf,

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
    Monday-Wednesday, November 8-10,2010, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen 203 (Mon/Tues) and Allen 678 (Wed), Webinar featuring officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the federal research agencies discussing their current and future research directions and priorities. Seating is limited and on a first come first-served basis. See agenda.
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Fish Sci 108, NOAA West Coast Center for Oceans and Human Health Seminar Series, "Eyes on Puget Sound: Developing a multi-scale perspective on marine water surface," Brandon Sackman, WA Department of Ecology.
    Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 3 p.m., UW Libraries grand opening of the new Research Commons. Remarks followed by open house and reception. The UW Libraries Research Commons is intended to meet a new set of student and faculty needs that are emerging with the growth of data-driven research, digital scholarship, and interdisciplinary studies.
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 7:15 p.m., Northwest Horticultural Society Lecture, "Living Green: High concept design meets sustainability," Debra Prinzing, interior, architectural, and landscape designer.

SFR WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE PROFESSOR JAMES FLEWELLING
A warm welcome to Affiliate Professor James Flewelling, who will be working with the Precision Forestry Cooperative. He received his PhD in biometrics from the University of Georgia and is an independent consultant, working on research projects with private companies and government agencies. His recent work includes inventories using digital imagery, LiDAR, and individual crown recognition.

OCTOBER 2010 NW ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM FOCUSES ON STOPPING FOREST LOSS
SFR's Northwest Environmental Forum convened on October 18-19, 2010 at UW Botanic Gardens Center for Urban Horticulture.  The forum, entitled, "Changing the Game: We Need Transformative Strategies to Stop Forest Losses," was attended by 67 participants and heard from a diverse group of speakers who focused on market-based conservation strategies.  See forum
agenda and speaker presentations at http://www.nwenvironmentalforum.org/proceedings/forumFall2010.html.

SFR STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
PhD student Ashley Lunde will present a paper at the Association for Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference, November 4-6, 2010 in Boston, MA.  The paper, “Communication in NEPA Decision Making: Crafting effective environmental documents” is co-authored by MS/MPA student Daniel Brody and Prof. Clare Ryan.

RIDE IN THE RAIN
It's time to get ready to Ride in the Rain! The 8th annual UW Commuter Services sponsored bicycle commute challenge will run from November 1st through the 30th. Go to uwcommute.com/riderain to sign up as a team or individual rider and track your weekly bicycle commute trips for a chance to win dozens of fabulous prizes and the coveted "Soaked to the Gills" traveling trophy! For some entertaining and educational cycling motivation be sure to check out the full list of bike classes brought to you by U-PASS and the Cascade Bicycle Club.

UW AGAIN RECEIVES TOP RANKING FOR SUSTAINABILITY
For the fourth year in a row, the UW received a grade of A- on the College Sustainability Report Card, issued by the Sustainability Endowments Institute. This is the only independent sustainability evaluation of campus operations and endowment investments. See full University Week story online.

UW IT WILL CONDUCT CAMPUS SURVEY; NEEDS INPUT
In winter 2011, UW Information Technology will conduct the third triennial UW campus survey on academic technologies. The survey will include a new section to assess faculty members’ research needs in regard to technology and related services. UW-IT is currently conducting focus groups to inform the content of this section and would like to talk to individuals representing a wide range of disciplines and data. The focus groups will take place in Odegaard Undergraduate Library on the following dates/times:
*Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1:30-2:30
*Monday, Nov. 8, 1:30-2:30
*Thursday, Nov. 18, 2:30-3:30
Consider registering for one of these focus groups; this is an opportunity to raise awareness of the technology-related challenges you encounter in the course of your research, and potentially contribute to solutions that benefit the UW as a whole. Register at
https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/wtwynn/113081.

UW DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE INVITES NOMINATIONS
The 2011 Distinguished Teaching Awards Selection Committee invites nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Awards, Excellence in Teaching Awards, S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award, and the James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to write.  Nominations of past candidates are welcome. Self-nominations are not accepted and previous recipients are ineligible.  See
http://www.washington.edu/uaa/teachingacademy/awards-dta.html.

NEW PROFESSIONAL STAFF AWARD SPONSORED BY PROFESSIONAL STAFF ORGANIZATION
The UW's Professional Staff Organization (PSO) has launched a new recognition award program called ProStaff Awards. Anyone can nominate a professional staff member for outstanding work. The program emphasizes professional staff’s role as a part of a larger UW team with faculty, students, classified staff, and community members. Deadlines for nominations will be 11/15/10 and 4/15/11, and two $100 cash awards, as well as other non-cash prizes such as an engraved statuette, recognition, and treats at a department staff meeting, and letter to department head, will be given per cycle. Submit your nominations at
http://depts.washington.edu/psoweb/awards/.

JEFFERSON PARK FOOD FOREST
Jefferson Park Food Forest, a five-acre food forest on the west side of Seattle's Beacon Hill is looking for your input, feedback, and
participation. A Food Forest is a land management system that mimics a woodland ecosystem but substitutes edible trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.  Fruit and nut trees are the upper level, while below are berry shrubs, edible perennials, and annuals. Companions or beneficial plants are included to attract insects for natural pest management, while some plants are soil amenders providing nitrogen and mulch.  Together they create relationships to form a forest garden ecosystem able to produce high yields of food with less maintenance. You can help with expertise and networking ideas, as well as simply adding your perspective as an urban gardener.  Their next meeting, at the Beacon Hill library, is on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 6 p.m.

ALUMNI NEWS
Steven Amstrup (BS 1972) is the Senior Scientist for Polar Bear International,  based in Bozeman, MT. In July 2010 he retired after 30 years as the USGS team leader for the U.S. effort to study the polar bears of the Southern Beaufort Sea. He led the team that prepared reports that became the basis for the recent decision to list polar bears as a threatened species in 2008.
Paul Morley (BS 1985) teaches science, language arts, and photography at Mid-Valley High School in Wasilla, AK. After working several seasons doing biology research in Cook Inlet and the Pribilof Islands, and as foreign fisheries observer in the Bering Sea, he began his teaching career in 1992 teaching photography in Yakutsk, Russia. Since then, he has taught in Japan and Alaska.
Erik Anderson (MS 1987, BS 1984) is chief executive officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities,  North American region, in Wilton CT.

SFR IN THE NEWS
For references to research by Jerry Franklin, see Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Salazar backs test harvests to break Oregon logjam" and Longview Daily News article "Interior Secretary visits Oregon to talk timber."
"In the Emerald City, the debate over trees heats up" references rsearch by Kathy Wolf.

KUDOS
\Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 36, Number 4

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 23. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER    SER WORK PARTY    MCCARTY HALL   10 AM-2 PM
The Society for Ecological Restoration has the first work party of the year this Saturday, October 23. Come any time from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to the tennis courts by McCarty hall to help with weeding, mulching, and planting native species. SER will provide tools and gloves. Bring friends!

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER    WA WATER TRUST BENEFIT  WOODINVILLE, WA  5:30-9 PM
Washington Water Trust Annual Benefit. Guest speaker is Yoram Bauman, UW Program on the Environment.

SUNDAY, 24 OCTOBER       A MURDER OF CROW       KCTS TV     8 PM
Nature broadcast, "A Murder of Crows," features SFR researchers including John Marzluff.

MONDAY, 25 OCTOBER      PREDATORS LECTURE    SEATTLE, TOWN HALL   12-1 PM
Soundings from Island Press Lecture, "Predators as Ecosystem Regulators," Cristina Eisenberg, Oregon State University.

MONDAY, 25 OCTOBER    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR   BAGLEY 131   3 PM
"Cavity-nesting Bird Interactions in the Urban-suburban Gradient of the Seattle Area," Jorge Tomasevic, UW School of Forest Resources.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 25-29 OCTOBER    FIRE CONFERENCE    SPOKANE, WA
Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference Monday, Spokane, WA.  See http://www.iawfonline.org/spokane2010/.

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER     WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Water and Global Issues," Susan Bolton, UW School of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER    BIOLOGY SEMINAR   PHYS-ASTR 102   4-5 PM
"Catchers in the Rye: Ecology, society, and climate change," Josh
Tewksbury, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER    FOOD/ENVIRONMENT LECTURE   KANE 220    6:30 PM
Food: Eating Your Environment Lecture Series, "Eating Fish to Save the Rainforest," Ray Hilborn, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER  UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS  7-8:30 PM
"Meet Your Garden Soil," Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University Extension. See  http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.shtml.

WEDNESDAY, 27 OCTOBER   NOAA SCIENCE LECTURE   PAC SCI CTR   7-9 PM
"Healthy Oceans and Coasts: Protecting resources for future generations," Bill Douros, National Marine Sanctuaries; and Will Stelle, NOAA Fisheries Service.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 27-31 OCTOBER   SAF NATIONAL CONVENTION ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Society of American Foresters National Convention,"Forests and People: A watershed event."

THURSDAY, 28 OCTOBER   NWFSC OPEN HOUSE   MOHAI    8:30 AM-3:50 PM
NW Fisheries Science Center Watershed Program Annual Open House. Participants include SFR alums Tim Beechie (PhD 1998), Hiroo Imaki (MS 2007) and Michael Pollock (PhD 1995).

THURSDAY, 28 OCTOBER    BIOBLITZ: MUSHROOMS    WPA   10 AM-10 PM
Bioblitz: Mushroom Edition, "The Fungus among Us," sponsored by UW Botanic Gardens and the Puget Sound Mycological Society.

THURSDAY, 28  OCTOBER    SAFS SEMINAR    102 FISH SCI   4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Harnessing Ecological and Economic Principles to Improve Management of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems," Katie Arkema, Stanford University.

FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER    PHD DEFENSE     UWBG,ISAACSON    3:30 PM
"Occurrence of Rhizomal Endophytes in Temperate Northern Hemisphere Seagrasses and Effects of the Endophyte-Plant Interaction on Host Elevated Temperature Tolerance," Ginger Shoemaker, Committee Chair: Kern Ewing.

SATURDAY, 30 OCTOBER    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    MERCER IS,WA   9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway, trail work at Mercer Island's Island Crest Park. Sign up at http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 6:30-8 p.m., Kane 130, UW Lecture Series, Food: Eating Your Environment, "Social Sciences, Nutrition, and the Meal," Claude Fischler, National Science Research Center (France).
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7-9 p.m., Pacific Science Center, NOAA Science in the Pacific Northwest, "Ocean Mapping: It's not just for shipping anymore," Doug Baird, Office of Coast Survey.
Thursday, November 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m., Anderson 22, Phytoremediation Lecture, "Poplar-based Phytoremediation Processes," Louis Licht, Ecolotree, Inc.
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., UW Botanic Gardens, Elisabeth C. Miller Library open house.

SFR STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SFR graduate students Xiaozhi Cao and Mihyun Seol attended the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 23-28, 2010. IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists that promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic, and social aspects of forests and trees. Mihhun gave presentations on "The Opportunities of Forest Carbon Projects in the Voluntary Carbon Market" and on "Chain of Custody Analysis of Forest Certifications: Manufacturers' perspective in the Asia-Pacific region." Xiaozhi (Jeff) gave presentations on "FSC and a Greening Forest Products Industry in Asia," and "Benefits, Constraints, and Drivers of Management Commitment to Forest Certification: A survey with FSC-CoC holders in China and Vietnam."  Say Jeff and Mihyun, "The trip was a wonderful opportunity to present our studies and learn new trends of research,"  and they thank the UW Graduate School and SFR's Long Fund Endowment for travel funding.

NAUFRP UPDATE ON UG ENROLLMENT TRENDS IN NATURAL RESOURCES
For a PowerPoint presentation on undergraduate enrollment trends in natural resources programs in National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP) institutions, see http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1016&context=cuenr. The material was prepared by Terry Sharik and Robert Lilieholm and was presented at the recent 8th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources in Blacksburg, VA.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The October issue of E-Flora, the UW Botanic Gardens e-newsletter, is now online. This issue has notices of upcoming events, a story on the Pacific Connections Garden grand opening celebration, a link to the agenda for the upcoming Regional Food Security Conference to be held in December at UW Botanic Gardens, and more!

SUPPORT UW AND WIN FREE TREES FOR THE UW CAMPUS
You can show your school spirit with just the click of a mouse and at the same time help add beauty to the UW campus. Tree Campus USA invites you to vote for your favorite Tree Campus USA school and win free trees for the campus in the Root for Your Home Team contest, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota. Vote online, sign up to become a Tree Planter, and select the school to receive your vote. The school with the most votes will receive $2,500 in free trees, which will be planted on campus in the spring. Voting is open to everyone but only those schools (includes the UW) that earned Tree Campus USA recognition in 2009 are eligible to win trees. Last year, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized 74 colleges and universities as Tree Campus USA communities.

UW LIBRARIES TO NOTE OPEN ACCESS WEEK
UW Libraries will participate in the national Open Access Week with three panel discussions at Odegaard Library. Open access refers to the movement away from proprietary journals and toward open access to scholarly research. This is the second year that UW Libraries has participated in the event, which was organized by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Public Library of Science, and Students for Free Culture. Do you have nagging questions about copyright? Ever wondered how
the Google Books Settlement and the various lawsuits will impact your work as researchers? Using a question and answer format, this panel of experts will discuss recent developments in copyright law as they relate to libraries and digital access. For more information, see http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?visitsource=uwkmail&id=60786.

CITY OF SEATTLE URBAN AGRICULTURE CODE CHANGES
In August 2010, the Seattle City Council voted to expand opportunities for urban agriculture in the City of Seattle. These code changes help create a more sustainable and secure local food system by increasing opportunities to grow and sell food in all zones. Urban agriculture is defined as growing plants and raising animals within and around cities, and Seattle’s Land Use Code recognizes five different urban agriculture uses: Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Community Gardens, Horticulture, and Urban Farms.

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2011 DISTINGUISHED STAFF AWARDS
Nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Staff Awards are now open. This is a terrific opportunity to recognize your UW staff colleagues who exceed expectations with superior sustained service or have completed a significant achievement. You can learn more about the Distinguished Staff Awards program online, including how to nominate an individual or a small team. Up to five of this year's nominees will be presented with the award at the annual University Recognition Ceremony, which also includes presentations of the Distinguished Teaching, Outstanding Public Service, and other UW awards. Direct questions about the program or process to uwdsa@uw.edu or DSA co-chairs Katy Folk-Way at 3-3481 or Anne Marie Marshall at 1-4349. All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

ALUMNI NEWS
Sarah Madsen (MS 1985) is a wildlife biologist and the Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species program leader for the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Region in Portland, OR.
Scott McCorquodale (MS 1985) went on to get a PhD at the University of Montana. He is a wildlife biologist, specializing in deer and elk, with the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife in Yakima, WA.
Geoffrey Bell (BS 1986) is a forest fire management officer with the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest, working out of Fort Collins, CO.
Arthur Figliola (MS 1986) went on to get a PhD in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, where he is a lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the Italian Studies Program.

SFR IN THE NEWS
See "Scientists and soldiers solve a bee mystery, a New York Times article featuring alum Charles Wick (PhD 1979; MS 1973),
who is a team leader at the U.S. Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.
"Nike, Outdoor Industry Association launch eco-friendly indexes features alum Jaime Bainbridge (BS 1978).

KUDOS

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 36, Number 3

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 16. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY   ISSAQUAH, WA   9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway, native tree and shrub plantings throughout the Greenway, starting with the October 16th Kick-Off at Squak Mountain Park.  Sign up at http://mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events.

SATUDAY, 16 OCTOBER   NW CERTIFIED FORESTRY WKSHP   YELM, WA   9 AM-5 PM
"Managing Mature Forests," Derek Churchill, UW School of Forest Resources and Stewardship Forestry Alternatives; Rolf Gersonde, City of Seattle; and Allan Derickson, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER    JAPANESE GARDEN LECTURE   WPA, GRAHAM   10-11:15 AM
"History of Japanese Gardens in the Greater Seattle Area," Ken Brown, California State University.

SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER    MAPLE VIEWING     WPA,JAPANESE GARDEN  11 AM-3 PM
"Maple Viewing Celebration," includes tours, demonstrations, and displays.

SUNDAY, 17 OCTOBER   GATEWAY TO CHILE OPENING    WPA     1-4 PM
Washington Park Arboretum, Gateway to Chile Garden Official Opening. See also University Week news story.

MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR   BAGLEY 131   3 PM
"Are Reserves or Whole-landscape Management the Most Effective Strategy to Restore Interior Dry Forests and Recover the Northern Spotted Owl?," John Lehmkuhl, USDA Forest Service.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER     WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Water Use Modeling in Life Cycle Assessment," Ezra Kahn, UW College of Engineering.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER     FIRE RESEARCH  LECTURE    ANDERSON 22   10-11 AM
"Overview of Fire and Emissions Research in Portugal," Jorge Amorim, University of Aveiro.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER    BIOLOGY SEMINAR   PHYS-ASTR 102   4-5 PM
"The Impacts of Global Warming on Pacific Northwestern Conifers," Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, UW Department of Biology.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER    FOOD/ENVIRONMENT LECTURE   KANE 120    6:30 PM
Food: Eating Your Environment Lecture Series, "Food Politics: Advocacy for social change," Marion Nestle, New York University.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER  UWBG PUBLIC EDUCATION CUH,DOUGLAS  7-8:30 PM
"Small Garden Design," Marty Wingate (MFR 1996), garden author and speaker. See http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/classes.shtml#/?i=1.

WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER  SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT  RED SQUARE  11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Sustainability Summit, sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Fund. See also University Week article.

WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER   NOAA SCIENCE LECTURE   PAC SCI CTR   7-9 PM
NOAA Pacific NW Science Lecture Series, "How Much Will It Snow? Forecasting the diversified weather of the Pacific
Northwest," Brad Colman, National Weather Service.

THURSDAY, 21  OCTOBER    SAFS SEMINAR    102 FISH SCI   4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Fish, Pain, and the Ethics of Sportfishing," Gene Helfman, University of Georgia.

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER    WA WATER TRUST BENEFIT  WOODINVILLE, WA  5:30-9 PM
Washington Water Trust Annual Benefit. Guest speaker is Yoram Bauman, UW Program on the Environment.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Sunday, October 24, 2010, 8 p.m. on KCTS, a Nature broadcast, "A Murder of Crows," will feature SFR researchers including John Marzluff.
Monday, October 25, 2010, 12-1 p.m., Seattle Town Hall, Soundings from Island Press Lecture, "Predators as Ecosystem Regulators," Cristina Eisenberg, Oregon State University.
Monday-Friday, October 25-29, 2010, Spokane, WA, 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Physics-Astronomy 102, 4-5 p.m., UW Biology Seminar, "Catchers in the Rye: Ecology, society, and climate change," Josh Tewksbury, UW Department of Biology.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 6:30-8 p.m., Kane 220, UW Lecture Series, Food: Eating Your Environment, "Eating Fish to Save the Rainforest," Ray Hilborn, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m., UWBG, Douglas Classroom, UW Botanic Gardens Public Education, "Meet Your Garden Soil," Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University Extension.
Wednesday-Sunday,October 27-31, 2010, Albuquerque, NM, SAF National Convention, "Forests and People: A watershed event."

SFR WELCOMES NEW STAFF
A warm welcome to new staff at SFR, Lisa Nordlund, Heidi Vanderford, Christopher Raynham, and Diane Harris. Lisa will be joining SFR as our new Undergraduate Adviser next Monday, October 18th.  Her email is nord@uw.edu, and she will be in Anderson 116. Please stop by and welcome her next week! We also welcome a new face at the front desk in 107 Anderson; Heidi
Vanderford, from UW Temporary Services, is working from 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday. Heidi is a musician (singing and piano) in her real life. Please stop by to introduce yourself and say hello. We expect that she will be here for several months. (In other front desk changes, Margie Cooper has moved to Lois Fink’s former location, where she is taking on payroll duties and temporary hires, among other things. Please direct requests related to payroll, such as pay distribution changes, student
hires, and temporary hires to cfrpay@u.washington.edu.) And a warm welcome to Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest
employees Christopher Raynham, who will serve as Forest-Ecologist in a shared position with Washington State Parks (Chris is an SFR alum (MS 2009, BS 2004)); and Diane Harris, who has joined the permanent staff as Lead Custodian following the retirement of Susan Bowles in June. Diane had previously held hourly positions with the dining hall and custodial staff.

NEWS FROM 10TH DAY UW CENSUS REPORTS
Michelle Trudeau sends along enrollment statistics from the 10th Day UW Census reports: "Undergraduates: ESRM continues to grow, and is up 8.1% from last year, and BSE (formerly PSE) is down slightly. For undergraduate enrollment, we are at the highest level overall (up 2.6% from last year) since 1999! Graduates: We are up 3.3% since last year, and at the highest enrollment since 2003 at 186.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The October 2010 Research Newsletter is now available online. Writes Sally Morgan, "It was another good month: 7 awards totaling $658,403 (2 new, 5 renewal/supplements) and 14 proposals. Three were for supplements and totaled $124,982; three new projects were submitted by other UW units (SFR researchers as Co-PIs) and totaled $3,050,000.   We had 8 new proposals with an awe-inspiring total of $91,207,880."
The October 2010 issue of the new internal e-newsletter of the College of the Environment can be viewed at
http://coenv.washington.edu/admingateway/communications/newsletter/2010/oct.shtml#Dean. It has lots of CoENV news and a message from Dean Graumlich. The newsletter will be published monthly and sent by email to the CoENV community, as well as being posted to the CoENV website.

TREE STORY SEATTLE PROJECT
The "TreeStory-Seattle" project, made possible by the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Cultural Affair, seeks to raise awareness of the importance of trees through the power of personal stories. It is spearheaded by Seattle filmmaker Ward Serrill (Heart of the Game, Miramax). Send your stories, which will be collected on the project website.  A free event on December 1, 2010, will showcase the top submissions.

DONATE TO THE SFR FALL FOOD DRIVE OCTOBER 11-DECEMBER 10
From October 11-December 10, 2010, SFR will be raising food and funds for the University District Food Bank (UDFB), which  serves six zip codes around the UW in Seattle. We'll be collecting food by SFR building, with donation barrels/boxes placed in Anderson, Winkenwerder, Merrill, and Bloedel. Your donation will be anonymous, but scored by building unless you wish to make a cash contribution to the UDFB. To write a check or make a cash contribution, please contact Michelle Trudeau.  Donations are tax deductible! Accolades will be given to the buildings with the most donations in the following categories:
Highest yield -- to the building with the most pounds of food
High grade -- to the building that donates the most priority items from the UDFB wish list
Bill Gates -- to the building who makes the largest combined cash donation to the UDFB
By placing your food donation into the can in a given building, you're crediting the building within which you reside for your donation.
Donations will be regularly picked up throughout the drive after they are measured/recorded. This will help needs that exist now, before the holiday giving season. If you're interested in being a building czar and helping to manage the food donation cans within your building, contact Michelle Trudeau or Nate Hough-Snee ASAP!

SPACE ASSIGNMENT/USE POLICY FOR FOR ANDERSON, BLOEDEL, AND WINKENWERDER
Requests for allocations and reallocations of space in SFR buildings Anderson, Bloedel, and Winkenwerder are considered by submitting a "Request for Space" form to the Assistant to the Director at nevada@uw.edu. The Director’s Council will review the requests and make recommendations to the Director for final decision.  See the policy and the request form online.

ALUMNI NEWS
Monte Grove (BS 1985) is the Eastern Regional Manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation in La Grande, OR.
Jeannette (Dunham) Gurung (MS 1985) went on to get at PhD from the University of East Anglia. She is founder and director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) in Washington, DC.
Heather (BS 1985) and Karl (PhD 1987, MS 1985) Hanover own and operate Hanover’s Chocolate Mints in St. John, MI, a family owned and operated company since 1992.  Heather also serves as the Vice Mayor of St. Johns.
Monica Hoover (BS 1985) is a soil conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Olympia, WA.
Devra Jarvis (MS 1985) went on to get a PhD in Botany from the UW. She is a senior scientist with Bioversity International in Rome.
Leslie Hamann (BS 1986) was a primary researcher for the book by Jack Hamann "On American Soil: How Justice Became a Casualty of WWII"; Jack Hamann will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming UW School of Law symposium, "Justice for Washington's Wrongly Convicted?" The book is a investigative account of the unjust court-martial convictions of 43 African-American soldiers who served at Fort Lawton in Seattle during World War II; it was directly responsible for an October 26, 2007 decision by the U.S. Army Board for Correction of Military Records to overturn the verdicts.
Richard Ferrero (PhD 1998). Ferrero is the deputy director of the U.S. Geological Survey's Westerm Regional Office in Seattle, WA.

SFR IN THE NEWS
"Tread lightly by the Schmitz Park stream – brand-new trees!" and "Forest Monitoring team helps shape the future of Seattle's urban forest" both feature undergraduate restoration ecology student Dylan Mendenhall.
"St. Johns is mint capital of the world" has a video featuring PSE alums Heather Hanover (BS 1985) and Karl Hanover (PhD 1987, MS 1985).

KUDOS
Gret Ettl and the Pack Forest staff send kudos "to an outstanding group of students who worked at Pack Forest this past summer. Led by grad student Trevor Walter, the group completed 140 forest inventory plot surveys, performed trail maintenance, assessed and mapped culverts for forest road maintenance, assisted with collection of data for a) Shiitake mushroom project, b) measured standing and downed woody debris that will serve as the basis of a C modeling and habitat modeling project, c) compiled and analyzed data and samples, and d) helped establish a new sap flow measuring system.  Undergrads Kendall Becker, Andrea Blin, Brendan Boyer, Matt Grund (prospective grad student), Robin McArdel, Katri Rahkonen, and Eric Snoozy were joined by grad students Eileen Burns, Paul Fischer, Nate Hough-Snee, Rachel Krieg, and Camilla Tejo. The group logged 2,012 total hours, including over 725 volunteer hours.  Of those volunteer hours, 504 hours were logged by Eric Snoozy and Matt Grund. Kevin Ceder, Paul Fischer, Nate Hough-Snee are all working on projects at Pack Forest this fall; Nate and Paul are each spending one day a week at Pack Forest to help with projects and forest operations. The revival of student work at Pack Forest has entered a new phase and it is good to have them back."
Michelle Trudeau sends kudos to Aaron Wirsing "for giving a well-received talk to our Freshman seminar on Friday. Students were very interested in his talk on predator/prey behavior and the similarities between his work in Shark Bay, Australia and the work in Yellowstone." Michelle also sends kudos to Ramona Hickey for "getting our SFR banner set up at the Native American Luncheon on Friday. It was much appreciated!"

Send in those kudos!

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 36, Number 2

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 9. Check out the SFR events calendar for a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

SATURDAY, 9 OCTOBER TAPPI FUNDRAISER WINK-AND-BLO COURTYARD NOON
Annual Salmon Bake Fundraiser for TAPPI Club and WPPF.

SUNDAY, 10 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SEATTLE,WA 12-1PM
Maple School Natural Area invasive species removal, Beacon Hill.

MONDAY, 11 OCTOBER FOREST CLUB MEETING ANDERSON 207 10:30 AM
Whether you are a returning student or a new recruit to SFR, now is a great time to start getting involved with student groups that can help you build relationships while adding to your resume. The Forest Club is one of the oldest student organizations at the UW -- a group of SFR undergrads who get together to plan events (including the annual Garb Day) that help bring together the SFR students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

MONDAY, 11 OCTOBER WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR BAGLEY 131 3 PM
"Does the Matrix Matter? Habitat use by amd behavior of tropical forest songbirds in fragmented landscapes," John Withey, UW School of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER WATER SEMINAR ANDERSON 223 8:30-9:20 AM
"Natural Resource Landscapes: Law and customary practice in watershed governance," Greg Hicks, UW School of Law.

TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER FACULTY MEETIING ANDERSON 22 10:30-11:30 AM
SFR faculty meeting. Agenda and materials distributed via email in advance of the meeting.

TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER ANNUAL UW PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS KANE 130 3:30-4 PM
UW Interim President Phyllis Wise will give annual address to the UW community; The address will be webcast live on UWTV.org and rebroadcast on UWTV.

TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER FOOD/ENVIRONMENT LECTURE KANE 120 6:30 PM
Food: Eating Your Environment Lecture Series, "The Battle over Biofuels," Roz Naylor, Stanford University.

WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER UWBG PROFESSIONAL EDUC CUH,DOUGLAS 10 AM-12:15 PM
"Weed Identification and Management," Tom Miller, Washington State University. Registration information at http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/education/prohort.shtml.

WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER FLEAGLE LECTURE KANE 210 12-1 PM
"Engineering Earth's Climate: Risks, limitations, and prospects," David Keith, University of Calgary.

WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER NHS LECTURE UWBG,CUH 7:15-8:15 PM
Northwest Horticultural Society lecture, "Designing with Elegant Silvers," Karen Bussonlini, garden photographer and lecturer.

THURSDAY, 14 OCTOBER SAFS SEMINAR 102 FISH SCI 4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Ecotypic Variation in Salmonids: Causes and consequences over disparate timescales," Megan McPhee, University of Alaska, Juneau.

FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER BUTTERFLY TALK SEATTLE,TOWN HALL 7:30-9 PM
"Chasing Butterflies," Robert Pyle, biologist and author (SFR MS 1973).

SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ISSAQUAH, WA 9 AM-3 PM
Mountains to Sound Greenway, native tree and shrub plantings throughout the Greenway, starting with the October 16th Kick-Off at Squak Mountain Park.

SATUDAY, 16 OCTOBER NW CERTIFIED FORESTRY WKSHP YELM, WA 9 AM-5 PM
"Managing Mature Forests," Derek Churchill, UW School of Forest Resources and Stewardship Forestry Alternatives; Rolf
Gersonde, City of Seattle; and Allan Derickson, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Sunday, October 17, 2010, 1-4 p.m., Washington Park Arboretum, Gateway to Chile Garden Official Opening.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 4-5 p.m., Physics-Astronomy 102, UW Biology Seminar, "The Impacts of Global Warming on Pacific Northwestern Conifers," Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, UW Department of Biology.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., UW Red Square, Sustainability Summit, sponsored by the Campus
Sustainability Fund.
Wednesday-Sunday,October 27-31, 2010, Albuquerque, NM, SAF National Convention, "Forests and People: A watershed event."

NEW SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS SEPTEMBER 2010
"Role of Motivations in Involvement and Participation in Stewardship Organizations: Case of Greater Seattle"; PI: Stanley Asah; sponsor: USDA Forest Service; amount: $17,852.
"Controls on Conifer Regeneration Patterns (1909-2011) and Implications for Future Stand Development (2012-2061) in Southwestern Forests"; PI: Jon Bakker; sponsor: Northern Arizona University: amount: $134,547.
"A Study of Traditional Activities in the Exit Glacier Area of Kenai Fjords National Park"; PI: Douglas Deur; sponsor: National Park Service; amount: $15,627.
"Branding Tribal Timber"; PI: Ivan Eastin; sponsor: Intertribal Timber Council; amount: $64,584.
"Combining LANDSAT and LiDAR Remote Sensing to Refine Fire Management Objectives Related to Forest Structural Heterogeneity in Yosemite National Park, CA"; PIs: Tom Hinckley/Jim Lutz; sponsor: National Park Service; amount: $68,150.
"Annually Resolved Impacts of Fire Management on Carbon Stocks in Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks"; PIs: Tom Hinckley/Jim Lutz; sponsor: National Park Service; amount: $11,190.
"Modeling Forest Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change in Korea"; PI: Soo Kim; sponsor: National Center for Agricultural Meteorology; amount: $72,000.
"Center for Plant Conservation Ex Situ Review 2010"; PI: Sarah Reichard; sponsor: Center for Plant Conservation; amount: $625.

SFR FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMS PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS, CONFERENCES
Ivan Eastin gave a talk entitled "Builders' Perceptions of Green Building Programs: Japan and China," at the conference, "Forests, Markets, Policy and Practice -- China 2010," held September 7-8, 2010, in Beijing, China. In October he will give two presentations in Geneva, Switzerland: "Wood-Based Panel Markets 2009-2011," at the UNECE Timber Market Committee Conference held October 12-13, 2010; and "U.S. Green Building Programs: Using life cycle assessment to improve environmental performance," at the Society of Wood Science and Technology 53rd International Convention on October 11, 2010.
SFR participants in the upcoming International Association of Wildland Fire's 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, October 25-29, 2010 in Spokane, WA include Jim Agee and Susan Prichard, and alums Alan Ager (PhD 1987, BS 1978), Roger Ottmar (MS 1980), and Roger Underwood (MS 1967).

UW PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee welcomes the input of UW community members and friends in the search process. Join committee members for a series of statewide discussions about the challenges and opportunities that will face the next president and which personal and professional attributes will be essential for the next president to possess. See search web page for details.

ALUMNI NEWS
Rajagopalan Aravamuthan (PhD 1985) is a professor in Western Michigan University’s Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging in Kalamazoo, MI.
John Blake (PhD 1985) is the assistant manager for research for the USDA Forest Service’s Savannah River Site in New Ellinton, SC.
Douglas Steinberg (MS 1990) is the deputy regional director for West Africa for Helen Keller International, a nonprofit that works to prevent and treat blindness in Africa. He previously served as country director for Save the Children's unified presence in Angola, and worked for many years in the international arena as a field representative for CARE in Niger, Mali, and Bangladesh, and then served as the CARE country director in Niger and Angola.
Stephanie Bohlman (PhD 2004, MS 1995), currently a post-doc at Princeton University, will join the faculty at the University of Florida, Gainesville, where her focus will be tropical ecology and remote sensing.

SFR IN THE NEWS
"UW doctoral programs win high ratings" is a Seattle Times article citing highly ranked UW programs, including those of SFR.
See "Local governments extend food and yard waste collection to multifamily dwellings," citing research by Sally Brown.

KUDOS
Several folks send kudos for all who helped with the SFR salmon barbecue on Wednesday -- to our fearless barbecue chefs Luke Rogers, Andrew Cooke, and Jeff Comnick; to Debbie Livingstone for organizing both the event and the volunteer helpers beforehand, afterwards, and everywhere in between; to all of the volunteers who who did setup and cleanup; and to all the
SFR community members who brought food to share. It was a great event and wonderful introduction to SFR for all of our new students and their families.

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 home page for "SFR in the News" or use this link: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/aboutTheSchool/inTheNews/index.shtml.

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html


The Straight Grain
Volume 36, Number 1

Events
Announcements
Kudos
Forestry in the News
Links to other departments

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

EVENTS FOR WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 3. Check out the SFR events calendar or a complete list of upcoming seminars, conferences, lectures, and other public events.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER-3 OCTOBER   SACNAS CONF   ANAHEIM, CA
SACNAS National Conference, "Science, Technology and Diversity for a Sustainable Future.

SATURDAY, 2 OCTOBER    UWBG PUBLIC TOUR     UBNA    10 AM-12 PM
"Walk on the Wild Side" through the Union Bay Natural Area with Kern Ewing; free, RSVP to Jean Robins at 685-8033 or jrobins@uw.edu.

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY, 2-6 OCTOBER   WILFLIFE SOC CONFERENCE  SNOWBIRD,UT
The Wildlife Society’s 17th Annual Conference. SeeSFR participants include Brian Kertson, John Marzluff, and William Webb.

MONDAY, 4 OCTOBER    WILDLIFE SCI SEMINAR   BAGLEY 131   3 PM
"Movements, Survival, and Resource Selection of Fishers Translocated to Olympic National Park, Washington," Jeff Lewis, UW School of Forest Resources.

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER     WATER SEMINAR    ANDERSON 223   8:30-9:20 AM
"Saving Water Partnership," Arece Hampton, Seattle Public Utilities.

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER    FOOD/ENVIRONMENT LECTURE   KANE 130    7 PM
Food: Eating Your Environment Lecture Series, "Can Science and Technology Secure Global Food Resources?," Gebisa Ejeta, Purdue University.

TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER     SCIENCE ON TAP    T.S. MCHUGHS    7:30 PM
Science on Tap, "The Orphan Tsunami of 1700," Brian Atwater, UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences and US Geological Survey.

WEDNESDAY, 6 OCTOBER    SFR SALMON BARBECUE   AND COURTYARD  4-6 PM
SFR's annual "Welcome Back From Summer Salmon Barbecue." Mark it on your
calendars, tell your students, remind your spouse and kids, and plan to be there! Volunteers willing to help with setup and clean-up, contact Debbie Livingstone at livind@u.washington.edu.

WEDNESDAY, 6 OCTOBER    CARBON MASTERS TRAINING    CASCADIA CC   6-9:20 PM
Carbon Masters Volunteer Training by the Carbon Masters program, a UW/WSU partnership to engage volunteer educators and the community with credible climate change science, public policy activities, and energy saving techniques that also save money.

THURSDAY, 7 OCTOBER    SAFS SEMINAR    102 FISH SCI   4-5 PM
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Seminar, "Project Seahorse: Generating knowledge," Sarah Foster, University of British Columbia.

THURSDAY, 7 OCTOBER     NOW URBANISM PANEL     KANE 210    6:30 PM
A panel discussion on contemporary cities and the ways sustainability frames discussions about urban areas, including Seattle. Among the speakers is CoENV Dean Lisa Graumlich (PhD 1985); she will speak on ways the shared history of humans and nature could lead to a more sustainable future. The panel is part of a year-long Sawyer Seminar funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Susan Bolton is one of the seminar's colloquia leaders.

FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER   BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION EXHIBIT   UWBG,MILLER   5-7 PM
Public reception for art exhibit opening at Elisabeth C. Miller Library of "Botanical Illustration: A living art," by Linda Ann Vorobik, professional botanist and botanical artist. Exhibit runs October 4 through November 29.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A CALENDAR HEADS UP FOR
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Kane 130, UW Interim President Phyllis Wise will give annual address to the UW Community; The address will be webcast live on UWTV.org, http://www.uwtv.org/, and rebroadcast on UWTV. Prior to the event, you can post questions and comments at http://depts.washington.edu/presblog/.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12-1 p.m., Kane 210, Fleagle Lecture, "Engineering Earth's Climate: Risks, limitations, and prospects," David Keith, University of Calgary.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., UW Red Square, Sustainability Summit, sponsored by the Campus Sustainability Fund.

NRC RELEASES LONG AWAITED RANKING OF U.S. GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Fifteen of the UW's doctoral programs, including Forest Resources, were very highly rated, and 19 programs were highly rated among their peers at major universities across the country in an assessment by the National Research Council, according to the UW Graduate School's analysis of the rankings. The NRC evaluated 5,000 doctoral programs from 212 universities nationwide -- including 62 from the UW -- and released the results Tuesday, Septenber 28th. See full text of UW press release. To review the report, in all its complexity, see http://chronicle.com/page/NRC Rankings/321/ (free for a limited time only).
There has been considerable discussion regarding the value of this report and faculty, staff, and student members were invited to attend an open UW forum this afternoon to talk about the concerns and problems that the complexity, and perhaps, unreliability, of the data.

NEWSLETTERS ONLINE
The September/October 2010 issue of ONRC Update has an article summarizing ongoing tool development at ONRC that allows easy access to scientific information and customization to fit specific requirements of the user; and an article on the multiple factors influencing the economic viability of forest property and the potential for conversion to some other use.

UW TIME SCHEDULE ARCHIVES
For anyone waxing nostalgic or just curious about long ago days at UW and SFR, the Registrar's Office now has a digital collection of UW Time Schedules, going back to 1969.  See http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/archive/.

ALUMNI NEWS
Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza (PhD 1991), professor at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy and director of the Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale, chaired and presented at the 2010 International Poplar Symposium in Orvieto, Italy.
Kristina (Meston) Fisher (BS 1999) went on to get an MSW from the Univeristy of Wyoming in 2009.  She lives in Victor, ID.
Karla Kaczorowski (BS 1999) is a project data manager at Genentech, Inc. in San Francisco, CA.
Glenda Singleton (MS 2008), most recently working for the USGS Reston Stable Isotopic Laboratory in Virginia, has just moved to Chicago, where she writes how excited she was to hear Jim Lutz on NPR in a BBC piece on Wind River Canopy Crane research,
http://faculty.washington.edu/jlutz/Press/WFDP_Science_in_Action_BBC_20100924.mp3.

SFR IN THE NEWS
"One in five plant species face extinction," a Guardian article, cites a collection in the UW Botanic Gardens Miller Seed Vault.
Research conducted by Kathy Wolf is mentioned in "Couple's decade of hard work grows into urban oasis in Tacoma."

KUDOS
Kudos to Emeritus Professor Reini Stettler, who was honored at the recent International Poplar Symposium in Orvieto, Italy for his life-long contributions to the study of poplar.

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

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WEBSITES FOR SEMINARS IN RELATED DEPARTMENTS
Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
http://www.fish.washington.edu/news/fishline/fishline.html
Biology http://www.biology.washington.edu/News_and_Events/Seminars/Autumn
College of the Environment
http://myuw.washington.edu/cal/showMain.rdo?date=20091125&viewType=weekView&calendar=coenv
Earth and Space Sciences
http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/dwp/news+events/events.php
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)
http://www.jisao.washington.edu/seminars_list.html
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NFSC)
http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/events/monster.cfm
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/seminars/index.html
Program on the Environment (POE)
http://depts.washington.edu/poeweb/news/events.html
Quaternary Research Center (QRC) http://depts.washington.edu/qrc/events.html