New Faculty Intro: Laura Prugh

This past spring, we were thrilled to hire two new wildlife faculty members, Professors Beth Gardner and Laura Prugh. Though Gardner won’t be joining us until spring 2016, Prugh has already arrived in Seattle and is getting a jump on organizing her research program and lab for the fall. Learn more about our newest wildlife ecologist, who brings a special interest in the quantitative analysis of species interactions, and some of the research she'll be exploring at SEFS!



Professor Ernesto Alvarado Presents Paper in Cuba

Back in July, Professor Alvarado spent two weeks in Havana, Cuba, as part of a team from the U.S. Forest Service, and he co-presented a paper on wildfires and climate change at the X International Convention on Environment and Development.


Speaking of Cuba ...

Coming up this February and March, you have a chance to join Professor Sarah Reichard and the UW Botanic Gardens on an unforgettable tour of Cuba’s culture, gardens and natural beauty. Learn more about this incredible trip and sign up to go along!


SustainableUW Festival: Oct. 26-31

The second-year festival will highlight sustainability efforts happening across all UW campuses, and all UW groups are invited to host events and activities during the week. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your sustainability programs and initiatives, from labs to seminars and field trips, so find out how you can get involved.


Annual Salmon BBQ: October 7!

Save the date for this year’s autumn feast and celebration on Wednesday, October 7, and join us for an afternoon of indulgence in the Anderson Courtyard. We’ve just learned that photographer John Tylczak will be hosting another photo exhibition in the Forest Club Room that month, as well, so it’s going to be a grand kick-off for the fall.


Aug. 21, 2015:

Summer II Ends

Sept. 23, 2015:

SEFS Annual Retreat, CUH

Sept. 25, 2015:

Grad Student Orientation

Sept. 30, 2015:

Fall Quarter Begins



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On September 25, Professor Monika Moskal will be giving the keynote at a small conference in Wroclaw, Poland (Professor Renata Bura’s hometown), “Workshop on UAS and remote sensing in environmental research,” hosted by the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

On Saturday, August 29, Professor Emeritus Gordon Bradley will be leading a University of Washington Tree Walk from 10 a.m. to noon as part of Seattle reLeaf’s Tree Ambassador project. The tour is free and open to the public, and the crew will be meeting at the intersection of Rainier Vista and the Burke Gilman Trail. RSVP if you’d like to come along!

Don’t forget to check out the weekly produce stand the UW Farm organized a few weeks ago! You can find them Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fisheries Supply parking lot at 1900 N. Northlake Way. The stand is right along the Burke-Gilman Trail and directly across from the Gasworks Park parking lot. Come support their volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise!

In case you haven’t tried out our new printing system, which now allows you to access and print jobs at any of our main school printers (using your Husky Card), check out the SEFS Helpdesk blog for more info on this exciting upgrade.

In other fun news, the UW student chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (UW-SER) has launched a brand-new website.

KEEP SAVING THE DATE : The annual SEFS retreat is coming up on Wednesday, September 23, at the Center for Urban Horticulture. More details will be available soon, and make sure you've blocked off that day!



No news to report.



No weekly seminars scheduled for the summer.



Professor Charles Halpern has a new article in review with the Journal of Applied Ecology, “A cross-continental study of plant and beetle responses to retention of forest patches during timber harvest.” Professor Jerry Franklin is a co-author on the paper.



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The speaker hasn’t been finalized yet, but this year’s Distinguished Alumni Seminar will be held during the first week of the SEFS Seminar Series on Wednesday, October 7. The talk will coincide with the annual Salmon BBQ.