Fish, Forests and Fungi podcast with Anne Polyakov

Alaskan stream against a backdrop of trees and mountains

Episodes 6 of our FieldSound Podcast looks at how fungi and dead salmon work together in an intricate, ecological nutrient dance along Alaskan streams. Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program student and PhD candidate Anne Polyakov hopes to use data collected along Alaskan salmon streams to understand better how nutrients flow into all parts of the system. Tune in as Anne shares her fascinating research and the important role of fungi in ecosystems. 

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Corey Garza to serve as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Corey Garza has agreed to serve as the UW College of the Environment’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, effective September 1. In this role he will work closely with Dean Maya Tolstoy, College leadership, faculty, postdocs, staff, students and other community members to integrate an equity and justice lens into the College’s work, and advance our shared vision that excellent science, teaching and scholarship can only be achieved in a community which is inclusive and supportive of people of all backgrounds and identities. 

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Spring Celebration honors 2022-23 UW Environment award winners

2023 Spring Celebration

Join us for an afternoon of games, food and merriment as we celebrate our outstanding College community! All College faculty, staff, students, postdocs and their guests are invited to attend. UW College of the Environment Spring Celebration Thursday, May 25, 2023, 2:30 – 4 pm Fishery Sciences Building (FSH), 1122 NE Boat Street We also celebrate the College of the Environment award recipients at the 2023 Spring Celebration. 

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Out of the frying pan: Coyotes, bobcats move into human-inhabited areas to avoid apex predators — only to be killed by people

Bobcat in the snow

Since their protection under the Endangered Species Act, wolf populations have been making a comeback in the continental United States. Conservationists have argued that the presence of wolves and other apex predators, so named because they have no known predators aside from people, can help keep smaller predator species in check. New research shows that in Washington state, the presence of two apex predators — wolves and cougars — does indeed help keep populations of two smaller predators in check. 

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