UW’s Jerry Franklin honored for lifetime of forest research, policy

Jerry F Franklin

Forest ecologist Jerry Franklin has made a career of straddling two sometimes very different worldviews — that of the ecologist and the forester. The two professions historically didn’t see eye to eye, but Franklin, in his current role as a UW professor of environmental and forest sciences and previously as a forester with the U.S. Forest Service, has in his 60-year career found a way to integrate ecological and economic values into forestry. 

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UW experts call Paris climate agreement 'bold,' 'encouraging'

The agreement, reached Dec. 12 in Paris, establishes goals for reducing carbon emissions by 2020.

World leaders gathered in Paris in December to forge a global agreement to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. Similar summits had been held before, but the event was the first this century to end with an international agreement. The U.S., China and other countries will sign the document into law on Friday—appropriately enough, Earth Day. The Paris talks were attended by thousands of delegates, including four undergraduates from the University of Washington. 

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