13 news posts from January 2015

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Three UW conservation scientists awarded new Wilburforce Fellowship

Waves along the Pacific northwest coast

Three members of the UW College of the Environment — Jonathan Bakker, Meade Krosby, and Lauren Urgenson — are among the first 20 recipients of a Wilburforce Fellowship, a new year-long training for conservation scientists in Western North America. The year-long program provides communication and leadership training to help build a community of conservation scientists and encourage them to reach beyond the scientific audiences. 

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UW researchers prep for the next Cascadia megaquake

Tsunami building

Earth and Space Sciences’ Frank Gonzalez, John Vidale, and Arthur Frankel, along with other scientists from across the University of Washington, are teaming up to better prepare our region for the next massive megaquake off the Pacific Northwest coast. Their efforts include designing the first tsunami evacuation structure in the United States, development of a campus-wide research project on major earthquakes, and the upcoming rollout of early earthquake alerts. 

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Members of the College community recognized at Seattle Aquarium

Every year, the Seattle Aquarium recognizes outstanding individuals who work and make a difference in the marine environment. This year, two individuals from our College of the Environment community were honored: Terrie Klinger, Professor and Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, and Martha Kongsgaard, member of the Dean’s Advisory Board and Chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council. 

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The 2011 wildfire season, plant and soil diversity, shark mechanics and more: This week's published research

Each week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past week, fifteen new articles co-authored by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science database, including black carbon in the snows of central North America, sandy beach science, six centuries of changing ocean mercury, and more. Read up!

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