13 news posts from April 2017

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Invasive green crab found at Dungeness Spit

A European green crab found at Dungeness Spit, Sequim, this month.

A new population of invasive European green crab has been found at Dungeness Spit, near Sequim, Washington, rekindling concern over the potential for damage to local marine life and shorelines. Staff and volunteers from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge, captured a total of 13 European green crab over the past two weeks as part of the UW-based Washington Sea Grant Crab Team early detection program. 

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Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study finds

Zebras seen in Nairobi National Park in Kenya.

Conservation projects that protect forests and encourage plant and animal diversity can benefit humans. But improved human health is not among those benefits when health is measured through the lens of infectious disease. That’s the main finding of a paper published April 24 in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, which analyzed the relationship between infectious diseases and their environmental, demographic and economic drivers in dozens of countries over 20 years. 

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Arctic sea ice, non-native species and more

Every other week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past two weeks, nine new articles co-authored by members of the College were added to the Web of Science database. They include articles about Arctic sea ice, non-native species, and more. Read on!

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UW Environment scientists share their perspectives on the March for Science

Nicole Baker is a UW research scientist who has never marched before. She will participate in the March for Science on April 22.

On the eve of Seattle’s March for Science, faculty from around the UW’s College of the Environment are sharing their perspectives — as scientists and citizens of the world — on the event and whether they’ll participate. The demonstration is being referred to by national organizers as a “celebration of science” that aims to highlight the role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage scientific research. 

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