Environmental and Forest Sciences hosts Climate Change Video Contest: Submit by April 30

The UW Climate Change Video Contest is back for a third year! With growing fears about climate change and how our government will address the challenge, the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences wants to know: How do you convince a climate change skeptic?  Grab your camera, phone or tablet and make a two-minute ad that will convince a climate change skeptic to take action! 

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Hidden lakes drain below West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier

Part of the Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica.

Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is one of the planet’s fastest-moving glaciers. Research shows that it is sliding unstoppably into the ocean, mainly due to warmer seawater lapping at its underside. But the details of its collapse remain uncertain. The details are necessary to provide a timeline for when to expect 2 feet of global sea level rise, and when this glacier’s loss will help destabilize the much larger West Antarctic Ice Sheet. 

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Congrats to Aquatic and Fishery Sciences' Chelsea Wood, ESA Early Career Fellow

Jodi Young

Chelsea Wood, an assistant professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, has been named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The ESA chooses members for this distinction who have made or show potential to make outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by the society. Such contributions can include those who advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, nonprofit organizations and the private sector through outstanding contributions to research, education and/or outreach. 

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Nominations for 2017 College of the Environment Awards open through Feb. 24

Dean Lisa J. Graumlich (left) with 2016 College of the Environment Award winners.

Do you know a student, faculty or staff member who deserves recognition for their work at the College of the Environment? Nominations for the 2017 College of the Environment Awards are open now though Friday, February 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Submit your nominations in any or all of these categories: Distinguished Staff Member Exceptional Mentoring of Undergraduates Graduate Dean’s Medalist Outstanding Community Impact: Staff or Faculty Outstanding Community Impact: Student Outstanding Diversity Commitment Outstanding Researcher Outstanding Teaching Faculty Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist Full details, including criteria and eligibility and past winners, are available on the College website. 

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Urban ornithology, blue marlins and more

Every other week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past two weeks, seven new articles co-authored by members of the College were added to the Web of Science database. They include articles about urban ornithology, blue marlins, and more. Read on!

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