9 posts of type: Season 1

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S1 E9: The Big One with Harold Tobin and Audrey Dunham

City of Seattle

Earthquakes can strike at any moment. On the final Season 1 episode of FieldSound, UW seismologists Harold Tobin and Audrey Dunham discuss the impending threat of “The Big One” – a large-scale earthquake that will strike along the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Tobin and Dunham also share recent advances in earthquake and tsunami preparedness for communities inland and along the coast in the Pacific Northwest. 

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S1 E8: Maple Syrup Day with Mount Rainier Institute and the UW Bigleaf Maple Syrup Program

A student collects maple sap in Pack Forest

Episode 8 features the Mount Rainier Institute (MRI), an education program at located at the foot of Mount Rainier providing regional schools with in-depth programs focused on forest science and STEM education in an outdoor classroom setting. MRI operates out of the Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental Forest, part of the UW School of Environment and Forest Sciences, which encompasses 4,300 acres of working forestland providing the resources to discover, teach and demonstrate the concepts of sustainable forestry. 

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S1 E7: Tides that Bind with Randie Bundy

ocean waves

Together with #UWEnvironment researchers and educators, we venture from the mountains to the sea in Episodes 7 and 8 of our FieldSound Podcast. Episodes 7 of our FieldSound Podcast features Randie Bundy, a researcher with the University of Washington School of Oceanography. Her complex work looks into the cycling of trace metals in marine environments, how bioactive metals such as iron, copper, and cobalt are acquired by marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and how the organic forms of these metals affect their uptake and cycling in the ocean. 

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S1 E6: Fish, Forests and Fungi with Anne Polyakov

Alaskan stream against a backdrop of trees and mountains

Episode 6 of our FieldSound Podcast looks at how fungi and salmon partner 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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S1 E5: Predator Ecology with Aaron Wirsing

A hand in a black glove in the snow next to a paw print left by a wolf.

Ecologist Aaron Wirsing discusses his research in both terrestrial and aquatic systems, the ways that top predators, such as grey wolves and tiger sharks, shape their ecosystems and how humans affect predator-prey interactions through processes such as urbanization and climate change. Wirsing is a professor with the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences studying predator-prey interactions. He is also Principal Investigator of the Predator Ecology Lab, which seeks to better understand how predators influence their surroundings by interacting with their prey, and endeavors to find solutions to the challenges of large carnivore conservation and management in the changing world. 

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