7 posts of type: Season 2

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S2 E7: eDNA with Ryan Kelly

Researchers sampling upstream of a culvert in Chuckanut Creek in April 2021.

In this episode of FieldSound, we hear from Ryan Kelly, professor in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Trained as both an ecologist and a lawyer, Kelly brings a unique perspective to his research at the boundaries of marine science and real-world environmental law and policy. He works closely with federal agencies and currently serves on a national task force that aims to move science into practice at a federal level. 

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S2 E6: Shannon O'Donnell and the UW Dawgcast

two students give the forecast on the day of commencement

In this episode of FieldSound, KOMO 4 Chief Meteorologist Shannon O’Donnell and University of Washington students speak about the formation of the UW Dawgcast, born out of ATM S 493: Media & Meteorology in the UW Department of Atmospheric Sciences. ATM S 493, which launched in 2020, is the first broadcast meteorology class offered on the West Coast. With it, the UW joins Pennsylvania State University and Mississippi State University as schools that offer broadcast meteorology instruction. 

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S2 E5: David Montgomery and Soil Health

big dirt graphic with a guitar spinning around a ball

David Montgomery is a geomorphologist who looks at the processes shaping Earth’s surface and how they affect ecological systems — and human societies. He has studied everything from the ways that landslides and glaciers influence the height of mountain ranges to the way that soils have shaped human civilizations, both now and in the past. He has worked in mountain ranges throughout the world, from the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest to the Andes in South America and Tibet, and the Himalaya in Central Asia. 

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S2 E4: Friday Harbor Labs and Raising Sea Stars

two sea stars feeding on mussels.

In this episode of FieldSound, we take you to UW Friday Harbor Laboratories in the San Juan Islands, where marine researchers Olivia Graham and Joey Ullman prepare for a dive on a cold January morning. They scout sites for deploying juvenile sunflower stars, aiming to compare the survivability of lab-grown versus wild-caught specimens. Fiona Curliss, another researcher, discusses the intricate process of raising these sea stars, from fertilization to adulthood, and the importance of their work in combating sea star wasting syndrome. 

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S2 E3: Diversity in STEM with UW GEODUC and IBIS Programs

a group of people pose and smile on a boat

GEODUC — which stands for Geoscience Education, Ocean­o­graphic Discovery and Undergraduate Collabor­a­tion — is a place-based, National Science Foundation-funded program spearheaded by faculty and staff in the College of the Environment. Created to broaden the depth and breadth of perspectives that inform scientific inquiry in marine science fields, GEODUC actively recruits UW transfer students who are interested in STEM fields of any kind. 

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