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UW receives King County Catalyst Award for contributions to climate research

Dean Graumlich, the team from UW and King County Executive Dow Constantine (from left: Sally Jewell, Kristie Ebi, Sally Clark, Jeremy Hess, Dennis Hartmann, Lisa Graumlich, LuAnne Thompson, Heidi Roop, Dow Constantine)

King County Executive Dow Constantine will present University of Washington with the King County Environmental Catalyst Award, in recognition of efforts across the University to understand climate change, its impacts and the best responses to it. The Environmental Catalyst award is the highest honor bestowed at the county’s Green Globe Awards, held every two years to recognize organizations in King County working to protect the local environment. 

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Congratulations to Abigail Swann, named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)

Abagail Swann

Abigail Swann, an associate professor in both the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Biology has been named an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Swann was elected for her impact advancing understanding of linkages between vegetation change and the atmosphere via “ecoclimate teleconnections,” including an understanding of the climate impacts of plant distributions and plant functioning, and of the processes responsible for plant-climate interactions. 

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Earth Tones: the student podcast to listen to this International Women's Day

Alanna Greene and Rachel Fricke

Rachel Fricke and Alanna Greene don’t just want you to know about UW’s scientists, they want you to like them too. That’s what’s driving the two seniors at The UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences to broadcast Earth Tones, a weekly podcast dedicated to showcasing University of Washington science grads and the stories naturally emerging from their research. The podcast is a labor of love for Fricke and Greene, who both believe that the human stories associated with scientific research—the personalities, pitfalls and the comedy—are often as relevant as the core findings more commonly published. 

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