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Fish, Forests and Fungi podcast with Anne Polyakov

Alaskan stream against a backdrop of trees and mountains

Episodes 6 of our FieldSound Podcast looks at how fungi and dead salmon work 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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College of the Environment launches FieldSound Podcast

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We’re pleased to announce that FieldSound, the official UW College of the Environment podcast, will launch May 4, 2023! Through immersive, narrative storytelling, FieldSound explores the world of environmental science together with researchers at the University of Washington College of the Environment. Interviews and anecdotes connect listeners to the College’s global impact as guests share stories of their exciting, groundbreaking and influential discoveries. 

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New FieldSound podcast episode featuring John Marzluff

Crow on a roof with greenery in the background

John Marzluff is a professor of wildlife science in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and renowned researcher studying the relationships between birds and humans. In 2022, Marzluff was named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, honored for advances in our understanding of how humans impact birds, and for communicating the importance of birds to the public. 

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From predators to prey, FieldSound Podcast features ecosystem experts in episodes 4 and 5


Episodes 4 and 5 of our FieldSound Podcast features two leading UW College of the Environment experts studying ecosystem dynamics. 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. 

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