Tropical crops, oil spill response, salmon fishery performance and more: This week’s published research

Ocean Wave

Each week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the holidays, twenty-eight new articles co-authored by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science database, including studies of retention forestry for biodiversity conservation, steelhead migration, ice floes and more. Check them out!

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Fires and floods: North Cascades federal lands prepare for climate change

J Meyer

In a country that boasts an awe-inspiring system of national parks, the Pacific Northwest may be especially lucky. But even remote parks and forests can’t escape the problem of human-induced climate change. Future shifts could affect everything from how people access the parks to what activities are possible once they arrive—not to mention the plants and animals that call those places home. 

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Climate Impacts Group partners with Swinomish Tribe to reduce climate effects

Swinomish Indian Tribal land

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, located on the southeastern peninsula of Fidalgo Island in Washington State, was recognized at the 2014 National Congress of American Indians’ annual meeting in Atlanta for their remarkable efforts to address climate change impacts on tribal lands. The UW Climate Impacts Group was a key partner in helping secure the recognition, which was given by the Honoring Nations Program from Harvard University’s Project on American Indian Economic Development. 

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Seattle 2100: Apocalypse or Utopia?

Seattle in the future

A changing climate is sure to alter the world and our region as we know it. Some of those changes are known, some of them unknown. On the heels of the recent National Climate Assessment, Seattle Weekly’s Kelton Sears visited the Climate Impact Group here at the College of the Environment and spoke with Lara Whitely Binder, CIG’s outreach specialist, to find out what’s in store for Seattle’s future. 

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Governor Inslee to speak at 5th annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

The south-facing flanks of Mt. Rainier.

The 5th annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference — hosted by the Climate Impacts Group and the College of the Environment — will explore the impacts of climate variability and change on the people, natural resources, and infrastructure of the Pacific Northwest. The keynote address will be delivered by Governor Jay Inslee, and the two-day program will include talks from invited speakers and sessions of broad interest connected to climate. 

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