Our students and faculty are having an action-packed summer catching up on field work as pandemic restrictions begin to lift.
We are looking for current and future partners to (re)engage with our program and students as much as time, interest and health allows. Annual opportunities include speaking engagements as part of our winter seminar class or spring speaker series; participation in our week-long summer field institute; and collaborative research projects.
Eight new graduate students will join our program this September. This cohort represents seven departments in five colleges across the University of Washington, making for a truly transdisciplinary learning experience. Their areas of interest span post-wildfire water quality in native communities to big data responses to changes in snow patterns on subalpine meadows.
To commemorate American Wetlands Month, Future Rivers is hosting a virtual screening of the recently released documentary River’s End.
Cleo Woelfle-Erskine – Future Rivers faculty advisor and SMEA assistant professor teamed up with July Hazard – CHID assistant professor – to ask climate scientists, ecologists, choreographers, poets, and creatives to share their unique perspectives on how queer and trans identities can and do play important roles in shifting the way we think about the sciences and our relations with the more-than-human.
We are excited to announce the launch of our feature film screening series!
Join us in celebrating Earth Week with a free screening of the film Kiss the Ground, which provides a solution to balancing our climate, replenishing our freshwater supplies, and feeding the world.
Dr. David Butman, UW associate professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Future Rivers Executive Committee member, co-authored a recently published paper suggesting that the CO2 emissions from Chinese inland waters have greatly offset the terrestrial carbon sink and are therefore a key component of China’s carbon budget.
The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Ecosystem Biogeochemistry Lab is looking for a research assistant to contribute to an ongoing project which seeks to understand how vegetation and seasonal changes in lake level influence current estimates of greenhouse gas emissions.
Future Rivers Executive Committee member and UW’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences assistant professor Chelsea Wood’s novel research on the ecology of parasites and pathogens in a changing world was the subject of a recent article in National Geographic and NatGeo UK.
Fellows are elected for life, and the honor recognizes scientists who advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, nonprofits and the broader society.