What makes a graduate school program attractive, and what doesn’t?
Can the College harness “environment” to recruit students of diverse backgrounds?
Are the challenges and opportunities new students face unit, or student population, specific?
What systems are needed to support and retain diverse students – and are they different from what majority students require?
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Charles Plummer, Graduate Student, Earth and Space Sciences. Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) President.
Daniel Hernandez, Graduate Student, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (check out this story about his JISAO internship).
Diana Pietri, Graduate Student, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.
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A new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists cite research suggesting that “supertrawlers” have contributed to a whopping 63% decline in pacific mackerel since 2006. Read more about this report here.
A giant armadillo moves through grass and brush cover of the Cerrado region in Brazil. (Image courtesy of Carly Vynne)
In the biodiverse Brazilian cerrado, protected areas are swiftly surrounded by agriculture, leaving the larger animals in parks with not enough space to roam – or even survive. A law in Brazil that requires keeping 20% of your farm’s original vegetation intact creates a matrix of natural and worked land that allows many animals to use the land. Read more about this study, published by Carly Vynne during her doctoral research at the Center for Conservation Biology, and others. Read the original article here.
As a new feature of our news blog, each week we will be sharing the latest publications coming from the College of the Environment. We hope you enjoy perusing the studies. CoEnv authors’ names are linked to their public profile pages!
This week, 2 new articles published by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science, a giant database of academic papers:
1. Title: Microbial community structure of Arctic multiyear sea ice and surface seawater by 454 sequencing of the 16S RNA gene (free access!)
Authors: Bowman, Jeff S.1,2; Rasmussen, Simon3; Blom, Nikolaj3; Deming, Jody W.1,2; Rysgaard, Soren4; Sicheritz-Ponten, Thomas3
1. Univ Washington, School of Oceanography
2. Univ Washington, Astrobiol Program
3. Tech Univ Denmark
4. Greenland Inst Nat Resources
Journal: The ISME Journal
2. Title: To flee or not to flee? Risk assessment by a marine snail in multiple cue environments (paywall)
Authors: Mach, Megan E.1; Bourdeau, Paul E.1
1. Univ Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Journal: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
UW TV has posted a new video of EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s visit on Wednesday. She and College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich hosted a town hall and fielded questions from the audience and Facebook.
J Murray, U of Washington/D King, U of Oxford/Nature Source: US Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook 2011
In this week’s Nature, Oceanography’s James Murray and colleague commented that peak oil has past. In this UW News article, the commentary is discussed with the first author.
A new study in Nature Climate Change suggests that a high-CO2, sunshaded world may cause crop yields to increase. Conservation Magazine covers this interesting finding.