Climate change will affect different regions of the country in different ways. In the Southwest it may get warmer and drier. In the Northwest, however, climate models predict it getting warmer and wetter. Read about this new study that was published in Nature Climate Change on KUOW – Climate Impact Group’s Eric Salathé is quoted.
With a grant from the EPA, a group of researchers and students at UW is experimenting with ways to capture fog and wring out its moisture for irrigation and other uses in Peru. Read about this project in the Seattle Times.
Back in the late ‘90s, a teacher made a boo-boo. After completing a lesson on crayfish, the teacher dumped them into Pine Lake. Unfortunately, these weren’t ordinary crayfish. Well, not ordinary for this part of the country. And so, the red swamp crayfish started taking over the crayfish niche in the lake, according to Julian Olden, a freshwater ecologist with the University of Washington. Now Olden, with the help of volunteers from around the lake, aims to stop them. Read more about this effort in the Sammamish Review.
Snailfish aren’t exactly the darling of the deep ocean. Long and pink, with a gelatinous coat that makes them more squishy than scaly, the females have a curious habit: they unceremoniously inject their eggs into the body cavity of Golden King crabs. UW junior Jennifer Gardner suspects it’s a small quirk of nature that could have a large impact on Alaska’s crab fishing industry. Read more about Jennifer’s research, and the support she receives from generous donors that makes her work possible.
Read the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of The Insider – which includes highlights on recent awards and fellowships received by our faculty and staff, upcoming events you may be interested in attending, some funding opportunities for research, acknowledgements of new gifts from generous donors, a spotlight on one of our faculty, and much much more!
The number of confirmed gray wolves and wolf packs in the state nearly doubled during the past year, according a new survey, which based on field reports and aerial monitoring in 2012 found at least 51 wolves in nine packs, with five successful breeding pairs. Read more about this survey and what it means for wolf populations in the state.