QERM: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


Research and Training Centers at the University of Washington

At the University of Washington the curriculum and research activities in natural resources and the environment are extensive, broad in scope, and of very high quality. Across all three campuses, UW has about 400 faculty, 1,200 graduate students, and 4,800 undergraduates in degree programs in environmental and natural resource fields.

Funding of sponsored programs in these areas at UW add up to about $75 million each year. Although most of this funding is in focused disciplinary projects, UW faculty have also won many large, interdisciplinary grants to tackle a wide range of big problems from climate change to air pollution to oceanic toxins. Quietly, over time, UW has become one of the of the largest and most important environmental research universities in the country.

Although not all research centers listed below are currently affiliated with the QERM program, this listing provides an overview of the broad range of research currently underway at the UW.

Air Pollution Training Center

Alaska Salmon Program

Applied Physics Laboratory

Center for Quantitative Science in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Center

Center for Urban Horticulture

Climate Impacts Group

Columbia Basin Research

Environmental Institute

Friday Harbor Laboratories

Joint Institute for Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

International Trade in Forest Products, Center for

Olympic Natural Resources Center

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Precision Forestry Cooperative

Program on Climate Change

Program on the Environment (PoE)

Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model (PRISM)

Quaternary Research Center

Restoration Ecology Network

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

Washington Sea Grant Program

Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility

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