Tag: Forestry

VIDEO: Fighting Fire with Fire by Brooke Cassell

Check out the video of Brooke’s talk! Part of the UW’s Engage Program, Brooke Cassell presented her PhD research on Fighting Fire with Fire: Balancing Human Safety and Healthy Forests. This talk was presented at Town Hall Seattle as part

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Natalie Footen: How parasitic plants help promote biodiversity in Washington’s prairies

Mon 5/15/13, 9:00 – 10:00pm Downstairs at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Parasitic plants are not always the bad guys. In fact, Washington prairies are home to one parasitic plant, golden paintbrush, which is endangered and

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Erik Budsberg: Flying High or Becoming Grounded? Biojet Fuel From Poplar Trees

Wed 3/20/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info In order to secure energy independence and reduce environmental impacts from energy use we must develop new sources of fuels. The evolving field

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The Conscientious Forester: Forests and Carbon Credits in Western Washington

By Paul Fischer, on April 12, 2012, 7:30 PM, Downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Forests are iconic of the Pacific Northwest. We all value these forests for many reasons – the beauty of towering Douglas-fir trees, the shelter of a wood-framed house,

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Your Favorite Riverside Landscape – Why it Matters to Scientists

By Kelly Huang, March 21, 2012, 6:45 PM, Downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Riverside properties are popular for those who enjoy watching the river flow, the wildlife, and recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and floating. However, when it floods, riverside residents

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English Holly – Welcomed Guest or Escape Artist?

By Andrea Watts, March 1, 2012, 7:30 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. English holly is being found in rural areas without being deliberately planted, worrying people who want to maintain the integrity of Pacific Northwest forests. Natural resources managers consider

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Soils In The Air: The Savings Account Of The Forest

By Camila Tejo Haristoy, February 23, 2012, 7:30 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. The canopy of a forest ecosystem is an interesting environment that has seen very little exploration and study. Ongoing research aims to understand how plants, animals, and

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Seeing Mountains on Molehills: How Shoreline Terrain Affects Seagrasses

By Mike Hannam May 11, 2011 Coastal ecosystems provide critical food production, habitat, and nurseries for the world’s oceans. In these ecosystems, seagrasses play an important role in providing these services. Living at the margin between land and sea, these

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The Importance of Plants on our Urban Environments

By Katie Murphy April 21, 2010 Plants play many key roles in our urban environment and are an important part of a healthy urban landscape. This talk will explore the role of plants in cities, the importance of the practice

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Weeds are More than Plants out of Place: Mechanisms of Plant Invasion

By Rachel Mitchell February 10, 2010 Have you ever wondered why some plants in your garden struggle to become established, while other species rapidly grow, crowding out everything else? Scientists have been pondering the exact same phenomenon, and have termed

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