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  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences :: Home
    2012 the School became the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Our vision is to provide world class internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues Our programs focus on the sustainable development of products from natural resources and the sustainable management of environments that include wilderness and park like ecosystems intensively managed planted forests and urban environments Our new name acknowledges the increasingly integrative and interdisciplinary challenges in environmental and natural resources management throughout the world and the need to educate professionals to meet these challenges Public Events Calendar Message from new Director Tom DeLuca Spring Summer 2012 SEFS News The SEFS Student Organization s Christmas Tree Sale has begun Order a Tree before November 27th Discover exciting geospatial research projects at UW GIS Day on November 14th Washington Park Arboretum broadcasts nature sound composition Music of Trees SEFS faculty member Fernando Resende to study the Pine Beetle Problem creating millions of acres of unusable biomass Attend the SEFS Wildlife Seminar The public is welcome Read the Strategic Vision for the Institute of Forest Resources presented by IFR Director Bruce Bare Denman Forestry Issues Spring Lecture quotRole of Forests and Forest Products in Carbon Mitigation and

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  • About the School :: School Profile
    products and environmental services is vital to political social and economic decisions made every day by leaders and citizens and is a key element in our state and regional economy As faculty members in universities throughout the country our graduates are educating the next generation of leaders in natural resources and environmental issues Our faculty research topics of global importance including fire ecology ecological restoration invasive and endangered species bioresource science urban sustainability climate change forest health pulp and paper processing health environment interactions and natural resources policy Committed to the integration of teaching and research they provide students with real world experience and hands on learning in our Pacific Northwest urban to wildland laboratory Our academic programs use the array of biological social interactions in the Pacific Northwest as a learning environment for problem based interdisciplinary inquiry We offer undergraduate programs in environmental science and resource management ESRM and bioresource science and engineering BSE Graduate study areas include environmental horticulture and urban forestry forest ecology forest soils bioresource science and engineering restoration ecology social sciences sustainable resource management and wildlife science Our outreach and technical transfer programs provide knowledge and training focusing on international trade in forest products precision forestry regional natural resources urban ecosystems and environmental horticulture Our partnerships include formal interdisciplinary links across campus as well as collaborations with academic institutions federal state and local governments industry and Native American natural resources managers The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at a Glance Ranking The School was rated among the top three forest science graduate programs in the U S in a report released by the National Research Council in October 2010 The most recent edition of the Gourman Report rates the School as having the number one graduate and number seven undergraduate forestry programs in the nation Strategic Plan School faculty students and staff meet each autumn to update future goals and objectives The School s most recent strategic plan is for 2011 2012 Degrees BS MS MEH Master of Environmental Horticulture MFR Master of Forest Resources and PhD Facilities Anderson Bloedel and Winkenwerder Halls are located on the Seattle campus Major field sites for teaching research and outreach include the 4 250 acre C L Pack Experimental Forest 70 miles south of Seattle the Olympic Natural Resources Center near Forks Washington the University of Washington Botanic Gardens comprising the C enter for Urban Horticulture on Union Bay the 60 acre Union Bay Natural Area the Elisabeth C Miller Librar y and the 230 acre Washington Park Arboretum managed in conjunction with the City of Seattle Faculty and Staff 40 teaching faculty 4 research faculty 98 staff includes research and scientific Students academic year 2011 2012 total undergraduate graduate Class 519 352 167 total women men Gender 519 254 265 The School s Centers of Excellence The Center for International Trade in Forest Products leading research on the changing character of global trade secondary manufacturing options for the forest products sector and environmental tradeoffs The Center

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  • Teaching and Research Faculty
    sldoty Duggan Jennifer Research Associate Winkenwerder 209 206 685 4367 jduggan uw edu Wildlife biology Habitat modeling Eastin Ivan Professor Director CINTRAFOR Anderson 123J 206 543 1918 eastin u washington edu Marketing strategies and international trade of forest products Marketing of lesser known timber species Ettl Gregory Associate Professor Director Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Pack Forest 206 616 4120 ettl u washington edu Sustainable forestry Forest ecology Silviculture http faculty washington edu ettl Ewing Kern Professor Merrill 31 206 543 4426 kern u washington edu Wetland plant ecology Restoration ecology http faculty washington edu kern Ford E David Professor Director Olympic Natural Resources Center Winkenwerder 202 206 685 9995 edford u washington edu Analysis of structure and function of foliage canopies Development of ecological systems simulation models Development of methods for assessing ecological models http faculty washington edu edford Franklin Jerry Professor Anderson 203 206 543 2138 jff u washington edu Forest ecology Ecosystem processes Landscape ecology Succession Structure http faculty washington edu jff Fridley James Professor Bloedel 390 206 543 6993 fridley u washington edu Forest engineering systems design Interactive computer simulation Ganguly Indroneil Research Associate Anderson 23 6 3681 indro u washington edu Forest products marketing Forest economics Garcia Cassandra Research Associate Winkenwerder 104 206 543 3507 chgarcia uw edu Human dimensions of natural resource management Glawe Dean Professor Bloedel 234 206 616 9554 glawed u washington edu Forest pathology Plant Pathology http plantpath wsu edu people faculty glawe htm Graumlich Lisa Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor Dean College of the Environment Oceanography 200 206 685 7532 graumlic u washington edu Paleoecology Climate change adaptation http www coenv washington edu about graumlich shtml Greulich Frank Professor Bloedel 388 206 543 1464 greulich u washington edu Management science and biometry applied to land management http faculty washington edu greulich Index htm Gustafson Richard Professor Bloedel 364 206 543 2790 pulp u washington edu Biofuels and bio based products Process simulation Process control Instrument development http depts washington edu sfrbbl Halpern Charles Research Professor Winkenwerder 207 206 543 2789 chalpern u washington edu Community ecology Succession Ecology of montane subalpine meadows Effects of forest management on plant diversity http faculty washington edu chalpern Harrison Robert Professor Bloedel 218 206 685 7463 robh u washington edu Forest nutrition mineral cycling long term forest productivity organic waste utilization carbon sequestration http soilslab cfr washington edu Rob Harrison RobCV html Heinrichs Julie Research Associate Winkenwerder 209 206 685 4367 jheinrx uw edu Wildlife science Animal populations Hodgson Kevin Professor Bloedel 318 206 543 7346 hodgson u washington edu Surface and colloid science of papermaking Secondary fiber recycling Kane Van Research Associate Winkenwerder 208 206 221 9034 vkane u washington edu Ecosystem science Forest structure Kim Soo Hyung Associate Professor Merrill 37 206 616 4971 soohkim u washington edu Plant ecophysiology Urban plant science Environmental horticulture Quantitative modeling http faculty washington edu soohkim Lawler Joshua Associate Professor Anderson 202 206 685 4367 jlawler u washington edu Landscape ecology Conservation biology http

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  • SEFS Academic Programs :: Undergraduate Students
    own upper division coursework The sustainable forest management option can lead directly into an SAF accredited Master of Forest Resources and or can be used to satisfy the educational requirements of the SAF s Candidate Certified Forester CCF title ESRM can easily combine with minors and double degrees The Bioresource Science and Engineering BSE major is designed for students seeking training in chemical and physical sciences and chemical engineering as applied to manufacturing fiber products fuels and chemicals from biomass resources It emphasizes the application of mathematics chemistry and engineering to paper and related bioresources based industries BSE is an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET 111 Market Place Suite 1050 Baltimore MD 21202 4012 telephone 410 347 7700 BSE provides extensive faculty contact and active student groups BSE curriculum is compatible with a 5th year double degree with Chemical Engineering Students must apply to the CHEM E department with a competitive application Minors The ESRM minor requires a minimum of 25 ESRM credits It offers students majoring in a wide range of subjects exposure to the challenges facing terrestrial ecosystems including their conservation and restoration Course work provides a solid foundation for links to other fields of biology environmental education journalism and public policy The minor in Ecological Restoration seeks to prepare students to address the complex relationships of human communities and ecological sustainability The minor is a tri campus initiative UW Bothell UW Seattle and UW Tacoma Students may but are not required to take courses from more than one campus in order to earn the minor A minor in Quantitative Science is offered by the Center for Quantitative Science through the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Education It is recommended

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  • Courses :: Overview
    Overview Denman Lecture Series Publications Support the School Director s Club Committees Computer Resources Forms Meeting Rooms Organization Charts Policies Procedures Internal Calendar Recognition Event Parking Overview Undergraduate Graduate Courses Overview The public is welcome to attend the Water Seminar ESRM 429 SEFS 529 the Wildlife Science Seminar ESRM 455 SEFS 554 both offered each Autumn Winter and Spring Quarters and the Silviculture Seminar SEFS 526 offered Winter Quarter Undergraduate Course Descriptions Environmental Science and Resource Management ESRM prefix Bioresource Science and Engineering BSE prefix Graduate Course Descriptions School of Environmental and Forest Sciences SEFS prefix Course Schedules ESRM Quarterly Course Schedule For questions regarding course schedules please contact sefsadv u washington edu UW Course Resources Student Course Evaluations UW Course Catalog UW Time Schedule Course Policies Academic Integrity Plagiarism cheating and other misconduct are serious violations of your contract as a student We expect that you will know and follow the UW s policies on cheating and plagiarism Any suspected cases of academic misconduct will be handled according to UW regulations More information including definitions and examples can be found at http depts washington edu grading pdf AcademicResponsibility pdf Disability Accommodations To request academic accommodations due to a disability

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  • Research :: Research Overview
    Committees Computer Resources Forms Meeting Rooms Organization Charts Policies Procedures Internal Calendar Recognition Event Parking Overview Research Labs Funded Research Projects Center Research Cool Research Pages UW Research Research Overview The School s faculty staff and students engage in research for the discovery and dissemination of knowledge for the stewardship of natural and managed environments and the sustainable use of their products and services In support of its vision to provide world class internationally recognized knowledge and leadership for environmental and natural resource issues the School s research programs include funded research grants by individual faculty interdisciplinary programs drawing on expertise from other UW academic units and centers working on regional natural resources and environmental issues The School also collaborates with national and international research initiatives consortiums and programs including Center for Advanced Forestry Systems Climate Wizard Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials CORRIM National Ecological Observatory Network NEON U S Forest Service Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team Research at the School is supported by Federal State and Local government as well as private sources See funded research projects for abstracts of currently funded grants in the School s research interest groups The chart below shows current funding

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  • Outreach :: Educational Outreach
    The School offers outreach services through its interdisciplinary centers and programs providing a broad array of continuing education professional development technology transfer and public education programs Many events are accredited by professional organizations such as the Society of American Foresters Outreach and research centers of the School each develop their own calendar of activities They also coordinate to sponsor School wide events such as the Denman Forestry Issues Series For

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  • Centers and Programs
    Resources Forms Meeting Rooms Organization Charts Policies Procedures Internal Calendar Recognition Event Parking Centers and Programs Centers and cooperative programs offer unique opportunities for multi and interdisciplinary inquiry The School administers five interdisciplinary centers two of them jointly with other UW academic units Centers at the UW generally focus on research and outreach Although centers generally do not administer academic programs they are an important resource for graduate and undergraduate student learning and research including mentoring and funding for masters and PhD students Some programs like the Stand Management Cooperative and the Precision Forestry Cooperative are organized as research cooperatives with members from private industry and government agencies Others are organized as consortia or networks drawing on the expertise and interests of faculty students and staff from the School and throughout the UW The School also collaborates with Washington State University and with federal agencies The U S Forest Service the U S Geological Survey and the National Park Service have personnel housed at the School who hold courtesy faculty appointments Centers Center for International Trade in Forest Products Center for Quantitative Science in Forestry Fisheries and Wildlife Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Olympic Natural Resources Center UW

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