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  • School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
    programs in the country has been creating futures since 1907 On July 1 2009 the College of Forest Resources became the School of Forest Resources within the University of Washington s new College of the Environment and on January 1 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 Offshoots Recent Blog Entries Public Events Calendar Meeting Room Reservations Director s Message Summer 2014 Visiting campus Send us an email to set up an information session Sign up to receive The Straight Grain the biweekly SEFS e newsletter Keep up with news profiles and other announcements on the SEFS blog Offshoots and the Student Academic Services blog Updates from the Institute of Forest Resources The latest from Advanced Hardwood

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  • About the School :: School Profile
    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 and 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 United States 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 Wash 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 for

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  • Teaching and Research Faculty
    616 2179 renatab uw edu Bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass Biomaterials from lignin and plant components http depts washington edu sfrbbl Butman David Assistant Professor Bloedel 264 206 685 0953 dbutman uw edu Influence of humans and climate on carbon cycling at the intersection of terrestrial and aquatic systems DeLuca Thomas Professor and Director Anderson 102 206 685 1928 deluca uw edu Forest soils Sustainable resource management http depts washington edu delucalb Doty Sharon Associate Professor Winkenwerder 205 206 616 6255 sldoty uw edu Phytoremediation Plant biotechnology http faculty washington edu 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 uw edu Marketing strategies and international trade of forest products Marketing of lesser known timber species Ettl Gregory Associate Professor and Associate Director Winkenwerder 102 206 616 4120 ettl uw edu Sustainable forestry Forest ecology Silviculture http faculty washington edu ettl Ewanick Shannon Research Associate Bloedel 360 206 543 0827 ewanick uw edu Bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass http depts washington edu sfrbbl Ewing Kern Professor Merrill 31 206 543 4426 kern uw edu Wetland plant ecology Restoration ecology http faculty washington edu kern Franklin Jerry Professor Anderson 203 206 543 2138 jff uw edu Forest ecology Ecosystem processes Landscape ecology Succession Structure http faculty washington edu jff Fridley James Professor Bloedel 390 206 543 6993 fridley uw edu Forest engineering systems design Interactive computer simulation Ganguly Indroneil Research Assistant Professor Anderson 023 206 616 3681 indro uw edu Forest products marketing Forest economics Graumlich Lisa Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor Dean College of the Environment Oceanography 200 206 685 7532 graumlic uw edu Paleoecology Climate change adaptation http www coenv washington edu about graumlich shtml Greulich Frank Professor Bloedel 388 206 543 1464 greulich uw 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 uw 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 uw edu Community ecology Succession Ecology of montane subalpine meadows Effects of forest management on plant diversity http faculty washington edu chalpern Harrell Stevan Professor Denny M41 206 543 9608 stevehar uw edu Anthropology of people and natural resources Resilience in socio ecological systems Interdisciplinary ecosystems research http faculty washington edu stevehar Harrison Robert Professor Bloedel 218 206 685 7463 robh uw 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 Kahn Peter Professor pkahn uw edu Ecopsychology Human Dimensions of Interacting with Nature and Technological Systems Interaction Pattern Design for Urban Sustainability http faculty washington edu pkahn Kane Van Research Associate Winkenwerder 208 206 221 9034 vkane uw edu Ecosystem science Forest structure

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  • SEFS Academic Programs :: Undergraduate Students
    can design their 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 www abet org 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 offered by the UW Restoration Ecology Network 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 College of the Environment with cooperation from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

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  • Courses :: Overview
    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 any of the School s weekly seminars The Environmental Science and Resource Management Seminar ESRM 429 the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Seminar SEFS 529 and the Wildlife Science Seminar ESRM 455 are offered every Autumn Winter and Spring Quarters In addition the Silviculture Seminar SEFS 526 is offered in Spring 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

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  • Research :: Research Overview
    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 The School is home to the Institute of Forest Resources IFR which was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1947 originally as the Institute of Forest Products In 2011 the legislature directed IFR to organize itself to pursue coordinated interdisciplinary research and outreach covering forestry issues along with emerging issues related to forest and environmental sciences and to improve the understanding of complex forestry and related issues for stakeholders policymakers and other interested parties including the public The School is also home to the University of Washington Analytical Service Center an independent chemical

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  • SEFS Outreach
    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

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  • Centers and Programs
    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 who hold courtesy faculty appointments and are housed at the School Centers Center for International Trade in Forest Products Center for Quantitative Science in Forestry Fisheries and Wildlife Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest Institute of Forest Resources Olympic Natural Resources

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