News

  • A team of volunteer monitors recently caught an invasive green crab in Westcott Bay, San Juan Island, marking the first confirmation of this global invader in Washington’s inland waters. This project, coordinated by Biology graduate student Emily Grason, trained Crab Team volunteers to detect the invasive threat and monitor Puget Sound pocket estuaries that provide ideal crab habitat. Check out the UW Today article here

    Thu, Sep 15 at 3 PM
  • Prof. Sam Wasser was quoted and his work referenced in a Seattle Times article on Vulcan's completion of the Great Elephant Census. The results, published in PeerJ, found that African elephant populations fell by 30 percent between 2007 and 2014 and for the first time, provide concrete evidence that they are in desperate need of help. 

    Tue, Sep 13 at 3 PM
  • Asst. Prof. Abby Swann was quoted in an article on changing landscape trends in Los Angeles. To cut water use, utilities and agencies have been helping Californians swap out their lawns for drought-hardy native landscapes. The L.A. Department of Water and Power says more than 24,000 of its water customers have worked to make the switch since 2009.

    Tue, Sep 13 at 2 PM
  • Assistant Prof. Greg Wilson and his team have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including the skull, which is believed to be one of just 15 T. rex skulls found anywhere in the world! 

    The T. rex skull and other bones are currently covered in a plaster jacket — similar to a cast used to cover a broken bone — in order to protect the skull during transport. The public can see the plaster-covered T. rex skull, along with other T. rex fossils and paleontology field tools, in a lobby display at the UW’s Burke Museum from August 20 to October 2. Special T. rex-themed activities will take place over Labor Day Weekend and on Sunday, September 25.

     

    Other news:

    GeekWire | seattlepi | ABC News (AP) | Seeker | KIRO 7

    Fri, Aug 19 at 10 AM
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mallorie Taylor-Teeples, post-doc from the Nemhauser lab, who has been awarded a 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology from the National Science Foundation! The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site.

    Increasing crop yield is essential to meet the rising demand for food, feed and fuel. One major area for improvement is the manipulation of plant architecture. The patterning of flowers along the shoot (phyllotaxy) determines the positioning of grain or fruit along a stem. Recent research in the Nemhauser Lab has found that changing one protein in the auxin response pathway can alter phyllotactic patterning in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Dr. Taylor-Teeples' project aims to test whether these findings can be applied to crop plants, namely maize and canola. If successful, this work will pilot a pipeline to precision engineer desirable agronomic traits into diverse crop, even those with limited genomic infrastructure.

    Mon, Aug 8 at 9 AM
  • Prof. Adam Summers is keeping the new CT scanner at FHL busy with his latest project. Check out how he is digitizing every fish species in the world! 

    Thu, Jul 21 at 2 PM
  • Greenhouse staff Terry Huang wrote an article featuring his fellow staff members for the Whole U! 

    What are you going to plant this summer? 

    Thu, Jul 21 at 2 PM
  • Check out Medicinal Herb Garden curator Keith Possee and this feature in  the UW Sustainability Blog "In Our Nature"!

    Fri, Jul 8 at 11 AM
  • In cooperation with the Society for Experimental Biology, the UW Office of News & Information has posted a story about new research from Emily Carrington’s laboratory on the impact of ocean acidification on mussel populations. Dr. Carrington presented this research at a meeting this week across the Atlantic in Brighton.


     

    Thu, Jul 7 at 4 PM
  • Men cite themselves more than women according to Prof. Carl Bergstrom's research, published in Nature News!

    Other news:

    Times of London | Vice Media's Motherboard | WA Post

    Wed, Jul 6 at 10 AM
  • A collaboration between Prof. Emeritus Ray Huey and Associate Prof. of Oceanography, Curtis Deutsch, resulted in a Science Perspectives article and NPR feature on how frigate birds fly around doldrums. 

    Tue, Jul 5 at 9 AM
  • Asst. Prof. Abby Swann was quoted on an Inside Climate News article about climate scientists' own carbon footprints.

    A new study suggests people are more likely to believe a scientist talking about the perils of climate change if that scientist take personal actions to reduce his or her own carbon footprint, such as driving electric cars. (Credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wed, Jun 29 at 9 AM