Research

Dr. Warren Gold, IAS associate professor and director of UW Restoration Ecology Network, discusses his lab and field research on nonvascular plants that coat the surface of the soil and play vital roles in the Alpine ecosystems of the North Central Washington Cascades. Understanding these cryptobiotic crusts (i.e., lichens, mosses, fungi) - and how plants are affected by them - can lead to reestablishing damaged habitats. Dr. Gold also discusses his fascination with the Black Lily (a.k.a. "Indian Rice Root"). (21 min., 16 sec.) 

  

Professor Dan Jaffe talks about his work in environmental science including his groundbreaking and internationally recognized research in global and regional air pollution. (19 min., 2 sec.)

 

 

Dr. Martha Groom, professor of ecology and conservation biology, discusses her research into ways to develop sustainable livelihoods for both human and wildlife populations. Of special interest are the effects of growing Puerto Rican coffee in shade vs. sunshine on bird, insect and lizard communities and the advantages/disadvantages of fertilizer and pesticide use on Nicaraguan coffee cultivation. (11 min., 39 sec.)

 

 

Did You Know?

UW Bothell ranks second in the state of Washington in terms of bachelor of science graduates in computer science.