David Battisti, Qiang Fu elected fellows of American Geophysical Union

David Battisti and Qiang Fu

The College of the Environment congratulates two professors — David Battisti and Qiang Fu – on their election as fellows to the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The organization’s mission is to “promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.” They join the ranks of several other faculty in the College that have been honored as AGU fellows as well. 

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Students craft forest stewardship plan in partnership with King County

Student participants

The College of the Environment is full of opportunities for students to try their hand at solving real world problems that come with managing natural resources. This past spring, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences students partnered with King County to develop a forest stewardship plan for the newly acquired Black Diamond Natural Area. Taking into account the property's multiple uses, students addressed the social, economic, and environmental issues that will serve the county's needs for the long term. Their plan was well received by county officials, and another project is already in the works.

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Atlantic Ocean caught storing heat for decades, creating global warming "staircase"

Warming Hiatus

Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth’s surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate science community. New research co-authored by Ka-Kit Tung, a UW professor of applied mathematics and adjunct faculty member in atmospheric sciences, has found that the Atlantic Ocean has stored much of the missing heat, as part of a natural cycles.

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Cloud shapes, ocean microbes, Uruguayan agroforestry and more: this week's College-published research

Weekly Published Research

Each week we share the latest publications coming from the College of the Environment. Last week, twenty-three new articles co-authored by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science database, including research on glacial iron, landlocked sea lamprey, Typhoon Fanapi and more. (Unless otherwise noted, the articles link to abstracts only, as registration is required for full-text access.)

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