College of the Environment
Seminar Series on Critical Interdisciplinary Problems
The Goal of this Seminar
- To create a venue for UW College of the Environment
(COENV) faculty and students to discuss key interdisciplinary
- To provide a place for COENV faculty and students to
interact, learn from each other, and to build community.
- To encourage joint research and education efforts among
the groups at the UW COENV.
- To provide a venue for discussion, followed by
refreshments, to encourage more informal conversations.
The Inaugural Seminar on March
6, 2018 at 4:30 PM in the SAFS
Coast Wildfires: What are the Key Scientific
After a year of major wildfires from British Columbia to
southern California, with dozens of deaths and damage in the
tens of billions of dollars, western wildfires are clearly one
of the key environmental issues for the region. This
seminar will explore what we know regarding the origins of the
problem and discuss some of the key scientific, technical, and
societal issues that must be addressed.
After an introduction by Professor John Marzluff, Chair of the
College Council, three panelists will give short (15-minute)
After the panel presentations, there will be time for
discussion, followed by a reception at 5:40 PM.
- Dr. Susan Prichard, SEFS and USDA Forest Service
- Professor Cliff Mass, Atmospheric Sciences
- Professor Brian Harvey, SEFS
The COENV seminar series is a new COENV College Council
initiative, with support from the Dean Office. If
successful, it is hoped that 1-2 such seminars will take place
each quarter. The College Council is interested in your
suggestions and ideas, which should be directed to John
Marzluff, College Council Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).