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January 2009  |  Return to issue home

In the Media

Crows and their relatives are renowned for their intelligence and for their ability to flourish in human-dominated landscapes. That ability may have to do with cross-species social skills. In the Seattle area, where rapid suburban growth has attracted a thriving crow population, UW researchers have found that the birds can recognize individual human faces.  See the New York Times, “Friend or foe? Crows never forget a face, it seems.”

The UW appears in Sierra Club’s ranking of U.S. colleges; the College of Forest Resources is referenced for the excellence of its field trips. See Sierra Magazine, “Cool Crowd: 10 that get it.”

UW Botanic Gardens recently celebrated the opening of Washington Park Arboretum’s newest addition, the Pacific Connections Garden, featuring horticultural and educational displays from five Pacific Rim regions. See Seattle Times, “Pacific Connections Garden's first phase unveiled.” You can also take a slide show tour of the garden at the UW’s Pacific Connections Garden Tour.

Mount Rainier National Park’s disappearing high mountain meadows may catalog effects wrought by global climate change. Tacoma News Tribune, “High mountain meadows fade away,” features work of U.S. Forest Service scientists including College of Forest Resources’ Professor Dave Peterson and affiliate faculty member Regina Rochefort.

Knowing what’s invasive when planning a garden can help preserve native ecosystems.  The Seattle P-I features the research of Associate Professor Sarah Reichard in "Know what's invasive and what's banned when deciding what to plant."

January 2009  |  Return to issue home