Environmental Sciences

Mountains and snow have always beckoned biogeochemist Alia Khan. The Western Washington University assistant professor conducts research on the cryosphere, or Earth’s frozen environments. Her work has taken her to the Himalayas, the Chilean Andes, the Arctic and, most recently, Antarctica. …

Planned logging of a more than century-old forest near the Nooksack River’s Middle Fork has been paused, according to a Friday, Jan. 28, email the state Department of Natural Resources sent to community members who had contacted the agency regarding the sale.

The nearly 89-acre “Upper…

The Nooksack River is in “grave danger” of experiencing irreversible changes and ecosystem collapse if Whatcom County doesn’t rapidly reform the way it manages nearby human activity. That was the warning that Western Washington University environmental sciences associate professor John…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

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Four undergraduate students at Western Washington University will visit the translocated goats, now dispersed throughout the mountain range, over a seven-week stretch this summer.

The students will take four-day trips, traveling several miles toward the goats’ GPS…

Alia Khan, a brand new Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Huxley College of the Environment (she started at Western in March), has spent almost every minute of her research time, from her master’s work through her doctoral thesis and post-doc work, somewhere near the Earth’s…

Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science Erika McPhee-Shaw will be chairing a prestigious Gordon Research Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire in June.

The Gordon Research Conference in Coastal Ocean Dynamics brings scientists working at the frontier of…

All WWU faculty are invited to attend the 2019 Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Wilson Library Reading Room, hosted by Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President McNeel Jantzen.

To RSVP…

WWU's Marco Hatch, a Coastal Salish scholar, talks about the importance of bringing indigenous knowledge to Western research — and what science loses when we don't.

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