The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) is Western Washington University’s marine laboratory in Anacortes, Washington. It is the home base for five WWU faculty members and marine scientists who integrate their research in organismal biology and ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, and ocean and organismal chemistry with undergraduate and graduate level training. Over a dozen other faculty from a variety of departments at WWU and their students also conduct research at the facility.
In late April 2018, the 35-year old eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i, underwent a radical change. The locus of volcanic activity shifted from the Pu`u O`o and summit vents to the volcano’s Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ), where it erupted in the Leilani Estates subdivision. Over the next several months, lava drained from the summit reservoir to the LERZ, where it consumed over 800 homes, destroyed the town of Kapoho, and added nearly 900 acres of new land to the island. The draining of lava from the Kilauea summit area caused the summit caldera to undergo collapse.
What are the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our region’s borders? How is the future of the Salish Sea shaped by our past and current relationships and policies? Why is it important to learn about and from where we are?
For Winter Quarter, 2019, the Huxley Speaker Series and the Salish Sea Institute will be present a series of talks focused on the Salish Sea. This will be the first talk in the series.
Exploring Engineered and Naturally Occurring Nanogeochemical Processes Using Advanced Nanometrology
Research Talk by Manuel David Montaño, PhD
University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Geosciences
Candidate for Assistant Professor in Environmental Chemistry & Global Change, ESCI dept
COMMUNITY VULNERABILITY TO LANDSLIDES IN BANGLADESH
Research talk by Dr. BAYES AHMED
Candidate for Faculty of Environmental Studies
As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Steve Hollenhorst, dean of Huxley College of the Environment, will discuss aviation biofuel alternatives at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus.
Brooke Love from Huxley College's Department of Environmental Sciences has been selected to receive one of two prestigious WWU faculty teaching awards made possible by the Western Foundation.
WESTERN WINDOWS TELEVISION SHOW
Episode 34: January 2016
Part 4: Learning to Clean Up – Students in Western’s Huxley College of the Environment are learning more about toxic contamination in places like the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and how these sites can be cleaned and remediated and the many factors that go into real-life cleanup of toxic sites. Huxley faculty members Rebekah Paci-Green and Ruth Sofield and their Science and Management of Contaminated Sites (SMoCS) program are featured in this segment.
Each year, Huxley College holds a fall potluck/BBQ to welcome back college students, staff, and faculty. Professor Leo Bodensteiner provides his grill, the dean buys the hot dogs and meatless alternatives, and staff and faculty bring side dishes to share. In other words, FREE FOOD for all Huxleyites.