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University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell was quoted in this story from Associated Press. Chris Schell is a recipient of an EarthLab Innovation Grant.Read more
Two EarthLab Innovation Grant principal investigators, Christopher Schell and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, co-authored a new paper to show the scientific community that fundamental practices in science are based on systems that support white supremacy and perpetuate systemic racism. This article was originally published in UW News.Read more
We are pleased to share that one of our inaugural Innovation Grant projects was selected as a finalist for a "Science Breakthrough of the Year" award by the Falling Walls Conference, an annual world forum for leaders across sectors and disciplines to come together to discuss pressing global challenges and answer the question, "Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?"Read more
This article was originally published on the DEOHS blog.
New DEOHS study uses drones to test whether vegetation filters harmful aircraft pollution
Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York’s Central Park, once called trees the lungs of the city.
Trees and shrubs filter a variety of air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulate matter.
But could they also benefit communities near airports by absorbing harmful ultrafine particles from aircraft exhaust?
Today EarthLab announced that four transdisciplinary teams have been selected for the 2020-2021 Innovation Grants program. This signature initiative provides essential funding to newly formed applied research teams that are led by and with community partners who are impacted by a complex environmental problem.Read more
Through various projects and innovation grants, EarthLab combines the research and expertise from UW faculty, staff, and students with nonprofits, businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders to develop solutions to environmental challenges.Read more
We’re excited to announce a new research project that will be co-funded by UW EarthLab and UW Population Health. The aim of the proposed pilot project, “Environmental and human health impacts of a new invasive species in Madagascar,” is to provide the Malagasy government with the information it needs to appropriately manage the invasive marbled crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) in ways that minimize impacts on local biodiversity while maximizing benefits to public health.Read more
EarthLab is pleased to announce the second round of funding with the 2020 – 2021 Innovation Grants program! The Innovation Grants is an exciting opportunity to make an innovative idea or project come to fruition. Funding is intended to support new partnerships that address pressing environmental challenges and that are led by and with those most impacted by a particular environmental challenge.Read more
Providing resources for new approaches to environmental problem solving is the focus of the first EarthLab Innovation Grants funding. Projects funded in this first round of grants will support big ideas with high potential for impact and the ability to motivate change.
“I was blown away by the breadth of topics, the quality of the proposals, and the depth of engagement with community partners,” says Phil Levin, chair of the Innovation Grants review committee.
EarthLab and the new UW Population Health Initiative announced the award of $50,000 to a new pilot project that aims to develop solutions to pressing environmental challenges at the intersection of human health. Ethnoforestry: Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Ecosystem Sustainability on the Olympic Peninsula,” focuses on applying traditional ecological knowledge of local people to forest management on public lands. This results of this project are expected in late 2020.Read more