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Western Washington University biologist explores how biodiversity can help – or hurt -- carbon storage in forests

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 1:09pm

Biodiversity plays a significant role in forest carbon storage, but surprisingly less than previously thought, according to research in Ecology Letters that was led in part by Western Washington University Biology Professor David Hooper.

Students share research with Larsen

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:08am

Biology's Merrill Peterson Writes New ‘Pacific Northwest Insects’ Field Guide

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:31am

As an 11-year-old growing up in Seattle, Western Washington University Professor of Biology Merrill Peterson was absolutely captivated by insects.

By the time he was a teenager, he was regularly attending entomological meetings and going on collecting expeditions with mentors that included Jon Pelham, curator of butterflies at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum, and Sharon Collman, one of the founders of the national Master Gardener program.

Reassessing nature’s clock

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:04am