Faculty Research Community Seminars

Campus Research Connections

Campus Research Connections

Campus Research Connections is a quarterly event that provides an opportunity to hear from and talk with UW Bothell faculty who are making advances in research, scholarship and creative practice.

icons of trees, birds, and other wildlife

Environmental Surveys: Monitoring and Protecting Wildlife

Oct 18th | 6:30 PM | UW Bothell, Discovery Hall Rm. 061 | 18115 Campus Way NE Bothell, WA 98011-8246

Carefully observing our environment is crucial to understanding the health and diversity of species and key to effective conservation. Learn about the methods UW Bothell investigators use to monitor changes in our local plant, bird, mammal and pollinator populations. Their findings may inspire you to get involved! 


  • Amy Lambert, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of IAS and Alexa Russo, B.A., Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Office
    The CCUWBee Research Initiative is a valuable opportunity for students, staff and faculty to work together to monitor long-term trends and baseline variability of native bees on campus. They explore patterns of bee diversity across different habitat types on campus and highlight the need for long-term monitoring amid widespread concerns of bee declines across the globe.
  • Sarah Verlinde, B.S., Manager and Co-Founder, UW Bothell Herbarium
    Washington State's earliest plant records date back to the late 1800s, and even with 150 years of collecting there are incomplete records for Snohomish and Skagit Counties. For example, King County has 13,000 plant records, while Snohomish has 6,000 records and Skagit 7,700. Verlinde will be talking about how and where they collect and how this provides valuable insight on plant species distribution and plant conservation.
  • Ursula Valdez, Ph.D., Lecturer, School of IAS  
    Since its restoration, the North Creek Wetlands has been an ideal place to study the different species and ecological processes involved in this restoration. In particular, bird species have contributed greatly with seed dispersal, pollination, control of insect populations and other ecological services.  Valdez is currently collecting seasonal bird population data to determine the bird species diversity, composition of the ecological roles of the species living and using the riparian forest, grasslands and aquatic ecosystems found in the area. The main goal is to conduct a long-term monitoring program for bird communities in the wetlands.
  • David Stokes, Ph.D., Prof., School of IAS
    Urban green space can be more than a place for humans; it also has the potential to provide habitat for wildlife. However, many wildlife species are difficult to observe, and their presence in urban green spaces is poorly known.  Stokes and his students use wildlife camera traps to monitor wildlife in and around local Eastside parks. Their results demonstrate a surprising diversity of wildlife, and offer insights into possible measures for increasing the habitat value of the urban environments we share with other species.
  • Cynthia Chang, Ph.D., Asst. Prof., School of STEM-Biology
    It has been 39 years since Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. How have ecological communities recovered since this major disturbance? Chang lab research examines how plants have recolonized, survived and adapted to this once barren environment. Their research highlights how this natural experiment has provided valuable lessons on ecological resilience in an era of major global change.  

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
If you get to campus by 6:10pm, you might witness the famous UW Bothell crows arriving. Bring an umbrella!


Campus Research Connections - Past Events

Please feel free to look over past events, and we hope to see you at the next one.

picture of books lined upThe Changing Role of Librarians and Libraries in STEAM Education

May 7, 2019, Edmonds Public Library

The image of librarians as knowledge holders and of libraries as holders of books is shifting as librarians take on roles as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) educators with the growing emphasis on STEAM and makerspaces in libraries.

Speakers, Carrie Tzou, Allison Hintz, Anony Smith, Mie-Mie Wu, and Ashley Braun, tackled ways to explore how reimagining partnerships and learning could help us imagine possible futures for libraries and librarians.



""The Zeitgeist and Me - Jeanne Heuving, Ph.D.

March 6, 2019, Hugo House, Seattle

The zeitgeist, loosely translated as “the spirit of the age,” was once a popular term to evaluate directions in experimental and avant-garde art, but now largely has fallen into disuse. In this talk, Dr. Heuving, resurrected this term, so steeped in the past that its nostalgia provides an apt platform for discussing her work—in step and out of step with defining ventures of her time.
Read about Jeanne Heuving, A scholar's look at love poetry and culture.

Presented by UW Bothell Office of Research and Hugo House


""The Present & Possible Futures of Brain Health

November 13, 2018, Chateau Ste. Michelle

The health of our brain is on most of our minds. This most vital organ is prone to a variety of diseases and disorders, with a range of efficacy in their treatment. Speakers Pierre D. Mourad, PhD., Aaron E. Bunnell, MD., and Jesse Harper offered a brief review of brain problems and opportunities along with current and anticipated solutions.

Presented by UW Bothell Office of Research and UW Bothell Office of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy
Read More about the 2018 Fall CRC...


""Nursing & Public Health:
Speed Networking Event

May 17, 2018, Edmonds Center for the Arts.

This event focused on providing a community platform for partners in nursing and public health. Moderated by DJ Wilson, there were short talks to follow by Sandra Solano-Huber and Shari L. Dworkin, Ph.D., M.S.. A networking session followed fostering collaborative partnerships, and a space to discover others' talent and passions within the health field.
Presented by UW Bothell Office of Research, UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library, and UW Bothell Community Based Learning & Research. 



""Facing a New Era of Cybersecurity

March 29, 2018, Chateau Ste. Michelle

As large scale data breaches become more commonplace, what can you do to assess and improve your protection against loss both at home and at work?  Addressing this societal problem will require individuals to examine their expectations of personal privacy. This event featured a moderated multi-media program with Scott David and research areas of four Assistant Professors researching areas in cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.
Presented by UW Bothell Office of Research and UW Bothell Office of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy.  Read more about the 2018 March CRC...



A Sense of Place: Our Rapidly Urbanizing Environment

Warren Gold, with panelists Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell and other longtime Bothell residents, discussed what it means to have a “sense of place” — both today and during the city’s early history.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Bothell City Hall




The Story of Our Water

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Robert Turner and community partners from the Sno-King Watershed Council and the City of Bothell talked about the health of the waters in our local streams.
Community Interest Link
Communities and developers can reduce runoff quantity, protect water quality, and conserve water by developing compactly, preserving ecologically critical open space, and using green infrastructure strategies.

Rewilding* Northshore:
Sharing the Habitat of Home

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
David Stokes, UW Bothell conservation biologist, presented a rewilding framework that focuses on the habitat value of the places we live, work, and play. By raising the prominence of habitat value in our community, we can recover the health of our environment and improve our own quality of life. Bruce Blackburn, Senior Planner with the city of Bothell, discussed legal, policy and planning mechanisms that can help bring about habitat conservation and restoration at the local level.