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  • 03 Jul 2023 12:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NWSA Board is delighted to welcome four new faces to the Editorial Board of our quarterly journal, Northwest Science!

    • Dr. Kathryn Peiman will succeed Robin Lesher as the new Managing Editor of Northwest Science. Currently working as an independent contractor at the nexus of science, communication and the arts, Kathryn previously worked in the non-profit sector and in academia. She has a PhD in evolutionary ecology from UCLA.
    • Dr. Karen Capuder joins Northwest Science as Associate Editor for Anthropology. Karen has over a decade of professional experience in archaeology and is currently Senior Archaeologist for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. She has a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington.
    • Dr. Frank Fogarty joins Northwest Science as Associate Editor for Avian Ecology. Frank is currently Associate Professor for Applied Avian Ecology at Cal Poly, Humboldt, and previously held research and teaching positions for Cal Poly, Humboldt, the University of California, Davis, and New Mexico State University. Frank has a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis.
    • Dr. Chris Johnson joins Northwest Science as Associate Editor for Wildlife Ecology. Chris is Professor of Landscape Conservation and Management at the University of Northern British Columbia, and a Registered Professional Biologist. His research integrates the disciplines of wildlife, landscape, and conservation ecology to plan for and mitigate the influences of human developments on the environment. Chris has a PhD in animal ecology from the University of Northern British Columbia.

    We are excited to work alongside Kathryn, Karen, Frank and Chris, and to benefit from their expertise!

    As a reminder, Northwest Science is also seeking two new Associate Editors for wildlife ecology and coastal marine ecology. Please see this announcement for details.

  • 28 Jun 2023 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Northwest Science will soon be accepting Open Access submissions!

    Open Access publication is well-suited to the Northwest Science audience, which includes amateur and applied scientists working outside traditional research institutions, for whom fee-based journal articles may be challenging to access. Licensing options for Open Access submission in Northwest Science are currently under consideration and will soon be available through the journal's electronic submission management portal. The fee for Open Access submission will be $2,500, but standard page fees (currently $65 and $80 per page for members and non-members, respectively) will be waived.

    Authors currently in the review/revision process and interested in Open Access publication should make this preference known following acceptance of submitted manuscripts, if this occurs before the electronic submission portal has been modified to allow Open Access option.

    The Northwest Science Editorial Board looks forward to receiving your Open Access submissions!

  • 23 Jun 2023 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Northwest Scientific Association is looking to fill two new Associate Editor positions for its quarterly journal, Northwest Science.

    Northwest Science relies on a team of Associate Editors to supervise review of articles within their fields of expertise. We are now looking for Associate Editors in the following fields:

    • Wildlife Ecology
    • Coastal Marine Ecology

    Please contact Northwest Science Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Lucy Kerhoulas (, for more information about these positions and to express interest.

  • 25 Mar 2023 10:29 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    We are soliciting applications for managing editor for Northwest Science.  

    The Northwest Scientific Association invites applications for Managing Editor of its quarterly journal, Northwest Science. The Managing Editor is paid $2,000 per issue, which generally includes 6-8 articles, 1-3 notes, 1-2 book reviews, and occasional announcements, and which ranges across all aspects of natural history in the northwestern United States and western Canada.

    The Managing Editor provides technical/copy editing and mediates the publication process between authors and the press at Washington State University. The duties complement those of the journal’s Chief Editor, who is responsible for the journal’s scientific content, and who manages peer reviews through interactions with authors and a board of associate editors. 

    Deadline: May 1st 2023

    Please see the full announcement in this file.

  • 25 Mar 2023 10:16 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    Welcome to Lucy Kerhoulas, the incoming editor-in-chief for Northwest Science. Lucy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, where she runs the Forest Physiology Lab. Look forward to exciting new announcements and future developments in our journal!

    We thank Jessica Halofsky for many years of service in this position, handling hundreds of manuscript submissions since fall 2020.  Throughout this period, Jessica maintained a high standard of peer review, the editor-in-chief's most crucial role.  Best wishes to Jessica!

  • 12 Mar 2023 2:05 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    Applications due 5:00 PM, April 3, 2023

    • Full position description in a PDF file


      Working under the direction of the Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) Board, the Webmaster designs, posts, and maintains relevant and timely information on the website that is of interest to our membership, including the Annual Meeting (conference), Student Grants, Awards, and other activities.  The NWSA website is powered by Wild Apricot, which defines the capabilities of our website.  Wild Apricot integrates membership management, conference registration, electronic mail, and website building software and provides templates, tools, and technical support.  Web-programming and computer language skills are not necessary for this position.  Web page maintenance is currently run by NWSA President Daniel Gavin, who is available to help train and support the incoming Webmaster, as needed for one year. 

      NWSA Webmaster Qualifications

    • NWSA member
    • Has a schedule that allows time to design, post, and maintain website content in a responsive and timely manner. 
    • Ability to initiate and effectively communicate with the NWSA Board. 
    • Interest and ability to create an effective, aesthetically pleasing, and user-friendly website. 
    • Ability to write informative correspondence with clarity, conciseness, and accuracy.  Ability to proofread postings and all correspondences. 
    • Ability to use Microsoft (MS) Excel and Word, Adobe products, website tools, and other software programs, as necessary. 
    • Willingness to obtain feedback on postings. 
    • Good organization skills to maintain the NWSA website filing system. 
    • Interest in and willingness to understand the processes for membership, subscription renewal, conference development, and other aspects of the Association. 
    • Willingness and ability to be a professional voice for the Association by addressing member’s questions, writing, and disseminating updates on the Association’s events, and responding to website-related problems, all in a timely fashion.  
    • Ability to work independently and to initiate questions or tasks. 

    Main Responsibilities/Duties: may change at the Board’s discretion.  

    • Assist members and board with website access, membership renewal, problems, or questions, as needed and as is appropriate.
    • Coordinate with the NWSA Board, specifically with Treasurer, Managing Editor, and Local Conference Planning Committee.
    • Design, post, and maintain website information related to conference, Awards, Student Grant, Membership, and other NWSA activities.
    • Use the website tools to communicate to membership and/or conference participants related to conference regarding Awards, Student Grants, Membership, and other NWSA activities.
    • Design, format, and re-create website pages to make them functional, attractive, informative, current, and accurate.
    • Initiate ideas for improving NWSA functions and processes as they relate to the website
    • Provide website training to board members, if requested.
    • Maintain and monitor access levels (privileges) given to NWSA members.
    • Understand the relationship between NWSA website and search engines; monitor and fix, as needed.
    • Download Membership information annually and provide to Treasurer and/or Membership Committee.   
  • 24 Feb 2023 7:28 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    We have extended the abstract deadline to midnight, March 1st!

    The meeting will be hybrid: remote attendance is possible. We now have a lower registration rate for those attending purely remotely.  Though very few of the ca. 85 submitted abstracts as of Feb 24th are planning on presenting remotely, this is currently an option too.  Please consider participating in this opportunity to connect, reconnect, share, and learn at our annual meeting!

  • 13 Feb 2023 2:11 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Scientific Association seeks a Chief Editor for Northwest Science, as a paid position at $2,500 per quarterly issue (and occasional special issue). Applications are due March 10th.

      About the Journal

      Northwest Science ranges across the natural sciences in the northwestern United States and western Canada. It is usually published quarterly, in issues averaging about 80 pages among 7 articles and several shorter items, and includes occasional special issues. It has been in publication since 1927.

      Chief Editor Job Details

      The Chief Editor of Northwest Science directs the entire workflow involved with publishing peer-reviewed papers in this multidisciplinary journal. These tasks include:

      • Revitalize the journal, which has seen a fall-off in submissions and publication during the COVID pandemic
      • Oversee  a board of Associate Editors (AE) to ensure that each manuscript receives well-informed reviews that support the Chief Editor’s decisions about publication
      • Assign potentially acceptable manuscripts to AEs with relevant expertise. Invite guest AEs as needed
      • Use the AE and reviewers’ recommendations to render all final decisions on acceptance, revision, and rejection of manuscripts. Write decision letters to corresponding authors
      • Distribute publication agreements to lead author of accepted manuscripts for signature.
      • Track manuscripts using Peer Track software and nudge AEs, reviewers, and authors as needed
      • Oversee and coordinate with the journal’s Managing Editor, whose responsibilities include technical editing, transferring papers to Washington State University Press for formatting and for posting to BioOne, and invoicing authors for page charges 
      • Oversee enhancements to the journal, as well as the journal page on the Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) website
      • Serve as an ex officio member of the NWSA Board of Directors. The Board meets two or more times per year. The Chief Editor regularly updates the Board on journal activities

      To apply, send a resume and a letter indicating your vision for the journal to

      Dan Gavin  (

      President, Northwest Scientific Association

      Link to a PDF copy of this announcement

      Questions can be directed to Dr. Gavin or to the current Chief Editor, Jessica Halofsky

    • 25 Jan 2023 4:34 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      Registration is now open for the 2023 annual meeting of NWSA and AAAS-PD.  See the meeting web pages for lots of updated information.  Only $50 student registration, and $145 for members, which includes an evening social and two poster sessions, five plenary speakers, and fantastic workshops and field trip options.  We are accepting papers across of the sciences and intersection of disciplines.  We have 20-minute time slots for oral presentations and space for several dozen posters, presented on two afternoons. We are looking forward to seeing you at our first in-person meeting in several years.

    • 05 Dec 2022 3:11 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      Call for Abstracts for Oral & Poster Presentations at the upcoming



      A Joint Meeting with American Association for the Advancement of Science - Pacific Division and Northwest Lichenologists

      see details on the annual meeting page

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