• 09 Dec 2020 8:43 AM | Emily Wolfe (Administrator)

    The Northwest Scientific Association is recruiting volunteers to serve as Associate Editors and Forum Editor of Northwest Science. Associate Editors (AEs) for the journal Northwest Science play a vital role in the peer review and publishing process. The primary responsibility is to referee the peer review of scientific manuscripts that are submitted to the journal. This is largely accomplished through finding, contacting, and monitoring the progress of experts that are sufficiently qualified to judge the scientific merits of the work being presented for publication. In addition, AEs are often tasked with assessing the appropriateness of review responses and coordinating subsequent review, if necessary, of re-submitted manuscripts.

    Currently vacant Associate Editor positions:

    • Aquatic Biology
    • Entomology
    • Forum
    • Stream Ecology

    Basic qualifications of Associate Editors include:

    • Established record of scientific publications
    • Breadth of scientific knowledge
    • Good communication skills
    • Availability to coordinate review of up to two new manuscripts at once and at least five per year
    • Appreciation of the value and opportunity afforded by a regional journal.

    Interested individuals should contact Incoming Editor Jessica Halofsky.

  • 07 Oct 2020 1:21 AM | Emily Wolfe (Administrator)

    Do you have an awesome picture of a Pacific Northwest landscape or science (in a variety of settings!) that you'd like to share for the NWSA website banner? Submit your photos here! If you do not have a Google account, you may also email your submission to Emily Wolfe with the subject line "NWSA Website Photo Submission."

    All aspects of science in the Pacific Northwest from landscapes to closeups (e.g. insect eyes, fish eggs, flowers, mineral crystals, etc.) from lab scenes to field work in the wild to science in the city are welcome! Selected submissions will be added to the rotating images for the website banner, but they may also be shared on NWSA social media accounts.

  • 27 Apr 2020 1:39 PM | Emily Wolfe (Administrator)

    The 2020 Student Grants Committee received 23 grant applications representing 15 universities or colleges:  2 undergraduate student proposals, 10 Masters student proposals, and 11 PhD student proposals.  The Board approved the following five student grants:


    Malorri Hughes, Portland State University; Advisor:  Dr. Debbie Duffield; “Population genetics and coevolutionary analyses of Thomomys species (Rodentia: Geomyidae) of Oregon and their helminths”.  Grant award $1,500

    Brooke A. Washburn, University of Denver; Advisor:  Dr. Robin M. Tinghitella; “How do geography and ecology contribute to genetic divergence between two breeding morphs of threespine stickleback in Washington”. Grant award $1,500

    Rachel A. Zitomer, Oregon State University; Advisor:  Dr. James W. Rivers; “Assessing connectivity of managed forests for bumble bees through landscape genetics”.  Grant award $1,500


    Alyssa DeMott, Central Washington University; Advisor:  Dr. Lisa L. Ely; “Long-term geomorphic effects of the Glines Canyon Dam removal on the Elwha River, WA, USA". Grant award $1,500

    Bernardo Traversari, Washington State University; Advisor:  Dr. Erica Crespi; “Effects of predator cues on the development and behavior of the Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)”.  Grant award: $1,500

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