John Withey


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I am a graduate faculty in the Master of Environmental Studies program. As an ecologist, I collaborate across disciplines to understand the responses of native wildlife to land-use and climate change, especially in urban areas, to provide strategies for adaptation and mitigation. I use a combination of on-the-ground field studies, modeling and quantitative tools, and spatial analyses using GIS in my work. My updated publications and other activities can be seen on my (Weebly site) 


Ph.D., Forest Resources, University of Washington, 2006; M.S., Wildlife Science, University of Washington, 2002; B.A., Biology, Pomona College, 1991.

Teaching Style

I enjoy teaching a variety of environmental studies courses, and display my enthusiasm for the sciences by being an active, dynamic leader inside and outside the classroom. Teaching students critical thinking and information literacy—skills that enable them to discover, assess, and integrate information and evidence on their own—is critical to prepare them to solve environmental issues and contribute to their communities in the future. 

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