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Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
March 6, 2017

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.

Computer models find ancient solutions to modern problems
December 20, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change.

$1.5M NSF grant funds project to teach real-world math
September 19, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

amy-roth-mcduffie-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington State University Tri-Cities professor is part of a project awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to teach mathematical modeling in elementary school as it applies to real-world cultural and community contexts.

Modeling maps vegetation to monitor erosion, rising seas
September 15, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

stephen-hendersonVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University scientists Stephen Henderson and Nikolay Strigul have developed a computer model that uses photographs to recreate the complex geometry of coastal plants.

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change
April 26, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University.

WSU partners to help communities prepare for wildfires
August 24, 2015

By Tara Roberts, University of Idaho communications

wildfire-by-bugwood.org-2j00PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 6,000 fires have burned more than 1 million acres in the Northwest in 2015, and experts predict severe wildfires in coming years.