CroppedWillPic.pngHello! My name is Will Chen, and I am a graduate student working with Dr. Julian D. Olden in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program at the University of Washington. I am interested in freshwater ecology, mathematical modeling, and optimization. My research aims to simultaneously answer basic ecological questions and provide mathematical tools to help us manage our natural resources. Currently, I focus on how riverine fishes respond to stream flow and on developing tools for improving the efficiency of water management in dam-regulated rivers. Check out my Research page to learn more!

In addition, I strongly believe that excellent science is intricately tied with excellent science communication. This has motivated me to collaborate with graduate students and post-docs at University of Washington and across the country to train scientists in communicating their science to the public. To learn about these opportunities, go to my Science Communication page! Finally as a side project, I design games for science education. I’m currently working on a cooperative board game that invites players to manage cities in the face of increasingly severe climate change impacts.

Feel free to contact me about my work, graduate school life, science communication, or whatever excites or inspires you about science. I’m happy to chat! Or pop over to my blog page to see some of the things I’ve been up to recently.

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