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Whether you're a researcher, a professional, or a resident curious about water issues in our area, bring your questions to the local pros. All of the professionals listed here are willing and eager to lend their expertise in service to water.

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Dr. Michael Remke

Lecturer of Biology

Area of Expertise: Soil ecology & plant-soil interactions and ecophysiology
Email: MREMKE@fortlewis.edu

Dr. Remke focuses his work on understanding plant & soil microbe responses to drought and long term climate manipulation scenarios. By using common gardens and structural equation models, he advances ecological theory and better understands adaptations to environmental novelty in the water limited southwest.

“In the equation of life in the southwest, it seems clear that water is commonplace the limiting factor, and by understanding where water comes from, how it is used, and where it goes, we can better understand the future of life.”

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Water in the Southwest is a critical issue to all who make this beautiful place home. Whether you're a community member or student, your engagement in these important questions is vital to our future. 

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Gigi Richard, Ph.D.
FCWC Director & Geosciences Instructor

Center of Southwest Studies, Room 265

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