Our first lab paper (Klein et al., 2022) was published in the July 2022 issue of the The American Naturalist. The section is titled: “Nature, Data, and Power: How Hegemonies Shape Biological Knowledge.” Five of the co-authors are current and former University of Washington students (Klein ’21, Lee ’21, Courtney, Lau ’20, and Lewis-Smith). Read more about the papers accepted for this special section here.

Underflows: Queer Trans Ecologies and River Justice

a new book by P.I. Dr. Cleo Wölfle-Hazard

read about Underflows and how to order it here

science for the riparian dispossessed

[W]e must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds.

José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia


The F.R.E.S.H Water Relations Lab begins as an in-the-flesh and virtual space for research in rivers, coasts, and oceans. We take a feminist approach to organizing the lab’s collective work, and welcome short and long-term visitors who share our interests.

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The F.R.E.S.H Water Relations Lab brings queer theorists, ecological field researchers, and local land-based practitioners into conversation.


Get in touch with your field stories, questions, invitations, or inquiries about joining the lab as a student.