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February 26, 2014 - 2:52pm Comments: 0
SMEA's longtime Director, Tom Leschine, is stepping down from his post effective September 1, 2014 and will spend the following year on a well-earned sabbatical focusing on energy development in the Arctic. Director Leschine, a Ben Rabinowitz Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment, has helmed the School since 2003. He is an expert in marine policy, risk management and policy, and coastal environmental restoration, and had taught hundreds of students in his nearly 30 years on the...
February 26, 2014 - 2:46pm Comments: 0
A team of SMEA researchers, led by Prof. Patrick Christie, recently completed a major report on "Lessons Learned" from the US Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Support Program. Based on thousands of interviews, the report documents the extent that the six countries involved in the Coral Triangle Initiative benefited from and learned from the program, and provides guidelines for future marine conservation and governance projects. Prof. Christie called this report a "rewarding team effort," and...
January 29, 2014 - 12:37pm Comments: 0
Two recent SMEA graduates, Mike Montanari and Alex Adams, published an article in the January/February 2014 edition of ECO (Environment Coastal & Offshore) magazine about ecotourism, the area in which they focused their studies while at SMEA. To read this interesting article, go to pages 36 - 43 of the January/February 2014 edition of ECO magazine by clicking here.
January 27, 2014 - 3:33pm Comments: 0
A crowd of SMEA students - led by second-year student Brett Veerhusen - gathered with Senator Maria Cantwell and others on January 23rd at Fishermen's Terminal in Seattle to rally against the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. These protests made the news in multiple formats - check one or more out below! KIRO TV: Seattle fishermen rally against proposed Alaska mine http://www.kirotv....
January 15, 2014 - 3:27pm Comments: 0
Counting fish has never been easy. When you're in the open ocean, there's a lot of them, it's dark, and they move. Fast. So, what to do? How can we know the status of life in the sea - and develop policies to protect and manage its consumption - if we can't accurately determine which species and how many of them are in a particular area? Well, how about we just take a glassful of sea water and do a little eDNA testing to see what's in there?
January 15, 2014 - 9:35am Comments: 0
Congratulations to Brit Sojka and Jessica McGrath on their recent selection as 2013-14 UW Arctic Research Fellows!
November 4, 2013 - 4:22pm Comments: 0
Now here is a nice way to spend a sunny fall afternoon in the name of science: sailing on Lake Washington and Puget Sound taking water samples!
October 14, 2013 - 11:25am Comments: 0
Associate Professor David Fluharty and Affiliate Associate Professor Penny Dalton have been appointed by Washington state Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council (WACMAC), an advisory council within the Office of the Governor. The WACMAC advises the Governor's office, state and local agencies, and the Washington State Legislature on ocean and coastal policy and management, specifically related to the Pacific Coast of Washington state. There are 15 stakeholder seats...
August 26, 2013 - 9:32am Comments: 0
Congratulations to a number of recent SMEA alumni, current students, and their faculty members on recent publications!
August 15, 2013 - 9:38am Comments: 0
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