[winter course] OCEAN 450: Climatic Extremes

To better understand the key factors that control the earth’s present and future climate, this course examines episodes in the earth’s past when extreme climate conditions existed. Dramatic changes in the earth’s climate have resulted from natural variations in solar insolation, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, rates and pathways of ocean circulation, plate tectonics, and the evolution of vascular plants and, in modern times, the burning of fossil fuels. The impact of these factors on climate through interactions between the atmosphere, oceans and land will be evaluated.

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[winter course]: FISH 101: Water and Society

Look to Timothy Walsworth’s FISH 101: Water and Society for an excellent introductory course focusing on freshwater and society.

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[winter course]: FISH 437: Fisheries Oceanography

Professor John Horne teaches about the “Ultimate ‘tails’ of sex, growth, and death in extreme conditions” in the FISH 437 course this winter. What’s not to like?

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[Tide Bites]: Edward Sylvester Morse, 1838-1925 Part of his Legacy: a Shared Japan/U.S. Scholar Exchange Program at FHL

This month’s ‘Tide Bite’ FHL newsletter is about the historical and ongoing connections between UW’s Friday Harbor Labs and the first marine laboratory in the Pacific in Japan.

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[seminar]: Modeling the Distribution and Abundance of Ice-Associated Seals in the Arctic

Modeling the Distribution and Abundance of Ice-Associated Seals in the Arctic
Paul B. Conn
Research Statistician
Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Affiliate Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:00 PM
Fishery Sciences Building, Room 102
info session for undergraduate academic programs related to marine & aquatic sciences hosted upstairs in FSH 203 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Abstract: Negative trends in seasonal Arctic sea-ice extent have prompted concern for the viability of ice-associated marine mammals.  

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Sustainability Game Jam (11/11-12)

Passionate about the environment? Like games and want to try making one? The Sustainability Game Jam Nov 11-12 is for you! What’s a game jam? It’s a weekend event where participants design a game around a theme – this jam will focus on creating games (using any format) that educate, inform, and promote sustainability.

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Marine and Aquatic Sciences Info Session

Join the academic advisers for Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Oceanography and Marine Biology for an informational session about courses, majors and minors related to marine and aquatic science. This includes the study of life in all aquatic environments, ocean engineering, conservation of marine resources, and impacts of global climate change. Light refreshments will be provided.

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[seminar]: Monitoring population changes in aquatic ecosystems: a Marine Renewable Energy example

Monitoring population changes in aquatic ecosystems: a Marine Renewable Energy example
John Horne
Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
University of Washington, WA, USA

Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:00 PM
Fishery Sciences Building, Room 102
no open advising this week; e-mail marbiol@uw.edu to schedule an appointment

Abstract: Establishing procedures to identify, characterize, and forecast biological change is an ongoing challenge for both regulators and developers of marine renewable energy (MRE) projects and environmental monitoring in general. 

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NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship 2018 application is now open

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

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[seminar]: Lessons from Loowit: Changes to nutrient cycling and biological productivity in the new Spirit Lake

Lessons from Loowit: Changes to nutrient cycling and biological productivity in the new Spirit Lake
James E. Gawel
Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, School of interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington-Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, USA
Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:00 PM
Fishery Sciences Building, Room 102
no open advising in the FSH lobby this week, but drop-in advising available in FSH 116 – main office from 3:15-4:00 pm
Abstract: Spirit Lake was changed biologically, chemically and physically by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. 

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