This year promises to be hot as we explore the effect of a changing climate on fishery sustainability. What effect does a 3+ year marine heatwave have on North Pacific fisheries? How does acidification affect shellfish and finish sustainability? Who wins, and who loses, in the political wars to determine who can fish what where? Can our own U.S. congress reauthorize our Fishery Management Act without major (untoward) alterations? And how can we, as scientists and citizens, communicate our expertise and opinions on all of these issues?Read more
The Bevan Series is a popular annual event held one quarter each year, usually in the format of weekly seminars for 10 weeks, and on occasion as a two-day symposium. The series features internationally recognized experts seeking to examine current issues affecting fisheries and marine conservation, representing as many viewpoints as possible, focusing on solutions to pressing problems. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Join us for the first SAFS lecture today (Thursday, January 4) at 4:30 pm in FSH 102 Auditorium
speaker: Professor Ray Hillborn, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
talk: Is U.S. Fisheries Policy Working? Getting the Message to Congress
Encounter low tide at night on South Alki Beach, with the help of the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists. These evening events (12/2 and 1/28) are free and open to the public!Read more
Modeling the Distribution and Abundance of Ice-Associated Seals in the Arctic
Paul B. Conn
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.
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.Read more
[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.
Hi Bivalve Aficionados,
We hope you’ve all had a productive summer, and are getting back into the swing of things on campus. As the famous adage goes, “time and tide wait for no one,” so we are super excited to take advantage of the momentum we’ve got going in setting up the UW Shellfish Farm in just a few weeks!
We’ve got cages built, and thousands of baby oysters ready to be planted onto the beach at Big Beef Creek, so all we need is YOUR HELP.
[speaker]: Large whale satellite telemetry: A tool for determining habitat-use, distribution, and behavior of endangered whale populations.
Join us for the weekly SAFS Departmental Seminar at 4:00 in FSH 102 (open to the public) for a talk this week about using satellites to track the movements of large whales in the North Pacific.Read more
All current UW students are invited to join the Sea Dawgs Marine Biology club for their first meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at 4:30 in FSH 108. Connect, volunteer, and engage with the community of students passionate about marine biology.Read more
[speaker]: The impact of density-dependent changes in individual life histories on marine population dynamics
In this presentation I review how current fisheries models account for ecological processes. Subsequently, I will introduce a class of size-structured population models based on individual energetics that explicitly account for ecological interactions of individual fish. Analysis of models of this kind will be shown to not only increase our understanding of the mechanisms shaping fish community dynamics, but also make counterintuitive predictions about the outcome of fisheries management strategiesRead more