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SAFS Celebrates 100 Years

Registration is now closed!

Thank you to all those who have registered to attend our 100-year Celebration and 2019 Bevan Symposium. Registration is now closed as we have reached our full capacity for all events. Stay tuned for details on how to live-stream this year's presentations.

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Our students engage in hands-on learning, in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. They are guided by faculty with specialties across multiple disciplines.

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We work with regional, national and international groups to find science-based solutions that preserve aquatic systems and surrounding communities.

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We conduct basic and applied research using the newest tools and technology to address our changing climate and its impact on aquatic systems.

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SAFS students work alongside talented peers and faculty to engage in a rigorous and inclusive learning environment. Join us to connect with some of the best minds and immerse yourself in cutting-edge scientific research.

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Our faculty are committed leaders with broad academic expertise and interests. With access to a network of local, national and international leaders, we contribute influential research on topics ranging from organisms, populations, ecosystems, to human users of aquatic ecosystems.

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Protected by Prawns

In rural communities across the tropics, a parasitic disease called schistosomiasis that is carried by freshwater snails currently infects more than 220 million people, rivaling malaria in its prevalence. Capable of residing in an infected human for more than 30 years, the Schistosoma parasite can cause debilitating and often-fatal health complications, including liver failure, bladder cancer, and an increased risk of AIDS. An estimated 280,000 people in Africa alone die each year from the disease. Despite 50 years of medical intervention and the availability of a relatively inexpensive and effective drug, the disease has stubbornly resisted eradication efforts, largely due to the ease with which the parasite reinfects its human hosts.

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sampling the right way with Chris Sergeant (BS, 2000; MS, 2004) and Anne Beaudreau (PhD; 2009) in Juneau

Centennial Story 88: Dave Beauchamp (BS, 1980; MS, 1982; PhD, 1987; Faculty 1999–2017)

I grew up in southern California, but spent summer vacations in the Pacific Northwest. These trips convinced me that there were more desirable places to live than the urban–suburban sprawl of Los Angeles and Orange counties. 

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David and Jan on a whale watching trip, circa 2016.

Centennial Story 87: David Armstrong (Faculty, 1978–2014; Director 1998–2012)

The ink was drying on my PhD as Jan and I loaded three small kids into a VW van for the trip north to Seattle and our new life. 

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