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SAFS Celebrates 100 Years

Join us for our 100-year celebration with a special Bevan Series Symposium
April 16 - 18, 2019

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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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Greg Jensen Releases New Book: Beneath Pacific Tides

This winter, Greg Jensen is releasing his follow-up book, Beneath Pacific Tides: Subtidal Invertebrates of the West Coast. Like the charismatic crustaceans featured in his debut publication, the colorful and bizarre invertebrates found along the Pacific Coast are explored in this new user-friendly guide, featuring Jensen’s underwater photography.

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A new guide on how to figure out which parts of DNA are actually expressed

Scientists trained in ecology and physiology are increasingly able to complement their work with the burgeoning field of “functional genomics”, i.e. 

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The blue-backed basslet, a new species from the Honduras

Reef fish species from waters deeper than 130 m are difficult to collect manually, because they are too deep for SCUBA divers. 

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