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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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10 years and one kid later, Brandon, Dawn and Clara at the coast, 2018

Centennial Story 44: Dawn Dougherty (MS, 2009; QERM) and Brandon Chasco (MS, 2004)

Dawn and Brandon met at a Hilborn lab meeting when Brandon was reporting on a recent trip to the Serengeti. 

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Fantastic beasts and where to find them

New and weird species are being discovered all the time, and the latest is the Narungga Frogfish (Histiophryne narungga), which has just been described. 

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The three pillars of fisheries sustainability

Fisheries management is often seen as a balancing act that aims for economic development, environmental protection and social development. 

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