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Jason Miller Final Exam

Jason will be presenting his thesis entitled:
Effect of low pH on early life stages of the decapod crustacean, Dungeness crab (Cancer magister).

WHEN: Thursday, February 5th.  12:00pm
WHERE: FSH 203

All are welcome to attend. 

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TODAY: Seminar with Patrick Christie

4:30 PM, Fishery Sciences Auditorium

 
Patrick Christie
Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Addressing why marine reserves fail: turning marine conservation on its head
Abstract
There are many reasons to support marine conservation and reserve implementation, but policies are frequently ad hoc and ineffective. Misanthropy and draconian ‘solutions’ are surprisingly common. 

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This Thursday: Seminar with Patrick Christie

Thursday, January 29
4:30 PM, Fishery Sciences Auditorium

 
Patrick Christie
Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Addressing why marine reserves fail: turning marine conservation on its head
Abstract
There are many reasons to support marine conservation and reserve implementation, but policies are frequently ad hoc and ineffective. Misanthropy and draconian ‘solutions’ are surprisingly common. 

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TODAY: Seminar with Elliott Norse

4:30 PM, Fishery Sciences Auditorium
Elliott Norse
Founder and Chief Scientist, Marine Conservation Institute
The global ocean refuge system: saving marine species from mass extinction
Abstract
Humans are causing accelerating biodiversity loss on a global scale, threatening our own existence, challenging us to stop this existential threat before it’s too late. The Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)—a new in–situ analogue of the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard—is a strategic way to maintain the self–assembling ingredients (genes, species and ecosystems) in humankind&rsquos largest life support system; the sea. 

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This Thursday: Seminar with Elliott Norse

Thursday, January 22
4:30 PM
Fishery Sciences Auditorium

Elliott Norse
Founder and Chief Scientist, Marine Conservation Institute
The global ocean refuge system: saving marine species from mass extinction
Abstract
Humans are causing accelerating biodiversity loss on a global scale, threatening our own existence, challenging us to stop this existential threat before it’s too late. The Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)—a new in–situ analogue of the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard—is a strategic way to maintain the self–assembling ingredients (genes, species and ecosystems) in humankind&rsquos largest life support system; the sea. 

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TODAY: Seminar with Marc Mangel

Today, 4:30
Fishery Sciences Auditorium

Marc Mangel
Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematical Biology, Center for Stock Assessment Research and Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Whales, science, and scientific whaling in the International Court of Justice
Abstract
I will briefly describe the history that lead to Australia initiating a case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ; the Court) in 2010 challenging the legality under international law of the Japanese special permit whaling program in the Southern Ocean. 

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New Student Assistant position in SAFS

Hourly Student Assistant – Fiscal Support
Department: Aquatic and Fishery Sciences in the College of the Environment
Must be a UW student
General Duties/Description:
Provide administrative support in fiscally-related duties such as:

Assist with monthly budget reconciliation including follow-up on missing documents
Create budget and grant file folders
Copy, fax and sort various documents
Maintain records, perform electronic mail tasks
File reports, receipts, and other documents
Enter data and maintain various accounting of grant/budget logs or databases including verify and process fiscal/accounting data, perform basic computing, calculating and manual or automated posting of data; make corrections as required
Assist with travel-related accounting processes
Might occasionally deliver or pick up grant proposal/award documents between the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences department and the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Grant and Contract Accounting office, the Payroll Office or other campus departments
Serve as back-up telephone and in-person contact, receive visitors, respond to inquiries regarding office/departmental policies and procedures (requires substantial knowledge of school policies and procedures)
Sort and distribute office mail if needed
Perform other related duties as required/assigned
Experience in administrative support and office operations
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, database management software; familiarity with Access is
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interact with a wide variety of audiences and individuals including students, donors, faculty, administrators, and students is essential
Team work orientation
Flexibility to meet changing needs
Ability to take initiative on projects, prioritize project work, and use good discretion in contact and communications with various audiences
Creative problem solving skills and ability to independently identify solutions to a variety of issues

Position is available January 15, 2015. 

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This Thursday: Seminar with Marc Mangel

Thursday, January 15, 4:30
Fishery Sciences Auditorium
Marc Mangel
Distinguished Research Professor of Mathematical Biology, Center for Stock Assessment Research and Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Whales, science, and scientific whaling in the International Court of Justice
Abstract
I will briefly describe the history that lead to Australia initiating a case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ; the Court) in 2010 challenging the legality under international law of the Japanese special permit whaling program in the Southern Ocean. 

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Establishment of the Lobo Orensanz Endowed Fund for Student Support

Jose Maria (Lobo) Orensanz: 1945-2015
 
It is with profound sadness that we write to tell that our dear friend and colleague, Lobo Orensanz, died at his home in Puerto Madryn, Argentina on January 5, 2015. If any solace can be found in this tragic news it is to know that Lobo was packing a van for a field trip with his wonderful wife Ana Parma and other family to savor the natural history of their Patagonian coast….that was what Lobo loved so much, and he died anticipating another expedition of science and joy that marked his character and his life. 

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TODAY: Seminar with Andre Punt

4:30 pm, Fishery Sciences Auditorium
Is it easier to manage marine mammals than fisheries? Tails of successes
Abstract
Uncertainty in fisheries management is pervasive. It has often been stated that “counting fish is like counting trees, except trees don’t move and you can see them”. Managers of fisheries and commercial and aboriginal whaling both aim to achieve a balance between conservation and utilization. 

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