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Preview of the 2013 Eastern Bering Sea Pollock Stock Assessment

Preview of the 2013 Eastern Bering Sea Pollock Stock Assessment
When: November 6, 2013; 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.; Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fishery Sciences Building, University of Washington, 1122 N.E. Boat Street, Seattle,
Room 102 (Auditorium)
Washington Sea Grant, the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and the University of Washington College of the Environment invite you to attend a preview of the most recent assessment of the Eastern Bering Sea (EBS) pollock — the target of one of the world’s largest fisheries — on November 6 at 4:00
p.m. 

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MS Defense: Polly Gibson

Please join Polly Gibson for her MS defense next week!
Polly Gibson, MS Defense
Wednesday, October 30, 10:00-11:00
FSH 203
“Desert beavers: ecology of beaver activity in dryland streams and the response of native and non-native fish communities” 

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ONLINE DEBATE: Large no-take areas – Is their total environmental impact positive or negative? With Callum Roberts and Ray Hilborn

ONLINE DEBATE: Large no-take areas – Is their total environmental impact positive or negative? With Callum Roberts and Ray Hilborn
Date: Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
Time: noon US EDT / 9 am US PDT / 4 pm GMT
To join the debate on Oct 8: http://openchannels.org/node/4410
This will be an online, text-based debate on whether the total environmental impact of large no-take areas is ultimately positive or negative. 

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Students Present Summer Research Projects

This summer SAFS graduate student Emma Timmins-Schiffman along with Bryan Bartley (Bioengineering), and Lauren Vandepas (Biology) – have mentored a group of high school students from local Seattle schools. The students have accomplished some pretty impressive research projects over the course of the summer as they learn about interactions between the environment and local biota. On August 26 at 4 pm, the students will be presenting their research in a  research symposium in FSH 102. 

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Half Baked Extravaganza

You are invited to the first annual Half Baked Extravaganza!
When
Tuesday May 14, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Where
Main Auditorium of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center
2725 Montlake Blvd. E. – Seattle, WA
We will start with coffee and donuts at 8:30 and the talks will begin at
9:00 a.m. There are fifteen talks scheduled on a range of subjects and
fisheries. 

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Wildlife Science Seminar Today!

The next Wildlife Science Seminar will be given by Amy Yahnke (PhD Candidate, SAFS) entitled “Exposure of Northwest Amphibians to Aquatic Herbicides” which represents much of her doctoral research.
Location | 130 Kane Hall
Date/Time | Today! May 6 at 3:30 PM
DON’T MISS IT! 

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Seminar: “Ecologically-driven evolution: insights from the salmonid immune and oxygen delivery systems”

Visiting post-doctoral researcher, Melissa Evans (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) will be giving an informal brown bag seminar titled:
“Ecologically-driven evolution: insights from the salmonid immune and oxygen delivery systems”
Location: Fish 203
Date: Monday March 11th
Time: 12:30 pm
All are welcome to attend.
Contact Peter Westley at (resolute@uw.edu) if you would like to arrange a time to meet with Melissa. 

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National Symposium Will Discuss the Future of Working Waterfronts

U.S. waterfronts account for over 6.75 million jobs, $284 billion in wages, and $645 billion in income. Yet across the United States, this valuable real estate is getting squeezed as increasing coastal populations generate conflicts over access to and uses of waterfronts. This March 25-28, Tacoma, Wash., will be the meeting site for coastal communities seeking a shared vision for the future of working waterfronts. 

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