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Coral bleaching experiment unveil effects of ocean warming on coral feeding reproduction

SAFS faculty Jacqueline Padilla-Gamino and graduate student Jeremy Axworthy just returned from a trip to Hawaii where they performed coral bleaching experiments to understand the effects of stress from heating on coral feeding and reproduction. Their study aims to find biomarker molecules to identify corals that are most likely to recover and reproduce after a bleaching event, improving predictions of coral responses to bleaching events. 

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Ray Hilborn testifies to Senate subcommittee on the reauthorization of US fisheries act

The U.S. is weighing changes to the main act that governs U.S. federal fisheries in the planned reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Fisheries science was the focus of the fourth meeting by the Senate subcommittee on this action, and SAFS Prof. Ray Hilborn was invited to testify, pointing out that U.S. fisheries are largely successful, with most overfished stocks now rebuilding, and overall fish biomass increasing in the U.S.  

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SAFS professors Parrish and Roberts highlighted for their open science work

To celebrate International Open Access Week, the University of Washington Libraries posted profiles and interviews with two SAFS faculty, Julia Parrish and Steven Roberts, about how they conduct their research openly. The interview with Julia Parrish focuses on her citizen science work, which involves trained members of the public identifying and pinpointing the locations of more than 10,000 dead birds on the Pacific coast each year, and making the data available openly as well as in scientific publications. 

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Salmon and Grizzly Bears – Oh My!

Through the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Sarah Schooler, ’15, spent six weeks in the Alaskan bush, collecting the same data in the field she’d been studying in the classroom: salmon and the hungry habits of grizzly bears. 

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Brian Leo MS Final Exam

Brian will be presenting this thesis entitled:

The cat’s out of the bag – Revealing the behavior of invasive predators to inform management decisions.

WHEN: Monday, August 10th at 2:30 PM

All are welcome to attend. 

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Brittany Jones MS Final Exam

Brittany will be presenting her thesis entitled:

Implications of climate change for strategic conservation and restoration of tidal wetlands

WHEN: Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 AM
FACULTY ADVISER: Charles Simenstad

All are welcome to attend. 

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Erik Schoen PhD Final Exam

Erik will be presenting his dissertation entitled:

Linking the individual-level foraging interactions of piscivores to food-web dynamics in pelagic systems

WHEN: Thursday, July 30th at 1:00 PM
FACULTY ADVISER: David Beauchamp

All are welcome to attend. 

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Joe Bizzarro Final Exam

Joe Bizzarro will be presenting his dissertation entitled:

Comparative resource utilization of eastern North Pacific skates (Rajiformes: Rajidae) with applications for ecosystem-based fisheries management

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4th at 2:00PM

All are welcome to attend. 

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