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Faculty Meeting

This event will take place at Fish 203 today, January 08, 2013 at 12:30PM. Faculty Meetings are held in FSH 203 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Faculty Meetings are open to the public, per RCW 42.30 and UW APS 1.5, unless recessed into executive (closed) session. 

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2013 Bevan Series

The 2013 Bevan Series explores the medical, ecological, and ethical
issues around “Should we eat fish?” (dates and topics appended).
Speakers examine a diverse array of topics including whether pregnant
women should eat fish, heart health and fish intake, governance,
sustainability, energy use, and conservation.  The highly acclaimed
speakers include medical researchers, a chef, economist,
policy-makers, scientists, and a MacArthur Genius Award-winner. 

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Hydrogeomorphic classification of Washington State rivers to support emerging environmental flow management strategies

Reidy Liermann, C.A. Olden, J.D., Beechie, T.J., Kennard, M.J., Skidmore, P.B., Konrad, C.P. and H. Imaki. 2012. Hydrogeomorphic classification of Washington State rivers to support emerging environmental flow management strategies. River Research and Applications28: 1340-1358.
As demand for fresh water increases in tandem with human population growth and a changing climate, the need to understand the ecological tradeoffs of flow regulation gains greater importance. 

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Genomic resource development for shellfish of conservation concern.

Genomic resource development for shellfish of conservation concern.
Mol Ecol Resour. 2012 Dec 27;
Authors: Timmins-Schiffman EB, Friedman CS, Metzger DC, White SJ, Roberts SB
Abstract
Effective conservation of threatened species depends on the ability to assess organism physiology and population demography. To develop genomic resources to better understand the dynamics of two ecologically vulnerable species in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, larval transcriptomes were sequenced for the pinto abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana kamtschatkana, and the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida. 

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Characterization of genes involved in ceramide metabolism in the Pacific oyster

Characterization of genes involved in ceramide metabolism in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas
BMC Research Notes 2012, 5:502, DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-5-502
Authors: Timmins-Schiffman E, Roberts SB
Ceramide metabolism is an important part of the vertebrate response to a variety of environmental stressors.  Accumulation of ceramide, a lipid, can lead to stress-induced apoptosis.  We investigated the conservation of this pathway in invertebrates using the Pacific oyster as a model.   

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Black Abalone Dating Service

Are you a lonely black abalone, seeking a nearby abalone of the opposite sex to spawn near and reproduce with?  If that’s the case, you’re not alone!
Check out SAFS graduate student Brianna Blaud’s Project on Black Abalone which is part of the #SciFund Challenge. Brianna has just surpassed the 50% funding level from 20 contributions and there are 7 days left to go! 

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Water Symposium on April 30, 2013

Mark your calendars for the Annual UW Water Symposium.
Date: April 30, 2013
Location: the newly renovated HUB!
More details, as they become available, can be found here:
http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/center-urban-waters/2013-university-washington-water-symposium 

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TODAY! SAFS Autumn Seminar Series with Dr. Sean Hayes

Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Dr. Sean Hayes today, December 6, for the Autumn Seminar Series!

Where: UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, 102 Fishery Sciences (Auditorium)
Address: 1122 NE Boat St, University of Washington
Time: 4:00-5:00pm (social follows seminar)
More info: 206-543-4270; safsdesk@u.washington.edu
For a list of all SAFS Autumn 2012 Seminars, please visit our School seminars website. 

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