Researchers from the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences have discovered that ocean acidification impacts the ability of some oysters to pass down “memories” of environmental trauma to their offspring.Read more
Last quarter we caught up with Delaney Lawson who was down on South Caicos as part of a study abroad experience with the School for Field Studies (SFS)Read more
Polar bears are spending more time on land than they did in the 1990s due to reduced sea ice, new research led by UW associate professor Kristin Laidre shows. Bears in Baffin Bay are getting thinner and adult females are having fewer cubs than when sea ice was more available.Read more
Mine waste, known as tailings, may still pose a threat to the surrounding environment even if they are contained by dams.Read more
Congratulations to Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño for winning a 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship. The 126 Sloan Fellows for 2020 were selected in coordination with the research community. Candidates are nominated by their peers, and fellows are selected by independent panels of senior scholars based on each candidate’s research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in their field. Each fellow will receive $75,000 for their research endeavors.Read more
Take a deep dive into the ecology of marine top predators and the ocean ecosystems they rely on in FISH 497BRead more
The 2020 Environmental Career Fair will be held on February 27, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, in the HUB North Ballroom. Open to all UW students and alumni, the Environmental Career Fair is an opportunity to explore careers in environmental and natural resources fields.Read more
Are you a student interested in studying salmon in Alaska? Join us for an info session on February 4th at 4:30 pm in FSH 213 and fill out this application to be a part of our 2020 summer cohort.
Read this story on what you can expect while at our Alaska field camps!
When nearly 1 million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented — both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Scientists from the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey and others blame an unexpected squeeze on the ecosystem’s food supply, brought on by a severe and long-lasting marine heat wave known as “the blob.”Read more
Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide are from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, are increasing in abundance. Effective management appears to be the main reason these stocks are at sustainable levels or successfully rebuilding, according to a new study led by the University of Washington.Read more