Pesticides in urban streams and early life stages of pacific coho salmon.
Environ Toxicol Chem. 2013 Jan 7;
Authors: King KA, Grue CE, Grassley JM, Fisk RJ
Pesticides are frequently detected in urban streams and are believed to be primarily the result of homeowner use. Although concentrations in most cases are low (<1 µg/L), there is concern that pesticide inputs threaten efforts to restore and enhance salmon habitat.
Kresimir Williams is defending his doctoral dissertation, “Estimation of midwater trawl selectivity and its influence on acoustic-based fish population surveys.”
His chair is John Horne.
Date: Friday, January 18th
Place: Fishery Sciences (FSH) 108
Raymond Timm is defending his doctoral dissertation, “Changes in fluvial habitat conditions across a disturbance continuum: Implications for salmon restoration.”
His chair is Robert Wissmar.
Date: Friday, January 18th
Place: Hitchcock (HCK) 132
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.Read more
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The faculty meeting today has been canceled.Read more
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!