The Bevan Series is a popular annual event held one quarter each year, usually in the format of 10 weekly seminars, and on occasion as a two-day symposium. The series features internationally recognized experts seeking to examine current issues affecting fisheries and marine conservation, representing as many viewpoints as possible, focusing on solutions to pressing problems. All lectures are free and open to the public. This year’s focus is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

The Bevan Series is generously funded by the Donald E. Bevan Endowed Fund in Fisheries, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and Washington Sea Grant. The Bevan Series was founded by Tanya Bevan as a tribute to her late husband, Don Bevan. Don’s academic career spanned almost 50 years at the University of Washington, during which time he was director of the School of Fisheries and dean of the College of Fisheries. His work focused on the key intersection between science, economics, and politics, and he was deeply involved in the enactment and reauthorization of the Magnuson Act, which governs America’s marine fisheries. Don worked tirelessly to ensure that fisheries managers, industry, and scientists spoke with a unified voice in changing federal regulations, and he also helped found what is now the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

The Bevan Series seeks to continue Don Bevan’s legacy.

The 2021 Bevan Series will be held virtually online and open to the public. Visit our events page and click the subscribe button to stay up to date and have each seminar added to your calendar. Recordings will be uploaded to our YouTube channel and can be found below the day after the presentation.

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2021 Bevan Series

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Recordings
January 7 Kurt Grinnell Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Indigenous Voices: Racial Inequality and Natural Resources Watch
January 14 Megan Bang Northwestern University Towards Science Education Designed for Contributing to Just and Sustainable Communities Watch
January 21 Isabel Carrera Zamanillo DEI Assistant Director for the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University Fostering a Sense of Belonging—Outreach and Engagement with K–12 Students Watch
January 28 Erika Zavaleta University of California – Santa Cruz What It Means to Belong: Inviting Students to Science, Helping Them Change It Watch
February 4 Kevin Nadal John Jay College for Criminal Justice Micro- and Macro-Aggressions as They Relate to Inequality in Academia Watch
February 11 Corey Garza California State University – Monterey Bay Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Challenges and Opportunities Watch
February 18 Mamie Parker Former Head of Fisheries, US Fish and Wildlife Service Mentoring-#Going#Growing! Watch
February 25 Alannah Hurley & Lindsay Layland United Tribes of Bristol Bay Equitable Futures and Environmental Justice Watch
March 4 Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins Arizona State University The Future of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences as a Discipline – Culture, Power, and People Watch
March 11 Gino Aisenberg, Rickey Hall, Eleni Petrou University of Washington Panel Panel—SAFS in the Future Watch


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Bevan Series Undergraduate Blog

Launched two years ago, the Bevan Series blog is an educational platform for undergraduate students to write and share informative posts about topics related to sustainable fisheries—from their perspective and in their voices. Feel free to comment, share, subscribe, and follow along as the posts get updated weekly throughout the quarter!

For more info, contact: Andre Punt at or 206-221-6319.

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