The Bevan Series is a popular annual event held one quarter each year, usually in the format of weekly seminars for 10 weeks, 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.
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. He worked tirelessly to ensure that fisheries managers, industry and scientists spoke with a unified voice in changing federal regulations, and 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 2017 Bevan Series will be held at the University of Washington in the Fishery Sciences Auditorium (FSH 102) every Thursday afternoon at 4:30 during the Winter academic quarter. The address is 1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98105 (map).
2017 Bevan Series
5 Jan Phillip Levin
Professor in Practice, College of the Environment, U. of Washington and The Nature Conservancy
Precisely Unsustainable: The Failure of Fisheries Science in the Age of Multiple Objectives
12 Jan Francisco Werner
Director, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
Data Needs (or Not): A Framework for the Future of Fisheries and Ecosystem Assessment
19 Jan Geoff Shester
California Campaign Director, Oceana
The Role of Data in Conserving West Coast Marine Ecosystems
Can Data Democracy Save the World? It’s Worth a Try
2 Feb Molly Lutcavage
Research Professor, Large Pelagics Research Center, UMass Boston
Tangled up in Atlantic Bluefin: Data, Science, Values and Outcomes
9 Feb Stefan Gelcich
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Stewardship, Innovation and Scalability in Small-scale Fisheries. Data Insights from Chilean Territorial User Rights
16 Feb Alistair Hobday
Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
Fish, Fishers, and Fisheries: Data Needs for a Changing Climate
23 Feb Natalie Ban
Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria
Fisheries Management, Indigenous Rights and the Use of Local and Traditional Knowledge
2 Mar Tierney Thys
National Geographic Explorer; Research Associate, CalAcademy
Data, Documentaries and Decision-making
9 Mar Christy Pattengill-Semmens
Director of Science, REEF
Deploying the Citizen Army: Building Powerful, Purposeful Datastreams
To find out more about the 2017 Bevan Symposium speakers and their presentation’s focus, please visit the Bevan Speakers page.
2016 Bevan Series – Climate, Ecology and Fisheries for Invertebrates: A Symposium to Honor the Legacy of Jose (Lobo) Orensanz
The 2016 Bevan Series was a 2-day symposium on April 21-22, 2016. The event focused on commercially important marine invertebrate fisheries of the North Pacific region, including: crab, shrimp, oysters, scallops, geoducks. The Symposium was held in memory of the legacy of Jose (Lobo) Orensanz. Speakers from around the country, as well as from far afield, presented on topics ranging from the biology and ecology of invertebrates, to how they are assessed and managed, to how fisheries impact the communities that depend on them.
2015 Bevan Series
The 2015 Bevan Series was organized around a collection of current controversies in fisheries, with small groups of speakers to provide alternative perspectives on the issues at hand. Discussions included commercial whaling, seafood certification, the efficacy of marine protected areas, and inter-sectoral allocation in fisheries management.