Washington Ocean Acidification Center 2015 Science Symposium

The Washington Ocean Acidification Center invites you to attend our 2015 Science Symposium on 26 June 2015 at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle, WA. This day-long symposium will consist of invited presentations from regional experts. Presentations will focus on new results from field observations, biological experiments, modeling and forecasting, and other research relevant to ocean acidification in Washington waters. 

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Brian Tracey receives Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award

Brian Tracey

Brian Tracey, a graduate student at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, was recently chosen to receive the College of the Environment’s first-ever Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award. Nearly 30 faculty members, staff, and students from the College were nominated, but Tracey nabbed the top prize for his dedication and leadership in working toward a more diverse and inclusive program, College, and University. 

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UW’s Deborah Kelley publishes atlas of seafloor volcanoes and deep-ocean life


A University of Washington oceanographer has helped create the first photographic atlas of the ocean floor. “Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust” (Cambridge University Press, 2015) was almost a decade in the making and contains more than 500 original illustrations and color photos, and access to online educational resources and high-definition videos. Its pages contain a history of deep-sea science and a global tour of the volcanoes, hot springs, rocks and animals that exist in extreme environments in the ocean depths. 

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Glaciers in the Olympics, Paleo people's exploitation of megafauna, and more: Weekly published research, May 18

weekly research geology

Each week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past week, eighteen new articles co-authored by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science database, including three open-access studies of stickleback, global invasions of isopods, and phytoplankton blooms. Read more!

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Washington Sea Grant’s Ed Melvin wins presidential award for seabird-saving streamer lines

Streamer lines in use.

A Washington Sea Grant staff scientist is sharing top honors for developing gear that nearly eliminates seabird bycatch in long-line fisheries from the West Coast to South Africa. Twenty years of work on sea and land to save threatened seabirds from becoming fishing bycatch have won national recognition for senior fisheries scientist, Ed Melvin, also an affiliate associate professor in the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. 

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