Jun 30, 2015 / Faculty News

Professor Allison’s Latest Paper Published In Nature Climate Change

Professor Eddie Allison’s latest paper, “Changes in adaptive capacity of Kenyan fishing communities” has been published in Nature Climate Change.
The research conducted by Professor Allison and his colleagues shows how indicators of adaptive capacity within a particular livelihood group are socially differentiated by age, migrant status and participation, and whether they changed amongst the sampled population over time. The results suggest that community-level interventions such as provision of infrastructure or services such as credit facilities may help to increase aspects of adaptive capacity over time. 

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Jun 16, 2015 / Student News

Congratulations SMEA Class of 2015

This year the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs graduated fourteen students with an eclectic mix of research topics ranging from communicating environmental science through art, to oil pollution prevention strategies in the arctic. 

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May 15, 2015 / Student News

Brian Tracey wins College of the Environment Diversity Award

On May 14th, Brian Tracey became the first awardee of the College of the Environment’s Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award. Among 42 nominees across the College of the Environment including faculty, staff and students, Brian was selected for his efforts and impact not only at the department or university level, but in the Seattle community as a whole.  

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Apr 30, 2015 / Faculty News


Professor Eddie Allison participated in research to evaluate the effectiveness of fishery improvement projects in his Science publication titled, “Secure sustainable seafood from developing countries.” 

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Mar 27, 2015 / Q&A Profiles

Q & A with Dr. Kiki Jenkins

How did you decide to become a professor?
I’ve always enjoyed learning, so it is something I thought about doing since undergrad. But my final decision came after spending time working for a NGO and for the federal government. Those comparative experiences helped me to see that I could most fully use my best skill sets to further conservation in an academic setting. 

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Mar 27, 2015 / Q&A Profiles

Q & A with Max Mossler

What led you to pursue a Master of Marine Affairs?
I love social-ecological relationships. It is fascinating to study how people rely on and interact with their natural environments.
Why did you choose UW’s SMEA for graduate school?
The interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems.
What are you writing your thesis about and why? If you haven’t decided, what do you think you might write about and why? 

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Feb 25, 2015 / Faculty News

Kelly’s latest article published in Environmental Law

Assistant Professor Ryan Kelly’s latest article, “Will More Better, Cheaper, and Faster Monitoring Improve Environmental Management?” has been published in Environmental Law Review, the law journal from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR (Volume 44, Number 4, 2014. pp. 1111-1147.)
In this article, Dr. Kelly addresses how the use of new technologies for genetic analysis allow for more powerful and more cost-effective environmental data collection, and the impacts that data will have on management decisions and practices. 

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Feb 21, 2015 / Q&A Profiles

Q & A with Mike Chang

What led you to pursue a Master of Marine Affairs?
I was working in a lab focused on marine invasive species, and I was saw firsthand that the relationships and communication networks between researchers, the public and policymakers were not always effective. All the research I was involved in seemed to not reach the people who were making decisions. And so I decided to change my career direction from one that was focused on research to one that was a mix of research, communication, and policy-making. 

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Feb 13, 2015 / Faculty News

Snover Recognized as White House Champion of Change

SMEA Affiliate Associate Professor and Climate Impacts Group Director Amy K. Snover has recently been named a White House Champion of Change! This program recognizes Americans who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities. Snover is recognized for her efforts to improve climate education in schools and communities throughout America. Please read more on the College of the Environment’s news release about this great honor for Dr. 

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Jan 30, 2015 / Faculty News

Klinger Wins Conservation Researcher Award from Seattle Aquarium

Terrie Klinger, Director of SMEA, received the 2014 Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award, which recognizes her efforts as a leader in the field of marine science. Read the College of the Environment’s press release about this award and honors bestowed on other members of the College here. 

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