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.Read more
How did you decide to become a professor?
In my case, it wasn’t a very direct path, and I wasn’t quite sure where I would end up. But being a professor brings together a lot of things that I enjoy; it’s a nice balance of research, teaching, writing, and so on. It can be collaborative or solitary, and can take you all over the world.
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.
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.
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.Read more
Associate Professor David Fluharty is the co-author of a new paper in PLoS One, entitled “Integration at the Round Table: Marine Spatial Planning in Multi-Stakeholder Settings.”Read more
SMEA Professor Patrick Christie is the co-author of a book chapter in a new, exciting book titled, “Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Coevolution,” edited by Serge Garcia, Jake Rice, and Anthony Charles and published by Wiley.
Christe and co-authors L.M. Campbell and Nigel Armada contributed a chapter titled, “Stewardship in tropical small-scale fisheries: Community and national perspectives.” SMEA Assoc.
Congratulations to SMEA student Brit Sojka on her recently published chapter in the Arctic Yearbook 2014 (pp. 342 – 354). Sojka is also an Arctic Research Fellow and Canandian Studies FLAS Fellow at the UW. Her chapter, “The New Insecurities of Canadian Integrated Ocean Management”, is an “attempt to identify and address some of the emerging insecurities and tensions that exist between current federal resource management policies and their ultimate impact on both the people and environment of the Canadian Arctic.” Congratulations, Brit!Read more
Dr. Terrie Klinger, Stan and Alta Barer Professor of Sustainability Science, was named by Dean Lisa Graumlich on July 7, 2014 to be the new Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs effective September 1, 2014, for a term of five years. This appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. The current Director, Dr. Thomas Leschine, will step down from his 11-year tenure as Director on August 31, and will enjoy a one-year, well-deserved sabbatical focused on Arctic energy research before returning in 2015 to full-time teaching.Read more
SMEA’s intramural innertube basketball team, Superhuman Dimensions, went undefeated in the 2014 season, going 3-0 in the Tuesday night pool, and then 4-0 in the single elimination playoffs. They averaged 22.67 points while their opponents were held to just 9.33 points per game. Their final game against the Accounting Masters’ team, Voluntary Conversions, resulted in a 26-18 victory for Superhuman Dimensions, giving them the champion title!Read more