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Natures, Peoples, and Justice: Collaborative land management and cultural burns in the Australian Capital Territory

Please join the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, the Program on the Environment, EarthLab, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities on Thursday, February 6 from 4:00-5:30 pm in Communications 120 as we welcome Jessica Weir, PhD from the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University.
Dr. Weir will be giving a talk titled “Natures, Peoples, and Justice: Collaborative land management and cultural burns in the Australian Capital Territory.”

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Sustainable Use, Biodiversity and Climate Change – What is Success When the Goalposts Keep Moving?

On Tuesday, October 22 the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and the Quaternary Research Center welcomed Dr. Jake Rice, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, who gave a talk titled “Sustainable Use, Biodiversity and Climate Change – What is Success When the Goalposts Keep Moving?”
Keeping uses of natural resources sustainable has not been simple, especially in the ocean where governance has always been more complex than on land. 

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SMEA Thesis & Capstone Presentations

Please join SMEA on Friday, May 11 and Friday, May 18 in the Marine Studies Building (MAR 168) as our graduating students present their thesis and capstone projects. A reception featuring beer, wine, and appetizers will follow the last presentation on each day in the upstairs student lounge. We hope to see you there!

May 11


10:00 AM
Charlene Vasquez
Nives Dolsak
Sea Level Rise Capstone

10:20 AM
Brandon Ray
Nives Dolsak
Framing Arctic Renewable Energy

10:40 AM
Kaitlin Lebon
Ryan Kelly
Tangled up and blue: evaluating alternatives to reduce whale entanglements in commercial Dungeness crab fishing gear

11:00 AM
Danielle Edelman
Dave Fluharty
Regulatory barriers to native oyster restoration in Washington

11:20 AM
Mackenzie Nelson
Terrie Klinger
If we build it, will they come? 

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SMEA Winter Speaker Series – Thursday, March 2, 2:30 pm, Ussif Rashid Sumaila

Join SMEA as we welcome Ussif Rashid Sumaila, who will speak about “Effective high seas management is necessary for the sustainability of the global ocean” Thursday, March 2, 2:30-3:20 in Fishery Sciences (FSH) 102.
Dr. Sumaila is Professor and Director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. from Bergen University, Norway, and holds a B.Sc. 

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SMEA Winter Speaker Series – Friday, February 3, 2:30, Chris Golden, Planetary Health Alliance

Join SMEA, the Center for One Health Research and the Center for Health and the Global Environment as we welcome Chris Golden, Associate Director, Planetary Health Alliance, who will speak on the topic of;
“Impacts on food security and human nutrition from global wildlife and fishery declines”
WHEN: Friday, February 3rd, 2:30-3:30 PM
WHERE: Health Science Building, D-209
One of my greatest fears is that the major strides that the public health community has made over the past 50 years will be derailed by mass-scale ecosystem degradation and anthropogenic environmental change. 

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SMEA and Tulalip Tribes Partner on Successful Coastal Squeeze Workshop

SMEA Professor Patrick Christie, Co-PI Brad Warren of Global Ocean Health, and second year SMEA Student Haley Kennard, co-hosted a workshop with the Tulalip Tribes this past Monday, December 12th at the Tulalip Tribes Headquarters. The workshop, entitled “Navigating Coastal Squeeze: Identifying Needs and Priorities to Scale Up Estuarine Restoration in Puget Sound” was generously funded by Washington Sea Grant and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

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SMEA Spring 2016 Seminars

Thanks to Nathan Bennett, Tommy Swearingen and Dan Tonnes and who recently gave informative and well-received presentations!
Nathan Bennett, “Considering Equity in Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management”
When: Thursday, May 12, 12:00 -1:00 PM
Where: Fisheries Teaching & Research Bldg (FTR) Room 034
Nathan Bennett is an environmental social scientist who conducts research on marine conservation and environmental management in Southeast Asia, Latin and North America. 

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SMEA Students Attend NOAA Sponsored Think Tank in Honolulu

SMEA students Lindsay Gordon and Grace Ferrara recently returned from a 3-day ‘think-tank’ in Honolulu, Hawaii where they focused on the Human Dimensions of Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas. This think-tank was hosted by large-scale marine protected area network Big Ocean and SMEA professor Patrick Christie along with other contributing organizations and sponsors such as National Geographic, NOAA, Conservation International, and Pew Charitable Trusts. 

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The Native Voice is Highlighted at this Year’s Arctic Encounter Symposium

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs had a strong showing at this year’s Arctic Encounter Symposium, a yearly meeting hosted at the University of Washington’s Law School. Students and faculty were speakers, moderators, representatives of consulting firms, as well as there to just learn as much as possible from the diverse gathering. 

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SMEA Takes Part in the First Annual UW Environmental Law Symposium

On November 6 the UW School of Law brought together many of the world’s leading experts on ocean acidification in its first-annual Environmental Law Symposium. The symposium had a large turnout of 250+ attendees and included speakers such as Jay Manning of Cascadia Law Group PLLC and Dennis McLerran of EPA Region 10. SMEA Director Terrie Klinger and Affiliate Assistant Professor Jan Newton kicked off the morning science panel talking about the latest research and findings on ocean acidification. 

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