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Todd Pearsons will present an overview of salmon hatcheries. He will address critical scientific uncertainties related to hatchery programs: increasing long-term natural production, limiting genetic impacts, and limiting ecological impacts. He...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-05-26
A class at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington focused on this project. Vano and Davis presented the class project, which examined the Army Corps of Engineers water projects. First, Vano and Davis will present an...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-06-02
Harrell and Morgan will discuss bringing household water supply to poor areas of China. They will highlight a case study from Southwest China, beginning with local conditions, and then moving on to consider the specifics of the effort: how the...
2011-03-29
2011-03-29
2009-01-06
Sheldon will discuss issues related to urban wetlands. The overarching theme: We have a lot of information about wetlands. But how does all this science get applied? And what are the politics of how science gets applied? She will focus on urban...
2011-03-29
2011-03-29
2009-01-13
Franklin will introduce the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a national environonmental monitoring effort. We have a changing landscape due to climate, biogeochemistry, and land use. Participants in the NEON program will enable...
2011-03-29
2011-03-29
2009-01-20
Wirsing will present a study about the trophic niches of bull sharks. These predators may induce direct and indirect effects in food webs on an individual basis. Study results and implications for conservation will be discussed.
2011-03-29
2011-03-29
2009-01-27
Dooley will discuss efforts to involve environmental science students in all aspects of company creation, technology commercialization, and investment. She will review some basic water issues facing the planet, and encourage entrepreneurial...
2011-03-29
2011-03-29
2009-02-03
Mote will present a follow-on discussion of global climate change issues since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report in 2007. Note that this is not an official IPCC update, which is a collaborative process...
2011-03-30
2011-03-30
2009-02-10
Moskal will describe a project she is working on with the Nature Conservancy. The objective is to develop a remote sensing-based algorithm to automate the extraction of arid wetlands. The project is based in Eastern Washington.
2011-03-30
2011-03-30
2009-02-17
Batker will discuss the social benefits of water in the Puget Sound. He will set the stage by reviewing economic background conditions, and then move on to propose a new way of considering ecological economics in this region: 1. Ecological...
2011-03-30
2011-03-30
2009-02-24
Bohle will present: 1. Three recent studies. 2. Current understanding. 3. Approaches. 4. Available tools, models and information needs. 5. Unknowns and on-going challenges. He will sum up what has been learned: 1. Always keep focused on...
2011-03-30
2011-03-30
2009-03-03
Dicks will discuss his role with the Puget Sound Partnership (PSP), an organization formed by the Washington State legislature in 2007. The PSP is charged with restoring Puget Sound to health by 2020. Dicks describes how the Partnership is...
2011-03-30
2011-03-30
2009-03-10
McClure will present some key environmental issues facing the Puget Sound area, including: loss of species diversity, water pollution, stormwater management, and cleanup efforts. He will also discuss the importance of adopting a critical approach...
2011-03-31
2011-03-31
2008-09-30
Joerger will introduce the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, a non-governmental organization dedicated to protect Puget Sound by tracking down and stopping illegal sources of pollution. She describes the efforts of the organization, including:...
2011-03-31
2011-03-31
2008-10-07
Fagergren will present a discussion of issues affecting Hood Canal: development, pollution, and low oxygen conditions. He will review challenges, assessments, and modeling efforts that have been made to date. He also references a video of a fish...
2011-03-31
2011-03-31
2008-10-14
Hyde will present some messages to consider on your way toward an environmental career: 1. You don’t have to know exactly what you want. 2. You personally don’t have to know everything. 3. Group projects are a good thing. 4. You need to know how...
2011-03-31
2011-03-31
2008-10-21
VanBlaricom will present the issues surrounding geoduck aquaculture: 1. Geoduck aquaculture activities are viewed as unsightly, therefore undesirable, by shoreline residents. 2. Geoduck aquaculture activities may be causing irreversible...
2011-04-01
2011-04-01
2008-10-28
Richey will present Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model (PRISM). The model includes feedbacks between biophysical processes and impacts, environmental stressors, and urban processes in the Puget Sound. Richey will describe the key communication...
2011-04-01
2011-04-01
2008-11-04
Solomon will cover the following topics: 1. Properties of metals. 2. How metals enter aquatic ecosystems. 3. Principles of metal toxicity. 4. Factors affecting metal toxicity. 5. Impacts of specific metals – mercury, cadmium, lead, copper.
2011-04-01
2011-04-01
2008-11-18
Torgersen will discuss coldwater refuges: 1. What role do they play in salmonid ecology? 2. How can they be identified at multiple spatial scales? 3. Can their distribution be predicted based on hydrologic and geomorphic associations? 4. How can...
2011-04-01
2011-04-01
2008-11-25
Zisette will present a history of Green Lake water quality issues and solutions: 1. Watershed and lake characteristics. 2. Historical lake problems. 3. Early solutions, studies, and plans. 4. 1991 alum treatment. 5. 2004 alum treatment. 6. Alum...
2011-04-01
2011-04-01
2008-12-02
Morris will present a history of waterborne diseases, beginning with the outbreak investigation of the cholera pandemic in England in the 1850s. He moves on to discuss problems in mdern public water supplies, including water treatment using chlorine.
2011-04-04
2011-04-04
2008-04-01
Baker will begin by describing the Center for Urban Waters, a collaboration between the City of Tacoma, the UW Tacoma, and the Puget Sound Partnership. The focus of the collaboration is to restore Puget Sound and mitigate impacts in the urbanized...
2011-04-04
2011-04-04
2008-04-08
Herwig will discuss the introduction of non-indigenous aquatic organisms in ballast water, and the development of ballast water treatment technologies that can be used to control the introduction of non-indigenous organisms.
2011-04-04
2011-04-04
2008-04-15
Stay will discuss one of the most important cases he has worked on: the "Culvert Case," United States v. Washington. This case centered around the protection and affirmation of treaty rights for taking fish. He will continue by discussing treaty...
2011-04-04
2011-04-04
2008-04-22
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