PSI is hiring a postdoc for a water quality modeling project

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The Puget Sound Institute (PSI) is looking for an early-career research scientist or engineer to contribute to a collaborative project modeling the sources, movements, and fates of toxic chemicals in the Salish Sea. In this position you will be responsible for aggregating, evaluating, and interpreting large monitoring data sets to support the development of a deterministic, hydrodynamic water quality model. You will also serve as the collaborative link between the modelers from the Pacific Northwest Laboratories, who developed the Salish Sea Mosel, and water quality scientists and engineers from PSI, […]

How herring learn from their elders

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Young Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) learn migration behavior by joining up with older fish, according to a new paper co-authored by Puget Sound Institute Lead Ecosystem Ecologist Tessa Francis. The paper, published this month in the ICES Journal of Marine Science, showed how this behavior leads to greater spatial variability in biomass, and that commercial fishing could disproportionately affect some herring populations. Citation: Alec D MacCall, Tessa B Francis, André E Punt, Margaret C Siple, Derek R Armitage, Jaclyn S Cleary, Sherri C Dressel, R Russ Jones, Harvey Kitka, Lynn […]

Upcoming seminar/webinar: Puget Sound applications of the VELMA ecohydrological model

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Puget Sound Institute will host a seminar/webinar on June 11th, 2018 entitled: Puget Sound applications of the VELMA ecohydrological model Presenter: Bob McKane, PhD Date & Time: Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:00 am Pacific Time. Online access will be available from 10:45 am. Please log in by 10:50 am for a briefing on meeting guidelines. The presentation will begin promptly at 11 am. Abstract: This seminar will present an overview of EPA’s Visualizing Ecosystem Land Management Assessments (VELMA) model and its applications in the Puget Sound Basin. Topics will include […]