Dr. Kelly Biedenweg has been appointed Lead Social Scientist at the Puget Sound Institute, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Puget Sound Partnership. As part of her role at the Institute, she will develop critical social science to support recovery of the Puget Sound, immediately focusing on the development and testing of Quality of Life (HWB) indicators. “I am extremely pleased that Kelly decided to base her research program at the UW Puget Sound Institute,” said Institute Director Joel Baker.” The Puget Sound restoration effort will benefit […]
The Puget Sound Instititute and the Center for Urban Waters welcome seven student interns this summer. This is the third year for our internship program, which offers students and recent graduates the chance to work with post-doctoral, and professional scientists on a range of research projects— from field sampling and lab work to multimedia production for the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. Interns this year hail from the University of Washington Tacoma, Brown University, Reed College and Whitman College, and we are excited to work with this talented group.
The Puget Sound Institute and the Puget Sound Partnership co-hosted a panel earlier this month to discuss the Ocean Health Index (OHI) and its relevance to Puget Sound. The April 2nd panel was held at the Center for Urban Waters in Tacoma, and featured OHI project lead Ben Halpern of UC Santa Barbara.
PSI Research Scientist Tessa Francis sends us this photo of herring eggs on eelgrass (click photo to enlarge), part of a new forage fish study in collaboration with NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The study, which began earlier this month examines the possible link between eelgrass abundance and herring populations in Puget Sound.
Visit our expanded document archive at: http://www.pugetsoundinstitute.org/document-archive/. The Puget Sound Institute has scanned and uploaded more than two-dozen documents covering 25 years of Puget Sound science, including all available “State of the Sound” and Georgia Basin/Salish Sea conference proceedings. Take a journey back to 1986, or fast forward to the recently posted proceedings of the 2011 Salish Sea conference. The PSI welcomes your comments regarding the new Puget Sound Science Review (PSSR). This spring the PSSR will become a key anchor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. Help us […]