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Koehn and Allison Launch Inaugural Research Grant

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Koehn and Allison Launch Inaugural Research Grant

This fall, PhD Student Zach Koehn and Eddie Allison, along with faculty from the School of Public Health and the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, were selected to lead one of 5 inaugural pilot grants from the University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative. The Initiative encourages interdisciplinary problem solving at the intersection of human health, environmental resilience and socioeconomic equity. The grant will support Zach’s PhD research linking fisheries and food systems to address diet-based public health issues facing US West Coast communities.

Selected from a pool of more than 60 projects, this project will evaluate whether low-value or bycaught fish can enter local markets in areas with low income or low access to affordable healthy foods. On the project, Koehn noted "in low-income coastal populations, access and availability of healthy foods can be low, and there is a high incentive for people to substitute towards more affordable, but energy-dense nutrient poor food. Cost-effective bycaught species can provide a competitive alternative particularly for rural coastal communities where fishery landings are high. Unfortunately, there is little guidance on how fishery managers and related institutions can operationalize these goals towards equitable population health outcomes, particularly for tribes or low income and diaspora populations with traditional reliance on seafood." 

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Nixon Receives 2017 Hershman

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Nixon Receives 2017 Hershman

Congratulations to MARINA Lab member Marisa Nixon who was recently awarded a Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship in recognition of her dedication to local coastal issues and leadership experience. The fellowship honors Professor Marc Hershman, whose expertise in ocean policy and governance made him an exceptional mentor and former director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. The Hershman Fellowship will give Marisa the opportunity to work on pressing coastal issues at her host office, the Washington State Department of Ecology and Health. Congratulations, Marisa!

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Zhao receives FLAS Fellowship to study Swahili

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Zhao receives FLAS Fellowship to study Swahili

Thanks to an exciting learning opportunity from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Affair's Center for Global Studies, Lily Zhao, a first-year master’s student in the Marina Lab, will continue her study of Swahili. She received a Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) award to participate in an intensive summer language immersion program in Tanzania. Lily will use these language skills later in the summer, when tracing the flow of octopus and trade benefits across East African national boundaries. This project will be a collaboration between local partners, the SMEA Marina Lab, and researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

 

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Bassett awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Bassett awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to second-year MARINA lab member Hannah Bassett on being awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship. She is one of two recipients within the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grant and the only GFRP recipient in the category of political ecology this year. The GRFP is awarded to support “outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees.” This three-year fellowship will allow Hannah to continue her masters’ thesis research and begin her doctoral degree this coming fall. Hannah says she feels "incredibly honored to be an NSF fellow and looks forward to continuing her work on dive fisheries and human well-being in the Philippines and elsewhere." Her award is a recognition that integrated approaches to science disciplines are key to effective management. We are proud of Hannah’s significant achievements to date, and are certain that she will follow in GRFP’s "long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.” Congratulations Hannah!

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