Western Lecture Series

Western Lecture Series presents its seasonal series, Summer Lecture Series at SEA, which this year offers experts' insight and informed voices on environmental topics, concerns and research affecting the Puget Sound region's marine environments. With topics ranging from aquatic invasive species in the Salish Sea, rockfish research and management and the history of scientific diving, the lectures expand your knowledge and enhance your understanding of the research being conducted on the region’s unique environs.

Visit https://wp.wwu.edu/seacenter/programs/lectures for a complete list of this summers' lectures.

Throughout the year, engaging speakers and scholars deliver talks on a variety of academic subjects and world affairs. Presentations are designed to expand your knowledge, provoke thought, enhance understanding and inspire creativity. Every lecture introduces a distinct and interesting topic. Notably, Western Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Are Salmon Doomed? Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon

Date: October 2, 2019Humanities Washington logoKitsap Regional Library logo
Location: Poulsbo (Olympic College – Room 105)
Time: 6 p.m.
Speaker: Nick Bond
Cost: FREE
Course Description: With warming oceans, environmental degradation and lowering genetic variability, wild salmon populations are dwindling. Climatologist Nick Bond explores the past, present and possible future conditions for salmon in our state and sees room for optimization. He shares lessons on how local communities have accomplished important work to support salmon runs, but also takes a hard look at the realities climate change poses for this regional treasure. Explore the history, science and story of this cherished Northwest icon.
Instructor Bio: Nick Bond is the Washington State Climatologist, a position created by the State of Washington to serve as a credible and expert source of climate and weather information. He earned a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from the University of Washington and is now a principal research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean with the College of the Environment. Bond is on the Science Panel for the Puget Sound Partnership, which focuses on the actions needed to recover and sustain the Puget Sound ecosystem. Bond lives in Seattle.

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