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2013 Bevan Series

The 2013 Bevan Series explores the medical, ecological, and ethical
issues around “Should we eat fish?” (dates and topics appended).
Speakers examine a diverse array of topics including whether pregnant
women should eat fish, heart health and fish intake, governance,
sustainability, energy use, and conservation.  The highly acclaimed
speakers include medical researchers, a chef, economist,
policy-makers, scientists, and a MacArthur Genius Award-winner.

We invite you to join us for 10 informative lectures and take your
place at the leading edge of marine conservation. All lectures are
free and open to the public.

When: Thursdays, 10 January – 14 March, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Main auditorium, Fishery Sciences building (FSH 102)
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

Bevan Series schedule in 2013

  • 10 January, Barton Seaver: Conservation for cod and country: an economic and humanitarian imperative
  • 17 January, Emily Oken: Should pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children eat fish?
  • 24 January, Peter Tyedmers: Energy use in fisheries: Achilles’ heel or Poseidon’s trident?
  • 31 January, Virginia Butler: The 10,000 year record of sustainable fisheries in the Pacific Northwest
  • 7 February, Rashid Sumaila: New threats to the flow of benefits from the global ocean
  • 14 February, Ted Ames: So what’s really happening with Gulf of Maine cod?
  • 21 February, Poul Degnbol: No seafood for the future without good governance: experiences from Europe
  • 28 February, Elizabeth McLanahan: Meltic Arctic ice: the new frontier for exploitation or conservation?
  • 7 March, David Siscovick: Fish intake and heart health: a clear picture or a new controversy?
  • 14 March, Eddie Allison: The piscivore’s dilemma

Organizer: Trevor A. Branch, Assistant Professor, School of Aquatic
and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, tbranch@uw.edu,
206-221-0776

The Bevan website includes speaker affiliations, brief biographies,
and talk abstracts:
http://fish.washington.edu/seminars/bevan/schedule.php
Posters can be sent to your organization on request.

Funding for the Series is generously provided by Tanya Bevan, friends
of Don Bevan, Washington Sea Grant, NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science
Center and Northwest Fisheries Science Center, and the UW School of
Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.