Ray HilbornCongratulations to the College of the Environment’s Ray Hilborn! The professor of aquatic and fishery sciences was recently selected as the 2016-2017 University Faculty Lecturer by UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Baldasty.

Nominated by his colleagues and collaborators, this recognition shines a special light on Hilborn’s positive contribution to the scientific process as it affects fisheries from local to global scales. Additionally, Hilborn was selected for his energy and enthusiasm in mentoring graduate students, his active presence in the classroom and in the field, and his contribution to service activities at the University of Washington.

Hilborn is known for encouraging a range of unconventional solutions to contemporary challenges facing the management of natural resources. In addition to his work on global fisheries, he’s one of the principal investigators of the UW’s long-running Alaska Salmon Program and spearheaded the creation of the Collaborative for Food from Our Oceans Data initiative that offers data and commentary on the sustainability of global fisheries.

Hilborn will receive this award on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony.