Invasive lionfish feasts on new Caribbean fish species

Researcher Luke Tornabene entering a submarine.

Caribbean coral reefs have been invaded by lionfish, showy predators with venomous spines. And they’ve found a new market to exploit: the ocean’s “twilight zone” — an area below traditional SCUBA diving depths, where little is known about the reefs or the species that inhabit them. Researchers from the University of Washington and Smithsonian Institution have reported the first observed case of lionfish preying upon a fish species that had not yet been named. 

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Climate sensitivity, biodiversity and more

Waves crashing on a beach

Every other week we share the latest peer-reviewed publications coming from the College of the Environment. Over the past two weeks, five new articles co-authored by members of the College were added to the Web of Science database. They include articles about climate sensitivity, biodiversity, and more. Read on!

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College contributes to Campus Sustainability Fund project in honor of 2017 graduates

Dubs up, UW Class of 2016!

It is graduation season, and with that comes well wishes for our graduates and an opportunity to shine a light on their accomplishments. In appreciation of their contributions to enriching the College of the Environment in numerous ways, the College has decided to fund a project jointly with the Campus Sustainability Fund. Recognizing our students are the next generation of leaders in environmental science and decision-making, we believe this is a contribution that showcases our collective commitment to the sustainability and the well-being of our Husky Community and our planet. 

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