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Catching a diversity of fish species — instead of specializing — means more stable income for fishers

Fishing boats against a white sky.

For people who make a living by harvesting natural resources, income volatility is a persistent threat. Crops could fail. Fisheries could collapse. Forests could burn. These and other factors — including changing management regulations and practices — can lower harvests and depress incomes. But the ways that these forces interact to impact income, especially at the level of the individual worker, have been difficult to track. 

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Environmental Studies' Kristi Straus receives 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to UW Environment’s Kristi Straus! The lecturer at UW’s Program on the Environment was recently selected to receive the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award. She will be honored at UW’s Awards of Excellence ceremony on June 8, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. at Meany Hall. Distinguished Teaching Award recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter, enthusiasm and innovation in teaching and learning process, ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom, ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to stimulate students to do creative work, and innovations in course and curriculum design. 

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