Science and Policy Writing


Defining ocean memory

What does the ocean remember? This article, written for the June 2019 newsletter of the Ocean Memory Project, asks five members of the group to recall their introduction to the concept of ocean memory and how the idea has impacted their work.  

A small oyster poised for a big comeback

Did you know that the Olympia Oyster is the only oyster native to the West coast? This article, published in Sea Star (Washington Sea Grant, Spring 2018), tells how University of Washington researchers are helping to advance knowledge and restoration of this small but important shellfish. 

REsearchers document salmon diversity using ancient DNA

Washington State University scientists have shown a dramatic loss of diversity in Northwestern salmon over several centuries, developing a new PCR technique in the process. Published in Sea Star (Washington Sea Grant, Spring 2018).

The faces of Washington Sea Grant workshops

Meet the instructors behind three of the most popular courses from Washington Sea Grant - and see how they bring years of experience into the classroom. Published in Sea Star (Washington Sea Grant, Spring 2018).

Climate change and public health in the canadian north

To what extant does climate change exacerbate health inequalities in the Canadian Arctic? This policy paper, written for the 2017 Dartmouth Arctic Science and Diplomacy Workshop, highlights the current lack of health infrastructure in northern Canada, which disproportionately affects First Nations and Inuit people.

Hivebio: access granted

Learn how one Seattle science lab is open for the community, democratizing biology one citizen scientist at a time. Published in BioCoder Magazine (O'Reilly Media, August 2016).