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The Center advances the understanding and conservation of species that are sentinels of their ecosystem by linking multi-disciplinary science to effective policy actions.

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Our biannual newsletter will keep you up-to-date on conservation efforts and current studies.

    What's New at the Center:

    • Katie Holt and Dr. Dee Boersma published an article about an unprecedented, single-day, heat-related mortality event of Magellanic Penguins at Punta Tombo. Read about the after effects in the journal Ornithological Applications.

      New Magellanic penguin study by Boersma Lab
    • The research, led by scientists at the Abrahms Lab and published in Nature Climate Change, reveals that a warming world is increasing human-wildlife conflicts. Read about the paper on the NSF site.

      Abrahms Lab research featured on NSF site
    • The Abrahms Lab – Briana AbrahmsKasim Rafiq, Biology postdoctoral researcher; and Leigh West, Biology graduate student – was featured on the UW Homepage this week for their work studying the behavior of endangered African wild dogs in Botswana. Read the full article on the UW homepage. Congratulations, all!

      Abrahms Lab featured on UW Homepage
    • Congratulations to Dr. Sue Moore on joining the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission! The U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Sue Moore, President Biden’s nominee for Commissioner of the Marine Mammal Commission, on December 22nd, 2022. Sue was sworn in by Commission Chair, Dr. Frances Gulland, on January 5th, 2023.

      Sue Moore confirmed for Commissioner by the US Senate
    • Dr. Boersma was honored as a finalist at the 2018 Indianapolis Prize Gala in September. Visit the Indianapolis Prize page to learn more about the award and the other incredible conservation biologists honored along with 2018 Global Wildlife Ambassador honoree Harrison Ford.

      Dr. Dee Boersma

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