ANTH 469A | ENVIR 495F

Ecology, Economy, and Politics of Resource-Extraction Ecosystems

Spring Quarter 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:50, MEB 235
Field trips Saturdays April 19, May 3, and May 31

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Readings for Week 6: Shellfish Post-Mortem

Tuesday, May 6

Today will be our field trip post-mortem. The first thing will be a slide show chosen by from pictures that you mail before 5 p.m. on Monday to Linda and Erin, who will present the slide show . If you take pictures on the trip, please send them up to 20 pictures, in format small enough not to overflow their email inboxes. Before midnight on Monday, May 5, you need to post post 200-300 words on What you think, based on our trip and on the resources you are reading, policies for oyster, clam, mussel and geoduck farming in Puget sound should be, and why. In class, we will build a discussion around your posts. Additional resources you might want to look at include:

Thursday, May 8

In class, we will feature a guest presentation by Professor Glenn van Blaricom on the ecological effects of geoduck farming in Puget Sound. In preparation for the talk, start with Ted Williams's Muddy Waters, a nice journalistic account of the controversy over geoduck farming, and then proceed to the science, in The Washington Sea Grant Geoduck Aquaculture Research Program 2013 final report, Then, by 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 (so that Professor Van Blaricom can get a heads-up) post two good questions you would like to ask Professor van Blaricom about shellfish aquaculture and its impact on Puget Sound.