Dr. Joel Baker, holder of the Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science, is one of 38 new members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2021.
The Puget Sound Institute at UW Tacoma is launching a new program that will use supercomputers to advance ecosystem recovery of the Salish Sea.
The new Center for Urban Waters building on the Thea Foss Waterway will house two research initiatives, the Puget Sound Institute and the Storm Water Technical Resource Center.
Dr. Joel Baker is the recipient of the 2010 Conservation Research Award from the Seattle Aquarium Society.
Serving as a bridge between the scientific community and agencies charged with restoring and protecting Puget Sound, the Institute is a collaboration of the Puget Sound Partnership, the UW College of the Environment and the UW Tacoma Center for Urban Waters.
The University of Washington Tacoma has hired Dr. Joel Baker, a leading researcher of water pollution in marine environments, as the first holder of the Port of Tacoma Chair.