Sustaining members are individuals and companies that support the regional chapter at a high level of giving. These donations allow us to fund programs such as student travel and awards, conferences, and workshops that make a meaningful contribution to science in the region and help prepare our students for the future. If you are interested in becoming a sustaining member, please visit our Member Services page.
We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to the Sustaining Members below.
We would like to extend a special thank-you to our first individual sustaining member, Julann Spromberg. Julann is a Research Toxicologist currently working in the Ecotoxicology Program of the Environmental Conservation Division at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (aka NOAA Fisheries) in Seattle. Her interests are in integrating toxicology with ecological factors to find feasible ways of protecting biodiversity from chemical and anthropogenic impacts.
Julann’s current research uses life-history modeling to investigate how toxicity endpoints, such as growth or fecundity, differ in population-level effects. Population responses will be modified by the life history characteristics of the species of interest. Life history models are applied to NMFS toxicity data regarding important or endangered fish species to determine how toxicity-induced biological responses may translate to population-level impacts. Applications of Julann's research could provide guidance for various remediation practices, and also help scientists identify sensitive stages in the species of interest.
Julann has been attending PNW-SETAC meetings since she was a student at Western Washington University (Western) in the mid-1990s. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Huxley College of the Environment at Western in 1995 where she worked on the effects of toxic impacts on metapopulation dynamics with Dr. Wayne Landis as her advisor.
In 2002 she earned her PhD in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky where she worked with Dr. Wes Birge on modeling how life-history strategies influence the population-level effects of sublethal contaminant impacts. Based on her research Julann was honored to be invited to attend the SETAC Pellston Workshop entitled “Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment” in Roskilde, Denmark in August 2003.
In 2006 she was elected as the Vice President of PNW-SETAC and served as its President in 2007 and Past President in 2008. Julann remains active in the Pacific Northwest Chapter of SETAC and became our first Sustaining Member this year. It’s the dedication and service of individuals like Julann that have helped to make PNW-SETAC the highly successful regional chapter it is today. (Photo - Julann modeling the coveted PNW-SETAC fleece)
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This is Nautilus’s second year as a Sustaining Corporate Sponsor, thank you! This level of giving goes a long way toward making our conferences both affordable and high quality.
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Teck has provided a generous donation to the PNW-SETAC student travel fund, one of our highest priorities as a chapter.