Thomas Leschine

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This report was funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with funds appropriated for the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 through a grant to the Washington Department of Ecology. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of NOAA or its(More)
Acknowledgments We thank members of the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Steering Committee, especially Bernie Hargrave and Tim Smith for their support of this effort. We thank Rob Koeppen for coordinating the external review process, the four reviewers, for their thorough reviews, and Anne Kinsinger for her constructive comments on any earlier draft. We(More)
T he Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership (PSNP) has developed a list of valued ecosystem components (VECs). The list of VECs is meant to represent a cross-section of organisms and physical structures that occupy and interact with the physical processes found in the near-shore. The VECs will help PSNP frame the symptoms of declining Puget Sound nearshore(More)
and have found that it is complete and satisfactory in all respects, and that any and all revisions required by the final examining committee have been made. Date: ___________________ In presenting this thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree at the University of Washington, I agree that the Library shall make its copies(More)
A spatially explicit linear, additive model was developed for quantifying site characteristics of riparian areas of the lower Cedar River, Washington, USA. The spatial complexity and distribution of combined habitat and anthropogenic landscape features were used to define habitat "indices" that indicate the relative quality of riparian habitats. Patches of(More)
This report was funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with funds appropriated for the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 through a grant to the Washington Department of Ecology. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of NOAA or its(More)
This project develops preparedness recommendations and response tools to address public and stakeholder information needs and risk perceptions about dispersants and oil spills. The approach is original and integrative: building on the mental models approach for risk communications, this project conducts original survey research, analyzes social media data,(More)