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)
More than 50 years of research, development, manufacture, and testing of nuclear weapons at Department of Energy (DOE) sites has left a legacy of on-site contamination that often spreads to surrounding areas. Despite substantial cleanup budgets in the last decade, the DOE's top-to-bottom review team concluded that relatively little actual cleanup has been(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)
Nuclear waste cleanup is a challenging and complex problem that requires both scientific analysis and dialogue among a variety of stakeholders. This article describes an effort to develop an online information system that supports this analytic-deliberative dialogue by integrating cleanup information for the Hanford Site, and making it more "transparent." A(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 proposes a method for assessing resilience-building components in coastal social-ecological systems. Using the proposed model, the preferences of experts in Masan Bay (South Korea) and Puget Sound (USA) are compared. A total of 30 management objectives were determined and used to build a hierarchic tree designed using the principles of the(More)