New institute at WWU focuses on health of Salish Sea
As the new Salish Sea Studies Institute gets rolling at Western Washington, Wayne Landis is certain of one thing: It will not be creating studies that collect dust on a library shelf.
“We won’t be doing research just because it’s interesting,” says Landis, a professor of environmental science and director of Western’s Institute for Environmental Toxicology. “We’ll integrate management science and nature with the goal of long-term management of the Salish Sea. We’ll also train students to make this happen.”