Congressional Briefing Features USGS Climate Research

AFS Congressional Briefing Features USGS Climate Research

Speakers for the Climate Change and Inland Fish briefing included Len Hunt, Abigail Lynch, James Whitney, and Craig Paukert. AFS organized a special briefing on June 13, 2016, for congressional staff and others interested in research on “Climate Change and Inland Fish,” a priority of the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Climate Change and Wildlife …

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Special Fisheries Issue on Climate Change and Inland Fisheries, July 2016


The full issue of Fisheries magazine will be available for open-access download for one month starting on or around June 30.

AFS Briefing Discusses Data’s Impact on Conservation Efforts

Capitol Hill Briefing Covers Data's Impact on Conservation Efforts


AFS held a briefing on June 10, 2016, at one of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s briefing rooms to discuss geospatial tools that enable natural resource managers and their partners to implement targeted projects that advance smart conservation of aquatic ecosystems. AFS brought …

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Invasive Asian Carp Respond Strongly to Carbon Dioxide

Invasive Asian Carp React Strongly to Carbon Dioxide

Adding carbon dioxide gas (CO2) to water, a process similar to making carbonated soda water, could help control the movement and behavior of invasive carp in the Great Lakes basin, according to a recent study published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and Silver Carp H. molitrix are species of …

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A Fish Habitat Conservation Framework for Minnesota Lakes

Fish Habitat Conservation Framework Used for Minnesota Lakes

Lakes in Minnesota face a number of large-scale ecological stressors that threaten critical aquatic habitat and fish populations. We developed a fish habitat conservation framework to guide protection and restoration efforts for lakes of the state.

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Climate Science Center Review Team Member Solicitation

AFS and the Human Dimensions Research Unit of Cornell University have been engaged by the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) to conduct 5-year reviews of the eight DOI Climate Science Centers (CSC).  Information on the NCCWSC and CSC’s can be found at https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/.  Potential members are being solicited for two teams to conduct reviews …

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Annual Meeting Preview, Schedule at a Glance

Here are two go-to guides for Kansas City: the first is the 146th Annual Meeting Supplement, which gives you an overview, including symposia, keynote speakers, student activities and networking events, as well as local attractions. The Schedule at a Glance gives you an outline of most major events happening throughout the week.


Continuing Education Early Bird Deadline July 8th

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Participate in 12 hands-on continuing education workshops designed to enhance your research and job skills; 32 symposia featuring close to 500 oral presentations; nearly 100 poster presentations covering a wide-range of topics across the fisheries industry; five jam-packed days of networking and seeing the latest technology on the trade show floor. Info here: 2016.fisheries.org/continuing-education-workshops




Events Calendar

See upcoming AFS and other events in our Events Calendar.

    Job Hunting

For the latest JOBS postings, please go to our website at: fisheries.org/employment/jobs. (photo credit: AFS member, Andrew Muir)


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