Good news for fish and wildlife programs that have been underfunded for decades. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act offers hope for bipartisan support that would vastly increase funding for state programs. —AFS Policy Director Tom Bigford Read more.
AFS Executive Director Doug Austen solicited assistance from the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Chief Doug Beard, in collaboration with the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, to develop this special issue.
Inland fishes are ectothermic, making them vulnerable to climate-induced temperature changes. However, the physiological responses of fishes to climate effects are not uniform, creating “winners” and “losers” in the climate change game. Read more.
A synthesis of climate trends that may influence inland fish populations and assemblages. Some of the most dramatic fish population responses documented are shifts in species’ spatial distributions and the timing of key behaviors (e.g., migrations, spawning). Read more.
We examined the relationship between fishing trip expenditures and anglers’ species preferences from a survey of Oklahoma resident anglers conducted in 2014. (Photo credit: Chesapeake Bay Foundation) Read more.
AFS and the Human Dimensions Research Unit of Cornell University have been engaged by the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) to conduct 5-year reviews of the 8 DOI Climate Science Centers (CSC). For Information on the NCCWSC and CSCs, visit: nccwsc.usgs.gov. Potential members are being solicited for two teams to conduct reviews …Read more.
AFS Policy Director Tom Bigford worked for over two years on the new special issue of Coastal Management magazine. Inspiration stemmed from technical sessions at the 2014 Restore America's Estuaries--The Coastal Society Summit. Click here to read.
To all AFS Units: Please send in your award orders for the 2016 Annual Meeting. To order an award, please use the following link so that your order is sent to a tracking form that goes directly to billing with our accountant: fisheries.org/about/awards-recognition/award-ordering.
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