AFS Section Awards

 
AFS Section Awards 2014
The following AFS Sections announced award recipients at the Annual Meeting in
Québec City, Québec:

 

Canadian Aquatic Resources Section
Peter A. Larkin Award:  Ph.D. level – Vivian Nguyen; Runner up:  Natalie Sopinka
M.Sc. level – Sean Godwin and Maxime Veilleux; runners up:  Jacqueline Michelle Lavery
 
Education Section:
Young Professional Achievement Award:  Mark Fincel, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
AFS BEST STUDENT POSTER AWARD AT THE 2013 ANNUAL MEETING IN
Little Rock, Arkansas
Winner: Nick Sievert, University of Missouri
AFS/SEA GRANT BEST STUDENT PAPER AT THE 2013 ANNUAL MEETING IN Little Rock, Arkansas
Winner:  Zach Penney, University of Idaho
Honorable Mention: Antranik Kajajian, Old Dominion University
Honorable Mention: Sara M. Turner, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
 

Estuaries Section
Student Travel Award:  Geoffrey Smith, University of Florida

Fisheries and Information Technology Section
Best Student Poster Award: Nick Sievert, University of Missouri 
 
Fish Culture Section
Student travel award winners:  Paula Caldentey and Meghan Manor
Best Paper in NAJA:  Louis R. D’Abramo, Terrill R. Hanson, Susan K. Kingsbury, James A. Steeby and Craig S. Tucker
 
Fish Health Section
Snieszko Student Travel Award: Thomas Rosser, Diem Thu Nguyen, Carissa Gervasi, Megan Kepler, Bikramjit Ghosh and Kevin Erickson
 
Fisheries Administration Section
2014 Outstanding Sport Fish Restoration
Sport Fishery Development and Management:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Collaboration to maintain quality fisheries in Brazos River reservoirs: using new technology to relate reservoir water levels, littoral habitat and recreational access
Research and Surveys Category: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – Development and evaluation of watershed models for predicting stream fishery potential
 
Fisheries Management Section
Award of Excellence: Dr. Jake Rice
Conservation Achievement Award:  Bonefish and Tarpon Trust
Hall of Excellence: Gordon C. Robertson and Dr. Harold L. Schramm, Jr.
 
Genetics Section
James E. Wright Graduate Award:  Ryan Waples
Stevan Phelps Memorial Award: Helen Neville and Louis Bernatchez for their paper titled, “Neville H., and L. Bernatchez 2013. Coding Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Population Genetics of Nonnative Brook Trout:  The Ghost of Introductions Past. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142(5):1215-1231.”
 
Marine Fisheries Section
Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship:  Cassandra Benkwitt, Oregon State
Honorable Mention:  Nathan Furey, University of British Columbia and Marissa McMahan, Northeastern University
Oscar E. Sette award: Dr. Mary C. Fabrizio, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Student Travel award: Laura Koehn, University of Washington
                                      Owen Nichols, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
                                       James Robinson, University of Victoria
 
Socioeconomics Section
A Stephen Weithman Best Student Paper Award
Winner: Ingrid Biedron
Honorable Mentions: Scott Knoche
 
Water Quality Section
Best Student Poster Award: Steven Mattocks, University of Massachusetts-Amherst