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August 22, 2017
Contact: Martha Wilson
(Tampa, FL) August 22, 2017 – Dr. Lisa Eby, Associate Professor of Aquatic Vertebrate Ecology at the University of Montana, received the award for Excellence in Fisheries Education at the 2017 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. AFS President Joe Margraf presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session. The Excellence in Fisheries Education award recognizes excellence in organized teaching and advising in the field of fisheries.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Dr. Eby and thank her for her continuous efforts to share the value of fisheries through teaching,” said AFS President Joe Margraf.
Since her arrival at the University of Montana in 2002, Dr. Eby has been the foundation of the fisheries program. She has instructed over 400 undergraduates and guided dozens of students into aquatic-focused graduate programs across the nation. Previously, Dr. Eby has received the University of Montana’s school-wide Outstanding Faculty Advising Award for excellence in undergraduate advising, and the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Educator of the Year award.
Beyond her commitment to ensuring the success of her own students, Dr. Eby has also supported the broader experience of all students in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana. She provides guidance to any student upon request, even if she is not on that student’s graduate committee. Dr. Eby has also served as resource for students dealing with harassment and discrimination issues, and has worked to ensure that the Wildlife Program is never a source of these problems.
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About AFS: Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest fisheries science society. The mission of AFS is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. With five journals and numerous books and conferences, AFS is the leading source of fisheries science and management information in North America and around the world.