FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2017
Contact: Martha Wilson
(Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – Megan Winton of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was named a runner-up for the Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship 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. In honor of Steven Berkeley’s contributions to marine ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries science, the Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student actively engaged in thesis research relevant to marine conservation.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Megan Winton and thank her for her continuous efforts to research marine conservation,” said AFS President Joe Margraf.
Megan is developing geostatistical methods to incorporate electronic tagging data into population assessments for white sharks, enabling improved estimates of abundance.
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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.