FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2017
Contact: Martha Wilson
(Tampa, FL) August 23, 2017 – Samantha Wilson of the University of British Columbia received the J. Frances Allen Scholarship 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. This award is given annually to a female Society Member and doctoral candidate who is conducting aquatic research, with emphasis placed on research promise, scientific merit, and academic achievement.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Samantha Wilson and thank her for her continuous efforts to advance aquatic research,” AFS President Joe Margraf.
Samantha’s diverse research is focused on understanding the sensitivity of juvenile salmon to climate mismatches. She aims to understand the implications of this on survival and abundance in the context of changing ocean conditions.
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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.