Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pebble Mine: Stakeholder Concerns over Fisheries Impacts Sway EPA

After hearing directly from stakeholders and the people of Alaska, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suspending its process to withdraw the proposed restrictions on Pebble Mine. This decision would leave the restrictions in place while the agency receives more information on the potential mine’s impact.  In a statement released on January 26, the agency said,... Read More

Belize Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The University of Central Florida has announced the 3rd year of National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” The program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for 2... Read More

Berkeley Fellowship Deadline Extended to March 1

The application period for the 2018 Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship has been extended until March 1, 2018. This fellowship was created by AFS in 2007 to honor the memory of Steven Berkeley, a dedicated fisheries scientist with a passionate interest in integrating the fields of marine ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries science to improve fisheries... Read More

Hutton Program 2018 Applications Now Being Accepted

The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program was approved in 2000 by the AFS Governing Board and named after the American Fisheries Society's first executive director, the late Robert F. Hutton. The Hutton Program offers scholarships to select high school juniors and seniors interested in biological, environmental, and fisheries science. Students are matched and mentored by... Read More

AFS Seeks Journal Editor

AFS seeks a scientist with a broad perspective on fisheries to serve as editor of our flagship journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (TAFS).  Editor must be committed to fast-paced deadlines, and would be appointed for a three-year renewable term. Duties include: Using the advice of associate editors and reviewers to make publication decisions... Read More

Using Bayesian Clustering Algorithms to Discover Population Genetic Structure

Since the arrival of STRUCTURE (Pritchard et al. 2000), biologists have been using Bayesian clustering algorithms to discover population genetic structure. This webinar will discuss several popular freely-available packages (STRUCTURE, BAPS, structurama, others?) with a focus on understanding the algorithms underlying the packages. The presentation will be as non-technical as possible, and advantages and disadvantages... Read More