(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – Jacqueline Chapman was named a runner-up for the J. Frances Allen Scholarship at the 2018 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. AFS President Steve L. McMullin 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 Jacqueline Chapman and thank her for her continuous efforts to advance aquatic research,” AFS President Steve L. McMullin.
Jacqueline Chapman is a PhD candidate investigating the interactions between catch-and-and release fisheries and disease in migrating salmonids across Canada. She is interested in how individual variations in microbe loads can predict the severity of fisheries impacts, and whether or not changes in gene expression associated with immune function, senescence, and regulations influences these interactions.
In addition to her PhD work, she conducts research in the Arctic, and is working with the Inuit community on issues related to food security and commercial fisheries development. She is currently the President of the Student Subunit of the AFS Ontario Chapter and has been highly involved with AFS for over 5 years.
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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.
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