(Atlantic City, NJ) August 19, 2018 – Jason Selwyn of Texas A&M University was named a runner-up for the Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship 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. 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 Jason Selwyn and thank him for his continuous efforts to research marine conservation,” said AFS President Steve L. McMullin.
Jason’s research addresses dispersal dynamics in larval reef fishes, with an ultimate goal of improving the design of Marine Protected Area networks. Using intensive genomic sampling to identify relatedness, he will test the hypothesis that dispersal patterns by family vary with habitat quality across a reefscape.
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