(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – Samantha Wilson received 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 Samantha Wilson and thank her for her continuous efforts to advance aquatic research,” said AFS President Steve L. McMullin.

Samantha Wilson is a PhD candidate in the Salmon Watershed’s lab at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. Her research will help better understand the impacts of climate change on early marine life stages of Pacific salmon. She is specifically investigating the sensitivity of juvenile salmon to climate-driven phenological mismatches and the implications of this on survival and abundance in the context of changing ocean conditions.

Samantha has been involved in AFS for over 8 years and has served in numerous capacities ranging from volunteering at conferences, to serving on executive committees. She has sat on the executive committee for BC student subunit of the Washington-British Columbia chapter of AFS for four years and is currently in her second term as President.

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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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