Samantha Wilson from British Columbia Receives Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship from the American Fisheries Society

(Atlantic City, NJ) August 22, 2018 – Samantha Wilson of Simon Fraser University received 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 Samantha Wilson and thank her for her continuous efforts to research marine conservation,” said AFS President Steve L. McMullin.

Samantha’s research focuses on match/mismatch dynamics of outmigrating juvenile salmon and their prey resources as they enter estuarine and marine habitats. Her work will provide valuable insights into potential population-specific differences in sensitivity to changes in phenology associated with climate change and the potential to adapt to such changes.


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