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Action Cameras: Bringing Aquatic and Fisheries Research into View

Daniel P. Struthers, Andy J. Danylchuk, Alexander D.M. Wilson, and Steven J. Cooke Digital action cameras (ACs) are increasingly being utilized for aquatic research purposes due to their cost effectiveness, versatility, high-resolution imagery, and durability. Here we review the advantages of AC technology in research, with particular emphases on (a) research videography (both in the field... Read More

Prévalence des protocoles de prévention de l’introduction d’espèces aquatiques dans les programmes dédiés à la pêche dans les collèges et universités américaines

Jacob T. Westhoff and Travis A. Kobermann Nous avons étudié le vecteur relativement inexploré du transport et de l’introduction involontaires d’espèces aquatiques non indigènes par les étudiants et les chercheurs universitaires procédant à l’échantillonnage sur le terrain. Nous avons analysé 85 programmes de pêche dans les collèges et universités à travers les États-Unis afin de... Read More

Prevalence of Aquatic Introduced Species Prevention Protocols at U.S. College and University Fisheries Programs

Jacob T. Westhoff and Travis A. Kobermann We investigated the relatively unexplored vector of unintentional transport and introduction of nonnative aquatic species by fisheries students and university researchers conducting field sampling. We surveyed 85 fisheries programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States to determine the prevalence of formal or written protocols used to... Read More

Prevalencia de protocolos de prevención para la introducción de especies en programas universitarios de pesquerías en los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

Jacob T. Westhoff and Travis A. Kobermann Se investiga el relativamente poco estudiado vector de transporte no intencional de introducción de especies acuáticas foráneas por parte de estudiantes de pesquerías e investigadores de universidades que realizan muestreos en campo. Se sondearon 85 programas de pesquerías en colegios y universidades a lo largo de los EE.UU.... Read More

Fish Out of Water: How Much Air Is Too Much?

Katrina V. Cook, Robert J. Lennox, Scott G. Hinch, and Steven J. Cooke Exposing fish to air following capture influences postrelease survival and behavior. Air exposure causes acute hypoxia and physical damage to the gill lamellae, resulting in physiological stress and physical damage that increases with air exposure duration. Air exposure duration is a relevant and easily quantified metric for... Read More

An Examination of Gender Differences in the American Fisheries Society Peer-Review Process

Grace Handley, Cynthia M. Frantz, Patrick M. Kocovsky, Dennis R. DeVries, Steven J. Cooke, and Julie Claussen This study investigated the possibility of gender differences in outcomes throughout the peer review process of American Fisheries Society (AFS) journals. For each manuscript submitted to four AFS journals between January 2003 and December 2010, we collated information regarding the gender and nationality... Read More

The University of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory: Interview with Jim Franks

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) is a marine/coastal research and education enterprise located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and is a unit of The University of Southern Mississippi. What are some of the projects at GCRL that you are currently working on? I am co-principal investigator on several fisheries projects at GCRL. One of those is a study of Atlantic Tarpon... Read More

Journal Highlights

JOURNAL OF AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH Volume 27, Number 2, June 2015 Beneficial Effects of Rhodotorula sp. C11 on Growth and Disease Resistance of Juvenile Japanese Spiky Sea Cucumber Apostichopus japonicas. ZhiPing Yang, JianMing Sun, and Zhe Xu 27:71-76. Effects of Waterborne Lead Exposure in Mozambique Tilapia: Oxidative Stress, Osmoregulatory Responses, and Tissue Accumulation. Hasan Kaya... Read More

El camino hacia una graduación exitosa y una carrera en la investigación: consejos para los investigadores incipientes

Bryan M. Maitland Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2H1 Steven J. Cooke Fish Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, Ottawa–Carleton Institute of Biology and Institute of Environmental Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 5B6 Mark Poesch Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 751 General Service Building, Edmonton, AB, Canada,... Read More