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STUDENT ANGLE: My Arctic Alter Ego

2015 Student Writing Contest: HONORABLE MENTION Karen M. Dunmall | [email protected] As the sun slowly rises, we race across the frozen Mackenzie River Delta in a helicopter. The landscape is black and white; the twilight hoards the colours to paint the sky. We have donned our many layers of wool and feathers to ward off... Read More

STUDENT ANGLE: Winter: The Forgotten Study Season

2015 Student Writing Contest: WINNER Michelle Lavery, E-mail: [email protected]   For many hydrologic regimes of the world, streams and rivers are ice covered for the majority of the year, yet minimal research is conducted during this period compared with the more “researcher-friendly” open-water water period. Without a doubt, scientific progress is hampered by the logistical... Read More

Try This! “Tweeting the Meeting”

Natalie Sopinka AFS Contributing Writer E-mail: [email protected] With more than 3,500 fish and fisheries professionals converging at the Oregon Convention Center, live-tweeting is a way to connect with fellow attendees as well as those who couldn’t make it to Portland. Whether an established or novice Twitter user, try capturing your 2015 Annual Meeting experience with... Read More

From Landlocked to Longlining: A Summer with Sharks Puts Stress into Perspective

Claire E. Robinson Department of Biology, Tennessee Technological University, 1 William L Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505. E-mail: [email protected] Research experience can powerfully ignite students’ curiosity, expose them to potential career paths, and ultimately prepare them for the world of science. Unfortunately, as a biology undergraduate with a strong passion for marine science in the... Read More

Fenske Fellowship: Learning the Ins and Outs of Lake Whitefish Management in the Upper Great Lakes

STUDENT ANGLE Marissa L. Hammond Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, Manly Miles Building, 1405 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823. E-mail: [email protected] The project that I worked on during my 2013-2014 Janice Lee Fenske fellowship provided me with a unique opportunity to improve our understanding and management of Lake Whitefish Coregonus... Read More