Students • Early Career Professionals

Berkeley Fellowship Deadline Extended to March 1

The application period for the 2018 Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship has been extended until March 1, 2018. This fellowship was created by AFS in 2007 to honor the memory of Steven Berkeley, a dedicated fisheries scientist with a passionate interest in integrating the fields of marine ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries science to improve fisheries... Read More

2018 AFS International Fisheries Section Fellow Award

Applications due by March 6, 2018   Attention Students and Young Professionals: The International Fisheries Section (IFS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is excited to announce the 2018 International Fisheries Section Fellow Award. The Fellow will represent IFS/AFS by presenting a poster or oral presentation at the 2018 Fisheries Society of the British Isles... Read More

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