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Surviving Peer Review

Surviving Peer Review Wednesday, April 11 1:00 pm Eastern Time Register Now! Presenter: Jesse Trushenski Director, Animal Health and Welfare Evaqua Farms In this webinar, we’ll cover the basics of publishing and the peer-review process, and how to prepare and respond constructively to reviews.  We’ll review the roles and responsibilities of reviewers and editors, discuss... Read More

Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Project

In 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will partner with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for the FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP). DFP provides undergraduate rising seniors and graduate students who are interested in conservation or other related careers with a full-time, 11-week opportunity that supports FWS conservation priorities. Undergraduate rising... Read More

Belize Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The University of Central Florida has announced the 3rd year of National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site “Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars through Community GIS and Citizen Science.” The program offers fully funded summer research experiences for at least 8 undergraduate students in Belize for 5 weeks and Orlando for 2... Read More

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

How Does Creativity Fit into Science Communication

Natalie Sopinka | AFS Contributing Writer; E-mail: natsopinka@gmail.com This article was originally published on the Canadian Science Publishing blog as part of the series “Making Waves: The Future of #Scicomm in Fisheries Sciences.” The series was spawned from the science communication session held at last year’s Annual Meeting in Portland. An introduction to the blog... Read More

STUDENT ANGLE: My Arctic Alter Ego

2015 Student Writing Contest: HONORABLE MENTION Karen M. Dunmall | karen.dunmall@gmail.com 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: lavery.j.m@gmail.com   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: natsopinka@gmail.com 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