Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

September 26 & 27, 2016 at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada www.naturalchannels.ca Come Join Us as We Explore the Science and Application of Natural Channel and Stream Corridor Rehabilitation Over the course of two days, we will feature International Keynote Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, Panels and Workshops, as well as a Poster Session and our ever popular Wine and Cheese social event. New to this year’s Conference is the creation of a Living Lab Space to provide an enrichment experience to the new as well as the experienced professional. This space is intended to offer attendees an opportunity to view projects, interact with displays and share […]

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Stream Rehabilitation, From Form to Function – Training Course

  Click the link for a PDF with all the details: Stream Rehabilitation Training 1-3 Flyer – 2016 Updated

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Freshwater Fish Survey

Hello,   As a part of a research project in the Mandrak lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough, we are testing the reliability of freshwater fish identification based on photographs of fish viewers. To do this, we are looking for volunteers to participate in surveys where participants will be asked to identify fishes based on images.  If you are interested in aiding our research and exercising your fish ID skills, please read on.   To minimize the time commitment of survey takers, we have prepared 20 short (~10 min) surveys, each with 5 different images. Each image contains a group of small freshwater fishes of varying species composition caught in Canada. As […]

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CCFFR Special Session and Workshop Proposal Request

CCFFR-SCL meeting in Montreal, January 5-8th, 2017! The Hyatt Regency is booked. (http://montreal.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html) in downtown Montreal for the event and have secured an excellent hotel room rate of $129/night for double occupancy. To help build this meeting, the organizers are looking for special session and workshop proposals from you!  Please submit your special session or workshop title, along with a 250 word summary and the list of 5 potential speakers/contributors to Marco Rodriguez via email (marco.rodriguez@uqtr.ca) by June 15th 2016. The organizers especially encourage submissions from researchers in early stages of their career. Check out the CCFFR website (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/ccffr/) soon for more details re. abstract submission deadlines, hotel booking link, planned activities and […]

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World Fish Migration Day 2016 – Ottawa

On Tuesday May 17th, approximately 35 local students and professionals migrated their way to the Lieutenant’s Pump to celebrate the second biennial World Fish Migration Day with a pub talk and trivia night. Guests were entertained by a captivating presentation on the cultural significance of the American Eel in the Ottawa area given by Ethan Huner of the Algonquins of Ontario. Following Ethan’s talk, everyone enjoyed some healthy competition as teams tackled fish trivia questions before spending the night mingling over food and drinks. We would like to thank our sponsors for donated prizes and the Lieutenant’s Pump for hosting another successful evening! On Saturday May 21st, the second biennial […]

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Post-doctoral research opportunity in occupancy and habitat suitability modelling of freshwater species at risk

We are seeking enthusiastic, team oriented, and self-motivated candidates for a NSERC Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories Program to develop occupancy, niche, and habitat suitability models for species at risk. Research will involve ecological modeling in collaboration with university and government scientists. Candidates should have strong modeling and quantitative skills, a good understanding of occupancy and niche model theory, and experience in stream ecology and sampling.  Salary is $50.5k per year, preferred start date would be between Aug. to Oct. 2016.  Research will be based out of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba with regular visits to collaborators at the Department of Renewable Resources, University of […]

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DFO Recruitment poster now active

Excited by the announcement made by Minister Tootoo??? See link below for information on how to apply for DFO’s recruitment blitz: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=922946

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University of Manitoba: PhD Position in Transcriptomics of Developing Lake Sturgeon

Longevity, late age to sexual maturity and intermittent spawning are all life history characteristics that make Lake Sturgeon vulnerable to human impact such as over-fishing and hydroelectric generation. Provincial, First Nation, Industry and Federal bodies have used conservation aquaculture and stock enhancement approaches as a mitigative strategy to protect and sustain threatened or endangered populations of Lake Sturgeon throughout Manitoba for decades. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary group examining the interaction between rearing environment and phenotypic development in Lake Sturgeon populations throughout the Province of Manitoba. The position will involve development of transcriptomic tools to better understand the interaction between rearing environment, genotype and developing phenotype to tailor rearing […]

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Post-PhD or Post-MSc Research Associate in Evidence-Based Conservation Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada is currently seeking applications for the position of “Research Associate” with a start date during fall of 2016.  The position will be based on campus and involve a variety of evidence assimilation and evidence synthesis activities related to natural resource management and conservation biology (e.g., habitat management, restoration ecology).  The successful applicant will have experience in database development, meta-analysis, and literature review (ideally systematic review) and synthesis.  They will also be capable of interacting with a variety of partners (in Canada and beyond), be highly organized, and have experience generating peer-reviewed publications.  Evidence of exceptional problem solving skills, […]

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Washington-BC Chapter of AFS accepting nominations for VP position

American Fisheries Society Washington – British Columbia Chapter   Chapter website: http://wabc-afs.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wabcafs Twitter: https://twitter.com/wabcafs Dear WA-BC Chapter Members, The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is currently inviting candidate statements for the position of Vice President on the Executive Committee. Ever think about developing and refining your leadership skills? Or maybe just giving a little back to an organization that does so much for students, professional development and natural resource conservation? Then now is a great time to get more involved and help the chapter chart the course into the future.   The Vice-President position is a four-year progressive commitment, serving the first year as Vice-President, the second year as President-Elect, the […]

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