Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Monthly archives for May, 2015

Summary of CSEE Meeting in Saskatoon

By Sofia Jain, Carleton University The Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting brings together ecologists and evolutionary biologists from across Canada and parts of the United States. The conference feature a broad scope of research and study organisms, with studies on anything from plant genomics to avian behaviour. This year’s meeting (May 22-24, 2015) was held at the beautiful University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, and had the general theme of Ecology and Evolution of Managed Landscapes. I went to this year’s meeting to present my Honours work on the effects of basking disturbances by motorboats on the energy budgets of northern map turtles. Other aquatic related talks included […]

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CARS Celebrates Dr. Harold Harvey

The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section took the opportunity at a Celebration of Dr. Harold Harvey’s influential career as one of Canada’s pre-eminent Fisheries Scientists to present him with a certificate of his inauguration into the CARS, Legends in Fisheries Science Award. The event was held at the University of Toronto Faculty Club and hosted by Don Jackson and Andrew Drake. CARS President-elect Mark Poesch, CARS VP Nick Mandrak, and ex-Past President John Casselman were all in attendance. See our facebook post for photos of the event: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.913703985341892&type=1    

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New Research Opportunities

Here is a list of new research opportunities: Alison Derry’s lab at Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM), seeking PhD student and Postdoc: http://aquaticecoevo.uqam.ca/English/Research_opportunities.html The McAllister Lab in the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with expertise in population dynamics modeling, fisheries stock assessment, and fisheries management strategy evaluation to work on two collaborative projects.  http://www.fisheries.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/murdoch-mcallister The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski is seeking an exceptional emerging researcher to obtain a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in biological oceanography. The chair holder will develop a strong research program in the field of population and ecosystem dynamics, most specifically in […]

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Fisheries Magazine – May 2015

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