Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Monthly archives for June, 2016

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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