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Job Opportunity – Professor in Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Department of Biological Sciences Faculty of Arts and Science Full-time tenure-track position as Professor in Aquatic Ecosystem Management The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track professor position at the rank of assistant professor in aquatic ecosystem management. The candidate will also develop an innovative research program on fundamental and applied aspects of aquatic sciences, ideally including a field-oriented research component and a potential for interactions with the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en limnologie (GRIL<>). Examples of research areas of interest for the Department include applied and fundamental ecology, limnology, ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry. Starting Date June 1, 2015. Interested parties should consult the detailed description of […]

Job Opportunity – University of Illinois – Stream Ecology

Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences ( at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology expected to begin August 16, 2015. A Ph.D. and substantive research experience in aquatic ecology is required. Potential disciplines include aquatic biology, stream ecology, nutrient cycling, or related discipline. Please visit to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. For full consideration all requested application information must be received by December 1, 2014. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/

NSERC Synergy Awards for Canadian AFS Members

Congratulations to Trevor Pitcher, Nicholas Bernier, Brian Dixon, Daniel Heath, Dennis M. Higgs, Bryan Neff, Mark Shrimpton for winnning a NSERC Synergy Award! Info from NSERC webpage: Tapping into the discovery and applied research expertise of Canadian universities has proven to Yellow Island Aquaculture Ltd. (YIAL) many times over that farming organic native salmon is highly lucrative. Based in Heriot Bay, British Columbia, YIAL has been involved in aquaculture research since its inception in 1985, but it needed the fundamental scientific expertise and infrastructure of universities to solve some of the problems they faced. More specifically, these entrepreneurs wanted to farm salmon without using antibiotics. A 20-year university collaboration with university researchers resulted in improved rearing techniques and […]

Save the date!

Pennsylvania-Ohio 2015 Joint Meeting.—Save the date for a bi-state meeting with the Pennsylvania Chapter of AFS to be held at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, Pennsylvania 25–27 February 2015.  Planning has already begun between our two chapters for this important conference.  In addition to the standard podium and poster presentation opportunities, this meeting will have educational workshops, plenary presentations, and many opportunities to interact and socialize with fisheries professionals from Pennsylvania.  If your organization might be interested in helping to sponsor the meeting, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.  Look for more details and the call for abstracts soon!

Larkin Awardee – Sean Godwin

By Sean Godwin, 2014 M.Sc. co-recipient of the Peter A. Larkin Award, M.Sc. Candidate at Simon Fraser University I am a graduate student at Simon Fraser University under the co-supervision of Dr. John Reynolds, Dr. Larry Dill, and Dr. Martin Krkošek. My research interests fall under the umbrella of marine conservation; more specifically, I’m interested in host-pathogen dynamics of vulnerable marine fish. For my graduate research, I am evaluating how ectoparasitic sea lice influence processes that determine wild juvenile sockeye salmon survival, including competition and growth. In the first field season of my graduate degree, I performed a competitive foraging experiment using out-migrating juvenile Fraser River sockeye and found that fish […]

CARS member a co-author on New Research from ELA

Researchers (including CARS member Dr. Michael Rennie) at the ELA recently published a study that assessed the affect of birth control pills on an aquatic food web. The main finding was that the population of Fathead Minnows crashed causing indirect changes in White Sucker and Lake Trout condition and zooplankton and insect abundance. The study highlights the need for better waste water treatment. For abstract see: For media coverage see:

Global warming to drive fish toward poles, according to a UBC study

A study from University of British Columbia published in ICES Journal of Marine Science concludes that global warming will drive fish toward poles, leading to potential disappearance of large number of fish from the tropics by 2050. While food security issues may arise in tropical countries, many of which rely heavily on fish as main source of protein, fish movement to the poles may generate opportunities for fisheries in the Arctic. This study follows on a previous research from UBC published in Nature in May 2013. More details on CBC website.

Job Opportunities – University of Alberta

1) Support Staff – Research/Academic Initiatives Administrator Closing Date: Oct 24, 2014   2) FSO – Director, Professional Masters Programs Closing Date: until filled but Review starting November 3, 2014   3) Assistant Professor Terrestrial Restoration Ecology – tenure track conditional on NSERC IRC Closing Date: until filled but Review starting December 3, 2014

Job Opportunity- Freshwater Conservation Scientist

  Freshwater Conservation Scientist   About Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada WCS Canada ( was established in May 2004 as a Canadian non‐government organization with a mission to conserve wildlife and wildlands by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies, specifically in two large landscapes in Northern Canada, gather information on wildlife, and seek to address conservation challenges by working with First Nation communities, governments, regulatory agencies, conservation groups, and industry. The Position:  WCS Canada is seeking a Freshwater Conservation Scientist in Ontario’s Northern Boreal (ONB) Landscape program (  This […]

Clemens-Rigler Travel Award – 2015 CCFFR

Clemens-Rigler Travel Award 2015 Application Deadline: November 3, 2014 Who is eligible? Graduate students registered in a Canadian university and presenting either a poster or an oral presentation at the CCFFR or SCL annual meeting. How much can one expect to get? The committee attempts to distribute funds fairly among participants to the two conferences and to foster participation from all parts of Canada. Consequently the amounts awarded are based on available funding and are generally proportional to the cost of traveling to the conference. Awards typically range from $200 to $500. When and how results will be made public? The committee will meet a week or two after the […]