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Last January, all rivers led to Rome

“This week, all rivers lead to Rome,” said Mr. Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, in his opening remarks of the Global conference on Inland Fisheries. Last month in Rome the first global conference on inland fisheries was held . The role of inland fisheries is significant, yet underestimated on a global scale. For the first time scientists, policy makers and international development community gathered together to discuss and address the economic and ecological challenges related to freshwater fisheries around the globe, with a common goal to raise the profile of inland fisheries. The conference was organized into four themes (each with its own panel): Biological Assessment, Economic […]

Postdoc Opportunity at University of Illinois

Description We are seeking a highly motivated post doctoral research associate for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) at the University of Illinois. The associate will participate in a large, long-term research program quantifying the impacts of elevated aquatic carbon dioxide on aquatic organisms. The current opportunity is for a 3-year project that will quantify the movement, behavior, and spatial ecology of freshwater fishes following exposure to elevated aquatic carbon dioxide. Work will consist of both laboratory simulation experiments, as well as large-scale field studies with fishes in experimental ponds. Work will be conducted in collaboration with a number of federal partners including researchers from the US […]

Fisheries Magazine – February 2015

Did you know that when you become a member of the American Fisheries Society, you’ll: • Receive Fisheries magazine each month. • Enjoy special savings on subscriptions to AFS published books. • Access our many journals. • Enjoy special savings on meeting registration. • Publish with AFS – click to learn more!   POLICY Roles for Everyone by Thomas E. Bigford VOTE Candidate Statements: AFS Second Vice President • Dale P. Burkett • Jesse Trushenski JOURNAL SUMMARIES   • Diet Shifts Detected in Sandbar Sharks Using a Nonlethal Technique by Sarah Harrison • Cast Nets are Useful Sampling Tools, and You Should Try One by Jeff Schaeffer FEATURES AND ESSAYS […]

River Restoration; Fluvial-Geomorphic & Ecological Tools

June 15-19, 2015 “River Restoration; Fluvial-Geomorphic & Ecological Tools” Provence, France This five-day workshop emphasizes understanding geomorphic process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration projects and programs. The course is in English, but draws heavily on river restoration and management experiences in France and elsewhere in the EU, complemented by experiences in North America and elsewhere. Instruction includes lectures, field exercises, problem sets and workshops on approaches to planning and implementing process-based restoration. Lead instructors include Drs. Matt Kondolf, Herve Piegay, Pete Downs, and Jeff Haltiner. This course will be a great chance to combine a love for river science with wonderful food, wine, and international […]