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Summary of CCFFR-SCL

By Michelle Lavery (MSc Candidate, UNB), Follow Michelle on Twitter @JMichelleLavery This year, CCFFR-SCL was held in St. John’s, NL. With Craig Purchase (MUN) at the helm, about 240 researchers participated in the two-day conference. We were treated to three great plenary talks; Julia Baum (UVic) gave the Stevenson lecture on marine conservation in Canada, Bill Taylor (U Waterloo) received the Rigler award from the SCL and spoke about phosphorus lake dynamics, and Matt Bogard (UQAM) received the Peters award for student achievement from the SCL for his work on methane production in lakes. Oh, and we were only allowed one muffin each at break times, as per Craig’s opening […]

World Fish Migration Day Announcement

  Help Migratory Fish around the World You are invited to join World Fish Migration Day, to be held on the 21st of May 2016.  With WFMD2016 we want to connect fish, rivers and people and to bring migratory fish into the spotlight. Migratory fish are an important part of many riverine ecosystems around the world and are also essential for millions of communities who are dependent on these migratory fish as an important food source. With the help of organizers of local events on one global day we hope to create more global awareness and to achieve a big impact on fish migration policies, measures and management! As such, […]

Graduate Student Opportunity at University of Manitoba

A position is available for a graduate student to examine fisheries issuesrelating to fleet dynamics beginning as early as September 1st 2016 (applications due March 1st). This work will be based in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, but may involve travel to coastal areas for research collaboration. Funding for this position is available through my NSERC Discovery Grant and the University of Manitoba’s GETS program. Funding for students holding external awards will be supplemented, as allowed by the conditions of their award and available funds. Thesis work will be in support of my research program, focusing on fisheries in Canada (freshwater and marine) and abroad (marine) through ongoing collaborations with provincial, national, and international […]

MSc and PhD positions available

I am looking for driven, enthusiastic graduate students (MSc or PhD) interested in studying the ecological significance of animal personalities using Brook Trout and Sea Lamprey as model systems. One opportunity will involve lab and field studies testing hypotheses about how individual differences in behaviour, and plastic responses to water flow, affect vulnerability to trapping in invasive sea lamprey. Invasive species are a major cause of biodiversity change. Trapping can be a valuable tool for the control and eradication if trapping success is high. Another opportunity will involve lab and field studies testing hypotheses about the role that personality has in the processes promoting resource polymorphisms in Brook Trout. Resource […]

AFS-OC – Second Notice and Call for Presenters

Second Notice and Call for Presenters Annual General MeetingFebruary 25th – February 27th,2016 Geneva Park, Orillia, ON Join us for our 2016 Annual Meeting andConference at the YMCA Geneva Park ConferenceCenter, on the shores of Lake Couchiching inOrillia “Celebrating Evidence-Based Decision Making in Ontario and Abroad” We are currently seeking oral and poster presenters for the 2016 AFS-OC Annual General Meeting and Conference. Interested presenters should provide their topics by February 3rd and abstracts must be submitted by February 10th. Poster presentations are also welcome. Presentationsare being solicited for all aquatic resource topics, and oncompleted studies, preliminary results, or case studies. Once topics are approved, abstracts should be submitted as email attachments in […]


CARS VP Nick Mandrak and CARS member Andrew Drake have been awarded the DFO 2014 Outstanding Scientific Paper of the Year award. The paper was chosen from 15 nominated papers and details the risk factors for potential species invasions in lake ecosystems. See paper here: See PDF of announcement: DFO SC Paper.