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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 […]

AFS-OC Travel Bursary for OEEE Colloquium

The Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium is an annual conference for student researchers from Ontario to share their work in these fields in an intimate and constructive forum. At AFS-OC, we recognize that it is important for our student members to expand their experience, expertise, and networks beyond that of the fisheries world, and this conference is a great opportunity to do so. For the first time, we are offering a travel bursary to support the attendance of an AFS-OC student member at this year’s Colloquium at York University from May 13-15, 2015. If you, or a student you know, is interested in attending this year’s meeting, we encourage […]

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 […]


CARS AGM Agenda – Friday, January 9, 2015, 17:30 – 18:30, Governor General I Agenda Call to Order – Jack Imhof Recognition of Guests and Visitors – Jack Report from the President – Jack Financial Report – Jack for Margot Stockwell Larkin Award – Jack for Karen Murchie Legends Award – Re-announcement and call for new candidates for 2015– Steve Cooke Updates Communications Status – Jack for Caleb Hasler PAGSE Participation – Steve Book Project Update – Steve Report on AFS2014 – Jack AFS News – Further update – Jack Old Business New Business Creation of an Endowment Fund Sub-Committee for Larkin Award – Jack and Steve Search for new […]

Ontario Chapter AGM Announcement

First Notice and Call for Presenters Annual General Meeting February 26th – February 28th,2015 Geneva Park, Orillia, ON Join us for our 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference at the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Center, on theshores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia We are currently seeking oral and poster presenters for the 2015 AFS-OC Annual General Meeting and Conference. Interested presenters should provide their topics by February 3rd, 2015 and abstracts must be submitted by February 10th, 2015. There arelimited slots available for oral presentations. Poster presentations can also be accommodated. Presentations are being solicited forall aquatic resource topics, and on completed studies, preliminary results, or case studies. Once topics are approved, […]

Registration open for WA-BC Chapter AGM !

The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has announced the 2015 Annual General Meeting to be held in Richmond, British Columbia, February 16-19, 2015. This meeting will be a gathering of fisheries professionals, scientists and academics from governmental and non-governmental entities in Washington and British Columbia that work in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. The Washington-British Columbia Chapter is looking to reach out to all members and fellow fisheries professionals in Washington and British Columbia, particularly Tribes and First Nations, to attend and participate in the conference. Registration is now open, and the chapter has also put out its First Call for Symposia! Get in touch and help to […]