Student & Early Career Professionals Subsection of the Education Section of the American Fisheries Society

Position: Asst Professor-Fisheries at Univ. of Missouri

Position: Asst Professor-Fisheries at Univ. of Missouri

Assistant Professor in Fisheries   The University of Missouri is hiring a tenure track Assistant Professor in Fisheries in the School of natural Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia.  Applications are open now until October 15th 2021. Description: This is a tenure-track position in the School of Natural Resources (http://www.snr.missouri.edu) at the...

Subunit Spotlight: Quebec Student Subunit

If there was a decent metaphor connecting boxing and AFS Student Subunits, the Quebec Student Subunit would be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the game today. Perhaps, a better metaphor would high relate growth rates and theoretical maximum length parameters to the Subunit — which includes students from across...

FITS needs YOU!

Students and Early Career Professionals, FITS needs YOU! As a student or ECP, are you frustrated with how difficult it can sometimes be to know where to buy the stuff you need for your project? You are not alone!  FITS is the Fisheries Information and Tech Section, a section dedicated...

Lian on her research and the Virtual Annual Meeting

Lian Guo is the subject of our member spotlight this month. If you were a part of this year’s Virtual Annual Meeting (VAM), you may have caught her presentation, co-organized symposium, or seen her posts on the discussion channels in Slack – another option provided for students and professionals to...

Daily Themes

Monday, Sept 14 Opening Plenary — Climate ChangeTuesday, Sept 15 Diversity and Inclusion DayWednesday, Sept 16 Plenary #2 — Science CommunicationThursday, Sept 17 Student and Early Career Professionals Day (direct to our tab on the workshop), SECP Business Meeting (4:10-5:10 pm EDT). Student awards are being given out live at...

Cassidy Miles on Diversity and Inclusion in AFS

Cassidy Miles (she/her) is a graduate student and the public relations and outreach coordinator for Western Illinois University’s student subunit of the Illinois AFS. She is passionate about matters of diversity and inclusion in fisheries science and started a fundraiser to support the Hutton Scholars program. Below is her experience...

Student and ECP workshop on fisheries careers

The Student and Early Career Professionals Subsection is providing a virtual workshop titled, “Preparing future scientists of fisheries: how to become a more a-lure-ing candidate” at this year’s AFS Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, 17 Sept 2020. We need your help to gauge interest and participation by taking a survey...

Age Estimates in Stock Assessments Webinar

Tune in Tuesday, June 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT for the webinar “How many candles on the birthday cake? The vital role of age estimates in stock assessments”. Click here to register. Age estimates for fishes provides vital information that is used in stock assessments, particularly those utilizing age-based models. Basic decisions such as...

Ian Kelmartin on West Coast fisheries

Ian Kelmartin is an early career professional in fisheries and a member of AFS. He highlights his professional position in West Coast fisheries and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his job. I’m a biologist on the marine invertebrate management project for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. I...

Sam Schaick on Fisheries and the Covid-19 Quarantine

Covid-19 has widely disrupted the nation’s sense of normalcy and the same is true for fisheries students and professionals. For a few its “business as usual” but for many people in fisheries, the environment in which they work has changed considerably. Graduate theses are being defended through online platforms and...