Category: Member Spotlights

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...

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...

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...

The Iowa State Student Subunit

Author: Sam Grinstead, President of the Iowa State University Student Subunit             Spring Semester 2020 has been a busy and formative time for our subunit. Activities have included the Iowa Chapter meeting, bi-monthly scientific and professional guest speakers, and campus-wide club events. The Iowa State Student Subunit has endeavored to...

Rebecca Krogman on Advanced Fingerling Walleye Research

Walleyes stocked this week will help fisheries biologists in future stocking decisions. Spawned this past spring then raised at the Department of Natural Resources’ Rathbun Hatchery, the 8- to 10-inch advanced fingerlings join walleyes already in Pleasant Creek Lake, Lake Macbride and five other Iowa lakes, introduced as tiny, recently...

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Natalie Sopinka on The Plight of the Salmon

The plight of the salmon Traversing the coast along the Pacific Northwest into the Fraser River in British Columbia, Canada is a picturesque and mesmerizing experience, unless you are a sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) swimming through it. While Fraser River sockeye salmon attempt to reach natal spawning grounds up to...

Photo of Landon Pierce - American Fisheries Society Student Subsection Unit .

Landon Pierce on Paddlefish Research

Paddlefish Research The work of graduate student Landon Pierce, of Lincoln, Neb., moves from rolling hills and pine tree habitat of the swift fox underwater as he studies the American paddlefish. The billed fish can grow over five feet long and weigh more than 60 pounds in Missouri River reservoir,...

Photo of Andrew Carlson - member of the Education Student Subsection of the American Fisheries Society

An Interview with Andrew Carlson

Major: Natural Resource Management, Fisheries Science Expected Graduation Year: Spring 2015 What inspired you to attend SDSU? During my senior year at the University of Minnesota I searched for a nationally-recognized graduate program, a fascinating M.S. research project, a cordial advisor, and a collegial network of faculty, staff, and students. SDSU...