The 49th Annual Meeting of the
April 8th-10th – 2015 was a HUGE success
We had 367 registered attendees over 3 full days, 109 oral presentations, 3 continuing education classes attended by nearly 90 members, 2 tours and a full day workshop on tidal marsh restoration.
On behalf of the planning committee and the executive committee we cannot thank you all enough for attending. This was by far our most successful meeting yet. We have so many sponsors and donors to thank, including; Warren Leach and Teddi Carbonneau of Oregon RFID, who were our top sponsors. We also greatly appreciate the generous support of ESA, East Bay MUD, AECOM, Biomark, Sonoma Count Water Agency, Balance Hydrologics, OTT Hydromet, cbec, Desert Star Systems, Vemco, and Salmon Soft. We couldn’t have done it with our your contributions. LOGO’s coming soon.
We’d also like to thank our generous donors for raffle prizes, which raised nearly $2,000 for student and professional travel. Donors included, Adamsbuild Fishing, Blue Ridge Timber Cutting, INC. California Fly Fishers Unlimited, The Drake magazien, Fishing for Gyotaku, Lagunitas Brewing Co. Lake Fork Trophy Lures, Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers, Simms Fishing Products, R.I. Winston Rod Co. CRKT, Eartheasy, Havalon Knives, Ellen Klatt, Mepps, Rod Sox, Rio Products, Royal Wulff Products, Brian Skerry, Travz Art, Steelhead Vineyards, eno, California Trout, Cheeky Fly Fishing, Cabelas, Keekreny Fish Prints, Tenkara USA, Granite Rock, Restop, San Diego Fly Fishers and Mountain Kahkis.
Best Student Presentations (Oral)
1st Place Matthew J. Young UC Davis
Fish & food: how habitat and trophic subsidies structure resource use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
2nd Place David C. Fryxell UC Santa Cruz
Sex ratio variation determines the ecological impacts of Mosquitofish populations
3rd Place Rosalyn T. Lam UC Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
The impacts of polystyrene plastic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on the development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Best Student Poster Awards
1st Place Meredith Nagel UC Davis
Winter food-limitation: Impacts on adult Delta Smelt reproduction and health
2nd Place Travis M. Apgar UC Santa Cruz
Quantifying the costs and benefits of migration in the evolution of life history variations in Oncorhynchus mykiss
3rd Place Ben A. Wasserman UC Santa Cruz
Dynamic estuary environments promote intraspecific diversity in threespine stickleback
Marie Contolini UC Santa Cruz
Ecology and Evolution in Acid: Influences on an Intertidal Interaction
Stay tuned, more to come.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
The schedule of session is now available as a PDF. Click HERE
FULL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Download the full conference program HERE
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR STUDENT ORAL AND POSTER JUDGING. Please contact Tom Keegan
Registration is open. To register, navigate to our Eventbrite event page or click HERE
Young Professionals $150
Retired member $200
Single Day Rate $175
Registration will be capped at 350 attendees, so register today. Space is limited. The banquet is nearly full so don’t delay.
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA.
This year’s meeting will be held at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA Please visit the Hotel Paradox website for booking information, or call 831-425-7100 to make reservations.
SESSIONS AND CHAIRS
- Going with the Flow: Maintaining Linkages in Regulated Rivers Systems – Scott Wilcox
- Human-Assisted Methods for Population Supplementation-Carlos Garza – Rhonda Reed
- Native Fishes: Ecology and Conservation – Wayne Lifton
- Monitoring Matters: Making Informed Management Decisions – Heather McIntire
- Estuaries and Lagoons: Ocean-Watershed Linkages in a Changing Climate-Christina Toms
- Defining Fish Habitat- Joe Merz and Sean Gallagher
- Linkage between the Sacramento River and Northern Tributaries -Fish Response to Management.-Tricia Parker-Hamelberg
- Causes and Consequences of Life History Evolution: Where Ecology and Evolution Collide-Joe Merz and Eric Palkovacs
- Challenges and Applications for Salmonid and Watershed Recovery in Highly Altered Streams Cynthia Le-Doux-Bloom
- Great White Sharks: Recent Advances in Understanding Behavior and Habitat Use. Cynthia Le-Doux-Bloom.
- Monitoring and mitigating impacts from California’s continuing drought conditions-Michelle Workman
- Contributed Papers – JD Wikert.
- Ecology and Conservation of Winter-Run Chinook Salmon-Steve Zeug
- Sandy Watersheds, Salmonids, and Salamanders- Denis Ruttenberg/ Barry Hecht
- Student Symposium – Denise DeCarion
- Restoration or Reconciliation?: Tidal Wetlands, Fishes, and Estuaries in California-Jim Hobbs
- California and Federal Permit Procedures for Fisheries Monitoring and Research in California by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries (Click here for full description)
- Section 7 Consultations by Rob Nielsen, Ph.D., NOAA Fisheries, Section 7 Coordinator (Click here for full description)
- Effective Presentation Skills by J.D. Wikert U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Click here for full description)
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT) tags, full day workshop by Warren Leach of Oregon RFID. (Click here for full description)
- Younger Lagoon and Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz, CA (Click here for trip details)
- Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Station and Flood Plain
Restoration in Lower Scott Creek (Click here for trip details)