March 21-24 2016 Joint Cal-Neva and Western Division AFS Meeting in Reno

On behalf of the California-Nevada Chapter and the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, we are proud to announce the 41st annual meeting to be held in conjunction with the Western Division annual meeting, March 21st-24th 2016 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. For details please visit the WD 2016 meeting page.  http://wd2016.fisheries.org/

EARLY REGISTRATION IS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 26TH

CAL-NEVA AFS Travel Awards.

The AFS California Nevada Chapter (CalNeva) Travel Award provides monetary awards for deserving applicant to support their attendance at the Joint Cal-Neva and Western Division American Fisheries Society 41th Annual Meeting.  The 2016 meeting will be held on March 21-24, 2016, in Reno, Nevada.

Any member of the AFS who is active in fisheries, environmental sciences and management, or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply.  Two awardees will be selected by established CalNeva Executive Committee members.  Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the meeting.  Travel support of $500.00 will be made available to one successful applicant.

Both part I(Cal Neva Travel ApplicationCal_Neva_Travel_Application-2016) and part II (Cal Neva Advisor or employer ApplicationCal-Neva_Advisor-or-employer_Application_2016) of the completed application must be received no later than March 1, 2016 at 5:00pm PST.  Note that part I and II of the application are separate documents. Please complete the form and email as an attachment to sacuna@mwdh2o.com. For questions and/or additional information, contact Shawn Acuña at (310) 938-7966 or via email at sacuna@mwdh2o.com

THE 41st ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WESTERN DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

In Collaboration with the California-Nevada Chapter

 Monday, 21 March through Thursday, 24 March 2016

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89502

Conference Background

The theme of this year’s conference is “Fisheries, Society, and the Scientific Method: Challenging our perception of science, policy, and management”.

Science provides a basis for measuring environmental change, understanding how systems operate, and for predicting how altered environments might affect ecosystem function, services, and associated quality of human life. Many laws governing environmental conservation and management, including those governing use of fisheries resources, stipulate that policy and decision-making be based on the best available science. Yet, today, more than ever, science is questioned or thought of as a belief system rather than a process for determining cause and effect. This meeting will focus on the use of the scientific method for finding answers. We seek abstracts on a broad range of topics, including scientific approaches to endangered species, habitat management, changing environments, conservation, and interactions between science, policy, and society. Sessions will be organized based on topics that explore the work of our active members and non-members alike in helping achieve the mission of the American Fisheries Society and promoting the scientific method in the development of policy and decision making.


  • Program Co-Chairs:

Cleve Stewart

Email: WDAFS2016Program@gmail.com

Joe Merz

Email: WDAFS2016Program@gmail.com

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