NANFA-- Awards to members at MS AFS 2004

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 16 Feb 2004 22:54:09 -0400

forwarded from Jan Hoover:

NANFA had a very strong showing at the 11-13 Feb meeting of the Mississippi
Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. A group of us set up the
regional display allowing attendees to learn about NANFA, browse back issues
of American Currents, and help themselves to reprints, membership forms,
Corcoran grant flyers, and fossilized shark teeth.

Several of our members presented talks on a wide range of topics including
shad genetics, stonecats in the Mississippi River, demersal fish
assemblages, sturgeon taxonomy, and the dangers of armored catfishes. You
can read abstracts of the presentations going here and by clicking on "30th
Annual Meeting Program":

Two NANFA members were first-time presenters: Heather Smith with "Surgin'
Sturgeon: Maximum Swimming Speeds of Acipenser fulvescens;" and Tyler
Strange with "Aliens, Storks, and Alligators: Life in Floodplain Pools."

Heather and Tyler were competing with 9 graduate students in the student
paper competition. Both received awards for outstanding papers.

A few photographs will be posted later at the NANFA regional webpage.
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