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48th Annual Cal-Neva AFS, Sacramento, CA
March 27, 2014 @ 12:00 am - March 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am
American Fisheries Society 48th Annual Cal-Neva Chapter Meeting that took place on March 27-29, 2014, in Sacramento, California. The theme of the 48th Annual Conference of the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society was “Challenges. Collaboration. Solutions”. The theme was intended to showcase our scientists with their different areas of expertise and knowledge in both fisheries science and regulatory policies to inform the audience about their role to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems including their role as leaders, followers, team members, and advocates.
For the 14th straight year, the Northern California District of the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) presided over the judging of student oral presentations and posters. Nine student papers and six posters were in the running for cash prize awards, including $150 each for Best Student Oral Presentation and Best Student Poster. Best Student Presentation and Poster – Runner up were each awarded $125. There was a tie for third place in the Best Student Presentation category, both of whom received $75, as did the Third Place Poster. This year an Honorable Mention was also presented ($50) in the Best Student Presentation category. The 2014 award winners were:
Best Student Paper Megan Sabal, UC Santa Cruz
Best Student Paper – Runner Up Jamilynn Polleto, UC Davis
Best Student Paper – Third Place (tie) Ethan Mora, UC Davis
Best Student Paper – Third Place (tie) Tye Nichols, San Diego State University
Honorable Mention Emily Miller, UC Davis
Best Student Poster Katie McElroy, UC Santa Cruz
Best Student Poster – Runner Up Kristina Ho/Katie Lee, UC Davis
Best Student Poster – Third Place Sarah Baird, UC Davis