The 49th Annual Meeting of the California-Nevada Chapter April 8th-10th – 2015 was a HUGE success

calneva-2015-overlooking-the-social-by-the-poolWe 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.

Many Thanks….

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.

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.

Award Winners

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

 Katrina Martens (Cramer Fish Sciences) Poster Award

Gina Contolini   UC Santa Cruz

Ecology and Evolution in Acid: Influences on an Intertidal Interaction