Many bright undergraduate students at Undergraduate Research Program, Ecological Systems Laboratory (http://www.ecological-systems-lab.com/undergraduate-research-program.html) represented their research projects and shared their research experience with other undergraduates at Undergraduate Research Expo (http://tx.ag/UGRExpo18).
The results are in.
The East Foundation’s Board of Directors has made their selection for the winner of the 3MT Director’s Award. A big congratulations to Faith Hardin (“Southern Texas Ecosystem Engineers: How the Golden-fronted Woodpecker can Improve Avian Species Richness”) for winning the 2018 East Foundation 3MT Director’s Award of $3,000. Very…well…done!
The voting was extremely close between the top 2 presentations, and the Directors also wish to acknowledge the runner-up, Jason Lombardi (“Change of Woody Cover Affects Ocelot Recovery in the Rio Grande Delta”), with an award of $1,000.
A big thanks to all the student presenters and faculty advisors who mentored students. Overall, we believe this event was a huge success and we will be looking for ways to enhance it in the future.
Again, congratulations to all the winners Faith Hardin (Director’s), Jason Lombardi (Director’s Runner-up), AnnMarie Blackburn (People’s Choice), and Abe Woodard (Proposal)!
(Originally posted by Tyler A. Campbell)
|Winemiller honored by the American Fisheries Society
Posted: 31 Aug 2018 06:00 AM PDT
Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, email@example.com
COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kirk Winemiller has received the American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence and was inducted as a Fellow at the society’s 2018 annual meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Dr. Kirk Winemiller, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, has received the Award of Excellence and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
Winemiller is a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station.
American Fisheries Society President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session.
The Award of Excellence is presented to a living person for original and outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology. It is the Society’s highest award for scientific achievement.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Dr. Winemiller and thank him for his continuous efforts to share the value of fisheries and aquatic biology,” McMullin said.
Winemiller’s research activities and interests focus on multiple areas, including ecology, evolution, systematics, biology, fisheries management, and biodiversity conservation. His publications in these fields have led to major advances in fisheries and aquatic ecosystem management.
Winemiller has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles with his most cited papers concerning fish life history. Winemiller’s life-history model predicts how demographic tradeoffs influence fish population responses to environmental variation—particularly to altered flow regimes and harvest levels. He has also advanced the science of fish food-web ecology, fish functional traits and fish density dependence, according to the society.
Winemiller received the George Mercer Award in 1992 from the Ecological Society of America for an outstanding ecological research paper published by a researcher younger than 40 years old.
Winemiller has also been recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.
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With the warmer and drier summer season in swing, algae blooms can become a problem. Dr. Daniel Roelke with WFSC has dedicated much of his research to studying the causes of algal blooms. For more information and links to his recent research, check out the link below.
Don’t forget that tomorrow, Friday, April 20th, our own Dr. Josh Perkin will be giving a seminar on “Fish ecology and conservation in riverscapes” as part of the WFSC Graduate Lunchtime Seminar Series, Spring 2018.
Discover the Aquacultural Research and Teaching Facility (ARTF) with the Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University!
BioBlitz is a large-scale biodiversity awareness event that takes place at Lick Creek Park on Friday, April 27th from 7:30-9PM and Saturday, April 28th from 9AM-2PM.
On Friday, there will be a bat walk to see what kind of nocturnal wildlife can be seen. Saturday is the larger portion of the event, where a variety of booths focused on mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish that will be set up and have live displays of local wildlife found in the park. The main goal of the event is to spread conservation awareness and allow kids the chance to connect with nature through several interactive activities.
Want to study abroad this Winter Break 2019? Want to visit the Amazon River? See the flyer below and contact Dr. Winemiller for this amazing opportunity!
COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Master Naturalist program was recently honored by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society with its Outstanding Achievement Award.
The award was presented during the recent Texas chapter’s annual conference for the program’s impacts on the conservation industry throughout the program’s 20-year history, according to a news release distributed by the society.
The program, led by Michelle Haggerty, Texas Master Naturalist program state coordinator at Kerrville, and Mary Pearl Meuth, assistant coordinator, College Station, is designed to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the state of Texas.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sponsor the program, which is supported by an extensive network of experts from both agencies. Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society stated the program teaches advanced training and also supports the outreach and stewardship projects of its more than 11,000 volunteers.
Dr. Neal Wilkins, past president of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society and current executive director of the East Foundation, presented the award commenting, “The Texas Master Naturalist program has been an unbelievable asset to this state. Volunteers for the program are committed. They are the heart and soul of what really goes on out on the landscape.”
The Texas Master Naturalist program was also honored as it “brings skilled volunteers together and works with communities and organizations across the state to implement youth outreach programs, operate parks, nature centers and natural areas, and provides leadership in local natural resource conservation efforts,” Wilkins said during the presentation, according to the release.
The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society was established in 1965 and represents the state’s interest in involving resource professionals and stimulating involvement by all concerned individuals in science-based conservation practices.