New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Virtual Annual Meeting
February 24 – 26, 2021
Virtual meeting platform – Whova
Register HERE or navigate to the “2021 NY Chapter AFS Registration Page” under the Meetings tab.
View the meeting schedule-at-a-glance HERE.
This year’s theme is Embracing Diversity: Resilient Fishes and Fisheries. While our meeting will look different than past years, we are excited to facilitate some familiar components!
Our plenary line-up includes:
- Lisa Holst, Aquatic Biologist, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- Joseph Zydlewski, PhD, Assistant Unit Leader and Professor, USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maine
- Lisa Kerr, PhD, Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
The extremely popular Women in Fisheries (WiF) events are back, too! Time and date – TBA – Registration required
- Women in Fisheries (WiF): aleWiF social (Wednesday February 24 5 – 7 pm)
- A casual happy hour networking event that will include trivia and opportunities to socialize with members of the fisheries community from around the state. Meet new friends and see familiar faces.
- Women in Fisheries (WiF): Breakout sessions (Thursday February 25 8 – 10 am)
- A forum where several topical issues will be discussed in small breakout sessions, moderated by members of the WiF sub-committee. Discuss barriers to inclusion, the “leaky pipeline”, and more.
Please consider participating in the “We R NYCAFS” workshops! – Registration required, see (.pdf) for more details.
- Our fearless leader Dan Stich will host three R workshops leading up to the meeting (your read that right, three!)
- Friday February 12, 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST (Introduction to R and RStudio) (Recording available)
- Friday February 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST (Fisheries Statistics in R)
- Monday February 22, 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST (GIS Applications in R)
We are also seeking nominations for a number of awards. Please see the announcements below and check back frequently as we update with additional opportunities.
- Diversity “Travel” Awards (.pdf) – Awardee will receive 1-yr memberships to the National Chapter AFS, NY Chapter AFS, and $150.
- DUE 2/5/2021
- Klumb-Spindler Student “Travel” Awards (.pdf) – Student awardees will receive 1-yr memberships to the National Chapter AFS, NY Chapter AFS, and $150.
- DUE 2/5/2021
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