Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 Awards



I’d like to thank all the presenters at this year’s Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Wichita, Kansas.  Your willingness to share your research findings with your peers was greatly appreciated.  After the points were totaled, the judges selected the following winners:

Best Professional Paper:  Dr. David R. Edds.  Zebra Mussels in the Neosho River Basin.

Best Student Paper:  Scott Brack.  Assessing Wiper (Morone saxatilis X M. chrysops) Diet in the Presence of White Perch (Morone americana) in El Dorado and Cheney Reservoirs.

Best Professional Poster:  Jeff Koch.  Effects of Supplemental Feeding and Management on Channel Catfish in a Kansas Impoundment.

Best Student Poster:  Michael Denk.  Temperature-Dependent Feeding Rate of Four Congeneric Minnows: Implications for Mechanistic Environmental Niche Models.

Carson Cox
Award Committee Chairman

Thursday, September 5, 2013

2012 Sander Award

Walleye Technical Committee
Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Student Travel Grant
“Sander Award”
Purpose: To financially assist a student conducting research of interest to the Walleye Technical
Committee (WTC).
Description: A grant of $100 from the WTC of the North Central Division of the American Fisheries
Society.
Eligibility Criteria: The recipient of this award must be a student who is currently enrolled in a college
or university for a degree program. Preference will be given to those involved in research of interest to the
WTC.
Documentation required: An application letter from the student that includes: student’s name, address,
telephone number, educational institution, department, degree level, a short description of current
research, reasons for wishing to attend the meeting (paper or poster presentation, pertinent paper session,
sub-unit business and/or technical meetings), and reasons why financial assistance is needed.
 
Selection Criteria: The Operations Subcommittee of the WTC will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria:
a. AFS involvement (reasons for attending the meeting).
b. Relevance of research to the goals of the WTC.
Frequency of Award: The WTC will select one recipient each year.
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of completed applications by the Chair of the WTC is September 28.
2012 Chair of WTC is Paul Christel: pchristel@cheqnet.net
*The Chair of the WTC will request matching funds from the student’s AFS Chapter (total award up to
$200), however there is no formal arrangement that guarantees matching funds

2012 Awards

I’d like to thank all the presenters at this year’s Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Wichita, Kansas. Your willingness to share your research findings with your peers was greatly appreciated. After the points were totaled, the judges selected the following winners:
Best Paper: Thomas D. Mosher. Removal of Buffalo Ictiobus species and common carp Cyprinus carpio from a Kansas Reservoir to Improve Water Quality and Sportfish Populations
Best Student Paper: Joshuah S. Perkin. Effects of Road Crossings on the Abundance and Distribution of Prairie Stream Fishes in Kansas
Best Poster: Amanda M. Alexander. Feeding Ecology of a Relict Cardinal Shiner Population in Kansas
Carson Cox
Award Committee Chairman

2012 Annual Business Meeting

Wichita Airport Hilton, Salon IV

January 26, 2012  |  4:30 - 6:00 pm

 Good morning,
I want to take this opportunity to invite you to the 37th annual meeting of the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.
The meeting will be held on Thursday January 26 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Salon IV meeting room at the Airport Hilton, Wichita, KS.
Some of the primary topics to be discussed at this years meeting will be: 
Midwest Fish & Wildlife meeting to be held in Wichita, KS
Disbursement of pre-determined amount to help students in the chapter offset the cost of attending KNRC.
There has already been discussion pertaining to this topic, one of the preliminary ideas presented by a member was as follows:
1) Start with $500
2) Funds will be divided by undergrads from any school that attend the meeting and request reimbursement. Maybe have a maximum amount ($50/each) in case only a few students show up.
3) Undergraduate students present their registration receipt and mailing address at the business meeting. It also might be good to require students to help sell tickets.
4) KSAFS Treasurer or KS subunit determines how many students and then divides funding among those students.
5) Check is mailed to each student.
This has not been voted on, but is a good start to continuing and hopefully resolving the discussion pertinent to this topic.
We will also be holding officer elections at the meeting. If you know of someone who is interested in running for any of the positions that will be open, please encourage them to do so and nominate them at the meeting. We will hopefully have two nominees for the position of President-elect and will open the floor to further nominations at meeting time.
If there are other topics that you wish to discuss at the meeting, either get in touch with me or be prepared to present them at the meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Wichita!
--
Mark Van Scoyoc
Stream Survey Program Coordinator
Ecological Services Section
Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
phone: 620-672-0710
fax: 620-672-2972

Sander Award: Student Travel Grant 2011

Purpose: To financially assist a student conducting research of interest to the Walleye Technical Committee (WTC).
Description: A grant of $100 from the WTC of the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society.
Eligibility Criteria: The recipient of this award must be a student who is currently enrolled in a college or university for a degree program. Preference will be given to those involved in research of interest to the WTC.
Documentation required: An application letter from the student that includes: student’s name, address,telephone number, educational institution, department, degree level, a short description of current research, reasons for wishing to attend the meeting (paper or poster presentation, pertinent paper session,sub-unit business and/or technical meetings), and reasons why financial assistance is needed.
Selection Criteria: The Operations Subcommittee of the WTC will evaluate applicants based on the following criteria:
AFS involvement (reasons for attending the meeting).
Relevance of research to the goals of the WTC.
Frequency of Award: The WTC will select one recipient each year.
Deadline: The deadline for receipt of completed applications by the Chair of the WTC is September 30.
2011 Chair of WTC is andrew.jansen@ksoutdoors.com
*The Chair of the WTC will request matching funds from the student’s AFS Chapter (total award up to $200), however there is no formal arrangement that guarantees matching funds.

72nd Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

Des Moines, Iowa  DECEMBER 4-7, 2011
Submit Abstracts Online
The 72nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference will be held in Des Moines, Iowa during December 4-7, 2011. The meeting will include exceptional plenary speakers, workshops, symposia, contributed papers as platform (oral) and poster presentations, and technical committee meetings. We invite submission of contributed papers on topics of fish and wildlife science, management, conservation, education, or policy. Abstracts will be available on the website, but proceedings will not be published.Contributed presentations from completed studies or significant results from ongoing work will be given highest priority. Acceptance of papers and posters from work currently in progress will depend on abstract quality and program space. Platform presentations and posters will be accepted based on technical merit and contribution to our knowledge of species, populations, communities, ecological processes, management practices, conservation initiatives, education models, or policy issues. However, meeting time and space is a limiting factor and we may not be able to accept all papers submitted, whether from professionals or students. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 1, 2011.
PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS
All platform presentations will be scheduled for 20 minutes, which includes 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for a question and answer period. A limited number of platform presentations may be included within symposia when the subject matter is consistent with a symposium’s theme and there is available space within the symposium’s session. The PCs running the platform presentations will be running Microsoft PowerPoint 2007; older versions of PowerPoint may not translate as expected. No other formats (such as slides, overheads, or video) will be accepted.POSTERSParticipants are encouraged to consider presentation of their work as posters to provide an opportunity for authors to participate in more detailed communication with attendees. Posters will be displayed for 2 full days, and authors are requested to attend their posters during a scheduled break Monday afternoon and for 1 hour during a networking event Tuesday evening. Posters will be displayed on horizontal boards 4-ft. high x 8-ft. wide.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
Submit Abstracts Online
You may submit your abstract (maximum 250 words) at http://www.midwest2011.org/ by typing directly into the space provided or copying and pasting text from a word processing file in the appropriate field. Please confirm that the content of your abstract is accurate and correct once pasted into the space provided. Abstracts should include a statement of objectives, a brief description of methods, principal results, and conclusions or management recommendations. Include scientific names in the abstract, but not in the title. The title should clearly describe what you will present. Please do not abbreviate place names (e.g., state or country) in the title or include author information or literature citations in the abstract. All information must be entered in the spaces provided on the website. During the abstract submission process you will be asked to provide affiliation information (i.e., institution, city, state, country) for all authors and a brief biography for the presenter (to be used by the moderator for your introduction). You will be notified via e-mail that your abstract was received and saved. For those who would like their abstract to be considered for inclusion in a specific symposium or who already have arranged with organizers to participate in a specific symposium, please indicate this by way of the appropriate comment box.
STUDENTS
Student papers will be judged to recognize the best student platform and poster presentations.
NOTICE OF ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE
Notice of acceptance will be made by October 1, 2011.REGISTRATIONAll presenters MUST register and pay the appropriate conference registration fee. Advanced registration is strongly recommended. Registration information is posted on the conference website.

NCD Joint Meeting

Walleye, Esocid, and Centrarchid Technical Committees
2011 SUMMER MEETING AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
DATES: July 26th, 2011 – Applications of Program MARK Workshop (Instructor: Dr. Bob Klaver)
July 26-29, 2011 – Joint meeting of Centrarchid, Esocid and Walleye Technical Committees
PLACE: E.B Lyons Interpretive Center at Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, Dubuque, Iowa
ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Econo Lodge and Suites in Dubuque,
Iowa. Please e-mail Megan Thul (megan.thul@sdstate.edu) if you plan to reserve a room.
Room rates are $50 per night and include continental breakfast.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE:
Tuesday, July 26 (9 am – 6 pm) – Program MARK workshop (see separate announcement)
Tuesday evening – 6:30 pm social at National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Wednesday July 27 (8 am – 4 pm) – Technical Committee presentations and discussion.
Wednesday evening – 5 pm cookout at Mines of Spain Recreation Area
Thursday July 28 (8 am – noonish) – Technical Committee wrap-up and separate business meetings.
PRELIMINARY COST (subject to change): $60 for professionals and $30 for students – Technical
Committees joint meeting, including Tuesday social, Wednesday evening cookout and breaks.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The topic of this summer’s meeting will be fish tagging.
Other topics of interest are also encouraged, especially participation by students. The summer meeting is
a great forum for informal exchange of information about fisheries biology and management.
Submit the title and topic of your presentation with your meeting registration by June 15, 2011 to Donna
Muhm (see email below). Presentations will be allotted 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and
transition and should be sent to Donna Muhm in PowerPoint format by July 15, 2011.
Please register by June 15, 2011 with Donna Muhm, Donna.Muhm@dnr.iowa.gov Meeting fee will be
collected at the door (cash or check only).
ESOCID TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Chair: Jonathan Meerbeek, jonathan.meerbeek@dnr.iowa.gov
Immediate Past Chair: Rodney Pierce Rodney.Pierce@state.mn.us
CENTRARCHID TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Chair: Mark Kaemingk, mark.kaemingk@sdstate.edu
WALLEYE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
Chair: Andy Jansen, andrew.jansen@ksoutdoors.com
Chair-Elect: Paul Christel, pchristel@cheqnet.net
Immediate Past Chair: Justin VanDeHey, justin.vandehey@sdstate.edu
Secretary/Treasurer: Donna Hanen Muhm, donna.muhm@dnr.iowa.gov