Monday, December 19, 2016

Student Scholarship Opportunities: 2017

The Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is accepting applications for two scholarships to Kansas college students in fields of fisheries biology or aquatic sciences.  We hope that you and others in your department will encourage students to apply for these honors, and to become involved with our chapter.

In 2017, the Chapter will offer the Otto Tiemeier-Frank Cross Student Scholarship to a deserving graduate student and the Klaassen Award to a deserving undergraduate student.  Each will be a $300 scholarship, and the Chapter will pay expenses for the recipients to attend our annual meeting.

Applications for these awards should be submitted to the scholarship committee chair by January 14, 2017.  A one-page statement of achievements, aspirations, and goals should be written by the student.  The student should also solicit a one-page letter of reference from a major professor, or instructor who is familiar with the student.  This letter should detail the student's qualifications, and should also be submitted by January 14, 2017 (either accompanying the student's application, or under separate cover).  Both the student's application and the reference should include the student's full name, address, telephone number, and college affiliation. Award recipients will be notified prior to the Kansas Chapter business meeting held January 26-27, 2017 during the Kansas Natural resources Conference  in Wichita, Kansas.

Applications will be accepted via email.  Please post email applications with subject line “Kansas Chapter AFS Scholarship”. 

Multiple applications from any institution are encouraged for these awards.  Thus we urge you to distribute this information to qualified students in your institution. If you have questions or comments, please contact the committee chair or any officer of the Kansas Chapter.

Thank you for your participation, and support for these important awards.


Sean Lynott
Scholarship Committee
1500 W. 7TH St., PO Box 777
Chanute, KS 66720-0777

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kansas Conservation Champion

The Kansas Conservation Champion Award began in 2015 at KNRC.  

Nominations are now being accepted! I would encourage our chapter to submit a nomination to recognize one of our members.

Nominations will be accepted online here:

Job Postings

Current job openings are posted on our Jobs page of this website, and shared to our facebook page.  To have a job posted, email the webmaster with a .pdf file of the announcement.



Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Otto Tiemeier - Frank Cross Graduate Student Scholarship

The 2016 Otto Tiemeier - Frank Cross Graduate Student Scholarship was presented to
Casey Pennock, left, for outstanding achievement in fisheries science by scholarship chair Sean Lynott.

Paper and Poster Awards

I’d like to thank all the presenters at this year’s Kansas/Nebraska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Manhattan, 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:  Donald W. Gabelhouse, Jr.: The Role of Fishing in Nebraska Economic Development—A Reality Check

Best Student Paper:  Stephen Siddons: Movement Patterns of Channel Catfish in the Red River of the North

Best Professional Poster:  Tony J. Barada: The Use of Trail Camera to Assess Angler Use: Processing Time, Cost Effectiveness and Limitations

Best Student Poster:  Alexis D. Fedele: Caught-and-Released Fish May Alter Behavior in Response to Predatory Anglers.

2015's winners were presented with plaques at this year's business meeting:

Best Student Paper:  Casey A. PennockDensity Dependence of Herbivorous Fish in Stream Mesocosms

Best Professional Poster:  Ben C. Neely.  Characteristics of the Paddlefish Fishery at Chetopa Dam, Kansas, 1992-2006

Best Student Poster:  Robert E. Weber.  Fish Movement and Mortality of PIT Tagged Fish in Kings Creek.

Past President: Ely Sprenkle

- Carson Cox

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2016 Joint Meeting Schedule


Below are a couple of meeting schedules available for download:

2016 Meeting Schedule (Short)

2016 Meeting Schedule (with abstracts)

We're looking forward to seeing everyone next week!