Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 Paper and Poster Winners!

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:  Ben C. Neely.  “An Evaluation of Channel Catfish X Blue Catfish Hybrids in Two Small Kansas Impoundments”

Best Student Paper:  Casey A. Pennock. “Can Fishways Mitigate Fragmentation Effects on Great Plains Fish Communities?”

Best Professional Poster:  Jeff Koch.  “Exploitation of Walleye in Milford Reservoir, Kansas, with an Emphasis on a Large Fishing Tournament”

Best Student Poster:  Andrew T. Karlin.  “Drought-Related Declines of the Cylindrical Papershell (Anodontoides ferussacianus) in the Saline and Smoky Hill Rivers”

- Carson Cox, Award Committee Chairman