At the Kansas Natural Resource Conference last week numerous members of the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society were honored with a variety of awards.
Otto Tiemeier-Frank Cross Student Scholarship
James Miazga (top) – Emporia State University
Joshua Holloway (bottom) – Pittsburg State University
Catfish 2020 Student Travel Grant
Katie Schrag – Emporia State University
Kali Boroughs – Pittsburgh State University
Inaugural Outstanding Fisheries Role Model Award
Dr. David Edds – Retired, Emporia State University
Carson Cox – Awards Committee Chair from 2001 - 2019
Jessica Mounts – Communications Chair from 2011 - 2019
Jordan Hofmeier – Chapter President 2018 - 2019
2020 Poster and Presentation Awards
Student Presentation: Crosby Hedden, Influence of water velocity on growth of two minnow species in the Gila River Basin
Student Poster: Kali Boroughs, Have Neosho Madtom densities responded to improved water quality in the Spring River
Professional Presentation: James Whitney, Status of the Blackside Darter in Kansas
Professional Poster: Ernesto Flores, Evaluation of a non-traditional pectoral spine sectioning method for Blue Catfish
Congratulations to all our award winners, it is no easy task for the awards committee to choose from so many exceptional candidates.
The lights were somewhat dimmed in the room so we opted to take photos afterwards, but Josh and Jim were the only two to stick around. I guess they’re more photogenic!