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Proposed Constitution Changes

Please read these proposed changes to the American Elasmobranch Society constitution in preparation for a vote in our upcoming election. 

Presidential Candidate Statements Available

Candidate statements from our two candidates for American Elasmobranch Society President are now available. Please view statements from Dr. David Ebert and Dr. Dean Grubbs in preparation for our upcoming election. Only members in good standing will be able to vote.

Student travel and research award deadlines approaching

The deadline for student members to apply for research and travel funding is April 1. To be eligible for a student research award, you must be a member in good standing. To be eligible for a travel award, you must be a member in good standing in at least your second year of membership. 

RIP Dr. Eugenie Clark

American Elasmobranch Society distinguished fellow Dr. Eugenie Clark passed away last week at the age of 93, after a research career that last almost 75 years. Obituaries for Genie were featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,  National Public Radio, and National Geographic News. She touched many of our lives, and if she touched yours and you'd like to say something, please e-mail RememberingDrClark@mote.org. 

New and Notable

Integrative Elasmobranch Biology Symposium

The American Elasmobranch Society is pleased to announce that our research symposium for the 2015 JMIH in Reno will be focus on integrative biology of elasmobranchs. This symposium will feature cutting-edge, interdisciplinary science that incorporates elasmobranchs in keeping with the mission of the American Elasmobranch Society.  We aim to create a prospective, rather than retrospective, framework for integrative elasmobranch research.  Meaning, we hope to identify areas of future research more so than just review where we have been in the past.  We seek to feature research by early career scientists in order to provide these researchers the opportunity to showcase their work and how it fits within this paradigm.

2015 AES Membership Renewals

Although the deadline (Dec 31, 2014) to be a member in good standing has past for 2015, you can be an Active member by renewing anytime throughout the year. Members are included in all society communications and have access to the online member database as well as other benefits such as reduced rates on merchandise.  This year the membership process is entirely paperless including the ability to complete payment online (mailing a payment also is acceptable).  Thank you for your continued support of the Society.

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