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Student's Guide to AES 2017

The Student’s Guide

Remember…

  • Support your fellow students by attending their presentations!
    • G –Gruber Award Talk, C –Carrier Award Poster
  • Review the Conservation Resolutions in the AES Store!
  • Get your t-shirts and banquet tickets early!
  • ***Join the SAC (Student Affairs Committee)
    • Contact: Johanna Imhoff

 

Don’t miss these events!

 

Wednesday:


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Q & A with Jillian Morris, author of "Norman the Nurse Shark"

Norman the Nurse Shark is a children's book from Jillian Morris and her colleagues, which presents shark science and ocean conservation topics in an accesible format for the upcoming generation of elasmobranch scientists and conservationists. We asked Jillian a few questions about the project from inception to future plans: 

Q: How did the idea for this project come about?


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Elasmobranch Lab Q & A: Save Our Seas Shark Research Center & Guy Harvey Research Institute

Lab: Save Our Seas Shark Research Center & Guy Harvey Research Institute

Institution: Nova Southeastern University, Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center

Lead reasearcher: Dr. Mahmood Shivji

 

What is the central focus of your research group? Are there any big questions you’re guided by?

Our lab uses genetic tools and satellite telemetry to increase knowledge to aid in the understanding, conservation, and management of marine fishes, with a particular focus on elasmobranchs and billfishes.




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2014 AES Abstracts

ANDERSON, JAMES; QUEIROZ, LUISA; HOLLAND, KIM. 2014

(JA) Department of Biology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA; (LQ) Laboratório de Oceanografia Pesqueira, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; (KH) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

Perception and Discrimination of Magnetic Fields in Sandbar (Carcharhinus plumbeus) and Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) Sharks


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Award Winner Q & A - John Swenson

Q. What award did you receive and when?

I was fortunate to receive the AES Research Award at the 2016 AES meeting in New Orleans.

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

I am seeking a Masters degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University. My adviser, Karen Crow-Sanchez, is amazing.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.


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Award Winner Q & A - Jenny Kemper

Q. What award did you receive and when?

A. Mollet Elasmobranch Research Award, July 2016

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

A. I’m working towards my PhD in Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina under Dr. Gavin Naylor.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.


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Award Winner Q & A - Matt Kolmann

Q. What award did you receive and when?

I received the AES Gruber Award this year at the annual meeting in New Orleans.

Q. What degree are you seeking, from what institution, under whose guidance?

I just finishing my doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.  My advisor is Dr. Nathan Lovejoy.

Q. What is the most important (actual or potential) finding of your research?  Give us a little background on the subject.