Monday, September 5, 2011
American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting This Week in Seattle
Starting today the American Fisheries Society (AFS) will hold its annual meeting at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. AFS is the foremost organization of professional fisheries biologists in the world and the conference promises to be fascinating. Featuring literally hundreds of talks by biologists from around the globe, this meeting has a healthy dose of salmon and steelhead research ranging from the effect of marine derived nutrients (salmon carcasses) on freshwater ecosystems to role of disease in salmon population dynamics. Of particular interest is a session called "Colonization and Reintroduction of Anadromous Salmonids" which runs from 8:00Am to 3:00Pm Tuesday and has several talks related to the Elwha Dam Removal. Check out the full schedule at the AFS website, I'll try to post an update towards the end of the details of a few of the more interesting talks.