Assistant Professor in Fish Population Ecology & Conservation Position Announced

Title:                          Assistant Professor – Fish Population Ecology & Conservation Appointment:     Academic Year (9-month) – Tenure Track Available:               September 1, 2012 Application:         Review of applications will begin January 17, 2012. The search will continue until the position is filled.   The Position:         The candidate will be expected to develop independent and collaborative research programs that, in part, help meet the research needs of state, federal and non governmental organizations; build departmental and interdisciplinary collaborations; and develop an innovative teaching program that incorporates new initiatives in teaching and learning. Teaching responsibilities include a sophomore-level fish sampling and identification course, an upper level fisheries management course, and a graduate course in advanced fisheries science or equivalent. Successful applicants will serve, as do other faculty, as a mentor to minorities and other underrepresented groups within the department. Other duties will include student advising, program planning, general university and professional service.  Qualifications:     The focus of this position is fish population ecology and conservation with emphasis on fish biology and ecology, population dynamics, and...
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Adjunct Professor, Rodney Rountree’s work highlighted on passive acoustics applications to fisheries on NPR

Rodney Rountree and his colleagues' work was highlighted on NPR's station WCAI's, "The Point", on passive acoustics applications to fisheries and the behavioral ecology of fish sounds. His interview can be found here: WCAI Interview    More information on his research can be found at his web site: Fishecology.org...
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Andy Danylchuk participates in UN FAO Expert Consultation on Responsible Recreational Fisheries

 Dr. Andy Danylchuk, Department of Environmental Conservation, recently participated in a UN FAO Expert Consultation in Berlin, Germany, aimed at the development of technical guidelines for responsible recreational fisheries on a global scale.  During the meeting, the invited experts and observers agreed on the immense benefits of recreational fisheries and the important contribution of recreational fishers to maintaining aquatic biodiversity and conserving endangered species, their habitats and aquatic ecosystems in general.  Dr. Danylchuk and the other participants also acknowledged the potential contributions of recreational fishing to economic growth in developing countries, but only if such an industry reflects responsible and sustainable management of ecological and cultural resources.  The final FAO Technical Guidelines for Responsible Recreational Fisheries will be available for distribution in early 2012.  For more information on the Expert Consultation, see http://www.fao.org/fishery/nems/39974/en...
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Alum Appointed to MA DFW Post

Alumna Kim Bodary, ’99, Natural Resource Studies/Wildlife Biology, has been appointed Deputy Director for Administration in the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and will be stationed in the Division’s Boston office. Kim is returning to Massachusetts following 8 years of service in the administration of the Arizona Game and Fish Department....
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