AFS Annual Meeting – Monsters of Fish Habitat Workshop!

Monsters of Fish Habitat Workshop – Sunday, August 20 12:30-3:30PM at the AFS Annual Meeting in Tampa


The 1980s “Monsters of Rock” tour brought together the best heavy metal bands in the world to play together.  The “Monsters of Fish Habitat Science” workshop will bring together top scientists from around the country for an afternoon of mayhem, mirth, and majorly informative presentations on different aspects of fish habitat science. The eight Monsters will provide fascinating and fun mini-lectures on critical fish habitat science topics.  This event–organized by the AFS Fish Habitat, Estuaries, and Marine Fisheries Sections–will benefit student travel awards for the AFS Annual Meeting.  The list of speakers and topic will be released soon. We look forward to having you join us for this workshop! Registration is $40 for non-students and $20 for students.

The lineup is:

Tom Bigford, AFS Policy Co-Director
Gary Whelan, Co-chair, National Fish Habitat Partnership’s Science and Data Committee
Brian Graeb, Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University
Howard Townsend, NOAA/NMFS/ST/Ecosystems Cooperative Oxford Lab
Karin Limburg, State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Linda Walters, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Central Florida
James H. Cowan, Jr., E.I. Abraham Distinguished Professor in Louisiana Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University
James Locascio, Fisheries Habitat Ecology & Acoustics Research Program Manager, Mote Marine Laboratory

The full schedule with times will be made available soon.

Please contact Abigail Archer ([email protected]) with any questions.


Student/Young Professional Volunteer Opportunity: Are you interested in helping the Monsters of Fish Habitat workshop? Even if you cannot attend the meeting in Tampa you can volunteer and help. We are searching for a volunteer or two to put together a fun video to promote the upcoming Monsters of Fish Habitat workshop. It should go with the theme of Monsters of Rock and could be a fun spoof on the hard rock ballads/hair bands of the 1980s. If you have the skills to pay the bills (and are willing to volunteer them) email Tom Lang at [email protected] asap.


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