Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
MAISRC providing incentive grant for student research on invasive fish
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, in partnership with the Introduced Fish Section of the American Fisheries Society, is awarding funds of up to $500 to support student research aligning with MAISRC strategies of advancing understanding of the basic biology or ecology of invasive fish within the Upper Mississippi River Basin in order to more effectively control them. This special award will support student travel to present findings at the American Fisheries Society annual meeting held in Portland, Oregon in August 2015.
To win, a student must be a member of the Introduced Fish Section, give an oral or poster presentation at the meeting, and attend the IFS Business Meeting. Learn more and apply here. The American Fisheries Society works to advance sound science, promote professional development, and disseminate science-based fisheries information for the global protection, conservation, and sustainability of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems. The Introduced Fish Section works specifically on identifying and researching the potentially harmful impacts of introduced species and is led by MAISRC researcher Przemek Bajer.