Past Award Winners

Stevan Phelps Memorial Award

2015

Will Satterthwaite at AFS 2015 Portland

Will Satterthwaite at AFS 2015 Portland

William H. Satterthwaite, Michael S. Mohr, Michael R. O’Farrell, Eric C. Anderson, Michael A. Banks, Sarah J. Bates, M. Renee Bellinger, Lisa A. Borgerson, Eric D. Crandall, John Carlos Garza, Brett J. Kormos, Peter W. Lawson, and Melodie L. Palmer-Zwahlen were awarded for their paper, “Use of Genetic Stock Identification Data for Comparison of the Ocean Spatial Distribution, Size at Age, and Fishery Exposure of an Untagged Stock and Its Indicator: California Coastal versus Klamath River Chinook Salmon. 2014. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143(1): 117-133.”








2014

Helen Neville with President Meredith Bartron

Helen Neville with President Meredith Bartron

Helen Neville and Louis Bernatchez were awarded for their paper, “Neville H., and L. Bernatchez 2013. Coding Gene Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Population Genetics of Nonnative Brook Trout: The Ghost of Introductions Past. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142(5):1215-1231.”








James E. Wright Graduate Award

2015

Kari Dammerman and John Hargrove at AFS 2015 Portland

Kari Dammerman and John Hargrove at AFS 2015 Portland

Kari is a PhD candidate at Michigan State University and her adviser is Kim Scribner. Kari presented a paper titled, “Egg quality, reproductive success, and behavioral plasticity of spawning female lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens),” in the “Breaking out of the Spawning Biomass Paradigm” symposium.

John is a PhD student at the University of Florida and his adviser is James Austin. John presented a paper titled, “Assessing population level impacts of catch-and-release angling on reproductive success and recruitment on Florida bass Micropterus floridanus,” in the “Ecology and Fisheries of Black Bass” symposium.




2014

Ryan Waples with President Meredith Bartron

Ryan Waples with President Meredith Bartron

Ryan Waples, who is completing his M.S. degree at the University of Washington under the direction of Drs. Jim and Lisa Seeb, presented a paper titled, “How to Use Reduced-Representation Genomic Methods to Estimate Contemporary Effective Population Size” in the “Big Data Science and Its Impacts on Fish Conservation and Management” Symposium at AFS Quebec 2014.