President: Scott Pavey ScottPaveyPhoto

Canada Research Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
100 Tucker Park Road
Saint John, NB E2L 4L5 Canada

I am broadly interested in ecology, evolution, and genomics. More specifically, I study the process of colonization and local adaptation, the role of life history and behavior in relation to ecology and morphology, and the ecology of gene function. I use genetic, behavioral, morphological, and genomic tools in a holistic approach to understand the relationship of ecology, evolution, and the function of genes in natural populations. My model organisms are commercial, recreational, and culturally important species to New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada.

taveryVice-President: Trevor Avery

Assistant Professor
33 Westwood Ave.
Departments of Biology & Mathematics and Statistics
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia,  B4P2R6

I research aquatic (and sometimes terrestrial) systems using biostatistical methods with a focus on animal populations, conservation, and human dimensions. Currently, my students study population dynamics, conservation, stewardship and recreational angling of Striped Bass and two skate species (Winter and Little Skates), social cohesion in fishes, American Eel habitat use and population dynamics, introduced species (Smallmouth Bass and Chain Pickerel) and their effects on community structure. We use and create long-term data sets through conservation monitoring. Various smaller projects include lynx prey habitat use, squid and lady crab demographics, and the use of local ecological knowledge in conservation. I also teach biostatistical methods mainly through R and through organizing


Lipsky-ChristineTreasurer/ Secretary: Christine Lipsky

Christine A. Lipsky
Research Fishery Biologist
NOAA-Fisheries – Maine Field Station
17 Godfrey Drive – Suite 1
Orono, ME 04473
Phone: 207-866-4667

Christine Lipsky began her fisheries career in Alaska while working at Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (SSRAA) after graduating from Bates College with a degree in biology. She received her M.S. in Fisheries Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2000, and worked for several years as a salmon biologist for the State of Rhode Island. In 2003, she moved to Maine to work for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service as a Research Fishery Biologist as part of the Northeast Salmon Team. She has additional responsibilities working with sturgeon as well as estuary ecosystems. Christine has been a member of AFS since 2000 and has been a Certified Fisheries Professional since 2004.

DSCN0005Past President: John Magee

Fish Habitat Biologist
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH  03301

John has been the Fish Habitat Biologist at NH Fish and Game Department since November 2004. His duties include providing technical assistance on fish habitat and water quality restoration projects, land conservation and to regulatory agencies.  He also manages several stream restoration projects and leads brook trout research at Nash Stream Forest in northern New Hampshire.

ammpictureUniversity of Maine Subunit President: Alejandro Molina-Moctezuma
University of Maine
Wildlife Fisheries and Conservation Biology Department
Nutting Hall Room 220, Orono, ME, 04469-5755


I am currently a research assistant and PhD student at the University of Maine. I study Atlantic salmon smolts movement and survival in the Penobscot River. An important part of my research is the impact that dams can have on survival, movement and performance of dowsntream-migrating smolts. My interests include demography, survival analysis, fisheries science, evolutionary ecology, and quantitative ecology.




University of New Hampshire Subunit
President: Meghan Owings


46 College Road,
Rudman Hall, University of New Hampshire 
Durham, NH 03824
I am currently a graduate student at UNH earning my Master’s Degree in Marine Science. My research is looking into determining the impacts that the biomedical bleeding process has on the behavior and physiology of the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science with a concentration in Marine Biology at the University of Delaware. My interests include fisheries science, invasive species, conservation and restoration of environmental ecosystems, and, of course, horseshoe crabs!

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