International Coregonid Symposium Call for Abstracts

Greetings – We are excited to host the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfield, Wisconsin, and welcome abstract submissions for both oral and poster presentations. Please visit our website ( to submit an abstract and to find more information on the host city and the symposium program. All abstracts must be submitted online prior to... Read More

New Travel Award to the International Coregonid Symposium

A new travel award is available to graduate student members of the Genetics Section. The award, co-sponsored by the Symposium and the Section, supports travel to the 13th International Coregonid Symposium in Bayfied, WI. A total of $1000 will be awarded, with up to $500 awarded to any one student. Application materials are due to... Read More

In Remembrance of Tim King

We would like to pass some sad news along to Section members. Our colleague and friend, Tim King, passed away this weekend at Winchester Hospital. Tim’s many contributions to the Section will be missed as anyone who had the pleasure of working with him knows. Anyone who would like to offer condolences to the family... Read More

New Job Board

Dear Genetics Section members, please check out our new page for job listings, student positions, and other educational and career-related opportunities: If you would to post an opportunity to our page, please contact us. Read More

Dr. Scott Pavey Wins Early Career Award

The AFS Genetics Section would like to congratulate Dr. Scott Pavey, the first recipient of our inaugural Early Career Award. The goal of the Award is to promote innovative and particularly applicable genetics research, increase interest in fisheries genetics careers, and enhance professional connections among fisheries geneticists. Scott is a Canada Research Chair and Assistant... Read More

Congratulations to our Genetics Section Award Recipients

Congratulations to Stevan Phelps Memorial Award recipients Kathleen M. Fisch, Christine C. Kozfkay, Jamie A. Ivy, Oliver A. Ryder, and Robin S. Waples. Further congratulations go to James E. Wright Graduate Student Awardees Nathan Lucas and Jackman Eschenroeder. Finally, many thanks to former Genetics Section President Jeff Olsen for his service from 2014 through 2016.... Read More

Congratulations to our 2016 Student Travel Award Recipients

Hello fellow Genetics Section members, Please join me in congratulating our student travel award recipients for 2016. This is an amazing group and you can see from their presentation titles the depth and breadth of genetic applications in fisheries and aquatic resource management and conservation. As a side note, the researchers advising our two James... Read More

James Wright Award Announcement

On behalf of the AFS Genetics Section, we are now accepting applications for graduate student travel awards to the annual AFS meeting in Kansas City, MO [please download our (link removed) or visit our Awards page for more information]. Faculty, this is a great opportunity for graduate students so please encourage them to apply. The... Read More

Call for Nominations for AFS Genetics Section Hall of Excellence

The AFS Genetics Section Hall of Excellence recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of management or conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems through the application of genetics tools, techniques, or theory. Up to three inductees are entered into the Hall of Excellence per year. If you would like to nominate someone... Read More