Owing to the special circumstances of the LFC2006 organization, there will be no theme sessions. Nonetheless, contributed abstracts will be organized by their subject area.
Collection, Processing, and Identification of Freshwater Fish Larvae
Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2006
Paul Smith’s, New York
A two-day workshop focused on procedures used in the collection, processing, and identification of freshwater ichthyoplankton will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2006 in conjunction with the 136th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and the 30th Annual Larval Fish Conference being held in Lake Placid, New York. The workshop will be held on the campus of Paul Smith’s College situated on Lower St. Regis Lake, about a 30 minute car ride from Lake Placid through the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.
This workshop is targeted towards students, agency professionals, consulting biologists, and academicians desiring familiarity with sampling methods, gear types, sample processing, and tools useful for the identification of freshwater ichthyoplankton. The workshop will provide participants with hands-on experience using different ichthyoplankton sampling gear, sorting and processing samples, and using dichotomous keys and other tools to identify larvae. The workshop will consist of a series of short lectures, field demonstrations, and laboratory exercises to introduce and provide participants with practical experience working with fish larvae.
Workshop instructors include:
Dr. Nancy A. Auer, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Dow 732, Houghton, MI 49931; Phone: 906/487-2353; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. David J. Jude, Research Scientist, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, The University of Michigan, 440 Church St., G454 Dana Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040; Phone: 734/763-3183; e-mail: email@example.com
Dr. Edward F. Roseman, Research Fishery Biologist, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, 1451 Green Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105; Phone: 734/214-7237; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darrel E. Snyder, Research Associate and Collection Curator, Larval Fish Laboratory, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523; Phone: 970/491-5295; e-mail: DESnyder@CNR.ColoState.edu
Workshop materials, a barbeque social Saturday night, and transportation to and from Paul Smith’s College from the Lake Placid Conference Center will be provided as part of the workshop registration fee. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their lunches at the college cafeteria on Saturday and Sunday.
Cost of the workshop is $150 and $125 for students with an additional $7 ($10 for non-members) for continuing education credits (course is 1.425 CE units). Pre-registration is mandatory through the American Fisheries Society. Class size is limited to 30.
This workshop is sponsored by the Early Life History Section of the American Fisheries Society, the Division of Forestry, Natural Resources, and Recreation at Paul Smith’s College, and the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center.
Additional information can be obtained from Ed Roseman (email@example.com).