Fishes of Alberta - Field Identification Workshop

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Summary

Accurate fish species identification is of critical importance in fisheries biology. In this introductory course, students will learn key morphological identification characteristics, provincial range, and habitat preferences of Alberta fish species. This workshop offers a range of knowledge from junior to senior level fisheries personnel.

Presenter:    Shona Derlukewich, B.Sc., QAES

Date:               Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:      Laboratory Classroom B133, Mount Royal University

Maximum     20 registrants (Register early as seats fill fast)

CCP:                 This course qualifies ASPB members to earn 3 Professional Development Hours towards their Continuing Competency                                             requirement

Cost:                $65 for members, $75 for non-members

                             For inquiries about this workshop, please contact Joyce Evans.

                             For inquiries about regarding registration, please contact the ASPB office.

Details and schedule of the workshop will be supplied to registered participants

Summary

In this introductory course, students will learn key morphological identification characteristics, provincial range, and habitat preferences of Alberta fish species.  The course also provides an opportunity to observe and handle real preserved specimens to learn the key identification features of different species.

Topics could include:

  • Key morphological characteristics and fish anatomy
  • Provincial range and habitat preferences
  • Fish collection, handling, photography and preservation techniques
  • Fish Research Licenses for fish sampling and the use of the provincial online fisheries database

Presenter Biography

Shona is a graduate of the NAIT- Renewable Resources and University of Alberta - Conservation Biology programs. She has provided field knowledge and educational teaching over the past 12 years. With the help of many consultants, Alberta Environment and Parks, Universities, Trout Unlimited Canada and friends, this fish identification workshop has provided great interest throughout the fisheries community.

“I am very excited to teach this workshop to students and biologists across the province. Together we can provide mentorship, education, and awareness to reignite the passions in fishing enthusiasts”.

Notice

The ASPB is not responsible for the content of this presentation; the information and views expressed by the presenter(s) are their own.

Tickets

  • Non-Member - $75.00
  • Member - $65.00