Buckel, Cope, and Kwak Named American Fisheries Society Fellows

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Congratulations to Prof. Jeff Buckel for being the latest Applied Ecology faculty member to be named a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society (AFS)! Jeff was recognized as a Fellow at the August AFS Spokane meeting.

Along with Jeff, Prof. Greg Cope was named an AFS fellow earlier this year, as was Patrick Cooney who conducted research in Puerto Rico with the late Prof. Tom Kwak. Tom was also posthumously named an AFS fellow this year.

AFS is a professional society with over 8,000 worldwide members and 5 peer-reviewed journals. Fellows of AFS have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in AFS. Contributions can include efforts in leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and/or conservation, and outreach/interaction with the public.

“It is a fantastic recognition of the great work of these faculty members, and a great recognition of our department that three of the 11 new AFS fellows are from Applied Ecology,” says Prof. Bob Franks, interim department head. “These fellows have certainly earned these honors for their outstanding contributions and advancements to the diversity of fields they represent.”

Congratulations, all!

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