Greg Cope Named American Fisheries Society Fellow

Fishing lures strung up to a wooden board

Congratulations to William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Greg Cope for being named a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society (AFS)! Greg will be recognized as a Fellow later this year at the AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

Greg Cope holds a fish in his right hand.
Greg Cope pictured with fishy colleague. Photo provided by Cope.

AFS is a worldwide professional society with over 8,000 members and 5 peer-reviewed journals. Fellows of the Society are reserved for members who have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in AFS. Contributions can include, but are not restricted to, efforts in leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and/or conservation, and outreach/interaction with the public.

Greg was nominated by former Applied Ecology department head Derek Aday, the late Tom Kwak, and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s Chief of Inland Fisheries Christian Waters.

“I am very honored and humbled to receive this recognition,” says Cope. “I have been a member of AFS since 1985 and have served the profession, the Society, and our students in many roles over the years, including as President of the NC Chapter, Chair or Co-chair of the Awards and Student Awards Committee for over 20 consecutive years, Associate Editor of the of the AFS flagship journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, and service on the Education and Outreach Committee, among others.”

This has been a big fellows year for Greg, as he was also named a 2022 Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) earlier this summer.

Congratulations, Greg!

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