News and Updates
New Grant: Assessing Reproduction and Recruitment Dynamics of Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon
New Publication on Shortnose Sturgeon Aging
Student Awards at Georgia AFS
Hiring Techs for Summer 2022
New Paper Coming Out Soon!
MS Thesis Defense
UGA Graduate TA Award
Senior Thesis Defense
New Publication Coming Soon!
Student Award at WGSS 2021
February, 2021 - MS student Brendan Dula won 1st place fisheries presentation at the 2021 Warnell Graduate Student Symposium in Athens, GA.
Student Awards at GA AFS
January, 2021 - MS student Brendan Dula won first place student paper at the 2021 Georgia AFS virtual conference. His talk was titled "Effects of Hurricane Michael on annual recruitment, mortality, and behavior of Gulf Sturgeon in the Apalachicola River, Florida."
Brendan was also awarded the chapter's Ronnie J. Gilbert Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding student member of the chapter.
November 18, 2020 - Gina Alvarez successfully defended her Masters Thesis, 'Using video surveys to examine the effect of habitat on Gag occurrence .' Congratulations! She was co-advised by Dr. Cecil Jennings, and committee members included Dr. Brian Irwin and Dave Gandy (FWCC).
November 9, 2020 - Congratulations to Cortney Bunch for the successful defense of her Masters Thesis, 'Using side-scan sonar to quantify. the spawning runs of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Altamaha River, Georgia.' Cortney was co-advised by Dr. Cecil Jennings, and her committee included Drs. Richard Chandler and Adam Kaeser (USFWS).
July, 2020 - Sturgeon Lab alum Evan Ingram put together a paper on Shortnose Sturgeon in Georgia:
Ingram, E., D. Peterson, and A. Fox. 2020. Abundance of endangered Shortnose Sturgeon (Accipenser brevirostrum) in the Altamaha River in Georgia. Fishery Bulletin 118: 198-204.
Sturgeon Symposium at SDAFS
February, 2020 - With Dr. Marty Hamel, Dr. Fox organized a symposium on "Sturgeon population dynamics: a compilation of techniques, tools, and research" at the Southern Divison AFS Meeting in Little Rock, AR.
2020 Georgia AFS Awards
January, 2020 - Fox Lab students cleaned house at the 202 Georgia Chapter AFS conference. MS student Michael Baker was awarded 1st place student paper, and MS student Brendan Dula was awarded 2nd place student paper.
Michael was also awarded the chapter's Ronnie J. Gilbert Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding student member.
Gina Alvarez received a certificate of appreciation from the chapter for her efforts as President of the UGA Student Sub-unit.
June, 2019 - MS Student Cortney Bunch took home the award for 2nd place presentation at the UGA Graduate Students and Post-Docs in Research Symposium, for her talk "Using side-scan sonar to quantify spawning run size of Atlantic Sturgeon in Georgia."
2019 GA AFS Student Awards
February, 2019 - Undergraduate Catlin Chapman Wells took home the first place student paper, and MS student Gina Alvarez won 2nd place student paper at the 2019 Georgia AFS conference.
Student Awards at 2017 GA AFS
January, 2017 - BSFR student Hudman Evans won the best undergraduate presentation at 2017 Georgia AFS conference. MS student Nathaniel Hancock also took home 3rd place presentation paper.