|JMIH/AES Annual Meeting July 6-11, 2011, Minneapolis, MN
Student Workshop: Elasmobranch Conservation Research: Principles and Practice
Saturday, July 9, 12:00-1:30, Minneapolis Ballroom G
Speakers: Sonja Fordham, Neal Hammerschlag, Nick Dulvy, Tony Wiley
Elasmobranch conservation is a hot topic given the precipitous population declines reported for many species, yet there are several aspects of elasmobranch conservation research that generate debate. For example, the use of lethal sampling methods in scientific research is a volatile subject area in general– but can it ever be justified in a conservation context? Moreover, what exactly constitutes ‘conservation research’? We all like to think that our work will contribute in some way to the preservation of our study species, but where do we draw the line in terms of claiming tangible conservation-oriented outcomes? This workshop will cover issues such as those mentioned above, in addition to which, we will discuss perceptions of the non-scientific obligations of elasmobranch conservation researchers with regard to participating in public outreach and education programs. Leading elasmobranch researchers and conservation advocates will provide their personal views and insights on the complexities of elasmobranch conservation research, and lead discussions on the more contentious aspects of this important field of research.
Student Business Meeting:
Thursday, July 7, 12:00-1:30
Friday, July 8, 7:30pm
Things for students to do in Minneapolis (and cheap places to eat/drink):
The skyway system in Minneapolis connects most of the parts of the city, and it's free!
The light rail also runs through most of the city, with a station near the Hilton (Nicollet Mall)
Some cool places to see:
Restaurants and bars near the hotel:
The Local- An Irish bar known for pouring the most Jameson in the world! Complete with microbrews and a full menu featuring Irish cuisine.
Kieran's Irish Pub- The Local's sister bar with live music on the weekend
The Shout House- Dueling piano bar
Brit's Pub- An English pub with lawn bowling on the roof