Recognizes students for excellence in the communication of fisheries research to the general public. Undergraduate and graduate students are asked to submit a 500- to 700-word article explaining their own research or a research project in their lab or school. The article must be written in language understandable to the general public (i.e., journalistic style). The winning article will be published in Fisheries. Students may write about research that has been completed, is in progress, or is in the planning stages. The papers will be judged according to their quality and their ability to turn a scientific research topic into a paper for the general public and will be scored based upon a grading rubric.
(check the AFS web site on the main awards page for the grading rubric)
(For examples of past winning papers, see Fisheries 32(12):608&609 and Fisheries 34(1):39)
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Funder: American Fisheries Society
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