Fish Passage 2016

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jun 19 - 23, 2016

The 2016 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2016) promises to be an important international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues.
Fish Passage 2016 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, road ecology, and the myriad of funding, safety, climate change, and other social issues surrounding connectivity projects.
This is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques. The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session. Independently offered short courses, workshops and tours will be available immediately before and/or after the conference.

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Horst Bleckmann

Professor, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University

Bio: Horst Bleckmann is a German zoologist and neurobiologist with more than 160 scientific publications across diverse journals including both Science and Nature. Some of his most noted publications include research on the hydrodynamic stimuli of the lateral line in fish as well as measuring flow velocity and flow direction by spatial and temporal analysis of flow functions in nature. Since 1994, Dr. Horst Bleckmann has held a full professor position of zoology and comparative neurobiology at the Institute of Zoology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Gießen in 1979, where he also undertook postdoctoral training for two years before becoming an associate professor at the University of Frankfurt. Afterwards, Dr. Bleckmann attended Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California as a postdoctoral fellow. He held another associate professor position at the University of Bielefeld and then a full professor position at the University of Darmstadt, prior to his current position. Additionally, Dr. Bleckmann has received many awards including the Karl Ritter von Frisch Medal of the German Zoological Society and the Prototype Nature Award of the Ministry of Science and Education in 2012.

Aaron Spares

Post-doctorate Fellow, Acadia University

Alek Modjeski

Habitat Restoration Program Director, American Littoral Society

Alex Abbott

GI Fish Passage Specialist, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Alex Haro

Research Ecologist, USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center

Alison Bowden

Director of Rivers, Coasts & Oceans, Nature Conservancy

Andy Jones

Postdoctoral, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Andrew Muir

Science Director, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Andy Peters

Director, Pacific Netting

Bob Beran

President, Beran Evironmental Services

Boyd Kynard

Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brittney Mosey

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota

Bryan Heiner

Hydraulic Engineer, P.E., US Bureau of Reclamation

Bülent Verep

ÖĞRETİM ÜYESİ / Lecturer, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University

Caroline Druschke

Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island

Cornelia Schuetz

Researcher, German Federal Institute of Hydrology

Daniel Zielinski

Post-Doctoral Associate, University of Minnesota

Derrick Alcott

Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Eileen Straughan

President, Straughan Environmental

Erik Martin

Spatial Ecologist, Nature Conservancy

Erin Ryan

Engineering Technician, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Fred Goetz

Fish Biologist, United States Army Corps of Engineers

George Aponte Clarke

Deputy Director, Penobscot River Restoration Trust

George Nau

Graduate Student, Acadia University

Gwen Macdonald

Director of Habitat Restoration, Save the Sound

Helmut Mader

Prof. Dr., Institute of Water Management Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

James MacBroom

Vice President, Money Management

Jason Clingerman

Aquatic Ecologist, Downstream Strategies

Jason Duguay

PhD Student, Universty of Sherbrooke

Jasper de Bie

Post-Graduate Researcher, University of Southampton

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