Dr. John Avise, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is among four inaugural Hall of Excellence awardees selected by the Genetics Section of the American Fisheries Society. The AFS established the Hall of Excellence to recognize professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of management or conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems through the application of genetics tools, techniques or theory. Dr. Avise’s selection was in recognition of his many years of research on the population genetics and evolutionary genetics of a wide array of fish species in marine and freshwater environments. The induction of honorees was held at the annual meeting of the AFS Genetics Section on August 18, 2014.
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