Bigfoot teaches statistics

I completely changed how I teach fisheries and wildlife sciences, and I used Bigfoot to do it. I realized we don’t have to choose between teaching analytical skills or scientific literacy. After all, science is based on the process of inquiry. As researchers, we acknowledge this fact everyday: we have to, we live it. Isn’t…

How to land a technician job in fisheries and wildlife

Spring: a wonderful time of year when a young biologist’s thoughts turn to field work and all the great experiences that come with it.  But to earn paid access to all those rivers and mountains, you have to go through the time-honored process of dusting off your résumé, writing cover letters and personal statements, and…

Advice for freshman fisheries students: join AFS

by Brandon Peoples Let me start off by saying that I don’t claim to be “successful,” or that I’ve “made it” in the fisheries profession. In fact, I’m still a student—just beginning the fourth year of my PhD studies. However, I can say that I’ve been active in fisheries science long enough to notice a…