Dr. Poesch is a member of Tracking Change, a program aimed at connecting local and traditional knowledge in watersheds. The Lab welcomes the youth from Alberta and Northwest Territories for the Youth Knowledge Fair! See Outreach Gallery for some photos.
It was a great honour to give a plenary talk on freshwater invasive species and participate in a panel discussion with Dr. Daniel Simberloff (University of Tennessee), Dr. Chris Thomas (University of York, UK), Jason Fisher and Margo Pybus at this year’s Alberta Wildlife Society meeting in Lethbridge. I really enjoyed the discussion on invasive species! I was also very impressed to see as many as five undergraduate students from my Fish and Wildlife class in attendance! Also happy to see my students Sebastian Theis (PhD candidate), Jesse Shirton (undergraduate) and Jamie Card (undergraduate) present posters on their research!
For the first time in almost 25 years, the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research returns to Edmonton, AB. With Dr. Poesch as Local Organizing Chair, the PoeschLab was front and centre helping run the show. The PoeschLab also contributed 14 talks or posters to the event! Great job team!
Dr. Poesch’s paper on climate change impacts to freshwater fishes was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Renew.
Link to pdf: Renew_Spring_2017
Link to paper on “Climate change impacts on freshwater fishes: A Canadian perspective“.
Dr. Poesch described the role of fish species at risk in the Anthropocene.
Link to pdf: Oilweek June 2016 — Mitacs
Citation: Maitland, B.*, Cooke, S. and M.S. Poesch. 2015. Finding the path to a successful graduate and research career: Advice for early career researchers. Fisheries 40: 399-403.
The path to a successful graduate and research career is a complex and difficult one. Early career researchers (ECRs) have myriad choices and tasks to prioritize and complete as they build their CV but are often confronted with unfamiliar situations in which advice from more senior researchers can be extremely valuable. Here, we summarize a recent workshop held for ECRs by the Canadian Aquatic Resource Section of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) with support from the Education Section. Sessions touched on (1) getting published, (2) science communication and outreach, (3) scoring a job or grad school position, and (4) working within the science–policy interface. The decades of collective experience brought to the table should be shared with the broader readership of AFS because it may prove useful to ECRs as well as stimulate meaningful conversations on these important and timely issues.
Link to pdf: 2013_10_21_Globe and Mail_Magazine
Link to pdf: 2014_Alberta Outdoorsman Article