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2019 NANFA Conservation Research Grant

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#1 lilyea

  • NANFA Member
  • Peace River Watershed, Central Florida, USA

Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

NANFA Awards at Least $1000 For Conservation Research Each Year


Since 2001 NANFA has funded the Conservation Research Grant, focusing on supporting research relating to the conservation of North America's indigenous fish fauna, particularly those that are threatened or endangered. The Conservation Research Grant could be awarded to someone in academia, a conservation group, or to an independent researcher. The maximum award for any one proposal is budgeted at $1000.  The deadline for submission of an application is January 20th this year. Award decisions will be announced by March 31st.


Recipients are asked to write an article on the results of their research for publication in American Currents and are encouraged to present their findings at NANFA's Annual Convention.  Please review the Conservation Research Grant section of the NANFA website for additional details (http://www.nanfa.org/research.shtml).


Grant applications and/or questions about the award may be addressed to:


Dr. Bruce Lilyea

NANFA Conservation Research Grant
Grant Committee Chairperson



#2 lilyea

  • NANFA Member
  • Peace River Watershed, Central Florida, USA

Posted 01 April 2019 - 05:00 PM

The grant committee is still in the process of reviewing the submissions for the 2019 Conservation Research Grant and we will be announcing the results soon.  Thank you for your patience and interest in this process.

#3 lilyea

  • NANFA Member
  • Peace River Watershed, Central Florida, USA

Posted 11 April 2019 - 09:23 PM

This year's NANFA Conservation Research Grant proposal review committee participants were Bruce Lilyea, Derek Wheaton and Michael Wolfe. We received 6 proposals, all of which we felt addressed issues of interest in a way consistent with the stated aims of the Conservation Research Grant. This year we selected two proposals that we felt would have the most immediate impact, that fully met all of the goals of the Conservation Research Grant program, and best represent NANFA’s mission. The selected submissions are by Austin Hannah from Austin Peay State University and Pamela Hart from Louisiana State University.  


Austin Hannah’s research question for the grant study is: “What is the mechanistic relationship between decreased Blackside Dace (Chrosomus cumberlandensis) occurrence and elevated water conductivity caused by surface mining?”  Pamela Hart’s study is entitled: “Environmental DNA detection of the Southern Cavefish species complex: Implications for conservation and aquifer connectivity.”  More details about each of these studies will be shared in an upcoming edition of American Currents (a NANFA publication).


Thank you to all who participate in this year’s Conservation Research Grant process, especially all of the applicants.  Please join me in congratulating Austin and Pam!

#4 Doug_Dame

  • NANFA Member

Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:50 PM

Sounds like good stuff !


Thanks to the review committee, for your diligent considerations.


Thanks to the applicants, for the work they've done and will do in the future. Wish we could support all of you.


And Thanks to the paid-up NANFA members, whose dues enable the organization to support (usually young) researchers investigating issues relevant to native fishes and their environment. 



Doug Dame

Floridian now back in Florida

#5 itsme

  • NANFA Member

Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:45 AM

Congrats, Austin and Pam!  Nice work, Bruce, Michael and Derek!  Thanks for getting this done!

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