Sunday, August 20, 12:30-3:30 PM

The 1980s “Monsters of Rock” tour brought together the best heavy metal bands in the world to play together.  The “Monsters of Fish Habitat Science” workshop will bring together top scientists from around the country for an afternoon of mayhem, mirth, and majorly informative presentations on different aspects of fish habitat science. The eight Monsters will provide fascinating and fun mini-lectures on critical fish habitat science topics.  This event–organized by the AFS Fish Habitat, Estuaries, and Marine Fisheries Sections–will benefit student travel awards for the AFS Annual Meeting.

Monsters of Fish Habitat Science speakers include:

  • Tom Bigford, AFS Policy Co-Director and AFS Fish Habitat Section President;
  • Gary Whelan, Co-chair, National Fish Habitat Partnership’s Science and Data Committee;
  • Brian Graeb, Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University;
  • Howard Townsend, NOAA/NMFS/ST/Ecosystems Cooperative Oxford Lab;
  • Karin Limburg, State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry;
  • Linda Walters, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Central Florida;
  • James H. Cowan, Jr., E.I. Abraham Distinguished Professor in Louisiana Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University;
  • James Locascio, Fisheries Habitat Ecology & Acoustics Research Program Manager, Mote Marine Laboratory.

We look forward to having you join us for this workshop! Registration is $40 for non-students and $20 for students.

Register through main AFS registration.

Please contact Abigail Archer ( with any questions.