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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Kirk Winemiller has received the American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence and was inducted as a Fellow at the society’s 2018 annual meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Winemiller is a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and Regents Professor in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station.
American Fisheries Society President Steve L. McMullin presented the award at the meeting’s plenary session.
The Award of Excellence is presented to a living person for original and outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology. It is the Society’s highest award for scientific achievement.
“We applaud the distinguished contributions of Dr. Winemiller and thank him for his continuous efforts to share the value of fisheries and aquatic biology,” McMullin said.
Winemiller’s research activities and interests focus on multiple areas, including ecology, evolution, systematics, biology, fisheries management, and biodiversity conservation. His publications in these fields have led to major advances in fisheries and aquatic ecosystem management.
Winemiller has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles with his most cited papers concerning fish life history. Winemiller’s life-history model predicts how demographic tradeoffs influence fish population responses to environmental variation—particularly to altered flow regimes and harvest levels. He has also advanced the science of fish food-web ecology, fish functional traits and fish density dependence, according to the society.
Winemiller received the George Mercer Award in 1992 from the Ecological Society of America for an outstanding ecological research paper published by a researcher younger than 40 years old.
Winemiller has also been recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America.