This symposium will highlight Dr. Kirk Winemiller’s contribution to the ecology and conservation of freshwater ecosystems in tropical and temperate ecoregions. The symposium is organized by a large number of fisheries scientists who are mentees of Dr. Winemiller and continue to work in the field of fisheries ecology and conservation. The symposium will feature presentations ranging from ecology of fishes, food webs, environmental flows, and conservation of rivers and fisheries. Presenters will provide context on the early contributions of Dr. Winemiller, while also provide contemporary perspectives of those ideas as well as his contributions in current research to promote fisheries science and conservation worldwide.


  • Carmen Montana, Stephen F. Austin State University, [email protected]
  • David Hoeinghaus, University of North Texas
  • Allison Pease, University of Missouri
  • Luke Bower, USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • Hernán López-Fernández, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan
  • Nathan Lujan, Royal Ontario Museum
  • Yasmin Quintana, Texas A&M University
  • Steven Zeug, Cramer Fish Sciences
  • Jose Montoya, Universidad de Las Américas – Ecuador
  • Alphonse Adite, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Caroline Arantes, WVU
  • Albrey Arrington, Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District
  • Clint Robertson, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department