Joe Cutler to speak at November meeting

Please join us Friday, November 16 for the last MAS meeting of 2018. In addition to our regular meeting, we’ll have a mini-auction, a drawing for door prizes, sign-up for the MAS Christmas party and election of our Board for 2019.

Admission is free, though we do hope you’ll sign up to be a member. Anyone signing up at our November meeting will receive membership for 2019. See our Membership page (drop down option under Meetings) for more information.

Our featured speaker for November is Joe Cutler, a National Geographic Explorer and ichthyologist who discovers and catalogues freshwater fish biodiversity in Central and West Africa. Joe is an experienced field biologist and has lead ten fish sampling expeditions over the past five years. On these expeditions he has sampled a range of habitats including Cameroon’s Volcanic Crater Lakes and Gabon’s great rivers, the Ogooue, Ivindo, and Ngounie. Joe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz, and President of the National Geographic – San Francisco Chapter. His work in Cameroon was funded by National Geographic and his work in Gabon has been supported by The Nature Conservancy.

Joe will be speaking on Gabon’s Freshwater Fish Diversity – A Modeling Approach to Assess Impacts of Hydropower Dams in Gabon.

Doors open at 6:30. The first half hour is for introductions and catching up. Our meetings start promptly at 7:00. They are short and informal and our speaker begins immediately after. During the presentation, please  be respectful of the other attendees, as well as the speaker and take any private discussions to the bar, only exit through the rear of the room, and please silence your phones. We close out the night with a drawing for a door prize and a mini-auction of donated plants, fish and hard goods. All meetings are held at the New Berlin Ale House. 



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