SOURCE: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 23, 2015 13:12 ET

Student Research Grants Awarded at 87th OFAH AGM

PETERBOROUGH, ON--(Marketwired - March 23, 2015) - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) recognized student researchers carrying out important scientific studies that will benefit fish and wildlife conservation. These $4,000 grants will help the next generation of fish and wildlife scientists complete their research projects and make valuable contributions to conservation management in Ontario.

OFAH/ Oakville and District Rod & Gun Club/OFAH Zone G Wildlife Research Grant
Keith Munro, a PhD student in the Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, was awarded the OFAH/Oakville and District Rod & Gun Club/OFAH Zone G Wildlife Research Grant for his study investigating the specific responses of deer to hunters, and how this knowledge can be used to reduce human-deer conflicts.

OFAH/Dave Ankney/Sandi Johnson Award For Avian Ecology
Matt Palumbo, a PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), was awarded the OFAH/Dave Ankney/Sandi Johnson Award for Avian Ecology for his study investigating habitat selection and survival of female mallards in the Lake St. Clair region during autumn and winter. The award is named after the late Dr. Davison Ankney, former OFAH president and professor of Zoology at UWO, and his wife Sandi.

OFAH/Toronto Sportsmen's Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant
Jacob Brownscombe, a PhD candidate at Ottawa's Carleton University, is the recipient of the OFAH/Toronto Sportsmen's Show/OFAH Zone H Fisheries Research Grant for his work studying the effectiveness of commonly used recovery techniques for improving the condition and survival of angled fish to identify the most effective method.

OFAH/St. Catharines Game and Fish Association/Conservation Club of West Lincoln Fish & Wildlife Research Grant
Dirk Algera, a Master's student at Carleton University, is this year's recipient of the OFAH/St. Catharines Game and Fish Association/Conservation Club of West Lincoln Fish & Wildlife Research Grant for his study investigating Largemouth Bass behaviours when exposed to common stressors.

For a complete list of conservation award winners, visit www.ofah.org/conference/awards.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 725 member clubs, the OFAH is the province's largest non-profit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Matt DeMille
    Manager, Fish and Wildlife Services
    705-748-6324 ext 249
    matt_demille@ofah.org