The Gilbert Ichthyological Society held its seventh annual meeting October 6-8 at the Pack Forest Conference Center, near Mt. Rainier, Washington. Fifty-five GIS Fellows and guests were in attendance. The business meeting was held Friday evening and was followed by a social gathering. Nineteen papers were presented on Saturday, on topics spanning the history of ichthyology, fisheries biology, general ecology, behavior, systematic and evolutionary biology, and other disciplines. On Saturday evening we enjoyed an extraordinary salmon barbeque, along with a selection of very fine beverages. The excellent accommodations and beautiful physical setting contributed to a memorable experience for all attendees. Special thanks to Jay Orr for organizing such a successful meeting, and to Andy Shedlock and Dave Crispin for arranging for the beverages.
AGENDA for the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society, 7 October 1995
8:30: Brian Beckman. "Growth mediated plasticity of smoltification in spring chinook salmon."
8:45: J. Richard Dunn. "Charles Henry Gilbert (1859-1928), Naturalist-in-Charge: The 1906 North Pacific expedition of the Steamer 'Albatross'."
9:00: Ronald A. Fritzsche and Kenichiro Komori. "Observations on the osteological development of ragfish (Icosteus aenigmaticus)."
9:15: Phillip W. Harris. "Temporal variation in tui chubs (Gila bicolor) from Summer Lake Basin, Oregon."
9:30: Mark A. Hixon and M. H. Carr. "Combined effects of settlement density and predation on recruitment success of a coral reef fish."
9:45: Willis Hobart. "The 125 years of National Marine Fisheries Service history."
10:00-10:30: Morning break
10:30: Mark R. Jennings. "The 1903 Alaska fisheries diary of Cloudsley Louis Rutter."
10:45: Sharon Kramer. "Use of shallow water habitats versus nursery areas by lutjanids of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia."
11:00: Susanne F. McDermott and Sandra Lowe. "Reproductive cycle and sexual maturity of Atka mackerel (Pleurogrammus monopterygius) in Alaskan waters."
11:15: Helen Mulligan, Arthur W. Kendall Jr., and Ann C. Matarese. "Genetic and morphological variation of rock sole (Pleuronectes bilineatus) from the northeastern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea."
11:30: Timothy Mulligan and Helen Mulligan. "The surf zone fish community associated with drift macroalgae in Trinidad Bay, California."
11:45-1:00: Lunch break in the Dining Hall
1:15: James W. Orr. "Monophyly and position of the Gasterosteiformes (Teleostei: Gasteromorpha)."
1:30: Ruth B. Phillips. "Evolutionary relationships among chars inferred from DNA sequences."
1:45: Michael W. Prall and Timothy Mulligan. "Fishes associated with three distinct eelgrass, Zostera marina, beds in Humboldt Bay, California."
2:00-2:30: Afternoon break
2:30: Thomas P. Quinn. "Brown bear predation on adult sockeye salmon."
2:45: Justin Rhodes, Russell D. Fernald, and Richard C. Francis. "Social influence on sex determination in the African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni."
3:00: Paul Sikkel. "Female mate-search tactics in a site-attached marine fish."
3:15: Eric B. Taylor. "Evidence for natural hybridization between bulltrout and Dolly Varden char in two British Columbia watersheds."
3:30: Margaret Docker. Phylogeny of the lamprey genus Lampetra inferred from cytochrome b and ND3 gene sequences."
3:45: Hadee Khan. "Underwater adventures in Lake Malawi."
6:00: Banquet--Salmon BBQ under the Pavillion
Post-Banquet address: Paul Galvin. University College, Cork, Ireland. "Fishing for research in the European Union: an Irish perspective."