Hobbs lab attended the AFS Cal/Neva and Western Division Meeting in Reno, Nevada March 21st to 24th, 2016. We presented seven posters on our work on Delta and Longfin Smelt and Jim gave a talk on the long-term ecological response of native smelt in the San Francisco Estuary.
All lab members in attendance participated in a field trip to Pyramid Lake or attended continuing education classes on fish passages and R for biologists at the start of the conference. Plenty of networking opportunities presented themselves through after conference social events including a trip to the Discovery Center and the Monster Fish Exhibit. Of course, no group trip is complete with out some group bonding. We took advantage of the sunshine on Sunday before the conference to go check out the snow and go for a hike at Mount Rose.