February 26, 2019
Biology professor honored with Fisheries Excellence Award
Keith Gido, professor of fisheries ecology in the College of Arts and Sciences' Division of Biology, was recently honored with the Fisheries Excellence Award from the North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society.
Gido is a world-renowned ecologist and the 2015 recipient of the Donald Tinkle Research Excellence Award from the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.
The Fisheries Excellence Award is given to a North Central Division member of the American Fisheries Society who has made an outstanding contribution to the fisheries profession.
Gido has more than 100 publications, 40 in the last five years, and nearly 20 past or current graduate students.
"Dr. Gido is clearly an outstanding fisheries professional who excels in research, mentorship, and professionalism," said Jeff Koch, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and former president of the Kansas chapter of the American Fisheries Society. "In addition to being incredibly productive, intelligent, and driven, he still had a way of putting others in our state chapter at ease with a down-to-earth and approachable personality. He certainly is a leader in Kansas, the North Central Division and beyond while serving as an example for his students and fellow chapter members."
Gido served as president of the Kansas chapter of the American Fisheries Society from 2013-2014; published a key edited volume on stream fishes — Gido and Jackson 2010; was one of the authors of "Kansas Fishes"; and has served on editorial boards for key journals — Ecological Applications and Freshwater Science — among many other professional contributions.
"This award means a lot to me," Gido said. "It also recognizes the hard work of post docs, graduate students and undergraduates that have worked in my lab, as well as the fisheries program in the Division of Biology at K-State."
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