FMCS Professional Development Committee

Chairs:
Becca Winterringer
- Senior Aquatic Ecologist / Malacologist, EnviroScience
Amanda Rosenberger - Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey Tennessee Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit


Statement of Organization and Purpose


The goal of this committee is to provide recognition of achievements and present minimum standards of key skills and competencies for mollusk conservation biologists and professionals. One of the important roles of the committee is to develop and maintain a Mollusk Professional Certification (Certification) process to addresses the National Strategy for the Conservation of Freshwater Mollusks, Issue 8, which states as follows: “Educate and train the conservation community and future generations about the importance of mollusks to ensure conservation efforts continue, Strategy 1 - Develop and recommend a list of key skills and competencies for mollusk conservation biologists and the supporting disciplines such as communication.”
The committee oversee the program, while providing avenues for students, professionals and seasoned freshwater mollusk scientists to access professional development opportunities to maintain and develop skills and competencies as defined by certification standards. Society members that are interested in maintaining, refining, or developing these standards should join this committee.



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