CLS December Meeting

2021 12 12 Lyons R2

CLS meets at 1:30PM right after the GCCA Swap Meet.

Hilton Northbrook Hotel
2855 Milwaukee Ave
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dr. John Lyons: The fishes of the Sierra de Manantlan, west-central Mexico: tales of hope and despair in the conservation of wild livebearers

About the Speaker

I’ve been a fish nerd nearly my entire life, observing, catching, and keeping fish for well over 50 years. Currently, I’m Curator of the Fishes at the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum in Madison, a position I have held since 1985. Until I retired in 2017, I was also a fisheries research scientist and supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where I worked for over 32 years. I’m originally from New York State, and I came to Madison, Wisconsin, for graduate school in 1979, loved the area, and never left. I received my B.S. degree in biology from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and my M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all with an emphasis on the study of fish. Although I’m interested in all fishes throughout the world, my specialties are the fishes of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest and the freshwater fishes of Mexico. I’ve made 45 (and counting) scientific trips to Mexico and other parts of Latin America, working on a wide variety of species in many different habitats and locations. Currently, much of my focus has been on the conservation of Goodeid livebearers and other fishes in central Mexico. I’m a better field biologist than aquarist, but I currently maintain four species of rare Goodeids at home and at the Zoological Museum.

Donations for our Table

The primary way we raise money for our club is through table sales at the GCCA Swap Meet. Please bring your donation fish to our table as early as possible.

This helps us raise money for the club to present programming to you!

Please bring your BAP fish as usual, but make sure you bring a filled out BAP form with you. 

Event Information

Event Date 12-12-2021 1:30 pm
Event End Date 12-12-2021 3:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Location Hilton Northbrook

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