PORTLAND, Ore., August 17, 2015 – Roy A. Stein , Ph.D., of The Ohio State University, was named as a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s 145th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Stein was part of the inaugural group of Fellows named under the new AFS program. AFS now designates as Fellows of the Society certain members who have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in the American Fisheries Society. Contributions can include, but are not restricted to, efforts in leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and/or conservation, and outreach or interaction with the public. “We wanted to honor AFS members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their outstanding and/or sustained contributions to the discipline,” said AFS Past President Donna Parrish, who presided over the ceremony. Stein is an emeritus professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at OSU. His research dealt with how major ecological processes, such as competition, predation, and keystone species structure freshwater communities and in turn how these findings can be used to manage aquatic ecosystems. He has received several of the Society’s highest honors, including Award of Excellence, Excellence in Fisheries Education, and Distinguished Service Award. Founded in 1870, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest fisheries science society. The mission of AFS is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals. With five journals and numerous books and conferences, AFS is the leading source of fisheries science and management information in North America and around the world.