Tweets from the American Elasmobranch Society 2015

The American Elasmobranch Society is the world's oldest and largest professional association of shark and ray scientists

The American Elasmobranch Society is the world’s oldest and largest professional association of shark and ray scientists

This year, there were 3,680 tweets with the American Elasmobranch Society meeting hashtag #AES15, approximately 1,000 of these from me and the rest from another approximately 20 members who attended the conference. In contrast, the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, of which AES is a small part (approximately 1/6th of the talks), had a smaller total 3,395 tweets, and between 10 and 25% of those were from AES sessions.

These tweets allowed at least a dozen members who could not attend the meeting to follow along with the information shared here. They also lead to at least one request for a collaboration.


Twitter Analytics estimates the total impressions (one tweet being in one person’s timeline is one impression) for my tweets as approximately 700,000. This does not include anyone’s tweets but my own (twitter analytics only gives you access to your own data).

A selection of tweets from each session have been organized into Storify transcripts, easily readable by members who are not familiar with twitter. Some Storify transcripts are larger and therefore multiple pages, please hit the blue “next page” button at the bottom to continue reading.

Links to Storify transcripts:

AES Secretary Jen Wyffels’ plenary address on diversity issues, “the changing face of AES” 

Conservation and management

Reproduction and genetics

Gruber Award/ Best student presentations

Symposium: Integrative Elasmobranch Biology

Ecology, Morphology and Physiology