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FW 471: Ichthyology

This course guide is designed to help students taking FW 471: Ichthyology find and use library resources for assignments. Spring 2021 Dr. Wagner

American Fisheries Society Citation Style

AFS publications use the author–date system for references, with brief parenthetical citations in the text and full references in an alphabetical list at the end:


. . . similar findings (Gorman and Karr 1978).
Mills (1989) states that. . . .

Reference list:

Gorman, O. T., and J. R. Karr. 1978. Habitat structure and stream fish communities. Ecology 59:507–515.
Mills, D. H. 1989. Ecology and management of Atlantic Salmon. Chapman and Hall, London.

Citation Instructions

For further information on citing sources in AFS style, please refer to this document.