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Student Presentation Awards

Congratulations to all 2017 Student Presentation Awardees!

Student presentation awards are given out at each year at the Annual Meeting. Oral and poster presentations are judged separately according to guidelines that include originality, presentation style, graphics, format and research data. The award guidelines and judging forms can be found in the PSG Handbook. To read the abstracts for student presentations click here.

2016 Student Presentation Awardees, click here.  

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Best Student Paper Award – PhD:
Chris Tyson (UC Davis) COORDINATED PROVISIONING IN A PELAGIC SEABIRD WITH VARIABLE FORAGING STRATEGIES

Honorable Mention – PhD:
Lyndsay Rankin (Northern Illinois) MEASURING NEARSHORE RECOVERY OF SEABIRD ISLANDS FOLLOWING RODENT ERADICATION AT THE MERCURY ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND

Best Student Paper Award – Masters:
Julia Gulka (University of Manitoba) HIGH INDIVIDUAL VARIATION IN THE FORAGING ECOLOGY OF BREEDING COMMON MURRES

Honorable Mention – Masters:
Gregory Taylor (San Jose State) EGG TURNING BEHAVIOUR AND EGG TEMPERATURE IN RELATION TO MERCURY CONTAMINATION OF FORSTER’S TERNS (STERNA FORSTERI)

Best Student Paper Award – Undergraduate:
Gail Gallaher (Pomona College) WORKING PARENTS IN AN UNPREDICTABLE SEA: CASSIN AUKLET TIME BUDGETS DURING THE BREEDING SEASON

Honorable Mention – Undergraduate:
Ruth Kaz (University of Washington) CHARACTERIZATION OF MARINE DEBRIS INGESTED BY PROCELLARIIFORMES

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Best Student Paper Award – PhD:
Jennifer Howard (Wake Forest University) SPECIES-SPECIFIC EFFECTS OF THE 2015-2016 EL NINO ON SEABIRDS BREEDING AT ISLA ESPANOLA, GALAPAGOS

Honorable Mention – PhD:
Caroline Cappello (University of Washington) ACCURACY OF SEXING GALAPAGOS AND MAGELLANIC PENGUINS BY MORPHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

Best Student Paper Award – Masters:
Michael Johns (University of Alaska Fairbanks) SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE WINTER MOVEMENTS OF CASSIN’S AUKLETS

Honorable Mention – Masters:
Jane Dolliver (Oregon State University) MULTISPECTRAL PROCESSING OF HIGH RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY TO DETERMINE THE ABUNDANCE OF NESTING ALBATROSS

Best Student Paper Award – Undergraduate:
Katelyn Stoner (USFWS Kodiak NWR) KITTLITZ’S MURRELET (BRACHYRAMPHUS BREVIROSTRIS) NESTING ECOLOGY ON KODIAK ISLAND, ALASKA, 2008-2016

Honorable Mention – Undergraduate:
Kyle Jensen (Pomona College) THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SEA RANCH SEABIRDS: REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS AND PHENOLOGY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE 2015 EL NINO

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