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Student Presentation Awards

Congratulations to all 2018 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.

2017 Student Presentation Awardees, click here.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Best Student Paper Award – PhD:
Miriam Lerma (University of Kiel) FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF MASKED BOOBIES IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST OCEANIC DESERT

Honorable Mentions – PhD:
Morgan Gilmour (University of California – Santa Cruz) CONTAMINANTS, FORAGING ECOLOGY, AND BREEDING HORMONES IN TWO SYMPATRICALLY BREEDING SOUTHERN OCEAN SEABIRDS
Miho Sakao (University of Tokyo) ARE STREAKED SHEARWATERS (CALONECTRIS LEUCOMELAS) FAITHFUL TO THEIR PARTNERS?

Best Student Paper Award – Masters:
Julia Gulka (University of Manitoba) IMPACTS OF PREY AVAILABILITY ON THE FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND DIET OF TWO ALCIDS IN NORTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND

Honorable Mention – Masters:
Edward Jenkins (University of Manitoba) VARYING PREY AVAILABILITY INFLUENCES THE DIETARY NICHE DYNAMICS OF THE SEABIRD ASSEMBLAGE ON THE NORTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND COAST

Best Student Paper Award – Undergraduate:
Gabriela Jacqueline de la Cruz Pino (Universidad Veracruzana) DIVERSITY OF SEABIRDS IN THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO.

Honorable Mention – Undergraduate:
Javier Eduardo Alcala Santoyo (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur) POPULATION ESTIMATE OF BLACK-VENTED SHEARWATER (PUFFINUS OPISTHOMELAS) ON NATIVIDAD ISLAND, MEXICO: 2016 & 2017 BREEDING SEASONS. 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Best Student Paper Award – PhD:
Caitlin Kroeger (University of California – Santa Cruz) CORTICOSTERONE AS A BEHAVIORAL DRIVER AND NUTRIENT RESPONSE IN TWO SYMPATRIC ALBATROSSES

Honorable Mention – PhD:
Morgan Gilmour (University of California – Santa Cruz) FIRST OBSERVATIONS OF MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD CHICK-REARING MOVEMENTS IN MEXICO

Best Student Paper Award – Masters:
Vivian Pattison (University of Victoria) ESTIMATING POPULATION ABUNDANCE OF ANCIENT MURRELETS (SYNTHILBORAMPHUS ANTIQUUS) ON EAST LIMESTONE ISLAND, BC, USING N-MIXTURE MODELS

Honorable Mention – Masters:
Olivia Townsend (San Jose State University) FORAGING MOVEMENTS AND OCEANIC HABITAT USE OF RED-TAILED TROPICBIRDS (PHAETHON RUBRICAUDA) BREEDING ON OAHU, HAWAII

Best Student Paper Award – Undergraduate:
Ana Medina (Oregon State University) PREY SIZE AND DELIVERY RATE OF COMMON MURRES (URIA AALGE) IN CENTRAL OREGON

Honorable Mention – Undergraduate:
Tyler Sym (University of Massachusetts – Amherst) EVALUATING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WEATHER AND NANOTAGGED TERNS USING R-SHINY

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