Presentation Awards

Congratulations to all PSG 2019 Presentation Awardees!

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Peoples Choice Award
Hannah Moon (Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project) HOW DO SEABIRDS PERCEIVE LIGHT? SPECTRAL EFFECTS ON THE TEMPORAL SENSITIVITY OF HAWAIIAN SEABIRDS.

Honorable Mention – Peoples Choice Award
Jean Baptiste Thiebot (French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS) JELLY BELLIES: WHY DO MARINE ENDOTHERMS EAT JELLYFISH?

POSTER PRESENTATION

Peoples Choice Award

Anne Wiley (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History) FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF BROWN BOOBIES (SULA LEUCOGASTER) ACROSS AN ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENT.

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.

2018 Student Presentation Awardees, click here.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Best Student Paper Award – PhD:
Ruth Dunn (University of Liverpool) A MODEL TO ESTIMATE SEABIRD FIELD METABOLIC RATES.

Johannes Fischer (Victoria University of Wellington) A CRITICALLY ENDANGERED SEABIRD SPECIES FAILS TO RESPOND TO ERADICATIONS OF MULTIPLE INVASIVE PREDATORS.

Honorable Mentions – PhD:
Jennifer Howard  (Wake Forest University) EFFECTS OF AGING ON THE FORAGING BEHAVIOR OF A LONG-LIVED SEABIRD IN GALÁPAGOS.

Best Student Paper Award – Masters:
Keenan Yakola (University of Massachusetts – Amherst) LONG-TERM TRENDS, AND POTENTIAL DRIVERS OF CHICK DIET IN FOUR TERN SPECIES IN THE GULF OF MAINE, USA.

Honorable Mention – Masters:
Andrea Estandía (Durham University) GENOME-WIDE DATA REVEAL THE DEEP EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF OCEANIC SEABIRDS (PROCELLARIIFORMES).

Best Student Paper Award – Undergraduate:
Tessa Nania (University of Puget Sound) USING AGE TO ASSESS RETENTION TIME OF INGESTED PLASTIC IN SEABIRDS.

Honorable Mention – Undergraduate:
Jessica Idle (University of Hawaii – Manoa) HUMAN PRESENCE NEAR WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER BURROWS AND ITS IMPACT ON NESTING SUCCESS.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Best Student Paper Award – PhD:
Caitlin Kroeger (University of California – Santa Cruz) AT-SEA ENERGETICS OF CAMPBELL AND GREY-HEADED ALBATROSS IN RELATION TO SOUTHERN OCEAN WIND VARIABILITY.

Honorable Mention – PhD:
Ui Shimabakuro (Sokendai Graduate University for Advanced Studies) DIVING AND FLYING ACTIVITY OF RHINOCEROS AUKLETS (CERORHINCA MONOCERATA) DURING THE NON-BREEDING PERIOD.

Best Student Paper Award – Masters:
Sonya Pastran (Simon Fraser University) HABITAT UTILIZATION OF MARBLED MURRELETS IN HAIDA GWAII, BC: USING LONG-TERM AND ADDITIONAL DATA FROM LASKEEK BAY.

Honorable Mention – Masters:
Jill Tengeres (Oregon State University) PASSIVE MONITORING TO INVESTIGATE PREDATION PRESSURE AT ALEUTIAN TERN COLONIES IN COASTAL ALASKA.

Best Student Paper Award – Undergraduate:
Makenzie Weber (Oregon State University) VARIATION IN PHENOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF THREE CORMORANT SPECIES IN CENTRAL OREGON.

Honorable Mention – Undergraduate:
Alyssa Nelson (Oregon State University) QUANTIFYING TOP-DOWN EFFECTS OF BALD EAGLE (HALIAEETUS LEUCOCEPHALUS) DISTURBANCES ON A COMMON MURRE (URIA AALGE) COLONY.