Student Presentation Awards: Competitors Announced!

Congratulations to the following finalists who will advance to the judging round at NACCB! Be sure to check out their talks and posters at the conference.  Winners will be announced at 10:30am on Thursday July 30th, prior to the closing plenary. Awards will be given for “Best Presentation” and “Best Presentation with a Conservation Application” in the following categories:

Full-length talks, competitors include:

Erin Crockett: Impacts of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Diversity on Carbon Storage in Northern Forests

Avalon Owens: Light pollution is a driver of insect declines

Connor Wood: Using the ecological significance of animal vocalizations to improve inference in acoustic monitoring programs

Alexandra DeCandia: Microbial Dysbiosis and its Implications for Disease in Genetically Depauperate Santa Catalina Island Foxes (Urocyon littoralis catalinae)

Suvankar Biswas: Corridor Connectivity Drives Tiger Meta-population Dynamics In The Terai-Arc Landscape, India

Cinnamon Mittan: Phylogenetic Relationships and Potential Cryptic Species in the Global Invasion of Cane Toads (Rhinella)

Anna Nisi: Exposure to Human Development Drives Mortality Risk and Creates Source-Sink Dynamics for Pumas in a Fragmented Landscape

Scott Nordstrom: Fires Alter Multiple Vital Rates and Slow Population Declines in a Long-lived Prairie Plant

Stacey Nerkowski: A Rabbit’s Tale: Genomic Assessment of Pygmy Rabbit Populations Including the Endangered Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus Idahoensis)

Brock Burgess: Genotyping-by-Sequencing Applications for Informing Invasive Species Management: A Case Study using Sitka Deer in the Haida Gwaii Archipelago

Kristen Hirsh-Pearson: Mapping the Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild for Canada

Tim Korpita: Field trials of an anti-Bd probiotic skin treatment for a declining amphibian

Amy Van Scoyoc: Human activity reshapes the predator-prey temporal response race

David Kurz: Building bridges in the era of Trump: how can conservation academics help recover bipartisan US conservation policy support?

Speed talks, competitors include:

Sarah MacKell: Assessment of Floral Resource Competition Between Native Bees and Honeybees in Toronto

Lauren Kim: Food Forest Stories: Developing Intergenerational Green Space to Promote Urban Biodiversity and Reimagine the Public Park

Alex Nicol-Harper: Breeding Propensity versus Fertility in the Common Eider: A Need for Coordination Across the Boundaries Between Population Ecology and Conservation

Justin Waraniak : Population connectivity in agricultural landscapes: Land use effects on gene flow in northern leopard frogs in the Prairie Pothole Region

Kristin Hoelting: Pathways for Improved Consideration of the Cultural Benefits of Ecosystem Services in Environmental Decision-making

Erin Murphy: Evaluating the role of market-based instruments in protecting marine ecosystem services in wild-caught fisheries

Kelly Russo: Assessing Human Impacts on Bat Activity and Species Richness at Multiple Scales

Meera Sethi: Success Depends on What You Measure: A Global Meta-Analysis of Invertebrate Responses to Habitat Restoration

Posters, competitors include:

Misbah Younis: Synthesis,Characterization and application of zeolite for plastic degradation from Astola Island(First Protected Area of Pakistan)

Benjamin Ha: “Fishing” Out the Exomes: An analysis of genes under selection in endangered tidewater gobies

Jenna Parker: Physiological Consequences for Orphaned African Elephants

Amanda Martin: Challenges and Opportunities for Terrapene carolina carolina under Different Climate Scenarios

Ashwin Sivakumar: Fossil-Augmented Species Distribution Models Reveal the Shifted Baselines of California Avifauna under Climate Change

Claire Teitelbaum: Local and Behavioral Adaptations to Temperature in a Trailing Edge Population