Student Presentation Awards: Competitors Announced!

Congratulations to the following finalists who will advance to the live judging round at NACCB! Be sure to check out their talks and posters at the conference.  Winners will be announced at 10:30am on Wednesday July 25th, 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:

Miho Saito: Giraffe habitat selection for resting and nursing in Katavi National Park, Tanzania

Sophia Winkler-Schor: Expanding the Environmental Value Scale: Understanding how Eudaimonia and Hedonia Influence Conservation Behavior

Erich Keyser: Iinnii: Ecological Engineers and Agents of Reconciliation

Sean Boyle: How to use outreach to increase youth engagement in conservation

Aaron Grade: Non-lethal effects of predation: An experimental test of backyard-nesting House Wrens across an urban-to-rural gradient in Western Massachusetts

Kaitlyn Gaynor: Human activity creates a more nocturnal natural world

Aaron Schwartz: Exposure to Urban Parks Improves Mood and Reduces Negativity on Twitter

Amelia Cox: Adult female survival, fledging success, and recruitment influence population dynamics in a declining tree swallow population

Rachel Kappler: Using population modeling to compare invasion management strategies for natural green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) populations

Bryson Sjodin: Invasive rat colonization history and movement dynamics in the Haida Gwaii archipelago

Felipe Torres: Effect of tropical forest fragmentation on pollen- and seed-mediated gene flow in Heliconia tortuosa

Dalal Hanna: The impact of protection on ecosystem service bundles provided by streams and their riparian zone

Kasmira Cockerill: Historical Insights for Understanding the Emergence of Community-Based Conservation in Kenya

Marcel Weigand: Evaluating potential effects of proximity to roadways in a road-naïve population of turtles

Leah Nagel: From drought to flood: implications of extreme climate years for vernal pool obligate amphibians in restored landscapes

Conor Phelan: Social-ecological landscape prioritization: Orienting conservation toward important places and likely partners

Nathaniel Wehr: Soil Microbial Community Responses to Removal of Nonnative Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) from Tropical Montane Wet Forests Across a 25-Year Chronosequence

Speed talks, competitors include:

Dachin Frances: Ecological effects of warming and increased thermal variation on freshwater insect communities

Sara Bombaci: Fenced mammal-free sanctuaries increase bird densities, bird diversity, and bird-mediated seed dispersal in New Zealand

Courtney Larson: A meta-analysis of recreation effects on vertebrate species richness and abundance

Abdel Halloway : The Conservation Implications of the Inherently Unstable Population Dynamics of Cooperative Species

Victoria MacPhail: Conserving Bumble Bees across North America through the Support of Citizen Scientists: The Bumble Bee Watch Program

Megan Jones: Applying the COM-B System of behavior change to a case study of wildscaping gardeners: Implications for conservation outreach

Victoria Stout: Battitude Adjustment: Understanding the predictors of attitudes towards bats

Cassandra Thompson: Climate Change Implications from an Anuran Annual Cycle Perspective

Posters, competitors include:

Pourya Sardari: Predicting the effects of climate change on the Bovidae family habitats in Iran

Fatima Ali: Demystifying Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes in Ontario by incorporating visual storytelling in conservation education programs to dispel myths

Hanna Rosner-Katz: Using stacked species distribution models increases the likelihood of finding both target and non-target rare plants

Max Piana: Barriers to urban forest recruitment: comparing urban and rural seed predation rates and species preference

Sebastian Theis: Compliance and function in aquatic habitat offsets: A global meta-analysis

Erin Crockett: Spatial Conservation Priorities for Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Diversity Under Threat

Nicole Dorville: Two potential treatments for white-nose syndrome in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus)