2017 WSN AWARD WINNERS

 

Best Student Papers

 

RAFE SAGARIN AWARD for OBSERVATIONAL ECOLOGY

Winner:

Brenton T. Spies (UCLA) STATUS, HABITAT IMPACTS, AND METAPOPULATION MANAGEMENT OF THE ENDANGERED TIDEWATER GOBY (EUCYCLOGOBIUS NEWBERRYI)

 

Honorable Mention:

Melissa Ward (UC Davis/SDSU) A SYNTHESIS OF CARBON SERVICES IN CALIFORNIA SEAGRASS BEDS

 

 

ORGANISMAL/POPULATION BIOLOGY

Winner:

Jordan A. Hollarsmith (UC Davis) LOCAL ADAPTATION IN GIANT KELP (MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA) TO TEMPERATURE AND pH

 

Honorable Mention:

Racine E. Rangel (CSU Long Beach) VARIATION IN METABOLIC RATE AND A TEST OF DIFFERENTIAL SENSITIVITY TO TEMPERATURE IN THE WOOLLY SCULPIN (CLINOCOTTUS ANALIS)

 

 

COMMUNITY/ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY

Winner:

Crystal Ng (Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University)

GRAZING IMPACTS ON JUVENILE GIANT KELP

 

Honorable Mention:

Cody Clements (Georgia Institute of Technology) SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL LIMITS OF CORAL-MACROALGAL COMPETITION: MACROALGAL DENSITY, PROXIMITY, AND CONTACT DURATION MATTER

 

 

MIA TEGNER AWARD for APPLIED ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

Winner:

Alexandra Davis (Oregon State University) DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF NATIVE MARINE SPECIES AND AN INVASIVE PREDATOR ON CORAL REEFS OFF ELEUTHERA, THE BAHAMAS

 

Honorable Mention:

Tanya L. Rogers (Northeastern University Marine Science Center) TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENCY OF INTRAGUILD PREDATION BETWEEN NATIVE AND INVASIVE CRABS

 

 

Best Undergraduate Talk

Winner:

Marilla R. Lippert (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL SUNSCREENS ON FERTILIZATION OF THE PURPLE SEA URCHIN, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS

 

 

Best Graduate Student Poster

Winner:

Serena A. Caplins (UC Davis) ATTEMPTS AT PHENOTYPING PLASTICITY FOR LARVAL TYPE IN A SEA SLUG

 

Honorable Mention:  

Victoria Wood (CSU Fullerton) THE EFFECT OF SEDIMENTATION ON OYSTERS ADJACENT TO EELGRASS MEADOWS

 

 

Best Undergraduate Student Poster

Winner:

Olivia M. Schaefer (University of British Columbia) CAN MUSSELS DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM ENDOLITHS?

 

Honorable Mention:  

Roshni Katrak-Adefowora (Occidental College) TRAINING IMPROVES ACCURACY OF CITIZEN SCIENTIST WILDLIFE IDENTIFICATIONS FROM CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS

 

Holly S. Suther (CSU Fullerton) THE IMPACT OF ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENTS ON OSTREA LURIDA AND CRASSOSTREA GIGAS DENSITIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ESTUARIES