Best Graduate Student Posters

Winner

Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman (Oregon State University) WHELK PREDATORS CONSUME FEWER PREY IN ACIDIFIED WATER

Honorable Mention

Joshua Manning (California State University Northridge) EFFECT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND WARMING ON THREE CRUSTOSE CORALLINE ALGAE SPECIES FOUND ON THE REEFS OF MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

 

Best Undergraduate Student Posters

Winner

Julia Bingham (Oregon State University) SENSITIVE BARNACLES: QUANTIFYING LIFE HISTORY PROCESSES OF POLLICIPES POLYMERUS TO INFORM SUSTAINABLE HARVEST MANAGEMENT

Honorable Mention

Nina Finley (Whitman College) IS OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MELTING SEA STARS? THE EFFECT OF LOWERED pH AND WASTING DISEASE ON THE HEALTH OF FOUR PUGET SOUND SPECIES

 

Best Student Papers

Rafe Sagarin Observational Ecology

Stephanie Benseman (CSU Northridge) THE SECRET LIFE OF BABY GIANTS: THE RECUITMENT OF THE ENDANGERED GIANT SEA BASS

 

Organismal/Population Biology

Winner

Hayley Cameron (Monash University) WHY DO LARGER MOTHERS PRODUCE LARGER OFFSPRING? A TEST OF CLASSIC THEORY

Honorable Mention

Hannah Nelson (California State University, Northridge) ALLOMETRY AND INTEGRATION CONSTRAIN CARIBBEAN OCTOCORALS MORPHOLOGY

 

Community/Ecosystem Ecology

Winner

Arie Spyksma (The University of Auckland) DIRECT AND INDIRECT EFFECTS OF PREDATORS ON SEA URCHIN BEHAVIOUR AND MORPHOLOGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR KELP FOREST TROPHIC CASCADES

Honorable Mention

Jenn Burt (Simon Fraser University) SEA URCHIN ABUNDANCE AND PREDATOR-AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOUR REGULATE KELP CONSUMPTION IN HIGH LATITUDE TEMPERATE REEFS

 

Applied Ecology/Conservation Biology (Mia Tegner Award)

Winner

Olivia Rhoades (Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis) FEED OR FLEE: IMPACTS OF FISHING AND DIVING ON FISH FORAGING AND ECOLOGICAL FUNCTION ACROSS MARINE RESERVES

Honorable Mention

Michael Esgro (Institute for Applied Marine Ecology, CSU Monterey Bay) DANGER ZONE: ROLE OF A MILITARY RESTRICTED AREA IN PROTECTION OF DEMERSAL FISH AND INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES AT SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND