Best Student Papers

 

RAFE SAGARIN AWARD FOR OBSERVATIONAL ECOLOGY

Winner:

Dana Morton (UC Santa Barbara) PARASITE DIVERSITY AND NICHE OVERLAP OF COMMON KELP FOREST SURFPERCHES (EMBIOTOCIDAE)

 

Honorable Mention:

Madison Heard (CSU Monterey Bay) EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE LARVAL DEVELOPMENT OF HALIOTIS RUFESCENS

 

ORGANISMAL/POPULATION BIOLOGY

Winner:

Joseph Curtis (University of South Florida) RESOURCE USE OF INVASIVE LIONFISH AND A NATIVE PREDATOR COMPARED USING STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS OF EYE LENSES

 

Honorable Mention:

Sarah Merolla (California State University Northridge) EFFECTS OF WATER FLOW ON CALCIFICATION FOR DIFFERENT MORPHOLOGIES OF CORALLINE ALGAE

 

 

COMMUNITY/ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY

Winner:

Jenn Burt (Simon Fraser University) ECOLOGICAL TRANSITIONS IN SEA OTTER-INDUCED REGIME SHIFTS

 

Honorable Mention:

Joe Morton (Duke University) PARASITES ENHANCE ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS AND RESISTANCE TO DROUGHT IN A COASTAL ECOSYSTEM

 

Elan Portner (Stanford University) VARIABILITY IN THE TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF A MESOPELAGIC PREDATORY FISH ACROSS THE NORTH PACIFIC SUBTROPICAL GYRE

 

 

APPLIED ECOLOGY/CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (Mia Tegner Award)

Winner:

Danielle Frechette (University of Quebec) EVERYONE IN THE POOL: THERMAL REFUGE USE BY ATLANTIC SALMON DURING IN-RIVER MIGRATION

 

Honorable Mention:

Ana Sophia Guerra (UC Santa Barbara) THE WORTH OF GIANTS: PUTTING A PRICE ON AN ENDANGERED FISH

 

 

Best Graduate Student Posters

Winner:

Emily Resner (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) EFFECT OF OXYGEN LIMITING TIDAL CONDITIONS ON HEMOLYMPH PARAMETERS IN THE GIANT ACORN BARNACLE, BALANUS NUBILUS.

 

Honorable Mention:

Kaitlyn Lowder (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) ASSESSMENT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION AND WARMING ON THE GROWTH, CALCIFICATION, AND BIOPHOTONICS OF A CALIFORNIA GRASS SHRIMP

 

 

Best Undergraduate Student Posters

Winner:

Tanya Prinzing (Simon Fraser University) AGE DISTRIBUTIONS OF A LONG LIVED KELP REVEAL THE TIMING OF ALGAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING SEA OTTER RANGE EXPANSION

 

Honorable Mention:

Rachel Cuizon (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo) COMMERCIAL TOPICAL SUNSCREENS ARE DETRIMENTAL TO DEVELOPMENT OF THE PURPLE SEA URCHIN, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS PURPURATUS

 

Erica Chang (Williams College) FLUCTUATING TEMPERATURES AND THERMAL STRESS IN MUSSELS: TIME-DEPENDENT RESPONSES IN RESPIRATION, GENE EXPRESSION AND GROWTH