Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award
This award honors leaders in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to employees of government agencies or individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service. The intention of the award is to recognize the innovative application of science to resource management and policy.
2016 Award Recipient: Dr. Barbara Taylor
The award will be given to Dr. Barbara Taylor of NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center to recognize her outstanding career achievements in translating conservation science into real-world conservation efforts, most recently in the case of vaquita conservation. Please visit The Society for Conservation Biology website to read about Dr. Taylor's outstanding work in Vaquita conservation!
Student Presentation Awards
SCB Student Awards recognize the best of the best in student presentations. Extended abstract reviewers will determine nominations for live judging of presentations based on scientific merit, overall clarity of the abstract, and fulfillment of the requirements/instructions described below. Nominees will be notified in early May if selected.
Awards for "Best Talk" and "Best Talk with a Conservation Application" will be announced before the closing keynote talk on Wednesday July 20th, 2016.
Congratulations to the following Student Presentation Award Finalists!
Kenneth Wallen: Exploring social influence and social marketing to reduce consumer demand for illegal wildlife
Rodrigo Solis Sosa: Coupled Social-Ecological Model for Trans-boundary Wildlife Conservation; The Case of the Monarch Butterfly Migration
Brianna Henry: Effects of selenium and pesticides on aquatic-terrestrial resource subsidies in the Prairie Potholes
Philip Manlick: Population augmentation provides nominal genetic and demographic rescue for an endangered carnivore
Stephanie Courtney Jones: The application of conservation behaviour to conservation practices: A case study on the effects of captivity on behaviour in a model species.
Lindsey Rich: Evaluating the spatial ecology of an African mammal community
Jason Berg: Does a shift in mating system facilitate range expansion of an invasive plant, Mimulus guttatus?
Morgan Gray: Integrating land use planning and conservation biology for more accurate species distribution models
Paula Perrig: Puma predation subsidizes an obligate scavenger in the high Andes
Amy Alstad: The pace of plant community change is accelerating in remnant prairies
Brian Rolek: Long-term effects of forest harvesting on spruce-fir avian communities
Samniqueka Halsey: Predicting Population Viability of a Monocarpic Perennial Dune Thistle Using Individual-Based Models
Alison Paulson: Using history to inform our understanding of ecological changes in the forests of the Great Lakes National Parks
Gavin Jones: Megafires: an emerging threat to old-forest species
Tyler Lark: Mapping grassland and cropland conversions across the United States
Katherine McClure: The surprising role of native and introduced birds in the transmission of disease in Hawaii’s lowland forests
Soraia Barbosa: Non-invasive genetic sampling in conservation: how far have we got and how far can we go?
Student Travel Awards
|Jessica Sparks, University of Denver||Kenneth Wallen, Texas A&M University|
|Mirka Zapletal, University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Laura Bliss, Texas State University|
|Chelsie Romulo, George Mason University||Sarah Chase, San Diego State University|
|Marcela Marquez, University of Florida||Breanna Caton, University of Toledo|
|Temitope Israel Borokini, University of Nevada Reno||Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas, Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden|
|Andres Munoz-Saez , University of California, Berkeley||Kyle Rodgers, University of Tennessee|
|Jeremy Pittman, University of Waterloo||Lindsey Rich, Virginia Tech|
|Peter Metcalf, University of Montana||Emma Spence, Bowling Green State University|
|Amanda Sorensen, Rutgers University||Sara Isacco, Slippery Rock University|
|Katherine McClure, University of California Santa Cruz||Amanda Kaeser, University of Tennessee|
|David Forgacs, Texas A&M University||Kristina Slagle, Ohio State University|
|Heather Kostick, University of Pennsylvania||Arjun Srivathsa, SNRE, University of Florida|
|Rachel Kappler, Bowling Green State University||Emily Dolson, Michigan State University|
|Morgan Gray, UC Berkeley|
We look forward to seeing you all in Madison!