Award Winners


Conference Overall   

Best Talk

Genetic underpinnings of disease susceptibility in Yellowstone wolves

Alexandra DeCandia, Princeton University

Best Speed Talk

Loss of songbirds in a small urban protected area: a sign of things to come?

Jeffrey Brown, George Mason University

Best Poster

Mangroves as potential reef refuges for Caribbean branching reef Porites divaricata

Karina Scavo, Boston University


In the category of Outstanding Research in Land Use and Stewardship: courtesy of the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and the Harvard Forest

Best Talk

Unionid mussels: bioremediation potential in eutrophic freshwater ecosystems

Charitos Zapitis, University of Derby

Best Speed Talk

He Hua i ka Noi‘i Noelo the application of Hawaiian place names in scientific inquiry

Melanie Leilā Dudley, State of Hawai‘i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife’s Nāpu‘u Conservation Project & University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

The Best Poster

Landscape structure and the potential control of “pasture sharpshooters”

Camila Celestino Hohlenwerger, University of São Paulo


In the category of Best Use of Quantitative Methods in Conservation Research: courtesy of Applied Biomathematics

Best Talk

Genetic diversity estimates of small populations impacted by model choice

Elise Lauterbur, Stony Brook University

IUCN greatly underestimates threat levels of endemic birds in the Western Ghats

Vijay Ramesh, Columbia University

Best Speed Talk

Identifying potentially important humpback whale breeding areas in the Gulf of Guinea

Emily Chou, Columbia University

Best Poster

Toxicokinetics of methylmercury in North Atlantic pilot whales (Globicephala melas)

Alicia Juang, Harvard University


Conservation Social Science:

Best Talk

Revealing viewpoints on the science-practice interface in ecology and conservation

Diana Bertuol Garcia, Universidade de São Paulo