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SCCS-NY 2016 Award Winners

Conference Overall

Best Talk

Testing unmanned aerial systems for behavioral observations of marine mammals

Eric Ramos, The Graduate Center & Hunter College

Leaps and bounds: landscape connectivity through amphibian composition and genetics

Cara McElroy, University of Georgia & Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center

Best Speed Talk

Novel hosts are critical when predicting spread of invasive avian brood parasites.

Robert Pecchia, Hunter College

Estivation physiology and habitat selection in southern California land snails.

Teresa Rose Osborne, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry


Effect of bumble bee queen body size on overwinter survival and colony establishment

Nicholas Dorian, Tufts University 

Leopard (Panthera pardus) status, distribution, and research efforts across its range

Andrew Jacobson, University College London


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

Estimating the persistence of seaside and saltmarsh sparrow populations in New Jersey (talk)

Samuel Roberts, University of Delaware

Is coral juvenile abundance associated with reef quality? (poster)

Araceli Acevedo-Rosas, National Autonomous University of Mexico


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

Demographic and traditional knowledge perspectives on the status of polar bears (talk)

Jordan York, Lakehead University

Highly disparate bird assemblages inside sugarcane and pasture crops (speed talk)

Eduardo Alexandrino, University of São Paulo

The impact of urbanization on Echinostoma sp. infection of green frogs (poster)

Meredith Vanacker, Yale University