Awards

ESA2020 Student Prize Winners

Each year at the ESA Conference, several student awards are given to outstanding posters and presentations. We are proud to share some of these below. For more information on our conference awards, click here.

 

ESA Wiley student prize for outstanding spoken presentation by a student at the conference

1st: Lily Bentley (University of Cambridge) – Habitat preferences in sympatry and allopatry of two closely-related albatross species

2nd: Hannah Carle (Australian National University) – Applying functional traits to predict vital rates of trees in a Bornean rainforest restoration landscape.

3rd: Eleanor Hay (Monash) – Geographic range size and speciation in honeyeaters

 

ESA Wiley student prize for outstanding speed talk presentation by a student at the conference

1st: Tristan Guillemin (Macquarie University) – Using stable isotopes to understand marlin trophic ecology at the edge of their geographic range

2nd: Emily McColl-Gausden (University of Melbourne) – Using environmental DNA sampling to survey bushfire impacts on platypus

3rd: Dony Indiarto (University of NSW) – An eco-evolutionary model for trait-based community assembly along an environmental gradient

 

ESA Wiley student prize for outstanding poster presentation by a student at the conference

1st: Gabrielle Beca (University of Western Australia) – Gut-passage time and viability of seeds consumed by Australian marsupials

2nd: Jessica Keem (University of Melbourne) – Fowl play in the Mallee: evaluating fox density at malleefowl adaptive management sites

3rd: Claire Sives (University of NSW) – Regarding the impacts of climate change on dryland ecology

 

ESA Marilyn Fox Award for best inaugural presentation by a student at the conference

Kevin Bairos-Novak (James Cook University) – Evolving to ecological extremes: A review and meta-analysis of heritability estimates in corals

 

Society for Conservation Biology Prize for a spoken paper on conservation by a student

Jessica Latimer (University of Queensland) – Conservation genetics of the northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus) on Groote Eylandt

 

Wiley/EMR prize for a spoken presentation by a student on management or restoration

Jacinta Humphrey (Latrobe University) – Housing or habitat: What drives patterns of urban bird diversity?

 

Wiley/EMR prize for a poster presentation by a student on management or restoration

Erin Thomas (University of Melbourne) – Impact of fire and habitat composition on the daily roo-tine of macropods

 

Australian Flora Foundation prize for a spoken paper by a student on the biology or cultivation of an Australian plant

Allison Mertin (University of Melbourne) – Seed and Soil Microbiomes for Natural Ecosystem Restoration

 

Australian Flora Foundation prize for a poster by a student on the biology or cultivation of an Australian plant

Ruby Stephens (Macquarie University) – Functional biogeography of floral traits in Australian plant communities

 

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