Student Presentation Award

Description

The $50 Student Presentation Award is awarded each year for a presentation given at the annual meeting of the AKES to one student member based on the criteria below.

  • Presentation quality
  • Scientific quality
  • Depth of knowledge as demonstrated by answering audience questions

Award Recipients

2017

Kathryn Daly – Lepidoptera highlights of 2016 at UAM (audio)

2016

Molly McDermott – Response of arthropod communities to shrub expansion in Western Alaska (audio)

2015

Alexandria Wenninger – Hymenoptera assemblages in aspen-dominated and black spruce-dominated post-fire successional trajectories in boreal black spruce forest of interior Alaska

2014

Logan Mullen – Proposed research: A taxonomic revision of the rove beetle genus Phlaeopterus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) (audio)

2013

Casey Bickford – Systematics of Alaskan Aegialites Beetles: Extremely Endemic or Oversplit?

2012

Jonny Newman – Causes and consequences of variation in extrafloral nectar secretion by quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx)

2011

Brandi Fleshman – Influence of field age on the ground spider community in managed grasslands, Delta Junction, Alaska

Jill Stockbridge – Effects of different logging practices on the beetles and spiders on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska (second place)

2010

Brent Mortensen – Scales of predator mediated defense against an aspen (Populus tremuloides) specialist