Student Presentation Award


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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