Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 AOS Student Presentation Awards

Every year, the American Ornithological Society bestows Student Presentation Awards on students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) who present outstanding posters or oral presentations at our annual meeting. 

At the AOS & BC 2022 Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we had 64 volunteer judges and 93 student presentations. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners, each of whom will receive a $500 honorarium with their award. 

Thank you to all of our volunteer judges and to every student who presented research at this year’s meeting.

Nellie Johnson Baroody Award

Given for the best presentation on any topic in ornithology, typically given to a student prior to the Ph.D. level

Yesenia Mora
California State University San Marcos 
“Wing-flashing behavior improves prey capture performance in San Clemente Loggerhead Shrikes”

Robert B. Berry Student Award

Given for the best oral presentation on a topic pertaining to avian conservation

Jordan Giese
Iowa State University 
“Grassland bird response to prairie strips in agricultural landscapes”

Mark E. Hauber Award

Given for the best oral presentation on avian behavior

Claire Nemes
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science 
“Behavioral responses of migrating songbirds to the perceived risk of predation” 

Jennifer Uehling
Cornell University 
“A simulated hormonal stress response alters foraging decisions in a declining aerial insectivore”

A. Brazier Howell Award

Given for the best presentation on any topic in ornithology

Jarome Ali
Princeton University 
“Plumage evolution in Amazon parrots (genus Amazona)” 

Frances F. Roberts Award 

Given for the best presentation on any topic in ornithology

Samuel Case
University of Wyoming
“Impact of avian seed predators on seed dispersal in Hawaiian forests”

AOS Council Awards

Given for the best presentations on any topic in ornithology

Jessie Williamson
University of New Mexico & Museum of Southwestern Biology
“Cryptic speciation of Giant Hummingbirds across an elevational migratory divide”

Aimee Van Tatenhove
Utah State University
“Weather radar as a tool to quantify local airspace-use of a large migratory waterbird”

Rosalyn Price-Waldman
Princeton University
“Microstructures alter the appearance of structurally colored and pigmented feathers in tanagers and other birds”

Prashant Ghimire
Kent State University
“Conserving Asian Woollyneck (Ciconia episcopus) in Nepal”

Honorable Mentions

Carrie Ann Adams
University of Alberta
“The effects of artificial light on relative abundance of Common Nighthawks (Chordeiles minor) vary across behavioural context, urbanization levels, and spatial scale”

Bruna Rodrigues do Amaral
The Pennsylvania State University
“Quantifying regional-scale impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid invasion on North American forest bird communities”

Robert Barber
Imperial College London
“Darwin vs Wallace: The evolutionary drivers of dichromatism in suboscine birds”

Cory Elowe
University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Marathon masters: closely related short- and long-distance migratory warblers use comparable fuel use strategies”

John Jones
Tulane University
“More threatening rivals, but not one’s own plumage coloration, dictates aggression in a tropical female fairywren”

Shelby Lawson
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
“Absence of Anti-parasitic Referential Alarm Calls in the Galapagos Yellow Warbler Population Allopatric from Obligate Brood Parasites”

Callum McDiarmid
Macquarie University
“Experimental evidence that mito-nuclear interaction impacts mitochondrial function in long-tailed finch (Poephila acuticauda) hybrids”

Jessie Salter
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
“The genomic basis of erythrism in Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) inferred from whole genomes of historical specimens”

Katy Silber
Kansas State University
“Rainfall mediates population dynamics in a mobile grassland songbird”

Jaclyn Tolchin
James Madison University
“The song of a vocal mimic reflects changes in avian acoustic communities across an urban gradient”

Juan Zuluaga
University of North Carolina Wilmington
“Acute stress reduces bill-mediated heat dissipation in the song sparrow (Melospiza melodia): Ecological implications for thermoregulation under stress”

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