About the Awards
Students are invited and strongly encouraged for oral and poster presentations at the annual meetings of the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Presentations are invited on all topics related to reptile and amphibian conservation.
Cash awards are given for the following categories:
- Best oral presentation
- Best poster presentation
David Munoz the 2017 best Student Oral Presentation entitled “Responses of Individual Growth Rates to Warm Weather Conditions in Five Populations of the Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus“.
Brandon LaBumbard the 2017 best Graduate Student Poster Presentation entitled “Inhibition of Pathogenic Fungi Using Volatile Organic Compounds Produced by Bacteria”.
August Blackman the 2017 best Undergraduate Poster Presentation entitled “Novel Salamander Guild Differentially Affects Small- and Large-Bodied Species through Niche Partitioning”.
Kristine Hoffman the 2016 best Student Oral Presentation entitled “Pitfalls of Analyzing Pitfall Data on Amphibian
Jamie Shinskie the 2016 best Student Poster Presentation entitled “Historic and Recent Canopy Cover and Stream Habitat Variables Affecting Eastern Hellbender Persistence with the Susquehanna Rive Drainage of Pennsylvania”.