NEPARC Conservation Awards

2022 Award Recipients

Charlie Holguin

Charlie Holguin

Virginia Tech

Best Graduate Student Poster

Investigating the Temperature-Size Rule in Eurycea cirrigera

Nicole Dahrouge

Nicole Dahrouge

University of Connecticut

Best Student Oral Presentation

Environmental Factors and Individual Susceptibility Shape Ranavirus Epidemics in Experimental Lithobates sylvaticus Populations

Samara Davis

Samara Davis

Ossining High School

Best Undergraduate/High School Student Poster

Detection of Threatened Pool-Breeding Amphibians with eDNA Analysis

 

2021 Award Recipients

Brady Inman

Brady Inman

University of Massachusetts

Best Graduate Student Presentation

Development of a Skin Probiotic to Mitigate Chytridiomycosis in Eastern Newts in Massachusetts

Nicole Dahrouge

Nicole Dahrouge

University of Connecticut

Best Graduate Student Poster

Larval Temperature and Salinity Conditions Influence Juvenile Wood Frog Growth

Maya Rayle

Maya Rayle

Harvard University

Best Undergraduate Student Poster

Transmission Dynamics of Ranavirus in Lithobates sylvaticus Juvenile Frogs

 

2019 Award Recipients

Nicole Fusco

Nicole Fusco

Fordam University

Best Student Oral Presentation

Exploring Genetic Connectivity of Stream Salamander populations within Stream Systems in the New York Metropolitan Area

David Munoz

David Muñoz

Penn State University

Best Graduate Student Poster

Range-wide Impacts of Variation in Metabolic Rate and Thermal Plasticity under Current and Future Climates for the Salamander, Plethodon cinereus

Shakira Jinez

Shakira Jinez

Canisius College

Best Undergraduate Student Poster

Photo Identification of the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) Using i3S Spot

 

2018 Award Recipients

Ariel Kruger

Ariel Kruger

Rutgers University

Best Student Oral Presentation

Monitoring with Microbes: Predicting Amphibian Disease Susceptibility Using Lab-Based Microbial Challenge Assays

Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash

University of Vermont

Best Graduate Student Poster

Ranaviruses in amphibian communities of Vermont

Elizabeth Signore

Elizabeth Signore

College of the Atlantic

Best Undergraduate Student Poster

Employing an External Backpack Radio Transmitter to Track Post-Breeding Movements of Yellow-Spotted Salamanders

Jakub Zegar

Jakub Zegar

Drexel University

Best Undergraduate Student Poster

Predicting the Range of Anuran Body Temperatures in the Field Using Agar Models and Mechanistic Niche Modelling

 

2017 Award Recipients

David Munoz

David Muñoz

Penn State University

Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation

Responses of Individual Growth Rates to Warm Weather Conditions in Five Populations of the Red-backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus

Brandon LaBumbard

Brandon LaBumbard

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Best Graduate Student Poster

Inhibition of Pathogenic Fungi Using Volatile Organic Compounds Produced by Bacteria

August Blackman

August Blackman

Oberlin College

Best Undergraduate Student Poster

Novel Salamander Guild Differentially Affects Small- and Large-Bodied Species through Niche Partitioning

 

2016 Award Recipients

Kristine Hoffman

Kristine Hoffman

University of Maine

Best Student Oral Presentation

Pitfalls of Analyzing Pitfall Data on Amphibian Orientation

Jamie Shinskie

Jamie Shinskie

Bloomsburg University

Best Student Poster

Historic and Recent Canopy Cover and Stream Habitat Variables Affecting Eastern Hellbender Persistence with the Susquehanna Rive Drainage of Pennsylvania

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