Congrats to Julie, Dave, and Kira on their student talk awards!!! Details below:
Julie Lee-Yaw: Stoye Award from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, for her talk on ” Evidence for reduced feeding performance in a contact zone between long-toed salamander subspecies,” presented at the World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, BC, 8-14 August 2012.
David Toews: Student presentation award from the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, for his talk on “Introgression in the yellow-rumped warbler species complex: can variation in migratory behavior explain differences in mitochondrial genotype and phenotype in a cryptic hybrid zone?” Presented at the 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC, 14-18 August 2012.
Kira Delmore: Student presentation award from Bird Studies Canada for her talk on “Tracking Swainson’s thrushes along divergent migratory pathways using light-level geolocators,” presented at the 5th North American Ornithological Conference, Vancouver, BC, 14-18 August 2012.
Excellent talks were also given at the NAOC-V by MSc student Haley Kenyon (“Can song discriminate between MacGillivray’s and mourning warblers in a narrow hybrid zone?”) and postdoctoral researchers Dr. Sampath Seneviratne (“Phenotypic and genetic variation across hybrid zones between three allospecies of sapsuckers”) and Dr. Miguel Alcaide (“Genomics of a ring species, the greenish warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides“).