Best Student Paper Award Winners 2007

Division of Animal Behavior
Best Student Oral Presentation Heidi Mahon
Old Dominion University
Energy maximization strategies of two surface deposit-feeding gastropods
Best Student Poster Devin Zysling
Indiana University
Seasonal Changes in Immunity: Immune responses track energetics in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)
Division of Comparative Endocrinology
Aubrey Gorbman Award for Best Student Oral Presentation (shared award) Susannah French
Arizona State University
Corticosterone modulation of reproductive and immune system trade-offs in female tree lizards: long-term corticosterone manipulations via injectable gelling material
Oliver Love
Simon Fraser University
Exposing the embryo to maternal stress: an adaptive precitive mechanism or an unavoidable developmental cost?
Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Peter W. Hochachka Best Student Oral Presentation Clark J. Cotton
University of Wyoming
Protein conservation in spontaneous and facultative hibernators: the white-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) and the black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
Peter W. Hochachka Best Student Poster Stephanie Sbong
University of North Texas
Respiratory and cardiovasculoar interactions during internal pipping in chicken embryos
Division of Developmental and Cell Biology
Best Student Oral Presentation Karin Leiderman
University of Utah
Endothelial Mechanotransduction: Let’s Sugarcoat it!
Best Student Poster Robert Gueth
New Mexico State University
Functional Conservation of Electric Fish Myogenic Regulatory Factors
Division of Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Best Student Poster Claire O’Quin
George Washington University
The Role of Hedgehog Signaling During Craniofacial Development in Larval Zebrafish
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
Best Student Oral Presentation Alison Sweeney
Duke University
Evolution of high-acuity vision in coleoid cephalopods
Runner Up Fernanda Oyarzun
University of Washington
Plasticity in brooding time of a species with alternative reproductive modes
Best Student Poster Presentation Ben Lake
Bowdoin College
Influence of orientation and flow speed on feeding behavior and metabolism of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides
Runner Up David Sischo
California State University Fresno
Biofilms affect the behavior of polychaete larvae landing on surfaces in water currents and waves
Adrian M. Wenner Strong Inference Award Dawn Vaugh
University of Washington
Predator-induced morphological defenses in marine zooplankton: a larval case study
Runner Up Tracey Smart
University of Oregon
Tolerance of the early life history stages of Owenia fusiformis to environmental conditions: possible limits to dispersal
Division of Neurobiology
Best Student Oral Presentation (tie) Barbara Jacobson
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Muscular organization of the rhopalial stalk in Cubomedusae (Cnidaria)
Clark Gray
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Ultrastructure of the retinal synapses in Cubozoans
Division of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
Best Student Oral Presentation E. C. Snell-Rood
University of Arizona
Phenotypic plasticity and the origin of novel traits: butterflies modify behavior and morphology in response to a novel environment
Best Student Poster (tie) M. Zhong
Auburn University
Phylogenetics analysis of Terebelliformia worms (Polychaeta, Annelida) based on mitochondrial genomes
B. L. Banbury
Washington State University
Inferring ancestral function in morphologically redundant complex traits
Division of Vertebrate Morphology
D. Dwight Davis Award (shared award) Diego Sustaita
University of Connecticut
Bite and grip performance in relation to killing behavior of North American accipiters and falcons
Cally Harper
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
The gross morphology and fiber architecture of the melon in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncates
Best Student Poster Nathan Bird
George Washington University
Morphological variation of the Weberian apparatus in cypriniform fishes
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