The Wilson Ornithological Society

Nancy Klamm Undergraduate Presentation Awards


The WOS awards up to two prizes—the Nancy Klamm Best Undergraduate Student Oral Paper Award and the Nancy Klamm Best Undergraduate Student Poster Award—for current undergraduates who are sole presenting authors of a talk or poster at the WOS Annual Meeting, with the first such awards being given in 2007. If fewer than five students compete in one of the categories, the two categories will be combined into a single award for the meeting. Occasionally, at larger WOS meetings, Council approves additional awards. In most years, awards include a $100 prize.
2016 Oral Benjamin Van Doren, Cornell University: "Conserved genomic landscapes of genetic diversity and divergence across an avian family"
  Poster Katie Low, Oregon State University: "Using feathers to monitor mercury: weak correlations to internal tissues suggest limitations"
2015 Oral Jacob Drucker, Hampshire College: "Interspecific aggression in Neotropical songbirds over a major rainfall gradient"
  Poster Joseph Eisaguirre, Colorado College: "Toward a foundation for determining the ecological effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems: dietary composition of and overlap between two avian apex predators on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska"
2014 Oral Cody Kent, Ohio Wesleyan University: "Feather degrading bacteria and avian plumage"
  Poster Gregory Tito, College of William and Mary: "Do social and environmental factors influence vigilance in two Australian songbirds?"
2013 Oral Rachel Hebert, Towson University: "The process of fledging in the Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)" Felicia Napolillo, Towson University: "Variation in incubation effort during egg-laying in the Mountain Bluebird and its association with hatching asynchrony"
  Poster Oliver Muellerklein, University of Maryland Baltimore County: "Territoriality and spatial dynamics in Grasshopper Sparrows; a mathematical model"
2012 Oral Sarah MacLean, Cornell University: "Real danger or crying wolf? Auditory and visual threat recognition in gulls"
2011 Oral John A. Pourtless IV, Florida State University: "An interpretation of the tenth skeletal specimen of Archaeopteryx"
  Poster A. B. Anderson, The Citadel: "Hormonal correlates of West Nile virus seropositivity in house finches"
2010 Oral Christina Masco, Cornell University: "Individuality and Recognition in the Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
  Poster Jordan S. Kalish, Ohio Wesleyan University: "Bacteria and fungi in the plumage of birds of prey " Anne Lugg, Kutztown University: "Aging House Wren nestlings based on feather tract development, wing chord, and head length"
2009 Oral Malcolm Rosenthal, Oberlin College: "Loss of brightness in American Goldfinch bills in response to acute immune response"
  Poster Harden Wisebram, Oberlin College: "Effect of female bill color on male parental contribution in the American Goldfinch"
2008 Oral Kelly Hallinger, College of William & Mary, "Lifetime fitness of Tree Swallows exposed to aquatic mercury"
  Poster Jack M. Stenger, Ohio Wesleyan University: "The bacterial degradation of phaeomelanic and eumelanic feathers"
2007 Oral Kelly Hallinger, College of William & Mary, "Does mercury contamination affect bird song?"
  Poster Megan Fitzpatrick, Albion College, "Nest structure, incubation, egg viability, and sex ratios in tree swallows in Michigan"

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