The Wilson Ornithological Society

Research Grant Recipients
2013

 
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Awards

Karan Odom, University of Maryland ~ Baltimore County (research mentor: Dr. Kevin E. Omland): "Why duet? A comparison of female songs and duets in a tropical songbird"

Andrew Rush, UC-Berkley (research mentor: Dr. Rauri Bowie): "The role of innate song in species recognition in a clade of Empidonax flycatchers"


Hall/Mayfield Award

William Clark: "Interbreeding between Harlan's Hawk (taxon harlani) and Red-tailed Hawk (taxon jamaicensis) in western Canada"

 

Paul A. Stewart Awards

Amanda Arredondo, Department of Biology, Villanova University (research mentor: Dr. Robert L. Curry): "Songs along the border: responses to playback at and beyond the leading edge of the northward-moving hybrid zone between Black-capped and Carolina chickadees"

 

Sarah Baillie, Department of Biology, Villanova University (research mentor: Dr. Robert L. Curry): "Boldness in response to predatory threat and its correlation with reproductive success in Carolina Chickadees"

 

Christine Eldredge, Department of Biology, Villanova University (research mentor: Dr. Robert L. Curry): "Parental attentiveness, dominance ranking, and feeding patterns in Carolina Chickadees (Poecile carolinensis): field study of components of songbird behavior"

 

Jason Fischer, University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign (advisor: James Miller): "The impact of urbanization on daily feeding activity: a test of foraging theory"

 

Morgan Harris, Appalachian State University (advisor: Dr. Lynn Siefferman): "The influence of competition on the expression of personality traits, assortative mating, and reproductive success: an experimental field study"

 

William Lewis, University of Southern Mississippi (advisor: Frank Moore): "Response of gut microbiota to long-distance passerine migration"

 

Henry Pollock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (advisor: Jeffrey Brawn): "Avian microclimate selectivity and climate change: a comparative approach"

 

Alex Wang, University of Hawaii, Hilo (Advisor: Patrick Hart): "Source and sink or ecological trap? Using juvenile dispersal of an endangered Hawaiian bird to tell the difference"

 

 
The Committee received 139 applications for the awards.


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