The Wilson Ornithological Society

Research Grant Recipients
2016

Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grants

Isabel Rojas, University of Wisconsin (Advisor: Anna Pidgeon): The effect of landscape corridors on birds with varying traits

Jaime Coon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: James R. Miller): Grassland birds, an invasive grass, and arthropods: a potential trophic cascade in an actively managed landscape


Hall/Mayfield Grant

Wanyoike Wamiti, National Museums of Kenya: Examination of macro and haemoparasites in a Kenyan avian community


WOS Student Research Grants
Open

Mariamar Gutierrez Ramirez, University of Massachusetts Amherst (Advisor: Alexander R. Gerson): The effect of lean body mass on migratory decisions of Nearctic-Neotropical migrants after crossing an ecological barrier in spring

Jennifer Phillips, Tulane University (Advisor: Elizabeth Derryberry): What are the functional consequences of urbanized songs for female choice?

Master's Only

Eleanor Diamant, Columbia University (Advisor: Dustin Rubenstein): Characterizing female-limited polymorphisms across the Trochilidae phylogeny

Joshua Robertson, McMaster University (Advior: James Quinn): Brood parasitism as an evolutionary route to cooperative breeding in birds


Paul A. Stewart Grants

Alicia Brunner, The Ohio State University (Advisor: Christopher Tonra): Seasonal changes in habitat utilization of a wintering migrant songbird in response to moisture and prey abundance

Bryant Dossman, Cornell University (Advisor: Amanda D. Rodewald): Migratory behavior and winter habitat quality: can birds compensate for migratory delays?

Charles van Rees, Tufts University. (Advisor: J. Michael Reed): Integrating molecular tools and automated telemetry to test hypotheses for connectivity in a tropical habitat specialist

Natasha Hagemeyer, Old Dominion University (Advisor: Eric L. Walters): Examining the long tail: Long distance dispersal in a cooperatively breeding species

 
The Committee received 179 applications for the awards.

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