The recipients of this year’s Jed Burtt Undergraduate Mentoring Grant from the WOS are Trent University’s Lyn Brown (mentor) and Trevor MacLaurin (mentee), whose planned project is titled “The impact of vegetation encroachment on American Oystercatcher nesting distribution and hatching success.”
Established in 2016, this unique grant is named in memory of Jed Burtt, a past president of the WOS and exemplary mentor of many undergraduate ornithologists during his long career. Recipients receive up to $1,000 in funding for a project carried out collaboratively by an undergraduate student and their mentor, plus additional funding to attend an annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and present their findings. You can read about the experiences of a past undergraduate recipient of this grant here. Congratulations, Lyn and Trevor—we look forward to meeting you and learning about your work at a future WOS conference!