Research Grant Recipients ~ 2013

Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grants

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”

Molly Staley, Auburn University (research mentor: Geoffrey E. Hill): “Understanding the mechanisms of pathogen host switches and emerging infectious diseases in wild birds”

Hall/Mayfield Grant

David Jakim: “Port Washington habitat matters”

Paul A. Stewart Grants

Kathryn McCollum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (research mentor: John P. Carroll): “Conservation of Kori Bustards (Ardeotis kori kori) on Private and Public Lands on a Semi-Arid Landscape in Botswana”

Jack Stenger, University of Cincinnati (research mentor: Kenneth Petren): “Impact of climate change on the migratory behavior and dispersal of Eastern Bluebirds during a 150-year span”

Emily J. Williams, Kansas State University (research mentor: W. Alice Boyle): “Grasshopper Sparrows on the move: what drives within-season dispersal in Grasshopper Sparrows?”

David Zonana, University of Colorado – Boulder (research mentor: Rebecca Safran): “How do sexual signals mediate social interactions?: applying social network theory to signal-driven social transactions in the barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)”

The Committee received 156 applications for the awards.