Lynds Jones Prize

The Lynds Jones Prize is awarded for the best poster at the WOS Annual Meeting with a student as the sole presenting author.

Award Recipients

2022Shane McFoy, Villanova University: “Assessing hybrid chickadee cognitive impairment in the wild”
2021Sarah Polekoff, Arizona State University: “Exploratory Behavior of Urban and Desert House Finches”
2020Samuel Merker, University of Georgia: “Do socially-mediated Allee effects limit the distributions of trailing-edge populations?”
2019Elsa Chen, Virginian Commonwealth University: ‘‘Examining the tradeoffs of female aggression in high- and low-density breeding sites for a migratory songbird’’
2018Mariamar Gutiérrez Ramírez, University of Massachusetts Amherst: “Evaluating the impact of overnight en route weather over the Gulf of Mexico on lean mass of spring migrants”
2017Camille Herteux, Florida Atlantic University: “Wading bird use of geographically isolated wetlands in the southeastern U.S. coastal plain
2016Sahas Barve, Cornell University: “Elevational movement patterns drive hemoglobin concentration in Himalayan birds: a Tensing and Hillary story”
2015Kimberly Kelly, University of Wisconsin, Madison: “A population genetic analysis of hybridization between Black-eared Miners (Manorina melanotis) and Yellow-throated Miners (Manorina flavigula)”
2014Dana Moseley, UMass Amherst: “Evidence of innate predispositions and learning of female preferences in Swamp Sparrows”
2013Daniel Baldassarre, Cornell University: “Experimental evidence of asymmetrical introgression of a sexual trait via extra-pair mating”

Olga Milenkaya, Virginia Tech University: “Testing the condition-quality hypothesis: condition indices are repeatable but do not predict reproductive success or survival”
2012Andrés Cuervo, Louisiana State University: “Evolutionary assembly of the Andean avifauna: A comparative phylogeographic study of diversification and elevational distribution”
2011Nicole M. Davros, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “An experimental test of density-dependent reproduction in Prothonotary Warblers, Protonotaria citrea
2010Stephanie G. Wright, Villanova University: “Hybrid chickadee vocalizations change as the hybrid zone moves northward in southeastern Pennsylvania”
2009Sarah Pabian, The Pennsylvania State University: “Calcium and forest bird habitat quality”
2008Curtis W. Burney, Louisiana State University: “Comparative phylogeography of Neotropical birds: ecology predicts levels of genetic differentiation”
2007Kara Belinsky, University of Massachusetts, Amherst: “Are color and song redundant signals of male quality in chestnutsided warblers?”
2006Corey E. Tarwater, University of Illinois: “Life history implications of the post-fledging period in a neotropical passerine”
2005Christopher Hofmann, University of Maryland-Baltimore County: “Pigment co-deposition and the masking of carotenoids in Orchard and Fuertes’s orioles” (co-authored with Thomas Cronin, Kevin Omland, & Kevin McGraw)
2004Dana M. Hawley, Cornell University: “The price of the pecking order: how dominance status mediates immunity in wintering House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus)”
2003Natalie Dubois: “Does cavity availability affect female mate choice or maternal investment in House Wrens?”
2002Kathi L. Borgmann: “Influence of landscape context on exotic shrub cover in riparian forests: implications for breeding birds”
2001Dawn E. W. Drumtra: “The importance of two habitat quality parameters, food and nest site availability, on settlement of Prothonotary Warblers, Protonotaria citrea