Nancy Klamm Undergraduate Presentation Awards

The WOS gives Nancy Klamm Undergraduate Presentation Awards for the best oral presentations and posters at the WOS Annual Meeting with an undergraduate student as the presenting author.

Award Recipients

2021Oral: Francesca Foltz, Loyola Marymount University: “Investigating Non-invasive Methods of Hormone Quantification in Great Black-backed Gulls”

Poster: Alex Sidare, Canisius College: “Does Flight-calling Behavior Differ in Response to Conspecific and Multispecies Calling Cues?”
2020Brandon Edwards, University of Guelph: “Open, accessible, and customizable analysis of North American Breeding Bird Survey data using the R package bbsBayes”

Josephine Tagestad, University of Wyoming: “Individual vocal distinctiveness and neighbor-stranger discrimination in a suboscine bird, the Red-Capped Manakin”
2019Oral: Rebekkah LaBlue, University of North Carolina Wilmington: ‘‘Sweating the speckles: Darker Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) eggs become hotter under direct solar radiation’’

Poster: Dylan Allenback, Colorado State University Pueblo: ‘‘Cassin’s Sparrow song behavioral analysis’’
2018Oral: Luke Hamilton, University of Nebraska-Kearney: “Three undergrads, three metabolites, in three years: a story about Baltimore Oriole physiology”

Poster: Veronica Schabert, Canisius College: “Migratory patterns in male and female Common Yellowthroats (Geothlypis trichas) at different spring migratory sites”
2017OralNicholas Russo, University of Connecticut: “Avian spring migration as a dispersal mechanism for an invasive insect pest”

Poster: Sarah Toner, Cornell University: “Ornamental plumage in the non-breeding season is associated with behavioral change in a tropical passerine”
2016Oral: Benjamin Van Doren, Cornell University: “Conserved genomic landscapes of genetic diversity and divergence across an avian family”

Poster: Katie Low, Oregon State University: “Using feathers to monitor mercury: weak correlations to internal tissues suggest limitations”
2015Oral: Jacob Drucker, Hampshire College: “Interspecific aggression in Neotropical songbirds over a major rainfall gradient”

Poster: Joseph Eisaguirre, Colorado College: “Toward a foundation for determining the ecological effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems: dietary composition of and overlap between two avian apex predators on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska”
2014Oral: Cody Kent, Ohio Wesleyan University: “Feather degrading bacteria and avian plumage”

Poster: Gregory Tito, College of William and Mary: “Do social and environmental factors influence vigilance in two Australian songbirds”
2013Oral: Rachel Hebert, “The process of fledging in the Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides).”

Oral: Felicia Napolillo, “Variation in incubation effort during egg-laying in the Mountain Bluebird and its association with hatching asynchrony”

Poster: Oliver Muellerklein, “Territoriality and spatial dynamics in Grasshopper Sparrows: a mathematical model”
2012Oral: Sarah MacLean, Cornell University: “Real danger or crying wolf? Auditory and visual threat recognition in gulls”
2011Oral: John A. Pourtless IV, Florida State University: “An interpretation of the tenth skeletal specimen of Archaeopteryx”

Poster: A. B. Anderson, The Citadel: “Hormonal correlates of West Nile virus seropositivity in House Finches”
2010Oral: Christina Masco, Cornell University: “Individuality and recognition in the Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus

PosterAnne Lugg, Kutztown University: “Aging House Wren nestlings based on feather tract development, wing chord, and head length”

Poster: Jordan S. Kalish, Ohio Wesleyan University: “Bacteria and fungi in the plumage of birds of prey”
2009Oral: Malcolm Rosenthal, Oberlin College: “Loss of brightness in American Goldfinch bills in response to acute immune response”

Poster: Harden Wisebram, Oberlin College, “Effect of female bill color on male parental contribution in the American Goldfinch”
2008Oral: Kelly Hallinger, College of William & Mary: “Lifetime fitness of Tree Swallows exposed to aquatic mercury”

Poster: Jack M. Stenger, Ohio Wesleyan University: “The bacterial degradation of phaeomelanic and eumelanic feathers”
2007Oral: Kelly Hallinger, College of William & Mary: “Does mercury contamination affect bird song?”

Poster: Megan Fitzpatrick: “Nest structure, incubation, egg viability and sex ratios in Tree Swallows in Michigan”