1. $1000 to Kristen Covino, "Transition between phases of the annual cycle: spring migration to breeding in Nearctic-Neotropical songbirds."
2. $1000 to Jill Gautreaux, "Spring stopover of Nearctic-Neotropical migratory landbirds with an urbanized landscape along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico."
3. $500 to Jared Wolfe, "Measuring bird demographics to determine the ecological value of small nature preserves in Baton Rouge, LA."
1. $500 to Patricia Newell, doctoral candidate at Univ. of Georgia for her study, "Are between-year apparent survivorship and site fidelity of Rusty Blackbird related to winter diet composition."
2. $500 to Susan Craig, grad student at Queen's University, Canada, for "Assessing the winter habitat use, site fidelity and nesting (double breeding) by Loggerhead Shrikes on the Texas Gulf coast."
3. $500 to Adrienne Leppold, doctoral candidate at the University of Maine for her study, "Gulf of Maine Migratory Mystery."
4. $1000 to Rebecca Cooper, Master's Candidate at The State University of Arkansas for "Development of a non-lethal method of measuring persistent organic pollutants in adipose tissue of songbirds."
$1000 to Patricia Newell, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia, for her study "Are between-year apparent survivorship and site fidelity of Rusty Blackbirds related to winter diet composition?"
$500 to Theodore J. Zenzal, Jr., a Master of Science in Biology candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi, for his study, "The migration and stopover ecology of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) at a Louisiana chenier."
$500 to Phillip L. Vasseur, a Master of Science in Biology degree candidate at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, for his study "Habitat edge and patch size effects on nesting success of Painted Buntings."
$500 to Nanette Mickle, Volunteer Research Assistant for Ecological Monitoring Projects at the Smithsonian NZP Conservation and Research Center, for her study, "Tracking long-distance songbird migration (Purple Martins) using geolocators."
$1000 to Allisyn-Marie Tsz Yan Gillet, a grad student at Columbia University for her study "Reproductive Effects of Mercury in Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) Breeding in the New York Metropolitan Area."
$500 to Jason Townsend, a grad student at SUNY-ESF, for his study "Use of Geolocator Technology to Determine the Migratory Pathways of a Threatened Songbird (Bicknell's Thrush)."
$1000 to Virginia L. Winder, a grad student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, for her study "Mercury (Hg) levels in feathers and blood of two species of coastal sparrows (Ammodramus nelsoni and
A. caudacutus) from over-wintering and breeding sites (salt marshes along the North Carolina coast and habitat in northern U.S. and Canada, respectively)."
The committee gave a fourth grant, using $1000 that was returned to EBBA by an awardee in 2008. This was awarded to:
$1000 to Morgan E. Gilmour, a graduate student at Bucknell University, for his study "Investigating the relationships of winter corticosteroid levels, stable isotope signatures, and reproductive effort of a long-lived
seabird, Leach's storm-petrel."
"An assessment of ecological factors that limit passerines during long-distance migrations" submitted by Susan B. Smith, University of Rhode Island.
"Ecology of the Southeastern American Kestrel in Florida and its response to sandhill habitat conversion" submitted by Jessi L. Brown, University of Nevada, Reno.
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