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2020 Competition Award Recipients

Recipient (Program) Institution Supervisor Project Award
Carrie Ann Adams (PhD) University of Alberta Erin Bayne and Colleen Cassady St. Clair The effects of artificial light at night on habitat use by aerial insectivores in Alberta $15,870
Jared Anderson-Huxley (PhD) University of California, Riverside Marko Spasojevic Adapt, move, or go extinct: Will species on the tops of mountains survive climate change? $11,450
Monica Ayala-Diaz (PhD) University of Alberta Heather Proctor and Clement Lagrue Division of labour in trematode parasites and its effects on trematode ecology $11,555
Charity Blaney (MSc) University of Calgary Steven Vamosi Impacts on long-toed salamander habitat in southwestern Alberta $5,495
Lindsey Dewart (MSc) University of Alberta Scott Nielsen and Mark Edwards Influence of wolf (Canis lupus) predation on wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) in the Alberta oilsands $10,400
Raiany Dias de Andrade Silva (PhD) University of Alberta Barb Thomas Patterns and mechanisms driving clone size and gender performance in trembling aspen in Alberta $8,000
Justin Dubiel (MSc) University of Lethbridge Steve Wiseman Characterization of the sensitivity of three fish species inhabiting the Alberta Oil Sands Region to PAHs and alkyl PAHs $4,335
Elène Haave Audet (MSc) University of Alberta Kimberley Mathot Individual differences in information sampling and its correlation with survival in the Blackcapped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) $12,615
Gabriela Heyer (MSc) University of Saskatchewan Jeffrey Lane Local adaptation in hibernation phenotypes of Columbian Ground Squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus) $14,820
Sarah Hirtle (MSc) University of Lethbridge Cameron Goater Causes and consequences of multiparasitism in wild and experimental populations of fathead minnows $9,165
Emily Holden (MSc) University of Alberta J.C. Cahill Trait similarity's impacts on plant establishment: General effects among communities $17,200
German Lagunas-Robles (PhD) University of California, Riverside Alan Brelsford Environmental, genetic, and social influences on sex ratio in the boreal ant Formica podzolica $15,460
Keon Park (MSc) Western University Nusha Keyghobadi The genetic basis of dispersal and recolonization in a butterfly metapopulation $13,000
Emily Purvis (MSc) University of Calgary Paul Galpern The reassembly of plant-pollinator interaction networks following wetland habitat restoration in Alberta croplands $7,710
Garrett Rawleigh (MSc) University of Alberta Scott Nielsen Winter responses in wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) to seasonal dynamics in water and factors influencing forage availability in wetlands $12,475
Jessica Serbu (PhD) University of Alberta Vince St. Louis Impacts of rapid glacial melt on downstream river freshwater quality and food webs in Banff and Jasper National Parks $12,740
Lee Sutcliffe (MSc) University of Manitoba Nicola Koper Effects of oil well drilling noise on parental breeding behavior of chestnut-collared longspurs (Calcarius ornatus) $13,615
Molly Tilley (MSc) University of Lethbridge Cameron Goater Life cycle, intra-host development and consequences of an emerging new pathogen of minnows in southern Alberta $8,665
Zoey Zapisocki (MSc) University of Alberta Viktoria Wagner Local adaptation of plains rough fescue (Festuca hallii) to Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) invasion $2,430