Saul B. Saila Best Student Paper Award

Year Season Name School Title
2016 Summer Lucas Nathan UConn-Storrs Evaluating the effects of culverts on fine scale genetic structuring of Brook Trout
2016 Winter Meghna Marjadi UMass-Amherst Evaluating reproductive strategies in alewife using pedigree reconstruction
2015 Summer Lucas Nathan UConn-Storrs Delineation of Brook Trout landscape-level genetic structure among headwater stream networks: isolates or metapopulations?
2015 Winter Tracey Bauer University of New England Abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton around the Saco River plume in Saco Bay, Maine
2014 Summer Jan-Michael Hessenauer UConn-Storrs Streamscape genetic structure of Bridle Shiner, an imperiled minnow
2014 Winter Jan-Michael Hessenauer UConn-Storrs “Looking for patterns of fisheries induced evolution in largemouth bass populations from historically fished and unfished lakes”
2013 Summer Greg DeCelles UMass-Dartmouth “Dispersal of winter flounder larvae in coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine”
2013 Winter Kasey Pregler UConn “Using occupancy models to evaluate gear bias: quantifying detection probabilities of bridle shiner when using a seine and backpack electrofishing units”
2012 Summer Martha Divver Stony Brook “Diel behavior in adult white perch (Morone americana) revealed through acoustic telemetry in the Carmans River, Long Island, NY”
2012 Winter Tim Jensen UConn “Evaluating habitat use of bridle shiner while accounting for imperfect detection”
2011 Summer Sarah Simons WHOI “Effect of turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on the catch performance in the Northwest Atlantic trawl fishery”
2010 Summer Carissa Gervasi Roger Williams University “Abundance, growth, and diet of juvenile summer and winter flounder in tributaries of Narragansett Bay”
2010 Winter Greg DeCelles UMass-Dartmouth “Movements and spawning patterns of winter flounder in the Gulf of Maine: observations using passive acoustic telemetry”
2009 Summer Carrie Byron URI “Feeding ecology of four demersal predators: black sea bass (Centropristis striata), scup (Stenotomus chrysops), northern searobin (Prionotus carolinus), and striped searobin (Prionotus evolans)”
2009 Winter Michelle Staudinger UMass-Amherst “Behavioral interactions between summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) and longfin squid (Loligo pealeii): the influence of relative prey size on predatory behavior and selectivity”
2008 Summer Abigail Franklin UMass-Amherst “A tale of two fishways: contrasting performance of nature-like fishway designs in coastal New England streams”
2008 Winter Benjamin Gahagan UConn “Emigration timing and emigrant characteristics in juvenile anadromous alewife”
2007 Summer Richard Bell URI “Stock assessment of chambo (Oreochromis sp.) in the southeast arm of Lake Malawi”
2007 Winter Brad Harris UMass-Dartmouth “Mapping surficial substrates and megabenthos along the Northwestern Atlantic continental shelf with underwater video surveys”
2006 Summer Christopher Dixon UConn “Habitat use of state-endangered burbot (Lota lota) in northwestern Connecticut”
2006 Winter Amy Aieta UMass-Amherst “Distribution of the swimbladder parasite Anguillicola crassus in American eels in the Northeastern Atlantic”
2005 Summer Jason P. Breves URI “Compensatory adaptation in the partial gastrointestinal tract of summer flounder”
2005 Winter Justin Davis UConn “Population structure and reproductive indices of anadromous alewife in Connecticut: historical and inter-location comparisons”
2004 Summer Leah Brown UMass “Three dimensional movement of silver-phase American eels (Anguilla rostrata) within the forebay of a small hydroelectric facility”
2004 Summer Allison Leschen Boston University “Fecundity and spawning of the Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, in Pleasant Bay, Cape Cod, Massachussetts”
2004 Winter Debra L. Coglianese URI “Perception of the molting hormone 20- hydroxyecdysone by Homarus americanus: localization of steroid receptors and effect on behavior”
2003 Summer Rebecca Jones UNH “Size-Selective mortality and growth of a 1995 Georges Bank larval cod cohort”
2003 Winter Bradley P. Harris UMass “Growth estimate for sea scallops in the Nantucket Lightship Closed Area of Georges Bank”
2002 Summer David L. Taylor URI “Evidence of sand shrimp predation on juvenile winter flounder from three northwestern estuaries”
2002 Winter David L. Taylor URI “Detecting juvenile winter flounder in the stomachs of invertebrate predators with Ouchterlony double-diffusion immunoassay”
2001 Summer Frederick Scharf UMass-Amherst “Susceptibility of juvenile fishes to estuarine piscivores: are all forage species created equal?”
2001 Winter Jennifer Martin UConn “Early life history of Sillago sihama from the Tanshui estuary, Taiwan as revealed by otolith microstructure and microchemistry”
2000 Winter Catalina Martinez URI “Taking a gander at goosefish livers”
1999 Summer Christopher Baumann UMass-Amherst “Assessing brook trout microhabitat use by mapping physical characteristics of streams – a new methodology”
1998 Winter Brian Hanahan UMass-Amherst “Estimating bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) school size from limited observational data”
1997 Summer Courtney Stirling Casey URI “Length-at-maturity of female summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus)”
1996 Winter Kevin G. Whalen UMass-Amherst “Effect of precocial maturation on parr growth and smolting of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) stocked as fry”
1995 Summer Lisa Yako UMass-Amherst “Timing and migration: attempting to understand and manage anadromous herring (Alosa pseudoharengus, A. aestivalis)”
1995 Winter Keith E. Matiskella UMass-Amherst “Gastric evacuation of two common prey types in longhorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus octodecimspinosus)”
1994 Winter Jarrad Kosa UMass-Amherst “Using a computer model to identify effective sampling regimes for outmigrating juvenile river herring”
1993-94 Paul Spencer URI “Application of a stochastic predator-prey model to Pacific hake and Pacific herring of Vancouver Island”
1992-93 Ken Sprankle UMass-Amherst “Exploitation of striped bass along the Northeast U.S. coast”
1991-92 Barbara Dorf URI “Abundance, distribution and habitat characterization of juvenile tautog (Tautog onitis) in Narragansett, Bay”
1990-91 Micah Kieffer UMass-Amherst “Annual movements of shortnose and Atlantic sturgeons in the Merrimack River”
1989-90 Mary Carla Curran WHOI ‘Seasonal and diel changes in oxygen consumption in the cunner Tautogolabrus adspersus (Walbaum): a preliminary study”

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