FALL 2017

Special 2017 Student Awards

THE DEAN’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH PAPER FOR 2017

Given annually since 2008 to recognize outstanding research by a current PhD candidate who has a manuscript accepted or published in a peer-reviewed journal. This year’s winner was acknowledged at the spring graduation ceremony and received a check for $3,000.

COOPER ROSIN (advisor John Poulsen) PhD’17,

“Hunting-induced Defaunation Drives Increased Seed Predation and Decreased Seedling Establishment of Commercially Important Tree Species in an Afrotropical Forest,” Forest Ecology and Management, (Rosin and Poulsen, Dec. 2016)
doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.016.

 

SARA LABOSKEY AWARD

Given in recognition of personal integrity and academic excellence.

DONOVAN LOH of Singapore; BA, Environmental Sciences and Policy and Biology, with Distinction.

 

VIRLIS L. FISCHER AWARD

Goes to the graduating professional degree student with the highest academic achievement. Given by Bernice Fisher in memory of her husband.

MIKIA LYNN WEIDENBACH of Hawaii; MEM, Ecosystem Science and Conservation

 

THOMAS V. LASKA MEMORIAL AWARD

Given by the Earth and Ocean Sciences faculty to the most outstanding senior major.

JOHN (JACK) MCDERMOTT of Chicago, Ill.; BS, Earth and Ocean Sciences.