The Wilson Ornithological Society is pleased to announce the 2019 Research Grant Recipients. Please see the attached file for photos and brief summaries of their research projects. Congratulations!
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Grants
Elsa Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University (Advisor: Lesley Bulluck). “Understanding the tradeoffs of female aggression in high- and low-density breeding sites for a migratory songbird”.
Sheela Turbek, University of Colorado, Boulder (Advisor: Rebecca Safran). “Explaining mismatches between genetic and phenotypic divergence in a rapid radiation of finch-like birds”.
Wilson Ornithological Society Research Grants
Glaucia Del-Rio, Louisiana State University (Advisor: Robb T. Brumfield). “Genomic architecture of an amazonian hybrid zone”.
Katie Schroeder, University of Massachusetts (Advisor: Jeffrey Podos). “A timeline and mechanism for species-specific song discrimination in nestling passerines”.
Christine Gurley, University of North Texas Denton (Advisor: Jeff Johnson). “Testing the female-mimicry hypothesis in Painted Buntings (Passerina ciris)”.
Jennifer Linscott, University of South Carolina (Advisor: Nathan Senner). “Fleeting stopovers in a long-distance migratory strategy”.
Paul A. Stewart Grants
Elizabeth Ames, The Ohio State University (Advisor: Chris Tonra). “Carryover effects between breeding and winter habitat in a Neotropical migrant that is non-territorial on the wintering grounds”.
John Muller, University of Oklahoma (Advisor: Jeremy Ross). “Winter occupancy, abundance and movement of Chestnut-collared Longspurs in Oklahoma”.
Luke Wilde, University of South Carolina (Advisor: Nathan R. Senner). “Investigating the community effects of spatio-temporal distribution on the predator-prey dynamics in the sub-Arctic nesting-grounds”.
Kiah Williams, Tulane University (Advisor: Caz Taylor). “The effects of parental investment and territory establishment on chick survival in Wilson's Plovers”.
George A. Hall/Harold F. Mayfield
Kristina Cockle, CONICET. “Tracking Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) movements from wintering grounds in Argentina”.
There were 88 applications for 2019.
2019 Wilson Research Grant Recipients.pdf