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Awards & Honors


Degree track and faculty advisers in parentheses.

Nicolas Guiterrez (PhD, Hilborn) won the W.F. Thompson Award for the Best Student Paper for his paper “Leadership, Social Capital and Incentives Promote Successful Fisheries.”

Daniel Hernandez (MS, Mantua/Quinn) netted the Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation award from the 54th Joint Western Fish Disease Workshop and AFS Fish Health Section Meeting for his talk “The Role of Chinook Salmon in the Ecology of Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) in the Columbia River Basin.”

Eleni Petrou (PhD, Hauser), Merrill Rud (PhD, Branch), and Michael Tillotson (PhD, Quinn) all obtained IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Program on Sea Change Research Fellowships.

Miate Pons (PhD, Hilborn) was awarded of Fulbright Scholarship. Miate intends to study assessment and management of fisheries that are often called "data poor" and will likely use small-scale tuna fisheries as a primary example.

Meryl Mims (PhD, Olden) won the Exceptional Promise in Graduate Research Award from the Ecological Society of America for her paper “Life history theory predicts streamflow effects on fish assemblage response to hydrologic regimes.”

Margaret Siple (PhD, Beauchamp) obtained a Science Writing Fellowship from Washington Sea Grant. This fellowship is designed to connect budding young science writers with professional science writers, researchers, and educators.


John Horne was a member of the NOPP collaboration for Developing Environmental Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy and Stewardship which was rewarded with a Department of the Interior Partners in Conservation Award. This award recognizes public/private partnerships that promote conservation, protect natural and cultural resources, use innovative approaches for resource management, and that engage youth and diverse communities in accomplishing the Department’s mission.