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Student Awards/Prizes


Congratulations to the 2009 PSGB Ecosystem Conference student award winners!

At the PSGB Conference, we recognize rising stars in the science community by awarding outstanding student presentations and posters. More than 35 students gave oral or poster presentations at this year's PSGB conference. Judges recognized the following exceptional student presentations:

Best Overall Oral Presenter:

Jenifer McIntyre
Copper interferes with anti-predation behavior of juvenile salmon and reduces survival during encounters with predators
Ph.D. Student, University of Washington's School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Best Overall Poster Presenter:

Sarah Heerhartz
Integrating new fish habitat along urban shorelines: an example from the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, WA
Masters Student, University of Washington's School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Honorable Mention Oral Presenter:

Anne Beaudreau, University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Honorable Mention Poster Presenters:

Kristina Kull, University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs
Ian Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz
Erick Peirson, University of Puget Sound
Ananda Seebach, Western Washington University, Huxley College of the Environment

A big thanks to the 22 judges who volunteered their time to make this year's student awards possible. These judges are career scientists from the United States and Canada representing Federal, state/provincial and county agencies, non-profit organizations, Tribes and First Nations, and universities:

Skip Albertson, Washington State Department of Ecology
Keri Baugh, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Helen Berry, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Julia Bos, Washington State Department of Ecology
Cyrilla Cook, People for Puget Sound
Tim Determan, Washington State Department of Health
Maggie Dutch, Washington State Department of Ecology
Simon Geerlofs, Northwest Straits Commission
John Konovsky, Squaxin Island Tribe
Randall Lewis, Squamish Nation
Jan Newton, University of Washington
Dale Norton, Washington State Department of Ecology
Sandra O'Neill, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wayne Palsson, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Brandon Sackmann, Washington State Department of Ecology
Shannon Serrano, Surfrider Foundation
Kimberle Stark, King County Department of Natural Resources
Kathy Taylor, Washington State Department of Ecology
Heather Trim, People for Puget Sound
Jim West, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
Christianne Wilhelmson, Georgia Strait Alliance
Jennifer Wilson, Environment Canada

Prize Winners for Completed Conference Evaluations

In a random draw from the more than 300 completed evaluation forms, the following three names were pulled for prizes:


Puget Sound Partnership

Environment Canada / Environnement Canada


Georgia Basin