Speakers

2019 WILLIAM T. HORNADAY AWARD

The 2019 recipient of the William T. Hornaday award is Clayton Lamb, a PhD candidate, Vanier Scholar, and Weston Fellow at The University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He works at the interface of population ecology, carnivore-human co-existence, and wildlife management. His research focuses on identifying the causes and consequences of changes in mammalian populations, using diverse species such as pika, wolverine, and grizzly bear. Clayton currently has more than 15 peer-reviewed publications and several other reports and non-peer-reviewed articles. Some of his work has been used to support high-profile conservation efforts, such as an IUCN assessment of brown bears, a true testament to the quality of their research.  It is worth noting that Clayton was independently nominated by multiple groups, further proof that his work is making an impact.


2019 ALBERT R. & ALMA SHADLE FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The 2019 recipient of the Albert R. and Alma Shadle award is Katie Stanchak of the University of Washington. Ms. Stanchak has published mammal research in EvolutionJournal of Biogeography, and the Anatomical Record. She has received support from numerous organizations, including an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and a Grant-in-aid from the American Society of Mammalogists, and she was twice the recipient of a Washington Research Foundation and Benjamin Hall Graduate Fellowship from the University of Washington. She has been active in outreach at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, where she is a graduate student researcher in the Department of Mammalogy. Ms. Stanchak’s dissertation research is focused on explaining the origin and diversification of a novel skeletal element in bats. This project is inherently integrative, drawing on methods from comparative anatomy, development, biomechanics, and macroevolution. For this work, Ms. Stanchak has been awarded the Karl F. Koopman Award from the North American Society for Bat Research and the Anna M. Jackson Award from ASM. The Shadle Fellowship from ASM will help Ms. Stanchak complete her studies of bat skeletal anatomy and present her research at conferences in the upcoming year. 


2020 ANNIE M. ALEXANDER AWARD

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2020 ANNA M. JACKSON AWARD

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2020 A. BRAZIER HOWELL AWARD

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2020 ELMER C. BIRNEY AWARD

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