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Past Lotka-Volterra Student Award Recipients



2013

Jaime Ashander, Lotka Award for Best Poster
Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, CA
Understanding the joint effects of plastic and evolutionary change on demography from time series data
Advisor: Marissa Baskett

Julie Rushmore, Volterra Award for Best Talk
Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Network-based vaccination improves prospects for disease control in wild chimpanzee
Co-author: Damien Caillaud, Richard J. Hall, Rebecca M. Stumpf, Lauren Ancel Meyers, Sonia Altizer

2012

Emily Moberg, Lotka Award for Best Poster
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
The cost of protecting biodiversity in harvested metacommunities
Co-author: Michael Neubert

Colin Olito, Volterra Award for Best Talk
University of Calgary
Using a bottom-up model of plant-pollinator interaction networks to investigate the role of foraging decisions vs. topological constraints in determining network structure
Co-author: Stephen Hausch

2011

Stacy Scholle, Lotka Award for Best Poster
Duke University
The effect of epidemiological dynamics on viral evolutionary rates
Co-author: Katia Koelle

Carl Boettiger, Volterra Award for Best Talk

Limits to the detection of early warning signals of population collapse
Co-author: Alan Hastings

2010

Yun Tao, Lotka Award for Best Poster
University of California-Davis
Information ecology: A theoretical analysis of seasonality, movement behavior, and population dynamics

Ben C. Nolting, Volterra Award for Best Talk: Co-winners!
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The role of environmental stochasticity in reducing the amplitude of population fluctuations
Co-author: Chad E. Brassil

György Barabás,Volterra Award for Best Talk: Co-winners!
University of Michigan
How should temporal niche segregation be defined?
Co-authors: Aaron A. King, Geza Meszena and Annette Ostling

2009

Andres Baeza Lotka Award for Best Poster
University of Michigan
On the emergence of conservation behavior in a simple model of land-use with ecosystem services.
Co-authors: Mercedes Pascual and Andy Dobson.

Alex Perkins Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
University of California, Davis
Evolutionarily labile species interactions and spatial spread dynamics of invasions.
Co-author: Alan Hastings

2008

Clay Cressler Lotka Award for Best Poster
Foraging-predation risk tradeoff governs evolution of inducible defenses.
Co-author: Aaron King.

Vishwesha Guttal Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
Spatial indicators of catastrophic regime shifts in ecological systems.
Co-author: C. Jayaprakash

2007

Sharon Martinson Lotka Award for Best Poster
Dartmouth College
A multiple equilibria model for Dendroctonus frontalis which includes predation and competition.
Co-author: Matthew P. Ayres.

Colin Kremer Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
an undergraduate at State University of New York at Geneseo,
Chaotic dynamics lost in small-world network meta-populations
Co-authors: Chris C. Leary, Gary W. Towsley, Gregg Hartvigsen

2006

Sean Michaletz Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
University of Calgary
A heat transfer model of crown scorch in forest fires

2005

Karen Abbott, Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
University of Chicago
Food limitation and complex dynamics in herbivorous insects

2004

Alison Shaw, Lotka Award for Best Poster
Brown Univ./Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Invasion dynamics in sex-structured populations.

Katharina V. Koelle, Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
University of Michigan
Between-strain competition for susceptible hosts in host-pathogen systems with seasonal dynamics

2003

Curtis A. Smith Lotka Award for Best Poster
Duke University
Evolution of dispersal distance in a predator-prey system Living on the edge of criticality

Chad Brassil Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
University of Toronto
The Similar Effect of Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Cycles on Mean Population Densities

2002

Caz Taylor, Lotka Award for Best Poster
Consequences of an Allee effect on the invasion of Spartina alterniflora in Willapa Bay, WA

John Haskell, Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
Home range scaling in fractal environments

2001

Jennifer A. Nelson, Lotka Award for Best Poster
Duke University
Stability Effects due to Differences in Predator and Prey Spatial Scales

Michael Dietze, Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
The Extinction Debt Revisited: Population Dynamics in a Point-Process Model

2000

Derek Johnson, Lotka Award for Best Poster
University of Miami
Patch size-dependent migration and semi-synchronous extinction in a beetle metapopulation.

Juan Manuel Morales, Volterra Award for Best Oral Presentation
University of Connecticut
Scaling-up movements in heterogeneous landscapes: importance of behavior.



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