2012 Student awards

Student award winners at Evolution 2012, the joint CSEE / SSE / ASN meeting in Ottawa were:

  1. Nathaniel Sharp, University of Toronto, “Sexual selection can reduce mutation load in Drosophila melanogaster.”
  2. Njal Rollinson, Dalhousie University, “A key component of the physical environment drives the evolution of maternal reproductive strategies in Atlantic salmon.”
  3. Aleeza Gerstein, University of British Columbia, “Evolve or die: A characterization of adaptive mutations in yeast.”
  4.  Alexandre Martin, Université de Sherbrooke “Age-Dependent Effect of Testosterone on Social Rank in Bighorn Rams (Ovis canadensis).”
  5. Katherine Ostevik, University of British Columbia, “Speciation, Sunflowers and Sand Dunes: Reproductive barriers between dune and non-dune ecotypes ofHelianthus petiolaris
  6. Anna Simonsen, University of Toronto, “Evidence for ecological benefits of cheating symbiotic soil microbes in the face of insect herbivory”
  7. Ann McKellar, Queens University, “Form, function, and consequences of density-dependence in a migratory bird”
  8.  Emily Austen, University of Toronto, “Flowering early or flowering big: which matters more for male and female fitness?”