Student award winners at BoFEP Workshop
Competition was stiff
for the awards for best student papers and posters presented at the 8th Bay of
Fundy Science Workshop held in May at Acadia University. A total of 14 papers
and 12 posters were in the running. This year, first and second place awards
were presented separately to graduate and undergraduate students for their
papers and posters to make the competition a bit fairer. The submissions were of
exceptionally high quality and judges were hard pressed to select winners……..
all the students deserve hearty congratulations for their efforts. Winners
received a book and a certificate, as well as a cheque for $100 for first place
and $50 for second place. Papers dealing with the burrowing amphipod Corophium
and students from New Brunswick universities captured the lion's share of the
awards. Mount Allison University lauded its four winners in an article (with
photo) in its online newsletter available at:
http://www.mta.ca/news/index.php?id=2044#2044 The award winners are
First - Miriam Coulthard (Mount Allison)
The Effect of Ilyanassa obsoleta on the Vertical
Distribution of Corophium volutator in Mudflat Ecosystems of the Bay of Fundy
Beth MacDonald (Mount Allison) Nocturnal
Habits of Semipalmated Sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) and Corophium volutator on
Bay of Fundy mudflats.
Elizabeth Wallace (Acadia/Mount Allison)
Effects of Foraging Semipalmated Sandpipers on the Vertical Distribution of
Aaron Frenette (UNB,
Fredericton) Contemporary diagnosis of an
intracellular parasite of cod: Application for investigating the life history of
Amanda Savoie (UNB Fredericton) Effects
of Density of the Amphipod Corophium volutator on Sediment Properties.
Laura Bursey (UNB, Fredericton) Abundance
of Ribbed Mussels (Geukensia demissa) in Salt Marshes Located in Contrasting
Tidal Regimes: Northumberland Strait vs Upper Bay of Fundy.
David Drolet (UNB, Fredericton) Diel and
Semi-lunar Cycles in the Swimming Activity of the Amphipod Corophium volutator
in the Upper Bay of Fundy.
Kyle Smith (Dalhousie University) The
Characterization and Tracking of Sediment-Laden Ice in Minas Basin, Nova Scotia.