Student Awards

Student Travel Awards

ASLO offers student travel awards to defray costs of attending an ASLO meeting. Students must be ASLO members who will make oral or poster presentations at the ASLO meeting. Previous recipients are not eligible. Recipients are chosen by lottery from the acceptable entries.

Student Poster Awards

Poster awards were initiated by the local organizing committee at the 1988 ASLO meeting in Boulder. It has continued since that time to in order to recognize scientists sufficiently early in their career to have an impact on future research plans and employment opportunities. Entrants must be ASLO members and students, and first author of research that has not been presented previously at ASLO or other scientific meetings. Work in all areas of aquatic science is eligible. The presentation will be judged on the basis of innovation and/or significant scientific insight, quality of experimental design and methods, and clarity of presentation.

Tips on Presenting Posters

  • Make it eye-catching
  • Make the title informative, even to the non-specialist.
  • Include an abstract which is clear, concise, and dynamic.
  • The poster should reward the viewer by telling a complete story with a beginning (introduction sufficient to explain it to those not in your specific area of expertise; be sure to avoid jargon) middle (enough on materials and methods so that readers can follow what you have done) and end (main conclusions and relevance).
  • Be concise!
  • Use large print. The text should be of sufficient size to be easily read from a distance of at least 3-4 feet. Keep your presentation within the area which can be read comfortably while standing.
  • Present material in logical order. Because we may all have different opinions as to what is logical, it helps to place or number sections sequentially. When referring to a table or figure, it may be useful to include arrows or some other form of marker to direct the reader.

Past Award Recipients

1988, ASLO, Denver, CO

Juanita Urban, University of Newfoundland
Urban, J., C.H. McKenzie and D. Diebel, "Seasonal phytoplankton content of Calanus finmarchicus and Oikopleura vanhoffeni feces and its food web implications"

1992, ASLO, Santa Fe, NM

Catherine O'Riordan, Stanford University
O'Riordan, C.S., S.G. Monismith, and J.R. Coseff, "A study of concentration boundary layer formation over a bed of model siphonate bivalves"
Lisa Uttal-Cooke, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Uttal-Cooke, L. "Diet and distribution in the midwater worm, Poebius meseres Heath in Monterey Bay, California"

1993 ASLO/SWS Edmonton, AB, Canada

Lynn A. Leonard, University of South Florida
Leonard, L.A., M.E. Luther, A.C. Hine and D.J. Reed, "Free surface flow in marsh canopies"
Brenda M. Miskimmin, University of Alberta, Canada
Miskimmin, B.M. and D. W. Schindler, D.C. G. Muir and N.B. Grift, "Fate of organochlorine contaminants applied to lakes thirty years ago"

1994 AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA

Eric L. Canuteson, University of California, San Diego
Canuteson, E.L., J.A. Hildebrand, P.R. Parker and M.A. Zumberge, "Construction and Testing of an Ocean Bottom Absolute Gravity Meter"
Michael R. Penn, Michigan Technological University
Penn, M.R., M.T. Auer and E. Van Orman, "Seasonal and Vertical Variability in the Phosphorus Fractions of the Seston in a Calcareous, Hypereutrophic Lake"
David Hutchins, (Oral presentation), University of California, Santa Cruz
Hutchins, D.S., G.R. DiTullio and K.W. Bruland, "Regeneration and recycling of biological iron: The other half of the iron story"

1994 ASLO/PSA Miami, FL

Jennifer I. Tougas, University of Georgia
Tougas, J.I. and J.W. Porter, "Scleractinian Coral Settlement to Artificial Substrata in the Florida Keys: Work in Progress"
Yvonne Vadeboncoeur, University of Notre Dame
Vadeboncoeur, Y., D.M. Lodge, D.L. Christensen and K.L. Cottingham, "Impact of Whole-Lake Nutrient Enrichment on the Ratio of Benthic to Pelagic Chlorophyll"

1995 ASLO Reno, NE

Brian H. Yocis, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
Yocis B.H., D.J. Kieber and K. Mopper, "Hydrogen peroxide photochemical production and decay in Antarctic waters"
Matthew C. Brewer, University of Wisconsin at Madison
M.C. Brewer and P. Dawidowicz, "Kairomone-enchanced escape behavior within a Daphnia clone"

1996 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA

Anna M. Farrenkopf, University of Delaware
Farrenkopf, A.M., G.W. Luther, III and P. Chapman, "Reduced iodine reflects productivity and denitrification in the Arabian Sea"
Richard E. Zeebe, Alfred-Wegener Institute, University of Bremen (Germany)
Zeebe, R.E., H. Eicken, D.H. Robinson, D. Wolf-Gladrow and G.S. Dieckmann, "Modelling the heating and melting of sea ice through light absorption by microalgae"

1996 ASLO Milwaukee, WI

Jerry C. Liu, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Liu, J.C., G. Trager and J. Yen. "Effects of copepod morphology on high speed escape reaction: Biomechanical consequences of life stages and interspecific differences"
Traci M. Main, Arizona State University
Main, T.M., D.R. Dobberfuhl and J.J. Elser, "Stoichiometry and ontogeny in zooplankton: A test of the growth rate hypothesis"

1997 Santa Fe, NM

Yu A. Gao, University of Southern California
Gao, Y., G.J. Smith and R.S. Alberte, "Temperature dependence of nitrate reductase (NR) activity in marine phytoplankton: Ecological implications"
Christian E. Hamm, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research., Germany
Hamm, C.E., M. Reigstad and P. Wassmann, "Chemical tracing of Phaeocystis sedimentation in the Balsfjord, Northern Norway"
Stacy L. McLeroy-Etheridge, University of Connecticut
McLeroy, Etheridge, S.L. and G.B. McManus, "Effect of copepod feeding on ingested phytoplankton pigments"
Olaf G. Olson, Lehigh University
Olson, O.G. and S.C. Fritz, "Driving changes in periphytic diatom community structure during early lake ontogeny"
Rolf D. Vinebrook, University of Regina, Canada
Vinebrook, R.D. and P.R. Leavitt, "The ecological significance of allochthonous DOM in an ultraoligotrophic clearwater lake"

1998 ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences, San Diego, CA

John A. Quinlan, University of North Carolina
Quinlan, J.A., F.E. Werner, S. Gallager, R.G. Lough, J. van Keuren and L.J. Buckley. Modeling the growth of first-feeding cod larvae on Georges Bank.
Gabriela W. Smalley, University of Maryland
Smalley, G.W., D.W. Coats and D.K. Stoecker. Influence of prey density, light, and nutrients on feeding behavior of the mixotrophic dinoflagellate Ceratium furca.

1998 ASLO/ESA, St. Louis, MO

Kevin Fielman, University of Southern Carolina
Fielman, K.T. Novel nasty neighborhoods: A test of tolerance
Karleen A. Boyle, University of California - Los Angeles
Boyle, K.A., K.P. Kramer and P. Fong. A microcosm experiment testing whether nitrogen or phosphorus limits macroalgal blooms in a highly eutrophic southern California estuary.

1999, Santa Fe, NM

Marnie L. Branfireun, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Branfireun, M. L. and T. R. Moore. Decomposition and Methylmercury Availability in a Boreal Wetland.
Howard Glasgow, North Carolina State University
Glasgow, H.B., J.M. Burkholder and A.J. Lewitus. Stimulation of Pfiesteria piscicida and a Second Toxic Pfiesteria-Like Species by N and P Enrichments.
Sarah Griscom, State University of NY
Griscom, Fisher, Aller. Gut redox conditions and the assimilation of sediment-bound metals in two marine bivalves.
Susanne Menden-Deuer, University of Washington
Menden-Deuer, S. and E.J. Lessard. Carbon to Volume Relationships in Heterotrophic and Phototrophic, Thecate and Athecate Dinoflagellates.
Sunshine Menezes, University of Rhode Island
S. Menezes and P.E. Hargraves. Community Trends Among Nanoplankton in the Pettaquamscutt River Estuary, Rhode Island, USA.
Jessica D. Lundquist, University of California, Davis
Lundquist, J. D. Surface Drag and Momentum Exchange in Hurricane Conditions.
Pallaoor V. Sundareshwar, University of South Carolina
Sundareshwar, P. V. and Morris J. T. Differential Nutrient Limitation Among Trophic Groups in a Pristine Salt Marsh Estuary, South Carolina, USA.

2000 ASLO Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark

Broglio, Elisabeth F., Inst. de Ciencias del Mar, CSIC, Spain
Differences in swimming behaviour between two planktonic ciliates affect the risk of predation by the copepod Acartia clausi
Erhard, Daniela, University of Konstanz, Germany
Allelopathic interaction of submerged macrophytes with epiphytes: case studies on Elodea Nuttallii and Najas marina
Hammer, Astrid, University of Rocstok, Germany
A winter cryptoflagellate bloom in an eutrophic estuary-survival during periods of very low light intensities due to ice covering
Honeywill, Claire, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
The relationship between mirophytobenthic biomass and pulse modulated minimum fluorescence
Long, Richard A., University of California
A quinolinol antibiotic produced by a marine alteromonad and its affects, physiology and metabolism of other marine bacteria
Petrusek, Adam, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Czech Rep.
Using allozymes in Moina taxonomy – will we break the species again?
Ptacnik, Robert, Institut für Meereskunde
Effects of mixing depth on succession and composition of phytoplankton communities
Pĺlsson, CARINA, Lund University, Sweden
Nutrient limitation of autotrophic and potentially mixotrophic phytoplankton in tropical lagoons differing in humic content
Raateoja, Mika, The Finnish Inst. Of Marine Research, Finland
Pelagic phytoplankton in situ primary productivity approached by 14C-technique and fast repetition rate fluorometry (FRRF) in the Baltic Sea: a comparison
Rost, Bjřrn, Alfred Wegener Inst. for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
Effects of CO2 concentration, growth rate and light conditions on carbon isotope fractionation in the coccoithoporid Emiliania huxley
Russel, Kristina M.,University of Virginia, USA
Characterization of particulate atmospheric nitrogen and implications for coastal deposition.
Scherwass, Anja, University of Cologne, Germany
Structure and development of the ciliate fauna in the potamoplanton of the river Rhine
Short, Steven, M., University of British Columbia, Canada
Algal rivers community structure revealed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis
Strömberg, Niklas, Göteborg University, Sweden
A pH independent fluorosensor for amonium based on the principles of coextraction
Sutton, Tracey, University of South Florida
A towed array for high-resolution plankton studies
Tönnesson, Kajsa, Göteborg University, Sweden
Grazing impact of appendicularians versus copepods during an autumn phytoplankton bloom
Vreca, Polona, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
A seasonal carbon isotope study in the sediment and pore waters of an eutrophic high mountain lake in NW Slovenia
Wanner, Susanne C., Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Canada
Estimation of the retention efficiency for fine particulate organic matter in a lowland river using fluorescently labelled Lycopodium spores as tracer particles
Welker, Martin, Tech. Univ. Berlin, Max-Volmer-Inst., Germany
Temporal dynamic and spatial distribution of toxic cyanobacteria in a shallow lake
Xu, Yan, Department of Biology, Hong Kong University, China.
Influence of metal concentration in phytoplankton on metal assimilation and regeneration in marine copepods
Zah, Rainer, EAWAG/ETH, Switzerland
Pathways of allochthonous organic matter in a glacial floodplain system

2001 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amy G. Brown, University of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS
Optical Properties And Their Relationship To Physical Processes And Biogeochemical Constituents During Stratified Conditions In Southeastern Lake Michigan
J.S. Clough, Western Washington University, Anacortes, WA
Effects Of Heterosigma Akashiwo On Growth And Grazing Rates Of Protozoans
Elizabeth A. McCliment, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE
Microbial Biodiversity And Geochemistry In The Hydrothermal Sediments Of The Guaymas Basin
Adam Petrusek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Moina Micrura The End Of A "Cosmopolitan Species"?
Frank Stewart, Desert Research Institute/University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Bacteria-Algae Associations In The Sea Ice And Upper Water Column Of The Ross Sea In The Late Austral Summer
Benjamin S. Twining, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
A Novel Technique For The Quantification And Localization Of Trace Elements In Plankton: X-Ray Fluorescence Microprobe Analysis
Marian B. Westley, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
A Shallow Source Of Nitrous Oxide In The Eastern Tropical North Pacific
Stephanie E. Wilson, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
Predator-Prey Interactions In The Plankton: Escape Responses Of Three Calanoid Copepods From A Juvenile Fish
Joy C. Winet, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
The Effect Of Hypoxia On Oxygen Consumption And Survivability Of Aurelia Labiata And Aequorea Victoria In Southern Puget Sound
Marnie Jo Zirbel, Western Washington University, Anacortes, WA
Light Enhanced Digestion By Microzooplankton

2002 Summer Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Garcia, Edenise, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Influence of Wildfires on the Nitrogen Isotopic Ratio in Aquatic Organisms
Humphries, Stefan A., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
DOM and Metal Binding: New Techniques For Determining %S, 34s/32s and 180/160 In DOM
Larmola, Tuula M., University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland
Floods Cause Large Inter-Annual Differences in The Ecosystem Co2 Exchange in Boreal Lake-associated Wetlands
Milbrandt, Eric C., University of Oregon, Charleston, OR
Spatial Variability and Community Composition Patterns of Bacteria in South Slough Estuary, OR, USA
Morier, Dominique, Maurice Lamontagne Inst/Univ du Québec ŕ Rimouski, Mont-Joli, Canada
Viruses-Induced Mortality of Phytoplankton in The St. Lawrence Estuary: Application of The Dilution Technique
Shaked, Yeala, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Phytoplankton-Mediated Redox Cycle of Iron in the Epilimnion of Lake Kinneret
Toledo-Hernández, Carlos, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Regenerative Potential of Gorgonia Spp: A Field Experiment
Wagner, Glenn N., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Physiological Impact of Salmon Lice on The Swimming Performance Of Atlantic Salmon
Zhuang, Yan, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Phytoplankton Bioavailability of Copper In Urban Rain