The seven recipients of the Center for Coastal Oceans Research (CCOR) summer 2019 travel awards are conducting research across the globe – from Spain to Bonaire and across five American states.
Each winner received a $500 award for travel related to marine research. Funds can be used to cover any legitimate expense related to field research or the presentation of CCOR research at conferences and meetings. If the award is made in support of field research, then expenses related to the research itself (materials, supplies, fees) can be covered.
Learn more about this round of winners:
Camila Caceras (Heithaus lab) – Presenting elasmobranch exploitation in artisanal fisheries research at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Snowbird, Utah.
Lanie Esch (Harborne lab) – Traveling to the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America in Orlando, Florida to present research the threats posed by the aquarium trade for introducing non-native fish to Florida’s reefs.
Carissa Gervasi (Rehage lab) – Presenting work on acoustic tagging and tracking of Crevalle Jack at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting in Mobile, Alabama.
Serena Hackerott (Eirin-Lopez lab) – Conducting field research in Bonaire on epigenetic modifications in corals caused by environmental conditions.
Jordan Massie (Rehage lab) – Presenting “Meeting in the Middle: Resource Tracking of Freshwater Prey Subsidies by an Estuarine Consumer, Common Snook in the Florida Everglades” at the Joint Conference of the American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society in Reno, Nevada.
Valeria Paz (Heithaus lab) – Presenting a talk based on her dissertation research entitled “Investigating the Habitat Use of Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Response to a Major Hurricane” at the World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
Bradley Strickland (Heithaus lab) – Attending the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky to present his dissertation research on predicting how animals respond to extreme weather events based on a study of the responses of juvenile bull sharks to a cold-snap in 2010 and Hurricane Irma in 2017.
To learn more about the CCOR Travel Awards, click here.