Student Awards

Approximately one third to one half of the ECS membership comprises students. To promote high standards in the quality and clarity of scientific presentation, the society coordinates a comprehensive assessment of student oral and poster presentations. Upon submitting an abstract for a conference, a student can decide to nominate their presentation for consideration for a student award. Nominated presentation is assessed anonymously by four conference attendees who are experts in relevant fields of study. The results are compiled and the lead-author of the presentations obtaining highest scores receive an award, including a prize and a certificate. Each year, an award is given for the following categories: best poster, best short talk and best long talk.

Best Oral Presentation
Year Conference Title of Presentation Awardee
2016 Madeira Conservation of killer whales in the Strait of Gibraltar requires ecosystem-based bluefin tuna fishery management Ruth Esteban
2015 Malta Does the pressure of achieving reproductive success prevent grey seals from responding to human disturbance?  Amanda Bishop
2014 Belgium    
2013 Portugal    
2012 Ireland    
2011 Spain    

 

Best Short Talks
Year Conference Title of Presentation Awardee
2016 Madeira Cytochrome P450 1A1 and 2B protein expression as biomarker for the first assessment of the ecotoxicological status of Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) in the NW Mediterranean Sea Matteo Baini
2015 Malta Development of a biomechanic model of grey seal impacts on the west coast of Scotland fisheries Vanessa Trijoulet
2014 Belgium    
2013 Portugal    
2012 Ireland    
2011 Spain    

 

Best Posters

Year Conference Title of Poster Awardee
2016 Madeira First record of the nasal mite Halarachne halichoeri in a grey seal from the German Wadden Sea  Anja Reckendorf (Postgraduate)
2016 Madeira Echolocation parameters of Australian humpback dolphins (Sousa sahulensis) and Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the wild: investigating biosonar parameter shaping pressures  Mafalda de Freitas (Undergraduate)
2015 Malta Shedding light on the phenomenon of grey seal predation on marine mammals Abbo van Neer
2015 Malta Reproductive histories and inter-birth calving intervals of female bottlenose dolphins Texas Sim
2014  
 
 
2014