ASLO 2015 Student Presentation Winners

ASLO is pleased to announce the 2015 Student Presentation Award Winners for the Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in Granada, Spain. Nearly 400 student presentations were evaluated based on the clarity/effectiveness of the presentation, quality of the experimental design, clarity of the conclusions, and its innovation/scientific insight. Awards were given to the top 7% in each individual category (both oral and poster). Congratulations to these student presenters!


Leilani Abaya, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Spatial Distribution and Effects of Sewage in Coastal Hawaiian Waters

Kamala Anthony, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Pa’akai Overload: Potential Consequences of Over-Mixing Brackish Water Ecosystems in Keaukaha, Hawaii

Maite Arroita Azkarate, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
Historic Changes of River Metabolism: Understanding Pros and Cons of Different Methods to Calculate the Gas Exchange Rate

 Leo Barbut, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Integrating Field Data to Parameterize a Larval Transport Model of Sole and Improve Knowledge on Connectivity in The North Sea

Anna Belcher, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Ecosystem Structure as a Control on Carbon Flux in the Scotia Sea, Antarctica

Christiana Binkley, Kenyon College, Delaware, Ohio, USA
Understanding Gene Expression in Euphausia Superba During Quiescence

Lauren Bortolotti, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Estimating the Metabolic Status of Prairie Ponds: Linking Carbon Dioxide Fluxes and the Diel Oxygen Method

Ana Maria Cabello, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Global Distribution and Intraspecific Variability of Marine Pelagophytes 

Stella Castro, University Metropolitana, Carolina, Puerto Rico, USA
Geochronological Analysis of Sediments in Tidal Freshwater Marsh in the Patuxent River

Peter Chace, Monmouth University, Brick, New Jersey, USA
Geochemical Impacts of Shallow Volcanic Gas Vents on Coral Reefs at Maug Island

Wilmelie Cruz-Marrero, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland, USA
In Situ Habitat Characterization of Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Power Sites

Julian Damashek, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Linking Ammonia-Oxidizing Microbial Communities to Nitrification Rates Across the Steep Gradients of San Francisco Bay (CA, USA) Waters

Ivan Dubinenkov, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany
Molecular Reactivity of DOM Along the Lena River-Laptev Sea Transition

Katharina Eick, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany
The Stimulatory Effect of the Diatom Skeletonema Costatum on the Diatom Thalassiosira Weissflogii – Positive Allelopathy or Adaption to a Competitor?

Christina Fox, San Francisco State University, Oakland, California, USA
Characterization of Whole Porewater Dissolved Organic Matter in Anoxic Sediments by 1H NMR

Anna Friedrichs, University of Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Measuring Fluorescence by Means of Smartphones with the New Citclops-Application

Lluís Franch Gras, University of Valencia, Paterna – Valencia, Spain
Timing of Diapause in Rotifer Populations Varies Accordingly to Environmental Predictability

Sara Hammerstein, LMU München, München, Germany
Testing Techniques for Establishing Diversity Gradients within Natural Phytoplankton Communities

Giannina Hattich, Oceanlab, Aberdeen University, Newburgh, United Kingdom
Do Big Fish Farms Have a Bigger Impact on Benthic Microbial Communities?

Jonathan Hunter, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Molecular Insights on Viral Infection and Life Cycle in Emiliania Huxleyi From Targeted and Untargeted Lipidomics

Torian Jones, Norfolk State University, Meherrin, Virginia, USA
Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Embryonic Development of Dungeness Crabs

Emily King, Cal State University Monterey Bay, Concord, California, USA
The Role of Condition and Lipid Storage on Settlement Timing in a Pacific Flatfish Species

Katrine Lekang, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Development and Evaluation of Microarrays to Investigate Eukaryotic Diversity in Marine Sediments

Elisa Lindgren, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Transmission of Solar Radiation Through Melting Ice in an Arctic Lake

María del Rosario Lorenzo Garrido, University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Trace-Metal Dynamics in Response to Increased CO2 and Iron Availability in a Coastal Mesocosm Experiment

Karla Martinez-Cruz, Cinvestav Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane in Boreal Lake Sediments

Adrian Plummer, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, USA
Consequences of Diversification Among Acartia Tonsa in the Chesapeake Bay

Anika Pohlabeln, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
First Insights into the Molecular Structure of Non-Volatile Marine Dissolved Organic Sulfur

Daniel Rearick, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
An Ecosystem Scale Experiment: Fate and Effects of Silver Nanoparticles Following Whole-Lake Addition at the Experimental Lakes Area

Larry Redd, Hampton University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Effects of Temperature and Feed Type on Gastric Evacuation of Aquacultured Pompano (Trachinotus Carolinus)

Elena Ricevuto, Stazione Zoologica A. Dohrn, Ischia (NA), Italy
Ocean Acidification: What We Can Learn from Polychaetes in a Shallow CO2 Vents System

Christina Roggatz, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom
Ocean Acidification Affects Signalling Molecules of Marine Invertebrates

Christoph Staudinger, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
A pH-Optode For Seawater Monitoring

Alexander Tagg, Brunel University, London, United Kingdom
Analysis of Microplastics in Wastewater Using FPA-Based Micro-FT-IR Imaging and Hydrogen Peroxide Pre-Treatment

Haruka Takagi, Waseda University, Shinjuku, Japan
Photosymbiosis in Planktic Foraminifers: New Aspects from Culture and Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometry

Amber Teufel, Miami University, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Climate Change in Antarctica: Impact of Nutrient Availability on Antarctic Lake Phytoplankton Communities

Dominic Vachon, University of Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reconstructing Seasonal Succession of the Major Processes Sustaining CO2 Emissions In Northern Lakes

Margarita Zarubin, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, EIlat, Israel
Mixing, Critical Depth and Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in a Deep-Mixing Oligotrophic Sea


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