Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting

Boyd Lyon Award

 

Boyd Lyon exhibited the qualities that make a good graduate student and a good researcher.  He was hard working, dedicated, well read and committed to learning as much about sea turtles as possible. He strove for excellence in everything that he did.  Although he is missed on a daily basis, his legacy lives on in his friends and in the research carried on in his name.  It is with this in mind that we honor him by creating the

Boyd Lyon Award for best student papers and best student posters.

Below are past recipients of the SERSTM Boyd Lyon Award:

February 2016

Mobile, Alabama

Awards Chair: Thane Wibbels

 

Michael Arendt, South Carolina DNR/University of South Carolina

Best Student Paper:  “TEMPORAL VARIABILITY IN DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE OF LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES (CARETTA CARETTA) AT A CRITICAL COASTAL FORAGING GROUND: IMPORTANT INSIGHTS FOR FUTURE MANAGEMENT”

 

David Roche, Nova Southeastern University - Oceanographic Center

Runner-up Paper “TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF GREEN SEA TURTLES (CHELONIA MYDAS) FROM DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK, FLORIDA

 

Sarah Crawford, Lynn University

Best Student Poster:  “DOES CLOUD COVER AFFECT LIGHT POLLUTION THE SAME WAY THE FULL MOON AFFECTS LIGHT POLLUTION?”

 

Maria Rodgers, Clemson University

Runner-up Poster “ANTIBODY RESPONSES TO MARINE BACTERIAL PATHOGENS IN LOGGERHEAD (CARETTA CARETTA) AND KEMP'S RIDLEY (LEPIDOCHELYS KEMPII) SEA TURTLES FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES“

February 2015

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Awards Chair:  Thane Wibbels

 

Susan Barco, Virginia Aquarium Foundation

Best Student Paper:  “ARE LOGGERHEAD TURTLES THAT DIE FROM ACUTE VESSEL AND FISHERY INTERACTION NORMAL OR COMPROMISED?”

 

Joseph Pfaller, Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research at University of Florida

Runner-up Paper:  “ADULT FEMALE LOGGERHEAD SURVIVAL: BIASED ESTIMATES NECESSITATE REGIONAL APPROACH”

 

Karen Pankaew, Florida Atlantic University

Best Student Poster:   “PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF DISORIENTATION IN LOGGERHEAD (CARETTA CARETTA) AND GREEN (CHELONIA MYDAS) SEA TURTLE HATCHLINGS”

 

Ciera Ames, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Runner-up Poster:  “BLOOD BIOCHEMISTRY AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF SEA TURTLES CAPTURED BY RECREATIONAL HOOK-AND-LINE IN NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA”

FEBRUARY 2012

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Awards Chair:  Thane Wibbels

 

Courtney Endres, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Best Student Paper:  "PERCEPTION OF DIMETHYL SULFIDE BY LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES"

 

Simona Ceriani, University of Central Florida

Runner-up for her talk "DEVELOPMENT OF AN ISOSOSCAPE FOR SUB-ADULT AND ADULT NORTH-WEST ATLANTIC-DWELLING LOGGERHEADS"

 

Nicole Mazouchova at Georgia Institute of Technology

Best Student Poster:  "TESTING HYPOTHESIS OF FLIPPER LOCOMOTION ON GRANULAR MEDIA USING HATCHLING SEA TURTLES AND A SEA TURTLE INSPIRED ROBOT"

 

Leah Fisher at College of Charleston

Runner-up Poster "A LABORATORY EVALUATION OF HATCHLING LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE (CARETTA CARETTA) PERFORMANCE IN RESPONSE TO DIFFERING CONTROLLED INCUBATION TEMPERATURES"

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