At the the annual November meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation in Fort Collins, Colorado, two Boise State students were awarded the William C. Andersen Memorial Award for best student spoken presentation and best student poster presentation. The conference hosted 475 researchers, academics, students, agency and NGO scientists, educators and others with an interest in raptor research.
Best Student Oral Presentation – 2019
Ariana Dickson, for her research presentation “Non-target exposure of toxicants to raptors: Anticoagulant rodenticides and ferruginous hawks.” Dickson is a graduate student in the raptor biology master’s program and plans to graduate in May 2020, and enter a doctoral degree program in the fall.
Best Student Poster Presentation – 2019
James Jarrett, for his research presentation “Plumage variation in nestling barn owls: Patterns of pheomelanin and eumelanin pigmentation differ between males and females. Jarrett was a 2019 participant in Boise State University’s REU Raptor Research Site, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. He also is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He will graduate with a bachelor’s in biology in May 2020.
To learn more about the conference, click here: https://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/current-conference/