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REU Raptor Research Products, Awards, and Media

National Student Awards

Best Student Paper Awards

Stephanie Szarmach. Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) genetic diversity and connectivity among the naturally fragmented forests of the northern Great Basin, U.S.A. William C. Andersen Award for Best Student Poster, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX.

Jilma Rachel Guinea, Characteristics of reproductive habitat for harpy eagles in Darien Province, Panama. 2014 National Conference for Society for Advancement of Chicaos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Los Angeles, CA.

Claire Nellis, Physiological and behavioral effects of ectoparasites: Does being bugged cause stress in burrowing owls?  William C. Andersen Award for Best Student Poster, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Sacramento, CA.

Aidan Branney, Burrowing owls, common ravens, and power transmission lines in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Idaho. William C. Andersen Award for Best Student Poster, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Cape May, NJ.

Kara Moran, Investigation of the geographic origin of burrowing owl fleas with implications for the ecology of plague. William C. Andersen Award for Best Student Poster, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT.

James Jarrett, Plumage variation in nestling barn owls: Patterns of pheomelanin and eumelanin pigmentation differ between males and females. William C. Andersen Award for Best Student Poster, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

  • Ty Styhl.  2017. University of Idaho

Journal Publications (REU-Raptor Research student authors in bold)

Kenney, Macy, J.R. Belthoff, M. Carling, T. Miller, and T. Katzner. 2020. Spatial and temporal patterns in age structure of golden eagles (Aqulia chrysaetos) wintering in eastern North America. Journal of Field Ornithology: In press.

Navock, Kara A., D.H. Johnson, S. Evans, M.J. Kohn, and J.R. Belthoff. 2019. Investigation of the geographic origin of burrowing owl fleas with implications for ecology of plague. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 136: 1-12.

Askelson, Kenneth K., R.A. Miller, J.D. Carlisle, G.S. Kaltenecker, J.F. Smith, and S. Bayard De Volo. 2019. Unusual northern goshawk mtDNA haplotype found in Rocky Mountains. Journal of Raptor Research 53: 358-360.

Rus, Adrian, I., A.E. Duerr, T.A. Miller, J.R. Belthoff and T. Katzner. 2017. Counterintuitive roles of experience and weather on migratory performance. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 134: 485-497.  auk-16-147.1

Szarmach, Stephanie J.,  Kenneth K. Askelson, R.A. Miller, J.D. Carlisle, G.S. Kaltenecker, M. Arshad, J.F. Smith, and A.J. Roles. In Revision. Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) genetic diversity and connectivity among the naturally fragmented forests of the northern Great Basin, USA. Journal of Raptor Research.

Media

ScienceDaily: Eagles migrate through bad weather to arrive in time to nest.

Sierra Club: When young eagles ride the winds.