David L. G. Noakes Award
Outstanding student paper in behavioral development
David Lloyd George Noakes (1942-2020) was George Barlow’s first PhD student at UC Berkeley, earning his doctorate in 1971. He was a professor for 30+ years at the University of Guelph and then 15 years at Oregon State University where he also was Director of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center. His leadership as Editor of the Environmental Biology of Fishes journal and Fish & Fisheries Series spanned 20 years. David was a founding member of EEEF and largely responsible for the organizing and welcoming atmosphere of these biennial meetings from the mid-1980’s through 2020. EEEF was one of the many avenues by which David was dedicated to mentoring students and connecting and supporting colleagues. David published widely about the behavior, ecology and conservation of fishes, often exploring the ontogeny of behavior during life history in relation to environmental cues. In honor of David’s work, the David Noakes Award will be given for the best talk or poster for a study of ontogenetic change in behavior or ecology during early life history.
Gerry Fitzgerald Award
Best student poster presentation
Gerry Fitzgerald (1950-1994) earned a Doctor of Philosophy under Miles Keenleyside at the University of Western Ontario in 1976, and subsequently worked as a professor at Laval University. Gerry’s research focused on evolutionary and behavioural ecology of fishes, and addressed questions related to aggression, cannibalism, kin recognition and alternative reproductive tactics.
|2018||Jack Goldman||Functional concentration of disturbance cues influence conspecific and heterospecific responses by Trinidadian guppies and convict cichlids|
|2016||Erin Reed||Relationships between climate, growth, and fisheries production|
|2014||Oscar Nordahl||The history of strategy variation in sympatric pike|
|2012||Jason Mouland||Genetic restoration of aurora trout: results from captive and wild trials|
|2010||Ben Sutherland||Understanding the varying sensitivities of salmon to Lepeophtheirus salmonis infection|
|2008||Camille Leblanc||Egg size affects arctic charr behaviour and morphology|
|2006||Annapurni Narayanan||Female body size on mate choice|
|2004||Kathryn Peiman||Heritable variation in brook stickleback body form|
|2002||Jonathan Lee||Cuckoldry by the territorial morph of male midshipman|
|2000||Michael Smith||Risk assessment in mosquitofish|
|1998||Jeremy Mitchell||Clutch size correlates in false clown anemonefish|
The R. Jan F. Smith Conservation Award
Presented to the student whose presentation (oral or poster) best exemplified the study of fish conservation
Reginald Jan Frederick Smith (1940-1998) earned a Doctor of Philosophy under Miles Keenleyside at the University of Western Ontario in 1967, and subsequently worked as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Jan’s best-known research contributions focused on predation and alarm pheromones in fishes.
|2018||Xavier Bordeleau||Dalhousie University|
|2016||Katelyn Lawson||University of Florida|
|2014||Tim Pusack||University of Hawaii|
|2012||Natalie Sopinka||University of British Columbia|
|2010||Takuya Sato||Kyoto University|
|2008||Daniella Swenton-Olson||University of New Mexico|
|2006||Koh Hasegawa||Hokkaido University|
|2004||Marja Jarvenpa a||University of Helsinki|
|2002||Laura Weir||Dalhousie University|
The Jack Ward Memorial Prize
Given for the best student presentation
Jack Ward (1935-1982) earned a Doctor of Philosophy under George Barlow at the University of Illinois in 1965, and subsequently worked as a professor at Illinois State University. Jack Ward’s research focused on the ethology and behavioral ecology of fishes, and in particular the life history and parental care behaviour of the orange chromide cichlid. Jack’s interest and enthusiasm led him to organize the first EEEF meeting in 1977 at Illinois State University.
|2010||Brendan ConnorsNatlie Sopinka|
|2006||Andrea BélangerBrad Erisman|
|2004||Roi HolzmanDylan Weese|
Dr. Mary G. Henry Award
Outstanding Student Paper in Applied Behavioral Ecology
Mary G. Henry was one of the original Organizing Committee members for the EEEF meetings. She devoted her career to applied studies of fish behavioral ecology, and the support of students and colleagues at all levels. She published extensively on applied aspects of fish behavioral ecology – often for very high profile species.