There are many more excellent student poster and podium presentations than we have named awards. As the result a number of Honorable Mention Prizes are awarded each year.

Recent award winners

2019

Alyssa Bader (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Ancient oral microbiome of a fisher-hunter-gatherer community from the Pacific Northwest Coast
Amanda Ellwanger (University of Texas at San Antonio). Foraging in a landscape of fear: chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) in the anthropogenic habitats of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa
Jake Funkhouser (Washington University, St. Louis). Re-evaluating the analysis of dominance: Investigations of dominance in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and wild Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) from a context-dependent perspective
Kris Sabbi (University of New Mexico). Sex differences in adrenal hormone production throughout development among Kanyawara chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Kibale National Park, Uganda

2018

Kelly Ostrofsky (The George Washington University). Capturing 3-D locomotor kinematics in wild mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)

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Addison Kemp (University of Texas, Austin). Effects of reduced binocular visual field on leaping performance in a small-bodied strepsirrhine (Cheirogaleus medius)

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Zane Swanson (CUNY Graduate Center and the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, NYCEP). The effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D polymorphism on energy expenditure in modern humans

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Natalie O’Shea (CUNY Graduate Center and the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, NYCEP). Differential preservation of population history in vervet skull anatomy

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Natalie Laudicina (Boston University). Re-examining birth constraints in non-human primates

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2017

Tesla Monson (University of California Berkeley). The relationship between dental eruption sequence, phylogeny and life history in the evolution of primate dentition.

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Elizabeth Sawchuk (University of Toronto). Biological continuity over the transition to food production in Eastern Africa: human dental evidence from early pastoralists.

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Erin Kane (The Ohio State University). Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana) experience fewer mechanical challenges during periods of low fruit availability.

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Dominique Bertrand (The University at Buffalo, SUNY). Testing a novel method for collecting salivary cortisol from wild macaques.

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Sam Larson (University of Pennsylvania). An evolutionary perspective on the contribution of serotonergic genetics to health: lessons from rhesus macaques.

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Elizabeth Tinsley-Johnson (University of Michigan). Socializing by vocalizing: A test of the vocal grooming hypothesis.

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2016

Melanie Beasley . Seasonal variation in rainfall at Allia Bay, Kenya 3.97 Ma.

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Lu Yao . Using ancient DNA from museum specimens for phylogenetic correction to interpret island dwarfing in Macaca fascicularis.

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Amanda Lee . Multivariate asymmetry in the femur as a basis for "pair-matching."

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Brittany Walter . Urbanization and Mortality Risk in Late Medieval London.

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