Past Awards

FSU Awards

The FSUCML Conservation Research Scholarship

This scholarship provides a Summer (only) Research Assistantship to FSUCML graduate students who are working the Gulf of Mexico, particularly around the marine lab, in any of the following areas: (1) protection and conservation of coastal and marine habitats; (2) protection of ecologically and economically important marine species; and (3) sustainable fisheries.  This award is the brain child of Florida State alumni Tommy Warren and Kathy Villacorta who created this endowment to provide support for graduate student research.

FY19 - Alex Hooks (Ph.D student, FSU Department of Biological Science, Advisor: Dr. Scott Burgess) - Reproductive success of the voracious oyster predator, the Florida crown conch (Melongena corona)

FY18 - Bryan Keller (Ph.D student, FSU Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs) - Determining if coastal bonnethead sharks use magnetic-based navigation, which is common to other marine animals such as sea turtles

FY17* - Brian Moe (Ph.D student, FSU Department of Biological Science, Advisor: Dr. Joe Travis) - Researching the growth and life history of deepwater sharks in the Gulf of Mexico 

*Inaugural year of award

The FSUCML Board of Trustees Scholarship 

FY19

  • Alex Hooks (Ph.D student, Bio Sci, Advisor: Dr. Scott Burgess) - Reproductive success of the voracious oyster predator, the Florida crown conch (Melongena corona)
  • Bryan Keller (Ph.D student, EOAS, Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs) - Assessing the role of magnetic-based navigation in the spatial ecology of the bonnethead shark
  • Kevin Olsen (Ph.D student, Bio Sci, Advisor: Dr. Don R. Levitan) - Factors influencing mate-acquisition in benthic invertebrates using tunicates as a model
  • Cheston Peterson (Ph.D student, Bio Sci, Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs) - Movement patterns of intermediate predator, the bonnethead shark, and its primary predator, the bull shark
  • Jackson Powell (Ph.D student, Bio Sci, Advisor: Dr. Scott Burgess) - Do marine vertebrates with multiple life stages differ in rates of adaptation to rapid environmental change? 

FY18

  • Barry Walton (Ph.D student, EOAS, Advisor: Dr. Mariana Fuentes) - Spatial ecology, reproductive biology, and behavior of two species of marine catfishes in Apalachicola Bay.
  • Bryan Keller (Ph.D student, EOAS, Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs) - Do coastal bonnethead sharks use magnetic-based navigation?
  • Kevin Olsen (Ph.D student, Bio Sci, Advisor: Dr. Don R. Levitan) - Genetic differentiation on the mating system characteristics of the colonial ascidian Lissoclinum verrilli.

The Matt Beard Award for Excellence in Research 

2019 - Josh Manning

2018 - Ethan Cissell

2017 - Abigail Engelman

Biological Science - William R. & Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Marine Biology Research Assistantship

2019 - Josh Manning (Advisor Dr. Sophie McCoy) - was awarded the William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Marine Biology Research Assistantship in November 2019.  This Assistantship was slated to provide Josh with the resources he needs to conduct fieldwork in Bonaire in summer 2020, but due to the COVID19 pandemic, this work will be moved to summer of 2021.  This fieldwork will continue to support the research for his dissertation: ‘The role of parrotfish behavior in top-down control of benthic coral reef communities.’ Josh is studying the role of behavior in driving patterns of space-use and foraging by Caribbean parrotfishes and their effects on the benthic coral reef community.

FSU Alumni Ambassador Award 

2019 - Abigail Engleman (Advisor Dr. Sandra Brooke) - the award was established by the FSU Alumni Association and National Board of Directors and is given to a student who demonstrates commitment and potential for lifelong leadership and innovation in their communities and around the world.

University of Florida Sea Grant Awards

Aylesworth Foundation Scholarship Recipients

2018 -  Bryan Keller  (Ph.D student, EOAS. Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs)

Florida Sea Grant Scholars

2017 - Bryan Keller  (Ph. D. student, EOAS. Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs), Abbey Engleman (Ph. D. student, Biological Science. Advisor: Dr. Sandra Brooke)

Guy Harvey Scholars

2019 - Josh Manning (Ph.D. student, Bio Sci. Advisor Dr. Sophie McCoy)

2018 - Barry Walton (Ph. D. student, EOAS. Advisor Mariana Fuentes)

2017 - Three Ph.D. students in Bio Sci:  Bryan Keller (Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs), Cheston Peterson (Advisor Dr. Dean Grubbs), and Brian Moe (Dr. Joe Travis). Learn more about these projects on the Florida Sea Grant website.

2015 - Two students in Bio Sci:  Chris Malinowski ({h.D Advisor: Dr. Felicia Coleman) and Brendan Talwar (MS Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs) 

John Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

2020 - Bryan Keller  (Ph.D student, EOAS Advisor Dr. Dean Grubbs)

2019 - Bianca Prohaska (Ph.D student, Biological Science. Advisor Dr. Dean Grubbs)

2017 - Brendan Talwar (MSc student, Biological Science. Advisor Dr. Dean Grubbs)

2016 - Alexandra Harper (Ph.D student, EOAS. Advisor Dr. Jeff Chanton)

2015 - Robert Ellis (Ph.D student, Biological Science. Advisor: Dr. Dean Grubbs) 

Awards from Private Organizations

The American Museum of Natural History Lerner-Gray Memorial Fund for Marine Research

2019 - Josh Manning (Advisor Dr. Sophie McCoy) - The major goal for Josh's dissertation research it so determine the effects of spatially constrained herbivory by parrotfishes on community assembly processes on coral reefs.

Explorers Club Mamont Scholar Grant

2019 - Abigail Engleman (Advisor Dr. Sandra Brooke) for field research “Designing Structures with Chemical and Physical Properties the Enhance Coral Settlement.”  T

National Geographic Grant 

2018 -Abigail Engleman (Advisor Dr. Sandra Brooke) award for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration.

Save Our Seas Foundation Award 

2017 - Bryan Keller (Ph. D. Student, EOAS. Advisor: R Dean Grubbs). To protect life in our oceans, especially sharks and rays, the Save Our Seas Foundation has expanded its support of global marine research, conservation and education initiatives.  To read more about Bryan and his research click here: https://saveourseas.com/project-leader/bryan-keller-2/

 


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