Previous Award Recipients

Travel Awards

7th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals (ISDSC), Cartagena, Colombia 2019

Deep-Sea Biology Society Awards/7th ISDSC Organising Committee (£750)

Phil Alderslade (CSIRO, Australia)

Salome Ursula Buglass (Charles Darwin Foundation)

Janina Vanessa Büscher (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany)

Danielle De Leo (Florida International University, USA)

Giovanni Chimienti (University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy)

Krista Greeley (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada). Award Report

Ulrike Hanz (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands)

Nicholas Hitt (Victoria University Of Wellington, New Zealand)

Nissa Kreidler (NOAA & Humboldt State University, USA)

Daniel Lauretta (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Argentina)

Antonella Lavorato (Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur, Mexico)

Luke McCartin (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA). Award Report

Beatriz Mejia-Mercado (Florida State University, USA)

Bárbara de Moura Neves (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada)

Guillem Corbera Pascual (University of Southamtpon, UK)

Tabitha Pearman (National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK)

David Price (University of Southampton, UK)

Íris Sampaio (University of the Azores, Portugal). Award Report

Candice Untiedt (CSIRO & University of Tasmania, Australia)

Leslie Wickes (Thrive Blue LLC, USA)

15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Monterey, USA, September 2018
Deep-Sea Biology Society Awards/Frontiers in Marine Science (£750)

Poppy Best (Plymouth University, UK). Award Report

Raissa Hogan (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland)

Sven Laming (Ifremer, France)

Beatriz Mejia Mercado (Florida State University, USA). Award Report

Elisabeth Myers (Massey University, New Zealand). Award Report

Craig Robertson (University of Wales Bangor, UK)

Lissette Victorero (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK)

Yi Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong). Award Report

15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Monterey, USA, September 2018
International Seabed Authority Awards (£2000)

Ana Luna Cruz (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

Marina Fernandez (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Eleonora Puccinelli (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Pamela Rivadeneira (Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Argentina)

Diana Salcedo (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

6th Chemosynthetic Based Ecosystems, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, August 2017 (£750)

Abbie Chapman (University of Southampton, UK). Award Report

Jessica Panzarino (Harvard University, USA)

Olivia Pereira (Scripps Institute of Oceanography, USA). Award Report

Shelbi Russell (University of California Santa Cruz, USA). Award Report

6th International Deep Sea Coral Symposium, Boston, USA, September 2016 (£250)

Danielle Glynn (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)

Sandra Maier (NIOZ, Netherlands)

3rd International Submarine Canyon Symposium, Victoria, Canada July 2016 (£250)

Neus Campanyà i Llovet (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)

Pauline Chauvet (Ifremer, France)


Student Presentation Awards

 15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Monterey, USA, September 2018

Best Student Talk (£100)

Kate Thomas (Duke University, USA)

Now you see me, now you don’t: Cephalopod visual ranges and implications for deep-sea visual ecology.

 Highly Commended Student Talks (£40)

Karin Steffen (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Investigating sponge microbiome and metabolome along a depth gradient.

Franziska Bergmeier (LMU, Munich, Germany)

Bathyal slope to hadal trench: diversity and biogeography of Solenogastres (Mollusca) in the Northwest Pacific.

Best Student Poster (£100)

Richard Jones (Florida Atlantic University, USA)

Ecology of the barracudinas (Paralepididae) in the Gulf of Mexico.

 Highly Commended Student Posters (£40)

Ben Burford (Stanford University, USA)

Visual signalling by a group-forming squid in the deep sea.

Abigail von Hagel (University of Washington, USA)

Depth-related Skeletal Reduction in Snailfishes (Liparidae).

6th Chemosynthetic Based Ecosystems, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA, August 2017

Best Student Talk (£100)

Abbie Chapman (University of Southampton, UK)

Contributions of rare and common species to the functional diversity of basalt-hosted tubeworm bush communities from the Juan de Fuca Ridge.

14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Aveiro, Portugal, September 2015

Best Student Talk (£75)

Jen Durden (University of Southampton, UK)

Abyssal hills, source of heterogeneity in sedimentary conditions and benthic faunal activity.

 Best Student Poster (£75)

Rui Vieira (University of Southampton, UK)

Quantifying trawling impacts on benthic megafauna in the Porcupine Seabight (bathyal NE Atlantic)


Dive Deeper Research Bursaries Awards (£1000)

2019

Laetitia Gunton (Australian Museum, Australia). Announcement

Arunima Sen (Nord University, Norway). Announcement

2018

Maddie Braiser (University of Liverpool, UK). Announcement

Matthew Galaska (Lehigh University, USA). Announcement

2017

Brit Finucci (University of Wellington, New Zealand). Award Report 

Michelle Taylor (University of Oxford, UK). Award Report

 

Lounsbery Workshop Award (£4000)

2017

Dr Kerry Howell (Plymouth University, UK)

Training workshop in the identification of cold water corals from image data (6th December 2017, Plymouth University, UK). Announcement


Landmark Paper (£500)

2018

Mireia Mestre (Institut de Ciènces del Mar, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Barcelona, Spain)

Mestre, M., Ruiz-González, C., Logares, R., Duarte, C.M., Gasol, J.M. and Montserrat Sala, M. (2018) Sinking particles promote vertical connectivity in the ocean microbiome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115: E6799-E6807. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1802470115

2015

Nicholas Higgs (Plymouth University, UK)

Higgs, N.D. and Attrill, M.J. (2015) Biases in biodiversity: wide-ranging species are discovered first in the deep sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 2:61. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2015.00061

 Award Report


Outstanding Ph.D thesis Paper (£500)

2018

Takuya Yahagi (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Yahagi, T., Watanabe, H.K., Kojima, S. and Kano, Y. (2017) Do larvae from deep-sea hydrothermal vents disperse in surface waters? Ecology 98: 1524-1534. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1800


Paper of the Year (£100)

2019

Wishner, K.F., Seibel, B.A., Roman, C., Deutsch, C., Outram, D., Shaw, C.T., Birk, M.A., Mislan, K.A.S., Adams, T.J., Moore, D. and Riley, S. (2018) Ocean deoxygenation and zooplankton: Very small oxygen differences matter. Science advances 4 (12), p.eaau5180. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/12/eaau5180

2018

Gaither, M.R., Gkafas, G.A., de Jong, M., Sarigol, F., Neat, F., Regnier, T., Moore, D., Gröcke, D.R., Hall, N., Liu, X., Kenny, J., Lucaci, A., Haldenby, S. and Hoelzel, A.R. (2018) Genomics of habitat choice and adaptive evolution in a deep-sea fish. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 680-687. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0482-x

2017

Quattrini, A.M., Gomez, C.E. and Cordes, E.E. (2017) Environmental filtering and neutral processes shape octocoral community assembly in the deep sea. Oecologia 183: 221-236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-016-3765-4

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