Ian Nisbet Award Winners


  • Filling information gaps on diet and foraging ecology of New Hampshire terns, Liz Craig
  • Spatial and disease ecology of yellow-legged gulls at the human-wildlife interface, Juliet Lamb
  • Migratory routes and winter location of eastern European black terns, Maciej Szajda


  • Migration in species with female desertion: the case of Whiskered Tern, Mateusz Ledwoń
  • Examining bias in predation estimates for multi-fate nest survival models of Least Terns in Southeast Louisiana, Sarah Bolinger


  • Reproductive success of Caribbean Roseate Terns, Paige Byerly
  • Genetic basis of migratory behaviour in terns, Jacob Dayton
  • Pollution & reproductive energetics of Arctic Terns, Hugh Ellis
  • Anthropogenic pressure on foraging and microbial community of Herring Gulls, Matthew Fuirst
  • Black Tern nest success in response to invasive plants, Dawn Marsh
  • Seasonal phenotypic plasticity of young Laughing Gulls: environmental and maternal cues, Nicole Snyder


  • Gulls as bioindicators of flame retardant emissions from landfills, Andrew D.W. Tongue
  • Impact of bacterial pathogens on the breeding success of Silver Gulls, Kimberly Maute


  • Survey of gulls and terns in the Uttar Pradesh region, India, Sonika Kushwaha
  • Foraging strategy and its effects on pathogens and the microbial community in Western Gulls, An Bui


  • Post-breeding dispersal and winter habitat use by River Terns in Cambodia, Andrea Claassen (University of Minnesota)
  • Feeding ecology of the southern black-backed gull (Larus dominicanus), Aukland, New Zealand, Mel Galbraith (Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand)


  • Population and Conservation Genetics of Eurasian Black Terns, Patricia Szczys


  • Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Peruvian Tern (Sterna lorata), Doris Rodriguez Guzman


  • Senescence in seabirds: a sleepy secret? Kyle Elliot
  • Northwest Greenland Arctic Tern Survey, Kurt Burnham


  • Black Skimmers in an urban landscape: contaminant impacts on reproductive success and foraging ecology in San Diego Bay, C. Millow
  • Assessment of population size and conservation status of tern species in Koshi River basin, Nepal, P. Pandey


  • Long term trends in glaucous winged gulls: sentinel for a century of ecosystem change, L. Blight


  • No Award


  • Sex-specific impacts of environmental stressors during development in a sexually-sized dimorphic species, E. Chin


  • No Award


  • Foraging resources of Common and Arctic Terns in the Gulf of Maine: a stable isotope approach, J. Kimmons


  • Feeding ecology of three sympatric terns in northern Patagonia, Chubut, Argentina, A. Gatto