Student Awards

The Anne Martin Student Presentation Award is awarded to the best student presentation at the annual WDA-A conference in recognition and support of students who undertake the study of wildlife disease. The winner is awarded $400.Students awards are available for WDA-A student members. 

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Winner of the 2016 Anne Martin Student Presentation Award

The adjudicators for the 2016 student presentation award were impressed by the high standard of talks. Special recognition of the exceptional presentations by Jessica Agius and Alynn Martin was made.

The 2016 award was presented to Aditi Sriram for her presentation, "Lead exposure in North Island Kaka (Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis) – prevalence, source and effects of intoxication.” She described a well-planned and thoroughly executed study of relevance to conservation. Her manner of presentation was clear, uncluttered, engaging and relaxed and she understood and answered questions concisely.

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How to Apply

In order to be eligible for a WDA-A student awards, you will need to:

• Be a Student member of the WDA-A Section of the Wildlife Disease Association, and

• Submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation for the annual WDA-A conference.



Students will be assessed by a panel of at least four on the basis of

• the quality, innovation and impact of the science,

• the quality of visual aids,

• the quality of delivery and style and

• the relevance of the work to management of wildlife and ecosystem health.

  
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Previous Anne Martin Student Presentation Award Winners
2016 Aditi Sriram Lead exposure in North Island Kaka (Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis) – prevalence, source and effects of intoxication. 
2014 Chris Niebuhr Investigating avian malaria transmission dynamics: the New Zealand situation 
2013 Bronwyn Fancourt Beyond the disease: seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in a declining native mesocarnivore, the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus).
2012 Amber Gillett The Sea Snake Rodeo: Madness Mayhem and Blood
2011 Amber Gillett An Assessment of Disease in Stranded Sea Snakes in South East Queensland
2010 Tasha Czarny Successful Vitrification of Oocytes Isolated Post-mortem from Tasmanian Devils
2007 Alicia Kasbarian Developing conceptual frameworks to understand wildlife health in Australia
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Anne Martin Memorial Fund Award Winner
In 2008, Joanne Connolly and Geoff Dutton were awarded the Anne Martin Memorial Fund Award for research into 'Platypus health status in the Murrumbidgee catchment'. 

In 2007, Alicia Kasbarian was awarded the Anne Martin Memorial Fund Award for 'developing conceptual frameworks to understand wildlife health in Australia'.
2007  Alicia Kasbarian - Developing conceptual frameworks to understand wildlife health in Australia