The Waterbird Society Research Grants
The 2012 awards were announced on August 27, 2012.
Senescence in seabirds: a sleepy secret?
Dr. Kurt Burnham
Northwest Greenland Arctic Tern Survey
Rogers K. Makau
Waterbird diversity, abundance and threats in Mwea Rice Irrigation Scheme
Analysis of population trends of the Ciconiiformes of Madagascar
2011 Grant Award Winners Announced November 2, 2011
Mr. Christopher Millow “ Black Skimmers in an urban landscape: contaminant impacts on reproductive success and foraging ecology in San Diego Bay.”
Ms. Prava Pandey “Assessment of population size and conservation status of tern species in Koshi River basin, Nepal”
Mr. Jeffrey Wozniak (with Ms. Elizabeth Smith) “Linking whooping crane behavior, environmental drivers, and territory plasticity”
Nickson Otieno “Assessing the role of Ciconiiformes birds in ecosystem services to control potential pests in rice paddies of Ahera in western Kenya”
Dr. John Brzorad, Chairman of Selection Committee
Director, Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources
The Waterbird Society periodically awards grants for research in the science and conservation of waterbirds. These grants were established from funds provided by the generosity of two former Presidents of the Waterbird Society. The Waterbird Society is very grateful to receive the funds and encourages others to consider financially supporting the Society.
Jim Kushlan has been a driving force behind research and conservation of the world’s herons for over three decades. He was Director of the Patuxent Environmental Science Center for the US Geological Service, Chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi, Director of the Center for Water Resources Studies at East Texas State University, and Research Biologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Dr. Kushlan received his doctorate from the University of Miami in 1974 and has written or co-authored scores of scientific papers and scholarly books. The generous grant to the Waterbird Society in 2000 established an endowment to provide support for the research award in his name. Click here to apply. Click here to view past Recipients
Ian Nisbet has provided steady direction and vision to the emergence of the Waterbird Society as an international ornithological society. He is well-known for his research on terns and gulls. Ian and Shirely Nisbet began in 2000 to build an endowment to provide funds for research. Preference is given to proposals for research on terns or gulls. Click here to apply. Click here to view past Recipients.