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IMS Symposium

The 8th Annual University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science (IMS) Research Symposium took place on March 25, 2016 at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Hosted by the School for Marine Science and Technology's (SMAST) Graduate Student Association, the annual symposium provides an opportunity for marine science researchers in the UMass system to share and discuss ongoing and proposed research with students, staff, and faculty from all campuses.

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2016 Awardees

The following individuals received awards in one of three categories: Best Oral Presentation, People's Choice, or Best Poster.

  • Best Oral Presentation by a MS student: Lucas Griffin, "Individual-level behavioral responses of immature green turtles (Chelonia mydas) to snorkeler disturbance"
  • Best Oral Presentation by a PhD student: Owen Nichols, "Environmental effects on squid availability to a seasonal inshore fishery: Untangling drivers, mechanisms and scales"
  • Best Poster: Ashleigh Novak, "Fine-scale movement and habitat use of yellowtail snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) within a marine protected area in the U.S. Virgin Islands"
  • People’s Choice (oral presentation): David Martins, "Utilizing fishermens ecological knowledge and scientific data to map Atlantic cod spawning grounds on Georges Bank and Nantucket Shoals"
  • People’s Choice (poster): Chang Liu, "Developing and validating geolocation methods for ground- fish species off New England"

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