ASP Student Competition Guidelines

Deadline: October 29, 2021. The American Society of Primatologists Education Committee (ASPEC) will hold the annual Student Competition sponsored by the American Journal of Primatology (AJP) at the 2021 meeting to recognize high quality, first-authored student presentations. Prize winning categories may include Outstanding, Outstanding First Place, Outstanding Second Place, and Honorable Mention for both Oral and Poster presentations. 

Prizes:

1. Up to four awards will be given, generally two for oral presentations and two for poster presentations. Awardees each receive a certificate, cash prize and a one-year membership to ASP with electronic access to the American Journal of Primatology. AJP publisher Wiley will give a substantial bonus offer to make this manuscript freely available to download for a period of one year post-publication, if accepted following submission to the AJP.

2. Honorable Mention Oral and Poster Awardees each receive a certificate, cash prize, and a one-year membership to ASP with electronic access to the American Journal of Primatology. AJP publisher Wiley will also make this manuscript freely available to download for a period of one year post-publication, if accepted following submission to the AJP. 

General Process:

  1. Students must register for the annual meeting in order to submit their work to the Student Competition.
  2. The deadline to submit Abstracts for the Student Competition is July 15, 2021. 
  3. Students must submit an electronic abstract. To do so, log in to your account and go to Profile Home. Be sure to indicate you wish to participate in the Student Competition.
  4. Students must submit their electronic application through their ASP membership portal.
  5. The top 5-7 Applications for each category (oral and poster) will be selected for in-person 2nd round judging at the annual meeting. Finalists will be notified prior to the meeting whether or not their presentation has been selected for judging. 
  6. Student finalists are also expected to participate in a 2-minute Data Blitz at the opening of the meeting to publicize and succinctly describe their research.
  7. Oral and poster presentations of finalists will be judged in person by the members of the ASP Education Committee at the annual meeting. Note: judges with conflicts of interest with student contestants recuse themselves from 2nd round judging.
  8. Award recipients will be announced and prizes awarded at the Closing Banquet.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Student Competition, a paper or poster must meet the following criteria:

1. The first author (Principle Investigator, PI) must be a student registrant* of the ASP meeting who has not previously won a prize for a paper or poster in Student Competition. *Student registrants are strongly encouraged to become members of ASP. Students may join ASP or renew membership at www.asp.org.

2. Individuals who have completed all terminal degree requirements before the abstract submission deadline are INELIGIBLE for the Student Competition.

3. The research to be presented must be primarily the work of the first author(s) (PI), and PIs must attest to their contribution to the research in the Application.

4. Abstracts for each oral or poster presentation must be ACCEPTED by the ASP Program Committee for the presentation to be eligible for the Student Competition.

5. The student contestant must personally make the oral or poster presentation. Co-PI’s are not permitted for ORAL presentations. If there are two co-PIs for a poster submission, BOTH students must attend the poster session, if they wish to be considered equal partners for purposes of awards and recognition.

6. The Application must be completed online through their ASP membership portal by 12:00 a.m. EST on October 28, 2021. *NOTE: If the student cannot attend the meeting to which an abstract has been submitted, the abstract should be withdrawn in writing to the ASPEC Co-chairs, Dr. Brett Frye and Dr. Lauren Robinson <education@asp.org> no less than 5 days before the start of the meeting. If the student wishes to withdraw from the competition, but still present the paper/poster, the ASPEC Chairperson should be notified of this change no less than 5 days before the start of the meeting. 

Application Process

1. Register for the conference.

2. Submit an Abstract and indicate that you wish to participate in the Student Competition.

3. Complete the Online Application for the Student Competition through your individual ASP Membership Portal by 12:00 a.m. September 17, 2021.

4. Deadline for Online Application Submission is 12:00 a.m. EST on October 29, 2021. Contact the ASPEC Co-chairs Dr. Lauren Robinson and Dr. Brett Frye education@asp.org with any questions. 

*Regarding Criterion 1. above, the ASPEC would like to emphasize that this competition is intended to judge work that is conceived, developed, conducted, and written by students/trainees. We recognize the valuable contribution of professors and fellow students, and for that reason will accept multi-authored papers. However, we encourage participants to take seriously the notion that this is a STUDENT COMPETITION. As such, entries will be limited to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-baccalaureate trainees, lab/research technicians who have not yet enrolled in graduate school. 

Review and Decisions: The ASP Education Committee reviews the Application (1st round judging), the data blitz presentation, as well as the Oral /Poster presentation given at the meeting (2nd round judging) for background and significance, quality of research design, organization, written, visual, and oral clarity of presentation. Applications are judged in a blind fashion prior to the meeting, and the top 5-7 Applications in both categories, finalists, are judged at the meeting. Specific criteria for 2nd round judging may be found here.  Award Recipients are announced and prizes awarded at the Closing Banquet on the last evening of the Annual Meeting. Any questions regarding the student competition may be directed to the ASPEC Co-Chairs, Dr. Lauren Robinson and Dr. Brett Frye, at education@asp.org . Award Recipients are encouraged to submit their work to the American Journal of Primatology for publication. Award Recipients will be listed and abstracts published in the annual meeting issue of the AJP, in the ASP Bulletin, newsletter, and other media. Abstracts will also be published on the Society’s web page.

To be eligible for participation, the competitor

  1. must be first author, but need not be sole author,
  2. must be a student (graduate or undergraduate, or post-baccalaureate trainee) as of the time the abstract is submitted to the Program Committee,
  3. must present the paper or the poster,
  4. cannot have won this competition previously.

Regarding Criterion 1. above, the ASPEC would like to emphasize that this competition is intended to judge work that is conceived, developed, conducted, and written by students/trainees. We recognize the valuable contribution of professors and fellow students, and for that reason will accept multi-authored papers. However, we encourage participants to take seriously the notion that this is a STUDENT COMPETITION.

APPLICATIONS

Each application will be reviewed by the chairs and the names and identifying institution will be redacted, for 1st round blind judging by the committee following notification from the Program Committee that the applicant’s abstract was accepted for the meeting. Applications will be judged for completeness, the author’s ability to follow instructions, background and significance, research design, organization, writing/format and overall quality.

Applications will be judged on the basis 5 criteria and rated on a 5-point scale for a maximum score of 25 points. For details see rubrics below.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Second round judging will be conducted in person at the conference. ASPEC members with conflicts of interest will recuse themselves from judging.

Each presentation, including the Data Blitz (if applicable), will be rated for both content and delivery as described below.

  1. Data Blitz
    Does the author deliver the single slide on time, use graphics and text effectively and efficiently to communicate to and generate interest in the audience.
  2. Background, originality & significance
    This category attempts to evaluate the importance of the study. Judges will consider the following questions: Does the study show originality or creativity in research design and/or interpretation? Does it address a new problem, or an old problem in a new way? Are the study and its results important? Do they shed new light on the issue at hand, or suggest important new methods, procedures, etc.? Or does the study report a necessary and valuable replication of earlier work? Does the presentation make a clear case for how the research fits into a larger context? Does the student address the issue of the study’s importance to the field of primatology? (Please pay particular attention to these last two questions.)
  3. Research Design
    This category refers primarily, but not exclusively, to methods of data collection and analysis. Judges will consider the following questions: Are the study’s objectives clearly stated, along with specific hypotheses or test predictions? Are the research methods sound? Do they produce data that address the proposed objectives? Are statistical analyses used appropriately? Where such analyses are lacking, is there clear rationale for adopting another approach?
  4. Organization
    Does the paper present a logical flow of ideas and material? Does it move smoothly from one topic to the next, rather than jumping around, and therefore make a cogent argument? Has it been developed to make effective use of the allotted time frame?
  5. Delivery
    Is the delivery smooth and professional? Does the contestant make eye contact with the audience? Are questions handled well?
  6. Visual Aids and Technical Aspects
    Is the presentation enhanced by the visual aids? Are these well constructed, easy to interpret, and used effectively?
  7. Ability to Field Questions
    Judges look for the ability to stimulate and answer interesting questions, not only to clarify specifics or technical aspects of the work. Does the author repeat or paraphrase questions and accurately address the question, and demonstrate a depth of knowledge to apply the work to the field.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Second round judging for Poster Presentations will address aspects of the Data Blitz (when applicable), and presentation content will be rated in the same manner as Oral Presentations. Aspects of delivery to be rated for Posters include:

  1. Organization
    Does the poster present a logical flow of ideas and material? Has it been developed to make effective use of the allotted space? Is the poster easy to follow and interpret?
  2. Delivery
    Does the contestant interact effectively with colleagues who stop to examine the work? Are questions handled professionally? Does verbal exchange complement the presentation, rather than simply repeating it? Does the contestant present information in a poised, clear, and engaging manner?
  3. Visual Aids
    Is the presentation enhanced by the visual aids? Are these well constructed and easy to interpret? Is the overall poster aesthetically pleasing? Special attention should be paid to overcrowding, excessive use of text absence of typos, color schemes that are accessible even by those with red/green color blindness.

Oral and Poster Presentation will be judged on the basis of seven attributes and rated on a 5-point scale for a maximum score of 35. For details see rubrics below.

EVALUATION RUBRICS

View/download a PDF of the Student Competition Application rubric, the 2nd round Oral Presentation rubric, or the 2nd round Poster Presentation Rubric.

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Awards for 2019

Outstanding Oral Paper Award

  • Lynea Witczak, “Assessing variability in affiliative maintenance behaviors in captive coppery titi monkeys using longitudinal data” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Malique Bowen, “Characterizing the microbiota of the subcaudal gland of Aotus nancymaae” Abstract

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Awards for 2018

Outstanding Oral Paper Award

  • Allison McNamara, “Meeting a challenge: quadrupedal gait kinematics and substrate disruptions in wild Saimiri sciureus” Abstract

Outstanding Poster Award

  • Dominique Bertrand, “Effects of crop guarding on the behavior of wild, habituated groups of Macaca nigra” Abstract

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Awards for 2017

Outstanding Oral Paper Award

  • Eve Smeltzer, “The finder’s advantage does not trump high-rank when wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) compete for small, dispersed resources during a foraging experiment at Lake Nabugabo, Uganda.” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • Gina Vaira, “The forgotten ape: Exploring the cognitive abilities of Symphalangus syndactylus.” Abstract

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Awards for 2016 

Outstanding Oral Paper Award

  • Corinna Most, “Ecological factors influence weaning behavior and mother-infant proximity in a troop of wild olive baboons (P. anubis) in the Laikipia Plateau, Kenya” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Erin Kane, “Fecal glucocorticoids, feeding behavior, and sociality among free-ranging female Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana) in Taï, Côte d’Ivoire” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • Ashley Murphy, “Effects of maternal parity on infant impulsivity in socially housed rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)” Abstract
     

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Awards for 2015

Outstanding Oral Paper Award

  • Jonathan Clayton, “Associations between diet, gut microbial communities, and health in red-shanked doucs (Pygathrix nemaeus): A model for the subfamily Colobinae” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Stephanie Fox, “Affiliation, tolerance, and proximity between males and infants in wild Colobus vellerosus in Ghana is not explained by genetic sireship” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • Lauren Wooddell, “Elo-Rating as a tool to measure rank changes and dominance stability in semi-free ranging Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)” Abstract

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Awards for 2014

Outstanding Oral Award

  • Marnie Silverstein, “Effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Social Stress on Body Composition and Carbohydrate Metabolism in Female Cynomologous Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)” Abstract

Outstanding Poster Presentation

  • Jessica Wombolt, “Common Marmosets’ (Callithrix jaccus) Responses to Snake Characteristics” Abstract

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Awards for 2013

Outstanding Oral Paper Award

  • Francisca Vidal-Garcia, “Knowing the current distribution of primates in Southeaster Mexico by using models of potential distribution at tools of quest” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Nicoletta Righini, “Does energy intake correlate with fecal glucocorticoids in free-ranging Alouatta pigra?” Abstract

Outstanding Poster Paper Award

  • Katie Chun, “Behavioral inhibition characterized in infancy predicts social behavior and immune function in young adult Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)” Abstract

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Awards for 2012

Oral Paper Award

  • Daniel Gottlieb, “How predictability can be used to decrease the stress of feeding events in captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Michelle Valero, “The auditory system of the aging common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)” Abstract

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Awards for 2011

Oral Paper Award

  • K. R. Amato, “The influence of habitat on Mexican black howler (Alouatta pigra) gut microbial community composition” Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • C. Shih, “Hybridization between rhesus and cynomolgus macaques as inferred from analyses of published genomic resources” Abstract

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Awards for 2010

Oral Paper Award

  • Andrew Birnie, “Prenatal androstenedione levels are associated with juvenile play behavior in the white faced marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi)” Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • Ben Ragen, “Social bonds in titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus) affect arousal, affiliation, and response to reward” Abstract

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Awards for 2009

Oral Paper Award

  • Anja Deppe, “Predator recognition in wild brown mouse lemurs (Microcebus rufus): field experiments in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar” Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • Kira Delmore, “Morphological characterization of a brown lemur hybrid zone (Eulemur rufifrons x E. cinereiceps) in southeastern Madagascar” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award (tie)

  • Adam Smith, “Oxytocin and pairing selective sociosexual behavior and social preference in marmosets, Callithrix penicillata.” Abstract
  • James Fuller, “Kill the infants or not: variation in the occurrence of infanticide in wild blue monkeys” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • Sharon Kessler, “Do female, captive, gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) use male advertisement calls to recognize male paternal kin?” Abstract

Junior Primatologist

  • Fiona McCrossin, “Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) social dynamics at the El Paso Zoo before and after the birth of a baby gibbon.” Abstract

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Awards for 2008

Oral Paper Award

  • Stephanie Willard, “Anterior hippocampal volume is reduced in behaviorally depressed female macaques living in social groups.” Abstract

Poster Paper Award (tie)

  • Erin Sullivan, “Consistency in behavioral responsiveness from infancy to adulthood.” Abstract
  • Jessica Vandeleest, “Offspring responses to mothers’ resumption of estrus in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Amanda Dettmer, “Long term HPA profile predicts object permanence performance in infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).” Abstract

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Awards for 2007

Oral Paper Award

  • Ina Rommeck “The effect of four nursery-rearing strategies on the emergence of self-directed behavior in laboratory-housed rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).” Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • Shawn Kwatra “Proteomic analysis of ringtailed lemur scent gland secretions: glandular- and individual-specific protein profiles.” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Johanna Hutchinson “Assessing the classification of immature life history stages in gorillas.” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award (tie)

  • Laura Kurdziel “Picture recognition of food in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella).” Abstract
  • Brandon Pearson “Salivary cortisol and self-directed behavioral responses to short-term crowding in hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas).” Abstract

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Awards for 2006

Oral Paper Award

  • Katherine Hinde (UCLA) “Lactational performance in primiparous and multiparous rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta).” Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • Magdalena Muchlinski (University of Texas) “The anatomy of the infraorbital foramen:Implications for interpreting the ecology of extinct and extant primates.” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • Nga Nguyen (Princeton University) “Endocrine and social sources of variation in the mother-infant relationship in wild baboons in Amboseli, Kenya.” Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • Carl Toborowsky (University of Missouri – St. Louis) “Ecology of the whitefronted brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus albifrons) in Betampona Natural Reserve, Madagascar.” Abstract

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Awards for 2005

Oral Paper Award

  • COMPUTER TRAINING PROCEDURE AND SOFTWARE FOR USE WITH NONHUMAN PRIMATE INFANTS D. J. MandellS. E. WardG. P. Sackett Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • LIVING IN FOREST FRAGMENTS REDUCES GROUP COHESION IN DIADEMED SIFAKAS (PROPITHECUS DIADEMA) IN EASTERN MADAGASCAR, BY REDUCING PATCH SIZE OF FOOD RESOURCES M. Irwin Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • PERFORMANCE OF RHESUS MONKEYS (MACACA MULATTA) ON A SCALE MODEL TASK B. J. KellyM. A. Novak Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • FUNCTIONAL VARIATION OF THE MACACA MULATTA CRH GENE IS ASSOCIATED WITH TEMPERAMENT AND REPRODUCTIVE OUTCOME R. L. DvoskinC. S. BarrS. B. HigleyC. ShannonS. G. LindellD. GoldmanJ. D. Higley Abstract

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Awards for 2004

Oral Paper Award

  • THE OEDIPAL CONFLICT IN SAGUINUS OEDIPUS (THE COTTONTOP TAMARIN) A. J. GintherC. T. Snowdon Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • INFANT TEMPERAMENT AND RESPONSE TO MATERNAL SEPARATION ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SEROTONIN GENOTYPE IN RHESUS MACAQUES G. M. KarereE. L. KinnallyL. A. LyonsJ. P. Capitanio Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF STRESSORS ON THE HYPOTHALAMIC-PITUITARY-ADRENAL HORMONES CORTISOL AND DHEAS IN ADULT MALE RHESUS MACAQUES N. ManingerJ. P. CapitanioS. A. BlozisJ. D. RuysS. P. Mendoza Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • DO ADULTS UNDERSTAND WHAT INFANTS KNOW ABOUT FOOD? FOOD TRANSFERS IN CAPTIVE COTTON-TOP TAMARINS (SAGUINUS OEDIPUSS. M. JoyceC. T. Snowdon Abstract

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Awards for 2003

Oral Paper Award

  • MALE MATE CHOICE IN RINGTAILED LEMURS (LEMUR CATTA): THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MALE MATING EFFORT AND FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL J. A. Parga Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE TREATMENT ALTERED AGGRESSION AND THE SEROTONERGIC SYSTEM IN FEMALE CYNOMOLGUS MONKEYS. J. A. Henderson and C. A. Shively Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • DEVELOPMENT OF TERMITE-FISHING SKILLS IN THE GOMBE CHIMPANZEES. E. V. Lonsdorf Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • RECONCILIATION AND RELATIONSHIP STRENGTH AMONG CAPTIVE HAMADRYAS BABOONS (PAPIO HAMADRYAS HAMADRYAS). N. A. DeBolt and P. G. Judge Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • FEEDING ECOLOGY OF THE BLACK HOWLER MONKEY (ALOUATTA PIGRA) IN CALAKMUL, MEXICO. A. Rivera and S. Calmé El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Abstract

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Awards for 2002

Oral Paper Award

  • THE ALARM REACTIONS OF NEIGHBORING GROUPS HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON MARMOSETS. S. J. HankersonK. ShortK. Bachand, and N. G. Caine Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • SOCIAL CONTEXT AFFECTS VOCAL STRUCTURE IN A CALLITRICHID PRIMATE (CALLITHRIX KUHLII). M. RukstalisJ. E. Fite, and J. A. French Abstract

Honorable Mention — Oral Paper Award

  • DIFFERENCES IN PERSONALITY AND NEUROENDOCRINE RESPONSES TO PHARMALOGICAL TREATMENT IN ADULT MALE RHESUS MACAQUES (MACACA MULATTA). J. D. RuysJ. P. Capitanio and S. P. Mendoza Abstract

Honorable Mention — Poster Paper Award

  • WEAK RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DOMINANCE AND FORAGING EFFICIENCY IN COLOMBIAN WOOLLY MONKEYS (LAGOTHRIX LAGOTHRICHA) AT TINIGUA PARK. P. R. Stevenson Abstract

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Awards for 2001

Oral Paper Award

  • A CONCEPT OF VALUE IN BROWN CAPUCHIN MONKEYS (CEBUS APELLA). Sarah Brosnan and F. de Waal Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • GENETIC MOSAICS ACROSS TISSUES IN CALLITRICHIDS (CALLITHRIX KUHLII, BLACK-TUFTED EAR MARMOSETS). Corina RossG. Orti, and J. A. French Abstract

Honorable Mention

  • IMMIGRATION PATTERNS AND GROUP STABILITY IN WILD GOLDEN-HEADED LION TAMARINS IN SOUTHERN BAHIA, BRAZIL. Becky Raboy and J. Dietz Abstract

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Awards for 2000

Oral Paper Award

  • FACTORS AFFECTING VARIATION IN DAILY FOOD INTAKE BY WILD GOLDEN LION TAMARINS (LEONTOPITHECUS ROSALIA). Kimran Miller and J. Dietz Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • CAPTIVE GEOFFROY’S MARMOSETS (CALLITHRIX GEOFFROYI) REACT TO SOARING BIRD MODELS WITH ANTI-PREDATOR BEHAVIORS. Yvonne M. Searcy and N. G. Caine Department of Psychology, California State University, San Marcos, CA 92096, and the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species, Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92112 Abstract

Honorable Mention

  • POSTURAL CONGRUENCE IN A CAPTIVE GROUP OF CHIMPANZEES (PAN TROGLODYTES). Sarah E. Jazrawi Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 Abstract

     
  • EARLY EXPERIENCE WITH ATYPICAL PEERS: A MACAQUE MODEL OF MAINSTREAMING.
    Tristan M. Nicholson1,3J. S. Lockard1,2,3 and J. C. Ha1,2
    1 Infant Primate Research Laboratory, University of Washington, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195
    2 Department of Psychology, University of Washington
    3 Department of Anthropology, University of Washington Abstract

     
  • CALLIMICO GOELDII: UNDERSTORY MONKEYS OF NORTHERN BOLIVIA. Leila M. Porter Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794 Abstract

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Awards for 1999

Oral Paper Award

  • FUR RUBBING BEHAVIOR IN FREE-RANGING BLACK HANDED SPIDER MONKEYS (ATELES GEOFFROYI) IN PANAMA. C. J. Campbell Department of Anthropology, 232 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 Abstract

Honorable Mention

  • A NEW “FOUNDER EFFECT” – ESTABLISHMENT OF DOMINANCE IN WILD GOLDEN LION TAMARIN GROUPS. Karen Bales and James M. Dietz Department of Biology, University of Maryland, 1204 Biology-Psychology Building, College Park, MD 20742. Abstract

     
  • AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE ON DENTAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE SIAMANG (SYMPALANGUS SYNDACTYLUS) FROM HISTOLOGY AND RADIOGRAPHY. Wendy Dirks Dept. of Anthropology, New York University, 25 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003. Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • THE IMPACT OF INFANT CARE ON SLEEP IN MARMOSETS (CALLITHRIX KUHLII): IS LESS OR DISRUPTED SLEEP AN ADDITIONAL COST OF PROVIDING CARE TO INFANTS? J. E. Fite and J. A. French Nebraska Behavioral Biology Group, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0274. Abstract

Honorable Mention

  • A NOVEL METHOD FOR MEASURING ANIMAL COLORATION. Melissa S. Gerald1,2John Bernstein3 and Roystone Hinkson31Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, 2Barbados Primate Research Center and Wildlife Reserve (BPRC & WR), Farley Hill, St. Peter, Barbados, West Indies, 3University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, West Indies. Abstract

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Awards for 1998

Oral Paper Award

  • SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND SEXUAL MOTIVATION ACROSS THE REPRODUCTIVE CYCLE IN TITI MONKEYS (CALLICEBUS MOLOCH): CONCEALMENT OR COMMUNICATION OF OVULATION? D.M. Reeder(1,2), S.P. Mendoza(1,2), and W.A. Mason(2). (1)Department of Psychology, and (2)California Regional Primate Research Center, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • SOCIAL EFFECTS ON ANOINTING BEHAVIOR IN CAPUCHINS (CEBUS APELLA)Tina M. GilbertDavid A. Brown, and Sarah T. Boysen. Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. Abstract

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Awards for 1997

Oral Paper Awards

  • INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ENERGY BALANCE, HORMONAL PATTERNS AND MATING BEHAVIOR IN WILD BORNEAN ORANGUTANS (PONGO PYGMAEUS)C.D. Knott. Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Abstract
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF RECONCILIATION IN TUFTED CAPUCHINS, CEBUS APELLAAnn Ch.F. Weaver and Frans B.M. de Waal. Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. Abstract

Poster Paper Award

  • FEEDING PARTY DYNAMICS IN RESPONSE TO FOOD AVAILABILITY IN WHITE-FACED SAKIS OF LAGO DURI, VENEZUELA. A.L. Harrison and M.A. Norconk. Department of Anthropology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. Abstract

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Awards for 1996

Oral Paper Awards

  • FUNCTIONAL HEMISPHERIC LATERALIZATION IN THE COMMON MARMOSET (Callithrix jacchus)M.A. Hook-Costigan and L.J. Rogers. Department of Physiology, University of New England, Armidale, N.S.W. Australia, 2351. Abstract

Honorable Mention

  • A PRELIMINARY REPORT ON FACE RECOGNITION IN CHIMPANZEES (Pan troglodytes)L.A. Parr(1,3), W.D. Hopkins(2,3) and F.B.M. de Waal(3). (1)Department of Psycology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, (2)Berry College, Rome, GA 30149, and (3)Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, 954 N. Gatewood Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329, U.S.A. Abstract

Poster Paper Awards

  • CONSERVATION STATUS OF THE SLENDER LORIS IN KALAKKAD-MUNDANTHURAI TIGER RESERVE, INDIA. K. Kar Gupta. Wildlife Institute of India, P.O. Box 18, Dehradun 248 001, India. Abstract

     
  • THE TREATMENT OF SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR IN RHESUS MONKEYS USING A SEROTONIN ENHANCING AGENT. K.P. WeldJ.A. Mench, and R.A. Woodward. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, Poolesville, MD 20837, U.S.A. Abstract

Honorable Mention

  • THE FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE FORELIMB IN Callimico goeldii AND Leontopithecus rosalia: A STUDY USING KINEMATIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL DATA. G.P. Aronsen and W.C. Hartwig. Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052, U.S.A. Abstract

     
  • THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOR IN A SEXUALLY DICHROMATIC NEOTROPICAL PRIMATE. THE BLACK HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta caraya)J.C. Bicca-Marques and C. Calegaro-Marques. Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A. Abstract

     
  • REARING CONDITION AND PLASMA CORTISOL IN RHESUS MONKEY INFANTS. C. Shannon and S. Higley. LCE, NICHD, Poolesville, MD 20837, U.S.A. Abstract

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Awards for 1995

Oral Paper Awards

  • EFFECTS OF FAMILIARITY AND CONTEXT ON INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HETEROSEXUAL PAIRS OF TITI MONKEYS (Callicebus moloch)E. Fernandez-DuqueW.A. Mason and C.R. Valeggia. California Regional Primate Research Center and Animal Behavior Group, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Abstract

     
  • REDTAIL MONKEYS AND STRYCHNOS MITIS: A PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTION IN THE KIBALE FOREST, UGANDA. J. Lambert. Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801. Abstract

Poster Paper Awards

  • CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEUROENDOCRINE RESPONSES TO CHASES AND FOOD ANTICIPATION IN BABOONS: A STUDY INVOLVING TELEMETRY AND REMOTE CONTROL BLOOD DRAWS. K.L. Bentson(1), C.A. Astley(1), F.P. Miles(1), D.S. Goldstein(2), C. Holmes(2), and O.A. Smith(1). (1)Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, and (2)National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. Abstract

     
  • INTRAGROUP SPACING AND AGONISTIC INTERACTIONS IN WHITE-FACED SAKIS. T.M. Gleason and M.A. Norconk. Department of Anthropology, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242. Abstract

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Awards for 1994

Oral Paper Awards

  • SURVEY OF HUMBOLDT’S BLACK HEAD UAKARI IN SOUTHERN AMAZONAS, VENEZUELA. S. M. Lehman.

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Awards for 1993

Oral Paper Awards

  • CAUSES, RISKS, AND CONSEQUENCES OF DISPERSAL IN MALE SAVANNAH BABOONS. Susan Alberts . University of Chicago.

     
  • THE EFFECTS OF SOCIALITY ON THE DEMOGRAPHY AND GENETIC STRUCTURE OF TWO LEMUR SPECIES Adina Mereniender. Stanford University.

Poster Paper Award

  • ANALYSIS OF OBJECT CONCEPT DATA: AN ARGUMENT FOR TIERED PERFORMANCE CURVES Cristy Kimpo. University of Washington.

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Awards for 1992

Oral Paper Award

  • ADULT MALE INTERACTIONS WITH IMMATURES IN FREE-RANGING RHESUS MONKEYS. Elizabeth St. Andre. Emory Universiity.

Poster Paper Award

  • THE EFFECTS OF MODERATE CALORIC RESTRICTION ON BODY COMPOSITION AND OXYGEN CONSUMPTION IN RHESUS MONKEYS. Tami Wolden-Hanson. University of Wisconsin.

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Awards for 1991

Oral Paper Awards

  • THE INFLUENCE OF RESOURCE DISPERSION ON GROUP SIZE AMONG WEDGE-CAPPED CAPUCHINS. Lynne Miller. University of California, Davis.

     
  • INTERLEUKIN-1 IN RHESUS MACAQUES: SOME PRELIMINARY FINDINGS. Elliott Friedman. University of Wisconsin.

Poster Paper Awards

  • FACTORS AFFECTING THE FOOD CALLS OF RED-BELLIED TAMARINS. Rebecca Addington. Bucknell University.

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Awards for 1990

Oral Paper Awards

  • COLOR DISCRIMINATION AND COLOR REVERSAL ACQUISITION IN GROUP-LIVING RHESUS MONKEYS C. Drea. Emory University.

     
  • DIFFERENTIAL TOLERANCE ACROSS RANK GROUPS DURING SOCIAL FEEDING IN A CAPTIVE GROUP OF RHESUS MONKEYS M. Libet. University of California, Davis.

Poster Paper Awards

  • AN EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF DISPERSAL CHOICES IN (CALLITHRIX JACCHUS). Leslie Digby. University of California, Davis.

     
  • CHANGES IN THE INTERFEMALE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF MACACA FASCICULARIS OVER THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE. T. Justice. Wake Forest University.

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Awards for 1989

Oral Paper Awards

  • SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN BODY SIZE AMONG PROSIMIAN PRIMATES. Peter Kappeler. Duke University.

     
  • SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF SEQUENTIAL GROUP FORMATION AMONG FEMALE SQUIRREL MONKEYS. Wendy Saltzman. University of California, Davis.

Poster Paper Award

  • IDENTIFICATION OF MULTIPLE FORMS OF PROLACTIN AND GROWTH HORMONE IN THE SQUIRREL MONKEY PITUITARY GLAND. Robin von Haven. University of South Alabama.

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Awards for 1988

Oral Paper Award

  • PROXIMITY RELATIONS DURING RHESUS MACAQUE MATING CONSORTS. Thomas Ruehlmann. University of Georgia.

Poster Paper Awards

  • REGULATION OF SERUM PROLACTIN LEVELS LEVELS IN THE UNANESTHETIZED SQUIRREL MONKEY. Marilyn Thompson. University of South Alabama.

     
  • THE USE OF SENTINELS BY CAPTIVE RED-BELLIED TAMARINS. Janet Zullo. Bucknell University.

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Awards for 1987

Oral Paper Awards

  • AN ANALYSIS OF FEEDING ENRICHMENT FOR CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEES. Mollie Bloomstrand. Georgia Institute of Technology.

     
  • BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT OF WILD YELLOW BABOONS. Lauren Marra-Wasser. University of Washington.

Poster Paper Award

  • DIFFERENT FEEDING METHODS ALTER THE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF CAPTIVE SQUIRREL MONKEYS. Michele Goldsmith. Bucknell University.

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Awards for 1986

Oral Paper Award

  • EFFECTS OF ACUTE TESTOSTERONE SUPPRESSION ON MALE RHESUS SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN A SOCIAL GROUP. Maryann Davis-DaSilva. Emory University.

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Awards for 1985

Oral Paper Awards

  • PATTERNS OF EPIPHYSEAL FUSION IN CAGED AND FREE-RANGING RHESUS MACAQUES (MACACA MULATTA). M. Knesivic. University of Puerto Rico.

     
  • MATERNAL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES AND THEIR INFLUENCE UPON MOTHER-INFANT RELATIONS AMONG RHESUS MONKEYS IN INDIA AND NEPAL. R. Johnson. University of Colorado.

Poster Paper Award

  • VIGILANCE WHILE FORAGING IN CAPTIVE GROUPS OF TAMARINS (SAGUINUS LABIATUS) AND SQUIRREL MONKEYS (SAMIRI SPP.). S. Marra. Bucknell University.

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Awards for 1984

Oral Paper Awards

  • MIRROR RESPONSES IN A JAPANESE MACAQUE TROOP (ARASHIYAMA WESTMeredith Platt. Hunter College.

     
  • DIAGNOSIS OF PREGNANCY IN AOTUS MONKEYS: HEMAGGLUTINATION INHIBITION TEST FOR URINARY CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN Ann L. Huber. University of Missouri.

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Awards for 1982

Oral Paper Awards

  • PEER SEPARATION IN YOUNG CHIMPANZEES. Kim Bard. Emory University.

     
  • CRYOPRESERVATION OF SQUIRREL MONKEY (SAIMIRI SCIUREUS) OOCYTES. Francesco DeMayo. Michigan State University.

     
  • JUVENILE-ADULT FEMALE ASSOCIATION PATTERNS IN WILD TOQUE MONKEYS (MACACA SINICA) IN RELATION TO AGE, KINSHIP AND DOMINANCE RANK Ann Baker Dittus. University of Maryland.

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Awards for 1981

Oral Paper Awards

  • REMINISCENCE: AN EXAMINATION OVER SHORT TIME INTERVALS. Catherine Cook. Washington State University.

     
  • INFLUENCES OF ARTIFICIALLY RECEPTIVE FEMALES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF A CAPTIVE GROUP OF RHESUS MONKEYS OUTSIDE THE BREEDING SEASON. Maria del Carmen Ruiz de Elvira. Emory University.

     
  • FEMALES WITHOUT INFANTS; MATING STRATEGIES IN TWO GROUPS OF CAPTIVE MACAQUES. Meredith Small. University of California, Davis.

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Awards for 1980

Oral Paper Awards

  • GENETIC VARIATION IN A POPULATION OF RHESUS MONKEYS (MACACA MULATTA) IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN. Don J. Melnick. Yale University.

     
  • ALLOMETRY OF PRIMATE HAIR AND THE EVOLUTION OF HAIRLESSNESS IN MAN. Gary G. Schwartz. Downstate Medical Center.