NASPS 2017 Student Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to Lisa Izzo, Alison Loeppky, Jessica Thornton, and Jessica Collier!  They were the recipients of the NASPS student travel awards in 2017.  Lisa, Alison, and Jessica Thornton received their awards to support travel to the NASPS annual meeting held in conjunction with the American Fisheries Society.  Jessica Collier received her award to support travel to the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons held in Vienna, Austria


Lisa Izzo is working on her dissertation at the University of Vermont.  Her research focuses on assessing the population of Vermont State endangered Lake Sturgeon in Lake Champlain.


Alison Loeppky, a Ph.D. student at the University of Manitoba, is focusing on interpreting the environmental life histories of Lake Sturgeon using chemical signatures in hard structures (i.e. otolith, fin ray) to better understand habitat use and predict natal origin. 


Jessica Thornton is working on her thesis at Eastern Illinois University.  Her research focuses on the demographics of the commercially exploited Shovelnose Sturgeon population occupying the Wabash River. 


Jessica Collier is working on her dissertation at the University of Toledo, and her research focuses on assessing habitat and developing a reintroduction plan for Lake Sturgeon in the Maumee River.