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 2019 Anne Martin Student Presentation Award

This year’s judges for the 2019 student presentation award were so impressed by the high standard of talks, Honorable Mentions were presented to two additional talks:

Sarah Michael for her talk on Pup mortality in New Zealand sea lions at Enderby Island, Auckland Islands, 2013-18. 

Jessica McCutchan for her talk on Leptospirosis, bats and people in Fiji.

Chloe Steventon was the winner of the 2019 Anne Martin Best Student Presentation Award for her presentation entitled - A different approach to wildlife health surveillance – microbiome and metagenome in the Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri).

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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 Winners of the Anne Martin Student Presentation Award
2019 Chloe Steventon
A different approach to wildlife health surveillance – microbiome and metagenome in the Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeater)
2018 Helena Stokes
Investigating Chlamydia prevalence and effects in Australian parrots, and the potential for transmission to domestic poultry
2017 Jess Fabijan
Koala retrovirus and Chlamydia pecorum infection: A South Australian perspective
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