close-up of a tree frog, Hyla cinera, photo by JD Willson

Frederick H. Stoye Awards

Award Announcement

Stoye Awards of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists recognize the best student oral presentations in the following categories:

  1. General Ichthyology includes, but is not limited to, morphological and molecular systematics, techniques in systematics, zoogeography, paleontology and faunal descriptions.
  2. General Herpetology includes, but is not limited to, morphological and molecular systematics, techniques in systematics, zoogeography, paleontology and faunal descriptions.
  3. Genetics, Development and Morphology includes, but is not limited to, population genetics, mitochondrial DNA analysis, comparative embryology, heterochrony, descriptive and experimental development, comparative and evolutionary morphology, functional morphology and biomechanics.
  4. Ecology and Ethology includes, but is not limited to, population and community ecology, life history strategies, descriptive and experimental ethology, behavioral ecology, neuroethology and ecomorphology.
  5. Physiology and Physiological Ecology includes, but is not limited to, comparative and experimental physiology, biochemistry, sensory and behavioral physiology and endocrinology.
  6. Conservation includes, but is not limited to, conservation biology, conservation policy, management, and restoration.

The announcement of the Stoye Awards are made during the Annual Business Meeting. We urge all student competitors to attend the meeting.

To be eligible for either Stoye Awards, a student must:

  • Be the presenter and lead author (multiauthored presentations are allowed);
  • Be a member of ASIH;
  • Indicate a desire to be considered when submitting an abstract (see "Submitting Abstracts");
  • Meet the ASIH criteria for "student": "an individual who at the time the paper is given ... is the equivalent of a full-time student (... an individual who is devoting their major efforts to a formal program of studies) or who has satisfactorily completed a thesis or dissertation defense during the previous 12 months."

Stoye presentations are judged by the following criteria: introduction; methods; data analysis and interpretation; conclusions - innovation, originality and scientific significance; presentation; and visual aids or graphic design. The rating scale is 0-10 points: excellent (9-10), very good (7-8), good (4-6), fair (2-3), poor (0-1).

Past Winners

2017

  • Genetics, Development, Morphology - Erica Baken
  • Physiology/Physiological Ecology - Michelle Thompson
  • General Herpetology - Jeronimo Gomes Da Silva Neto
  • General Ichthyology - Kory Evans

2016

  • Conservation: Michelle E. Thompson
  • Ecology & Ethology: Hillary B. Rollins
  • General Herpetology: Dan Greenberg
  • General Ichthyology: Edward Burress
  • Genetics, Development & Morphology: Ashley Marranzino
  • Physiology & Physiological Ecology: David Penning

2015

  • Conservation: Dan A. Greenberg
  • Ecology & Ethology: Breanna Putman
  • General Herptology: Sean Reilly
  • General Ichthyology: Sarah Gibson
  • Genetics, Development & Morphology: Evan McCartney-Melstad
  • Physiology & Physiological Ecology: Matthew Dickson

2014

  • Conservation: Stephanie Chavez
  • Ecology & Ethology: Bonnie Ahr
  • General Herptology: Pascal Title
  • General Ichthyology: Andrea Thomaz
  • Genetics, Development & Morphology: Julia Schmidt-Petersen
  • Physiology & Physiological Ecology: Corey Cates

2013

  • Ecology & Ethology: Russell Ligon
  • General Herptology: Anthony Barley
  • General Ichthyology: Milton Tan
  • Genetics, Development & Morphology: Ian Macdonald

2012

  • Ichthyology: Caleb McMahan
  • Herpetology: Jared Grummer
  • Genetics, Development & Morphology: Robert Denton
  • Ecology & Evolution: Julie Lee-Yaw
  • Conservation: Alexander Wolf

2011

  • Ichthyology: Devin Bloom
  • Herpetology: Mallory Eckstut
  • Genetics, Development & Morphology: Amanda Cass
  • Ecology & Evolution: Erin Loury
  • Physiology & Physiological Ecology: Adam Rosenblatt

2010

  • Ichthyology: Neil Aschliman
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Jennifer Eichelberger
  • Ecol. & Evol.: Kasie Groom
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol.: Sean Graham
  • Conservation: Justin Davis

2009

  • Ichthyology: Kevin Conway
  • Herpetology: Daniel Portik
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Lucinda Lawson
  • Ecol. & Evol.: Justin Touchon
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol.: Matt McElroy
  • Conservation: Laurie Sorenson

2008

  • Ichthyology: Matt Friedman
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Katie Staab
  • Ecol. & Evol.: Jayna DeVore
  • Physiol. & Physiol.: Ecol. Donovan German
  • Conservation: Sean Blomquist

2007

  • Ichthyology: Michael Tobler
  • Herpetology: Jeanne Robertson
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: John Peterson
  • Ecol. & Evol.: Jayne M. Gardiner
  • Conservation: Angela M. Picco

2006

  • Ichthyology: Brian L. Sidlauskas
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Jacob J.D. Egge
  • Ecol. & Evol.: Gregory B. Pauly
  • Conservation: R.J. David Wells

2005

  • Ichthyology: Rebecca Blanton
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Lisa Lobel
  • Ecol. & Evol." M. Rockwell Parker
  • Physiol. & Physiol.: Ecol. Rita Mehta
  • Conservation: Tanya Darden

2004

  • Ichthyology: John F. Switzer
  • Herpetology: Thomas J. Devitt
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Heidie M. Hornstra
  • Ecol. & Evol.: Maria Thaker
  • Conservation: Jason J. Kolbe

2003

  • Ichthyology: James C. Liao
  • Herpetology: Ana Carolina, O. Q. Carnaval
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Elizabeth F. Neeley
  • Ecol. & Evol: Michael P. Robinson
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Karen P. Frutchey
  • Conservation: Tony Gamble

2002

  • Ichthyology: Nancy I. Holcroft
  • Herpetology: Sarah A. Smith
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Rebecca Thomas
  • Ecol. & Evol: Mia S. Adreani
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Jill P. Zamzow
  • Conservation: Oliver F. Berry

2001

  • Ichthyology: Michael S. Taylor
  • Herpetology: Patrick R. Stephens
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Joel L. Carlin
  • Ecol. & Evol: Ken Longenecker
  • Conservation: Sabrina Drill

2000

  • Ichthyology: Kyle Piller
  • Herpetology: Gabriela Parra-Olea
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Michael Shapiro
  • Ecol. & Evol: John L. Sabo
  • Conservation: Eric Simandle

1999

  • Ichthyology: Annie-Chantal Guibord, Duane E. Stevenson (HM)
  • Herpetology: Meridith Mahoney
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Nathan Kley
  • Ecol. & Evol: Amy M. McClean, Sharon J. Downes (HM)
  • Physiol. & Physiol: Ecol. Lisa Hazard
  • Conservation: Jennifer Wilcox

1998

  • Ichthyology: M. Ghedotti
  • Herpetology: J. Socha
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: G.M. Erickson
  • Ecol. & Evol: Nelson Guda
  • Physiol. & Physiol: Ecol. M. Posner

1997

  • Ichthyology: Amy Downing Meisner, Shane A. Webb (HM)
  • Herpetology: Steven J. Poe, Humberto Wong (HM)
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Michelle McClure, Lisa M. Kerr (HM)
  • Ecol. & Evol: Michael R. Crossland, James C. O'Reilly (HM), Cynthia Gerstner (HM)
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Jean M. Billerbeck, D. Mason Posner (HM)

1996

  • Ichthyology: William J. Murphy, David J. Eisenhour(cowinners)
  • Herpetology: Christopher A. Brochu, Bradford D. Hollingsworth (HM)
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Lara A. Ferry, Patricia Hernandez (HM)
  • Ecol. & Evol: Braden R. McCollum, Kelly R. Zamudio (cowinners)
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Shyril O'Steen, Alice C. Gibb (HM)

1995

  • Ichthyology: J. Andrew Cooper
  • Herpetology: Robert E. Espinoza
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Karen Crow
  • Ecol. & Evol: Karen R. Lips
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Gayle P. Barbin

1994

  • Ichthyology: F. Javier Gago
  • Herpetology: Robert E. Espinoza
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Gary B. Gillis
  • Ecol. & Evol: Lara A. Ferry
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Kellar Autumn

1993

  • Ichthyology: John P. Friel
  • Herpetology: Anna Graybeal
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: William A. Velhagen, Jr.
  • Ecol. & Evol: Jeff L. Mahorn, Karen M. Warkentin (cowinners)

1992

  • Ichthyology: Robert M. Wood
  • Herpetology: Anna Graybeal
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Robert U. Fischer, Jr.
  • Ecol. & Evol: Carol E. Johnston
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Michael E. Dorcas

1991

  • Ichthyology: Kate Shaw
  • Herpetology: Tom A. Titus
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Kazue Asoh
  • Ecol. & Evol: Michael W. Brogan

1990

  • Ichthyology: David W. Stock
  • Herpetology: Brian W. Bowen
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph: Martha H. Gach
  • Ecol. & Evol: Susan M. Sogard
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol: Eric L. Peters

1989

  • Ichthyology Shigeru Shirai, Paulo A. Buckup (HM), Fernando A. Zapata (HM)
  • Herpetology Leslie A. Lowcock
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Michael S. Blouin
  • Ecol. & Evol. Eric T.Schultz, Alexandra L. Basolo (cowinners)

1988

  • Ichthyology Douglas P. Begle, Kathleen A. Shaw (HM)
  • Herpetology Richard Cloutier
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Brent D. Palmer, Peter H. Wimberger (HM)
  • Ecol. & Evol. David R. Carrier

1987

  • Ichthyology Steven L. Leipertz
  • Herpetology Marc P. Hayes
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Mark W. Westneat
  • Ecol. & Evol. James J. Krupa

1986

  • Ichthyology Frances J. Irish
  • Herpetology Martha K. Pancak
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Robin S. Waples
  • Ecol. & Evol. Peter C. Wainwright

1985

  • Ichthyology Thomas A. Munroe, Stanley D. Blum (HM)
  • Herpetology Pamel L. Limberger
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Chris T. Amemiya, Paula Mabee (HM)
  • Ecol. & Evol. Larry Greenberg, Richard Mayden (HM)

1984

  • Ichthyology Kevin A. F. Urquhart
  • Herpetology Bruce C. Jayne
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Frances J. Irish, Eldredge Bermingham (cowinners), Kurt Scwenk(HM)
  • Ecol. & Evol. Kiisa C. Nishikawa, Jo M. Goy (HM), Lawrence L. Woolbright (HM), Mary T. Mendonca(HM)

1983

  • Ichthyology Carol A. Stepien
  • Herpetology Jorge A. Moreno
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Robert M. Dawley
  • Ecol. & Evol. Ellen M. Dawley, Valerie Keegan-Rogers (cowinners)

1982

  • Ichthyology Brian White, Sheryan P. Epperly (HM), Guido Dingerkus (HM)
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Thaddeus A. Grudzien
  • Ecol. & Evol. Deanna J. Stouder

1981

  • Ichthyology Guido Dingerkus
  • Herpetology Stanley K. Sessions
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. David O. Conover
  • Ecol. & Evol. Susan Lieberman-Jaffe

1980

  • Ichthyology Lynne R. Parenti
  • Herpetology John E. Cadle
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph. Margaret A. Neighbors
  • Ecol. & Evol. Michael J. Ryan

 

1979

  • Ichthyology Thomas Quinn
  • Herpetology Bruce C. Jayne

1978

  • Ichthyology Richard Bray, Mark A. Hixon (HM), George V. Lauder(HM)
  • Herpetology Alan Savitsky, Dale J. Erskine (HM), Robert H. Kaplan (HM)

1977

  • Ichthyology Gene S. Helfman
  • Herpetology Keith Berven

1977

  • Ichthyology Peter F. Major
  • Herpetology Patricia A. Schwalm

1975

  • Ichthyology Richard P. Vari, Edward B. Brothers (HM), William Fink(HM), Ehud Spanier (HM)
  • Herpetology Gary M. Fellers

1974

  • Ichthyology E. O. Wiley, Susan Stevens Suarez (HM)
  • Herpetology Raymond B. Huey

1973

  • Ichthyology Ronald Thresher
  • Herpetology Samuel S. Sweet

1972

  • Ichthyology Margo S. Stahl
  • Herpetology Gordon R. Ultsch

1971

  • Ichthyology Richard Winterbottom
  • Herpetology Roger S. Seymour

1970

  • Ichthyology Patrick Colin
  • Herpetology Stephen Tilley, Henry Wilbur (tie)

1969

  • Ichthyology James B. Branch
  • Herpetology Robert G. Jaeger

1968

  • Ichthyology Peter F. Sale
  • Herpetology W. Ronald Heyer

1967

  • Ichthyology George S. Losey, Jr.
  • Herpetology Richard J. Kosh

1966

  • Ichthyology R. M. Mc Dowall
  • Herpetology Dale Madison

1965

  • Ichthyology Richard K. Kenhn, Gareth J. Nelson, John R. Paxton(tie)
  • Herpetology Charles J. Cole, Terry C. Matthews, Joel Weintraub (tie)

1964

  • Ichthyology Richard Haedrich, Harley Reno (2nd)
  • Herpetology Anne Sayler, Allen Vinegar (tie)

1963

  • Ichthyology Richard J. Krejsa, Neal Foster (2nd)
  • Herpetology David Wake, Arnold Kluge (2nd)

1962

  • Ichthyology Margaret Bradbury, J. D. McPhail (2nd), Neal Foster(3rd)
  • Herpetology Garnett R. Brooks, Douglas G. Alexander (2nd)

1961

  • Ichthyology Karel F. Liem, Morgan Sisk (2nd)
  • Herpetology Arnold Kluge, D. A. Belkin (2nd)

1960

  • Ichthyology E. Delco
  • Herpetology C. Rob Shoop, Judith Hardy (2nd), David Wake (3rd)

1959

  • Ichthyology Alfred W. Ebeling, Bruce Collette (2nd)
  • Herpetology James D. Anderson, Velma J. Vance (2nd)

1958

  • Ichthyology Bruce C. Collette
  • Herpetology Richard Etheridge, Wayne McAlister(2nd)

1957

  • Ichthyology Victor Springer, Richard Rosenblatt (2nd)
  • Herpetology Ralph Axtell, John Legler (2nd), J. MacMahon(special)

1956

  • Ichthyology Donn E. Rosen, Richard Rosenblatt (2nd)
  • Herpetology Bruce Collette

1955

  • Ichthyology George Barlow, Jay Quest (2nd)

1954

  • Ichthyology Jack Randall
  • Herpetology Walter Auffenberg, John Crenshaw (tie)

1953

  • Ichthyology Norman Wilimovsky
  • Herpetology Jay M. Savage, Richard Highton(2nd)

1952

  • Ichthyology Kirk Strawn
  • Herpetology John S. Mecham, Paul S. Martin(2nd)

1951

  • Ichthyology Donn E. Rosen
  • Herpetology James A. Peters, Edwin McConkey (tie)

1950

  • Ichthyology R. R. Harry, Conrad Limbaugh (2nd)
  • Herpetology Raymond Sanders, Jay M. Savage (tie 2nd), Richard Zweifel(tie 2nd)

1949

  • Herpetology Herndon G. Dowling

1948

  • Herpetology James Kezer, Brahma Kaushiva (2nd)

1947

  • Ichthyology P. H. Eschmeyer
  • Herpetology Herndon G. Dowling

1946

  • Ichthyology Ernest A. Lachner
  • Herpetology R. D. Hamilton

1942

  • Ichthyology Raymond Johnson
  • Herpetology Harold Trapido

 

1941

  • Ichthyology Nelson Marshall
  • Herpetology Anita Daugherty

1940

  • Ichthyology Kenneth Doan
  • Herpetology Arnold Grobman

1939

  • Ichthyology Louis A. Krumholz
  • Herpetology Francis X. Lueth