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 and Awards 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

2018

  • Conservation: Nicholas Huron
  • Ecol./Ethol.: Kelsey Reider
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Pamela Hart
  • Herpetology: Carl Hutter
  • Ichthyology: Elizabeth Miller
  • Physiolo. & Physiolo. Ecol.: Holly Rucker

2017

  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.:Erica Baken
  • Herpetology: Jeronimo Gomes Da Silva Neto
  • Ichthyology: Kory Evans
  • Physiolo. & Physiolo. Ecol.: Michelle Thompson

2016

  • Conservation: Michelle E. Thompson
  • Ecol./Ethol.: Hillary B. Rollins
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Ashley Marranzino
  • Herpetology: Dan Greenberg
  • Ichthyology: Edward Burress
  • Physiolo. & Physiolo. Ecol.: David Penning

2015

  • Conservation: Dan A. Greenberg
  • Ecol./Ethol.: Breanna Putman
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Evan McCartney-Melstad
  • Herpetology: Sean Reilly
  • Ichthyology: Sarah Gibson
  • Physiolo. & Physiolo. Ecol.: Matthew Dickson

2014

  • Conservation: Stephanie Chavez
  • Ecol./Ethol.: Bonnie Ahr
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Julia Schmidt-Petersen
  • Herptology: Pascal Title
  • Ichthyology: Andrea Thomaz
  • Physiolo. & Physiolo. Ecol.: Corey Cates

2013

  • Ecol./Ethol.: Russell Ligon
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Ian Macdonald
  • Herptology: Anthony Barley
  • Ichthyology: Milton Tan

2012

  • Conservation: Alexander Wolf
  • Ecol./Ethol.: Julie Lee-Yaw
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Robert Denton
  • Herpetology: Jared Grummer
  • Ichthyology: Caleb McMahan

2011

  • Ecol./Ethol.: Erin Loury
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Amanda Cass
  • Herpetology: Mallory Eckstut
  • Ichthyology: Devin Bloom
  • Physiolo. & Physiolo. Ecol.: Adam Rosenblatt

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

2005

  • Ichthyology: Rebecca Blanton
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Lisa Lobel
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: Maria Thaker
  • Conservation: Jason J. Kolbe

2003

  • Ichthyology: James C. Liao
  • Herpetology: Ana Carolina, O. Q. Carnaval
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Elizabeth F. Neeley
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: Ken Longenecker
  • Conservation: Sabrina Drill

2000

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

1999

  • Ichthyology: Annie-Chantal Guibord, Duane E. Stevenson (HM)
  • Herpetology: Meridith Mahoney
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Nathan Kley
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: Lara A. Ferry
  • Physiol. & Physiol. Ecol.: Kellar Autumn

1993

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

1992

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

1991

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

1990

  • Ichthyology: David W. Stock
  • Herpetology: Brian W. Bowen
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Martha H. Gach
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: David R. Carrier

1987

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

1986

  • Ichthyology: Frances J. Irish
  • Herpetology: Martha K. Pancak
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Robin S. Waples
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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 Schwenk (HM)
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: 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./Ethol.: Deanna J. Stouder

1981

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

1980

  • Ichthyology: Lynne R. Parenti
  • Herpetology: John E. Cadle
  • Genetics, Devel. & Morph.: Margaret A. Neighbors
  • Ecol./Ethol.: 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

1976

  • 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
  • HerpetologyL 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 Quast (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