Merit awards

The following merit awards were presented at the Annual Science Conference 2014 in A Coruña, Spain.

​​​​​Best presentation

Paris Vasilakopoulos, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

Quantifying resilience in shifting complex systems: the case of the Barents Sea

Very impressive combination of theory and empirical data. 

Detected and characterized alternate stable states in the Barents Sea cod population.

Associated the 1981 state shift with high fishing mortality, low biomass & low temperature.

Best poster

Rudi Voss of the University of Kiel, Germany and colleagues Martin F. Quaas, Jörn O. Schmidt, and Olli Tahvonen

Four fish in 2048 - What will be the status of the wild ones?

This poster was well-designed and had a high visual impact. It attracted the attention of passers by, and revealed further details as the viewer approached.

This was an innovative and efficient way to convey the core message of the work. The poster presenter engaged the audience in an active and dynamic manner.

Early career scientist awards:

Best presentation (early career scientist)

Jessica Luo, Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami, USA

Environmental drivers of the fine-scale distribution of gelatinous zooplankton across a meso-scale front

This powerful new sampling technology allows predator prey dynamics including gelatinous animals to be investigated.

Examples presented included impressive images and observations of community structure at fronts and of environmental drivers associated with zooplankton taxa.

Best presentation (early career scientist)

Raquel Marques, University of Algarve, Portugal

Dynamics of production and mortality of Aurelia aurita's ephyrae in Thau Lagoon, Northwestern Mediterranean

Sophisticated and compelling presentation. Impressive amount of work, spanning in situ observations and laboratory experiments.

Jellyfish populations might be controlled by fish predation.

Best poster (early career scientist)

Orian Tzadik, University of South Florida​, USA

A non-lethal approach identifies ontogenetic shifts in d15N signatures in fin rays of Goliath Grouper, Epinephelus itajara

The poster was well organized, attracted a great deal of attention and encouraged interaction.

The poster demonstrated a novel method for non-lethal sampling, a subject that is widely applicable to the ICES community.

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​Paris Vasilakopoulos receives the Merit Award for Best Presentation at the ASC 2014 from Yvonne Walther, Chair of ICES Science Committee (SCICOM). 

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