Awards

2016

Joe Marty

Recipient of the Helm Student Travel Award, 7th North American Duck Symposium, 2016

2016

Joe Marty

2nd Place, Doctoral Poster Award, 7th North American Duck Symposium, 2016

2015

Justyn Foth

Awarded the TAGGS Award November 2015-Febraruy 2016. A travel grant to attend the North American Duck Symposium in Annapolis, MD.

2015

Joe Marty

Recipient of the Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Foundation Scholarship, 2015

2014

Joe Marty

James C. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation

2013

MSU waterfowl and wetlands program 

The MSU waterfowl and wetlands program received a national award, The Blue-winged Teal Award, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the group's decades of applied research and other contributions to waterfowl and wetlands in North America.

2013

Amy Alford

Kennedy Chair doctoral fellowship for academic year 2013-2014

2013

Amy Alford

First Place Award, Student Oral Presentation for Alford, A. B. 2013. Crayfish harvesting: Alternative opportunities for landowners practicing moist-soil management. Mississippi Water Resources and Research Institution conference, Jackson, MS.

2013

Justyn Foth

Thomas A. Plein Foundation Scholarship in the College of Forest Resources

2013

Justyn Foth

Best poster award for Foth, J.R., F.J. Vilella, R.M. Kaminski. 2013. Shore- and waterbird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast regions. Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Jackson, Mississippi.

2013

Rick Kaminski

Clarence W. Watson Award for distinguished contributions in ecology and management of waterfowl and wetlands in North America. Presented by the from the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society, and Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society.

2013

Alan Leach

Second Place Award, Best Doctoral Student Poster Presentation, 6th North American Duck Symposium for Leach, A. G., J. N. Straub, R. M. Kaminski, A. W. Ezell, T. S. Hawkins, and T. D. Leininger. 2013. Greentree reservoir management and red oak acorn yield in Mississippi.

2013

Joe Marty

Scholarship, Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters' Association

2013

Kira Newcomb

Second Place Award, Best Master's Student Oral Presentation, 6th North American Duck Symposium for Newcomb, K. C., J. B. Davis, M. J. Gray, and R. M. Kaminski. 2013. Winter survival and habitat use of female American black ducks in western Tennessee.

2013

Thomas Peterson

First-Place Student Poster, 60th Annual Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Meeting for Peterson, T. G., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, J. A. Martin, and M. S. Whittington. 2013. Wintering waterfowl use of Delta National Forest, Mississippi.

2012

James Feaga

Second-Place Student Poster, Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society for Feaga, J. S., F. Vilella, B. Davis, and R. M. Kaminski. 2012. Winter waterbird use and food resources of aquaculture facilities in Mississippi. Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Ocean Springs, MS, USA.

2012

Justyn Foth

James C. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation

2012

Justyn Foth

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Foundation Scholarship

2012

Justyn Foth

Third-Place Student Poster, Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society for Foth, J.R. and F.J.Vilella. 2012. Shorebird use of wetlands and aquaculture ponds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and Gulf Coast region. Annual meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Ocean Springs Mississippi.

2012

Justyn Foth

Thomas A. Plein Foundation Scholarship in the College of Forest Resources

2012

Richard M. Kaminski

Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society Outstanding Peer-reviewed Publication Award, 2012 for Pearse, A. T., R. M. Kaminski, K. J. Reinecke, and S. J. Dinsmore. 2012. Local and landscape associations between wintering dabbling ducks and wetland complexes in Mississippi. Wetlands 32:859-869.

2012

Joe Lancaster

James C. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation

2012

Joe Lancaster

Best Student Poster, Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society for Lancaster, J. D., J. B. Davis, R. M. Kaminski, A. D. Afton, E. J. Penny. 2012. Survival and habitat use of radio-marked female mallards in the Mississippi Delta. Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Ocean Springs, MS, USA.

2012

Joe Marty

First-place oral presentation winner, Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists/ The Wildlife Society Louisiana Chapter Symposium for Waste rice, moist-soil seed, and waterbird abundance in rice production systems in Louisiana and Texas

2012

Joe Marty

2012 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters' Conference Scholarship

2012

Kira Newcomb

James C. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation

2011

Kira Newcomb

2nd place, oral presentation winner for "Habitat use and survival of female American black ducks," Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium

2011

Amy Spencer Alford

John E. Skinner Memorial Travel Award to attend and present at the 2011 American Fisheries Society annual meeting.

2011

Amy Spencer Alford

James C. Kennedy Ph.D Student Fellow (1 July 2011-30 June 2012).

2011

Jacob Straub

1st place, oral presentation winner for "Red oak acorn dynamics in bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi river alluvial valley," Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium

2011

Mitch Weegman

Travel Award, 12th North American Arctic Goose Conference

2010

Justyn Foth

Travel Award, Society of Wetland Scientists South Central Chapter annual meeting

2010

Richard M. Kaminski

Gold Award for Excellence, Southern Region Extension Forestry Organization, for Extension Publication, "Waterfowl Habitat Management Handbook for the Lower Mississippi River Valley."

2010

Amy Spencer

Best Student Presentation Award. Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Bay St. Louis, MS.

2010

Elizabeth St. James

Best Student Poster Award, 17th Wildlife Society Annual Conference.

2009

Sarah Felming

Ernest A. Gluesing Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Masters level, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University.

2009

Heath Hagy

Travel Award, North American Duck Symposium

2009

Heath Hagy

2nd place, doctoral student poster presentation, North American Duck Symposium

2009

Heath Hagy

David Nabi Memorial Award, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University

2009

Rick Kaminski

Outstanding Technical Publication, "Waterfowl Habitat Management Handbook for the Lower Mississippi River Valley", Bronson Strickland, Rick Kaminski, Kevin Nelms, and Adam Tullos, authors. Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

2009

Richard M. Kaminski

Mississippi Hero of Conservation, Mississippi Ducks Unlimited

2009

Richard M. Kaminski

The Wildlife Society’s Caesar Kleberg Award for Excellence in Applied Wildlife Research

2009

Amy Spencer

Travel Award, American Fisheries Society

2009

Elizabeth St. James

2nd place, master’s student poster presentation, North American Duck Symposium

2009

Jacob Straub

2nd place, doctoral student poster presentation, North American Duck Symposium

2009

Jacob Straub

Travel Award, North American Duck Symposium

2009

Mitchell D. Weegman

Barry M. Goldwater Scholar

2008

Sarah Fleming

Best Student Oral presentation Award, The Wildlife Society, Mississippi Chapter

2008

Heath Hagy

Special Recognition Service Award from The Wildlife Society for the 2008 inaugural Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium

2008

Richard M. Kaminski

Outstanding Peer-reviewed Publication, The Wildlife Society, Mississippi Chapter

2008

Alicia J. Wiseman

Special Recognition Service Award from The Wildlife Society for the 2008 inaugural Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium

2008

Alicia J. Wiseman

Mississippi State University Women’s Club Scholarship

2008

Alicia J. Wiseman

Outstanding Graduate Student Woman, President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Mississippi State University

2008

Alicia J. Wiseman

Ernest A. Gluesing Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University, Master’s student

2008

Alicia J. Wiseman

David Nabi Memorial Award, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Mississippi State University