The quality of oral presentations and posters was especially high this year. Thanks to all presenters for their excellent posters and oral presentations. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

Annual QCBS biodiversity science award

Jeremy Brammer from McGill University for his presentation, “Exploring local responses to community-based environmental monitoring in northern regions using GPS-equipped handheld devices with a touch screen CyberTracker interface

Best oral presentation, first place

Mélody Porlier from Université de Sherbrooke, for her presentation, “Variation des patrons de plasticité phénotypique et de sélection sur la date de ponte entre populations de mésanges bleues

Best oral presentation, second place

Diana Sharpe from McGill University, for her presentation, “Niche expansion in a surviving endemic fish following invasion of a top predator?” and Aerin Jacob from McGill University, for her presentation, “How many monkeys does this forest feed? Long-term patterns in forests recovering from different land uses, Kibale National Park, Uganda

Best poster, first place

Christelle Leung from Université de Montréal, for her poster, “How many stocks could there be? Spatial organisation of the Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake St. Pierre

Best poster, second place

Noémie Gagnon-Lupien from Université Laval, for her poster, “Impact of the invasive Phragmites australis on birds of freshwater marshes of Eastern Canada