Today is Tuesday, September 02, 2014

HELP SUPPORT THE ASM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Promote Ornithological Research in Missouri

In mid-November, a letter is sent to all our professor contacts at Missouri universities introducing the scholarship and it contains detailed information on how to apply. Applications are due by Feburary 15. 

In 2005, the ASM Graduate Research Scholarship Program was established with the generosity of Paul and Frances Bauer. The Bauers committed $2000 annually for five years which provides research funding to a graduate student at a Missouri university doing ornithological research in Missouri . A request for applications is sent to university contacts in the fall, and the applications are due the following January 15. A formal review process by the ASM Scholarship Committee (Brad Jacobs, Susan Hazelwood, and Sue Gustafson) determines the scholarship recipient. 

The 2006 Scholarship was awarded to Robin Hirsh-Jacobson of the University of Missouri-Columbia for his dissertation "The Effects of Late Season Nests on Source-Sink Dynamics in Mid Missouri Forest Fragment." Robin's required one year follow-up report appeared in the June 2007 issue of The Bluebird.

The 2007 Scholarship was awarded to W. Andrew Cox of the University of Missouri-Columbia for his dissertation "Identification of important nest predators and the factors that influence their contribution to overall predation rates in a Midwestern landscape." Andrew's required one year follow-up report appeared in the March 2008 issue of The Bluebird.

The 2008 ASM Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Cara Joos of the University of Missouri-Columbia for her research entitled: "Habitat selection and reproductive success of Bell 's Vireo (Vireo belli belli) in managed habitats of central Missouri ."  Cara's required one year follow-up report appeared in the September 2009 issue of The Bluebird.

The 2009 ASM Graduate Scholarship was awarded to Allison S. Cox of the University of Missouri-Columbia for her research entitled " Natal dispersal of Red-bellied Woodpeckers in a fragmented landscape."  Allison's required one year follow-up report appeared in the June 2010 issue of The Bluebird.

The 2010 ASM Graduate Research Scholarship was awarded to Kaylan Kemink at the University of Missouri-Columbia for her research entitled "The Missouri Greater Prairie-Chicken:  Historic Decline and Present-Day Survival and Movement."  Kaylan's required one year follow-up report appeared in the March 2011 issue of The Bluebird.

The 2011 ASM Graduate Research Scholarship was awarded to Richard A. Stanton, Jr. at the University of Missouri-Columbia for his research entitled "Assessing the Potential for Brown-headed Nuthatch Reintroduction in Missouri:  Habitat Selection at Multiple Spatial Scales."  Richard's required one year follow-up report appeared in the June 2012 issue of The Bluebird.

The 2012 ASM Graduate Research Scholarship was awarded to Vincenzo A. Ellis at the University of Missouri-St. Louis for his research entitled "Health and its Relation to Patterns of Abundance and Distribution of North American Birds." 

The 2013 ASM Graduate Research Scholarship was awarded to Jamie L. McCallum at the University of Central Missouri. Jamie was chosen over two other applicants (both from University of MO- St. Louis). Jamie is pursuing her Masters degree, and her graduate advisor is Dr. Kurt Dean. The $2000 scholarship will help fund her research entitled "Use of Hayed and Unhayed CRP Fields by Grassland Birds in Missouri."