Outstanding student presentations are recognized at the annual meetings of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, with the prestigious Alwyn Gentry Award. This year in Suriname we judged 47 oral presentations and 12 poster presentations. Mailyn Adriana Gonzalez, received the award for her oral presentation, entitled “Towards large-scale inventories of tropical trees using DNA-barcoding techniques”. The judges would also like to honor two finalists for best oral presentation: Adriana Bravo (Lousiana State University) and Alexandra Pardow (University of Kaiserslautern). The 2008 winner for her outstanding poster was Elodie Courtois, for “Emission of plant volatiles in the vegetative parts of 31 tropical tree species in French Guiana”.
Susan G. Laurance (Chair, Alwyn Gentry Award Committee)