Student Paper Contest


Student Paper Contest

During the 2023 annual conference in Grand Rapids, MI, five students presented in the Student Paper (Oral presentation) contest. Each student made a significant contribution to our program though their presentations that highlighted research relative to Aquatic Plant and Algae Management.  MAPMS would like to thank each student for their time and preparation in presenting at our 2023 meeting; and congratulate the winners of the student paper contest:

1st place: Sydney R. Van Frost (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Quantifying the Contribution of Several Transformation Pathways to the Fate of Florpyrauxifen-benzyl, an Emerging Aquatic Herbicide, in Freshwater Environments.

2nd place: Lacey D. Rzodkiewicz (University of Pittsburgh). Biotic Interactions as Drivers of Harmful Algal Bloom Ecology and Evolution.

3rd place: Ashley L. Wolfe (Montana State University). A Centralized Database of Watermilfoil Strains Across the United States: Initial Insights, and Utility for Stakeholder Communication.

Congratulations to all the students.  We look forward to learning about the progress of their research and anticipate another outstanding group of students and presentations at the 2024 conference in Columbus, OH. Please help spread the word about opportunities to participate in both the program and poster presentations.

For more information, please contact:
Pete Filpansick
Student Affairs Committee Chair