ROBERT H. PETERS AWARD
2023 Peters Award Recipient
The winner of the 2023 Peters Award is Graydon McKee, a recent graduate from Lakehead University. Graydon’s paper titled, “Alternative migratory strategies related to life history differences in the walleye (Sander vitreus)” was published in Movement Ecology (McKee et al. 2022). In the words of Graydon’s nominator, “Graydon’s work stands to make a significant contribution to understanding the inherent variation that exists within managed populations like fisheries, indicating that management strategies targeted at “a population” without recognizing this variation is unlikely to succeed, or alternatively, only potentially benefit one fraction of the population”.
Le gagnant du prix Peters 2023 est Graydon McKee, récemment diplômé de l'Université Lakehead. L'article de Graydon est intitulé " Stratégies migratoires alternatives liées aux différences de cycle biologique chez le doré jaune (Sander vitreus) " et a été publié dans le journal Movement Ecology en 2022. Selon la personne qui a proposé la candidature de Graydon, "le travail de Graydon contribuera de manière substantielle à la compréhension de la variation inhérente qui existe chez les populations régulées par les pêcheries, indiquant que les stratégies de régulation visant "une population" sans tenir compte de cette variation peuvent être inefficaces ou, au contraire, de ne profiter qu'à une fraction de la population".
ROBERT H. PETERS AWARD HISTORY
Robert Henry Peters (1946 - 1996)
The Robert H. Peters Award recognizes the best aquatic sciences paper published in the preceding year by a Canadian student or a student working in Canada. The student must be an undergraduate or graduate student and must be first author on the publication.
The value of the award is $500 and a complimentary one-year membership to the Society of Canadian Aquatic Sciences. The award is presented at the annual Society meeting at which time the awardee presents a summary of their paper.
Robert Henry Peters was an accomplished aquatic ecologist who made novel contributions to limnology, particularly in the fields of phosphorus cycling and predictive ecology. He spent most of his career as a Professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University (1974-1996). To learn more about Peters life and impact in freshwater science, here are some additional resources:
Kalff, J. 1996. Obituary for Robert Henry Peters. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53:1692-1694.
Pace, M.L. and P. delGiorgio. 1996. In Memoriam Dr. Robert H. Peters. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 142:1.
delGiorgio, P., Y. Prairie and M.L. Pace. 1997. Robert H. Peters honored with ASLO’s citation for scientific excellence. ASLO Bulletin 6(1):23-25. (Copyright 1997 by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.)
Downing, J.A. 1997. In Memorium: Robert Henry Peters (1946-1996). ASLO Bulletin 6(1):25-27.
This award is facilitated by the generous
1. A paper can be considered for the Peters’ Award if it is published within the time period of one year prior to the deadline for nominations, and the first author is a student or has recently graduated. A paper is considered “published” once it is posted on-line by the journal or appears in hardcopy, whichever occurs first. A single body of work may only be considered for nomination once.
3. Nominations should be sent to the Awards Chair (Caleb Hasler, firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 15, each year.
PAST PETERS AWARD LAUREATES
2023 –– Graydon McKee
2022 –– Joanna Gauthier
2021 – Madison Bell and Matthew Duda
2020 – Kyra A. St. Pierre
2019 – Marie-Eve Monchamp
2018 – Matthew Guzzo
2017 – Jaime Summers and Daniel Grégoire
2016 – Matt Bogard
2015 – Sophie Chiasson-Gould
2014 – Dominic Vachon
2013 – Zofia Taranu
2012 – Jennifer Korosi
2011 – Henry F. Wilson
2010 – Adam Jeziorski
2009 – Jason Venkiteswaran
2008 – Mark Graham
2007 – Greg Silsb