Best Paper Awards
2018 – Tim Carter, “Do city deer really live different than rural deer?”
2014 – Scott Haulton, Indiana Division of Forestry, “Autumn bat activity relative to recent timber harvest at an Indiana state forest”
2013 – Benjamin Pauli, Purdue University, “A comparison of the effectiveness of mobile and stationary acoustic surveys for the detection of Indiana bats”
2012 – Patrick Zollner, Purdue University, “Using an individual based spatially-explicit simulation to inform the recreational planning of Fort Harrison State Park”
2011 – Scott Haulton, Indiana Division of Forestry, “Development of a Deer Browse Assessment Program for Indiana State Forests”
2010 – Sarah Curry, Manchester College, “Migration Patterns in Northern Saw-whet Owls”
2009 – Wildlife Technical session not held.
2008 – James C. Beasley, Purdue University, “Ecology of Raccoon Populations in Northern Indiana”
2007 – Joanna Gibson and Bruce Kingsbury, Indiana – Purdue University Fort Wayne, “Movements and Spatial Ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle”
2006 – Bruce Kingsbury and Joe Sage, Indiana – Purdue University Fort Wayne; “Observations on the Hibernation Ecology of the Eastern Massasauga in Southern Michigan”
2005 – Wildlife Technical session not held.
2004 – John S. Castrale, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, Harrison B. Tordoff, Jane A. Goggin, and Mark S. Martell; “Demographics of a Restored Peregrine Falcon Population in the Midwest”
2003 – Emily K. Latch, Purdue University; “Relative Utility of Molecular Markers for Wild Turkey Management”
2002 – Robert K. Swihart, Purdue University; “A Framework for Natural Resource Based Planning in the Upper Wabash River Basin”
2001 – Wildlife Technical Session not held.
2000 – Gene Rhodes, Purdue University; “Polymorphism of Microsatellite Loci for Wild Turkey Subspecies in the United States”
1999 – Travis L. DeVault, Robb A. Bajema, Peter E. Scott, and Steve L. Lima, Indiana State University; “Large Populations of Henslow’s Sparrows in Reclaimed Coal Mine Grasslands”
1998 – Gene Rhodes, and Baoshan Shen, Purdue University and Steven E. Backs, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “Genetic Investigations of Reintroduced Wild Turkey Populations”
1997 – Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., Robert K. Swihart, Andrea L. Easter-Pilcher, and George R. Parker, Purdue University; “Experimental Assessment of Physical Condition of White-tailed Deer”
1996 – Brian K. Miller, Otto Doering, David Broomhall, and Ezell Underdown, Purdue University; “Opportunities for Multiple Benefits with CRP”
1995 – Steven E. Backs, and Carl H. Eisfelder, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “An Evaluation of Wild Turkey Restoration Using spring Harvest Data”
1994 – Anthony J. DeNicola and Robert K. Swihart, Purdue University; ” Biology and Politics in Wildlife Research: A Case Study of Contraceptive Research with Deer”
1993 – Julian J. Lewis, University of Louisville; “Indiana’s Undiscovered Country; Caves and Caernicoles”
1992 – John S. Castrale and Rex R. Johnson, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “Least Tern Management in Indiana”
1991 – Steven E. Backs, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “The Role of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology to Wild Turkey Restoration in Indiana”
1990 – Wildlife Technical Session not Held.
1989 – Thomas Platt, St. Mary,s College; “Gastropod Intermediate Hosts of the Meningeal Worm from Kingsbury State Fish & Wildlife Area”
1988 – Randy Showalter, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “Provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill”
1987 – Craig Albright, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “Population Dynamics of Moose on the South-coast Barrens of Newfoundland”
1986 – Larry E. Lehman, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “Assessment of Indiana Raccoon Population Status from Road Kill Data”
1985 – G. Chris Iverson, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “A Proposal for the Reintroduction of Bald Eagles in Indiana”
1984 – Steven E. Backs, Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife; “Ruffed Grouse Restoration in Indiana”