The Cefas Paper of the Year awards are a highlight on the Cefas calendar, offering a chance to celebrate the excellent contributions of Cefas scientists to the world of marine and freshwater science, and demonstrate the breadth and depth of that science which resonates and has lasting impact in the world.
The 11th edition was hosted in mid March by Andrew Watkinson (Cefas Emeritus Fellow) alongside our CEO Tom Karsten and Chief Scientist Stuart Rogers.
Paying tribute to the high quality of marine science research being carried out by Cefas, he said:
Many of the papers draw upon the wealth of knowledge we have in Cefas and how we are able to use big data... I have been extremely impressed with the very high quality of all the papers presented and I have learnt a lot. I commend everyone for their hard work.
Student Paper of the Year
Awarded to a student working across Cefas and one of our partner institutions.
Philip Lamb: “Jelly fish on the menu” (MtDNA assay reveals scyphozoan predation in the Irish Sea Royal Society Open Science 4 art. no. 171421)
Tamar Schwarz: “Mussels for muscles” (Rapid uptake, biotransformation, esterification and lack of depuration of testosterone and its metabolites by the common mussel, Mytilus spp. Early view. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Early Career Scientist of the Year
Awarded to a scientist in the early stage of their career.
Elisa Capuzzo: A decline in primary production in the North Sea over twenty-five years, associated with reductions in zooplankton abundance and fish stock recruitment. Global Change Biology (Early View)
Science Paper of the Year
Awarded to a paper demonstrating excellent Cefas science.
Science Communicator of the Year
Awarded for reaching audiences outside of the science community, such as government ministers, schools, local communities and industry leaders, using a variety of media.
Thomas Maes - For his work on marine litter.
ICES Working Group Chair presentations
Awards given in recognition of staff contribution to annual ICES Working Groups and the Advisory process, to:
- Carl O’Brien
- Joanne Smith
- Alan Walker
Congratulations to all of our scientists who won, were nominated or published in 2017!