Names and contributions of the winners were:

  • First best oral communication: Odysseas Piperagkas (GR), for the communication “Qualitative and quantitative assessment of microplastics in the sediment of three sandy Mediterranean beaches, including different methodological approaches
  • Second best oral communication: Nicholas Schooler (USA), for the communication “Coastal urbanization: intense management regimes alter and strongly degrade sandy beach ecosystems
  • Third best oral communication (ex aequo): Wichin Suebpala (T), for the communication: “Wedge clam resource in Thailand: population dynamics and management” and Makabongwe Sigqala (ZA), for the communication “Artificial light as a disturbance factor for sandy beach pill bugs, Tylos capensis, at the Alexandria Coastal Dunefields, South Africa


  • First best poster: Gustavo Mattos (BR), for the poster “Comparative phylogeography and genetic connectivity of two sandy beaches invertebrates with contrasting dispersal potential in South Atlantic Ocean
  • Second best poster: Tatiana Cabrini (BR), for the poster “Investigating heavy metal bioaccumulation by macrofauna species of different feeding guilds from sandy beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Third best poster: Emilia degli Innocenti (IT), for the poster “Arthropodofauna communities in two Uruguayan beaches with contrasting morphodynamics

Best student oral presentation and best student poster will be considered for the awards. Contributions should be:

  • presented by participants registered as students
  • authored by the student either as first or last author

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