The ASN Student Research Awards

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 Student Research Awards

 Name  Institution  Research
Christopher K. Akcali UNC Chapel Hill The Evolution of Imprecise Coral Snake Mimicry 
Sara Berk University of Montana Testing the honesty of a sexually selected trait across conditions in the Mountain Bluebird, Siailia currucoides
Rebecca Moss James Cook University Species interactions and the evolution of plasticity in mating signals 
Amanda Hund University of Colorado Boulder The role of early environment in the expression of a lifelong melanin-based sexual trait. 
Audrey Kelly UNC Chapel Hill Hybrid post-metamorphic survival across natural populations at the local and regional scale in spadefoot toads
Phred Benham University of Montana Plasticity and genetic accommodation during adaptation to salt marshes in the Savannah Sparrow 
Jennifer Cocciardi James Cook University Can species interactions drive rapid niche evolution?
James Stroud Florida International University Understanding the relationship between sociality and character displacement
Therese Lamperty Rice University The genetic impacts of defaunation on a hyper-abundant palm species in the Peruvian Amazon
Elizabeth Lange Florida State University Socially mediated plasticity and polymorphism: integrating theory and experiment to predict alternative life histories 

The ASN Student Research Awards support research by student members that advances the goals of the society: the conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, or behavior. Each award consists of a $2,000 check to the candidate. An applicant must be a member of the ASN (membership is international), must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, must have passed to candidacy in a Ph.D. program or equivalent, and must be at least one year from completing the PhD.

Projects in all types of research (i.e., laboratory, field, theory) are encouraged. Proposals are judged on originality, strength, and significance of the questions being addressed, prospects for significant results, and the match between the proposed research and the ASN mission.