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Nominations for the 2017 Sewall Wright Award, Due January 1

Nominations for the 2017 Sewall Wright Award, Due January 1

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The Sewall Wright Award is given annually and honors a senior but active investigator who is making fundamental contributions to the Society's goals in promoting the conceptual unification of the natural biological sciences. Nominations due January 1, 2017.

Applications for the 2017 ASN Student Research Awards, due January 31

Applications for the 2017 ASN Student Research Awards, due January 31

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The ASN Student Research Awards support research by student members that advances the goals of the society: the conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Each award consists of a $2,000 check to the candidate. Deadline for submission of all materials is January 31, 2017. See rest of announcement for details.

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New ASN Honorary Lifetime Members

New ASN Honorary Lifetime Members

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The ASN Executive Council is pleased to announce two new Honorary Lifetime Members: Johanna Schmitt and Robert Ricklefs

Countdown to 150

Countdown to 150

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The first American Naturalist appeared in March 1867. In a countdown to the 150th anniversary, the editors have solicited short commentaries on articles from the past issues that deserve a second look. 

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Evolution 2017

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June 23-27, 2017

ASN/SSB/SSE Joint Meeting, Portland, Oregon

ASN Stand-Alone Meeting

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January 2018

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Why I Am a Naturalist

Daniel I. Bolnick

Daniel I. Bolnick

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I've long been a naturalist, in the general sense of enjoying birdwatching or botanizing: in high school I was a naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club and helped the Zambian Ornithological Society's bird atlas mapping project. The American Society of Naturalists is the natural home for cross-cutting work, particularly work that tries to fuse an expansive theoretical view of biology with some solid empirical data. I also really appreciate the long history of the ASN as the seminal biological research society of our country.

 ♦ University of Texas at Austin, Associate Professor