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2016 Presidential Award Winner

2016 Presidential Award Winner

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The ASN Presidential Award for the paper that best fulfills the goals of the ASN in the American Naturalist during 2015 is “The Evolution of Foraging Rate across Local and Geographic Gradients in Predation Risk and Competition” by Mark C. Urban and Jonathan L. Richardson

ASN Spotlight Session at Evolution 2016

ASN Spotlight Session at Evolution 2016

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Call for speakers: Spotlight Session on "*The evolution of species interactions" at the 2016 Evolution Meetings in Austin, Texas (June 17-21). Deadline for applications: April 30

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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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Results of the 2016 Election

Results of the 2016 Election

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Congratulations to Sharon Strauss, 2018 ASN President, and Maria Servedio, 2018 ASN Vice President

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ASN Symposium at the Ecological Society of America 2016

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Evolution in a community context

This symposium aims to highlight research explicitly examining how community context impacts evolution, and to stimulate discussion between community ecologists and evolutionary biologists.

ESA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, August 7-August 12

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Why I Am a Naturalist

Rebecca Fuller

Rebecca Fuller

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I grew up in Auburn, Nebraska which is a town of about 3,400 people. I spent my youth playing music, swimming, showing horses in 4-H, and working in a veterinary clinic. Joe Travis was my Ph.D. advisor. He was also the editor of the journal while I was in his lab. I saw first-hand Joe's efforts to keep the journal "meaty". During our weekly Travis lab reading group, people would frequently ask, "Are they selling the steak or are they selling the sizzle?" Selling the steak with the sizzle was acceptable, but selling the sizzle without the steak was completely unacceptable. The American Naturalist is a very "meaty" journal that sits at the confluence of ecology and evolution. It's for the big kids who can tackle complex topics, and it's my favorite journal.

 ♦ University of Illinois 

 ♦ ASN Member since 2005