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.
The Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award is given to an active investigator in mid-career who has made significant contributions to the knowledge of a particular ecosystem or group of organisms. Nominations are due January 1, 2017.
Nominations/Applications for the Young Investigator Award are due January 1, 2017.
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.
Craig W. Benkman (Dec 16)
The ASN Executive Council is pleased to announce two new Honorary Lifetime Members: Johanna Schmitt and Robert Ricklefs
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.
The graduate student council has a webpage: http://asngrads.com/asn-graduate-student-council/
The purpose of this site is to facilitate interaction within the ASN graduate student community and, in particular, to provide a message board to coordinate room sharing and events at ASN meetings.
All the ASN/Am Nat bling you could want and you support the Graduate Student Council
The revisions to the Constitution passed. Thank you to all who took the time to vote.
June 23-27, 2017
ASN/SSB/SSE Joint Meeting, Portland, Oregon
Why I Am a Naturalist
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