Elections will be held in 2016 for President and Vice President. The President will serve on the Executive Council from 2017 through 2021 and act as President in 2018. The Vice President will serve on the EC from 2017 through 2018 (acting as VP in 2018), and attend EC meetings ex officio in 2019. Names of nominees for specific offices should be submitted by October 15, 2015, to William Morris.
The ASN Graduate Student Council seeks members to serve on the Graduate Council. To apply, send an email to Kim Gilbert with the subject line "ASN GC application" and attach a single PDF document containing your CV and a short paragraph about why you want to join and what you hope to contribute to the grad council. Due date October 15, 2015
Mary Jane Epps, Suzanne Allison, and Lorne Wolfe (Aug 2015)
Flame azalea flowers are visited by many insects, but pollination depends on pollen borne on the wings of butterflies
David Ocampo, Universidad de los Andes, Columbia, received the Ruth Patrick Student Poster Award at Evolution 2015 for his poster. Evolution of avian eggshell structure: Evidence for adaptation across elevational gradients?
Honorable Mention: Livia Peluso, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. For her poster, Connectivity of the endemic coral Mussismilia hispida along its distributional range in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean.
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.
Asilomar, California, January 10-14, 2016
Registration from now until September 15
Information at www.amnat2016.org/
Why I Am a Naturalist
I am an integrative evolutionary biologist who has focused on the role of hormones in phenotypic variation and the role of ‘hormonal pleiotropy’ in maintaining the tension between independence and interdependence in the evolution of correlated traits. I have been a member of the American Society of Naturalists for many years, and the papers I have written that provide me with the most satisfaction have appeared in issues emanating from ASN Vice-Presidential symposia.
♦ Indiana University, Distinguished Professor