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, 2016. See rest of announcement for details.
Craig W. Benkman and Eduardo T. Mezquida (Nov 2015)
Teasing apart causes and patterns of variation and consistency in phenotypic selection exerted by a seed predator
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, 2016.
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, 2016.
Nominations/Applications for the Young Investigator Award are due January 1, 2016.
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.
ESA project to animate the Foundations of Ecology at http://ecomotionstudios.com/video.php
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.
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Asilomar, California, January 10-14, 2016
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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