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 1, 2014.
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, 2014.
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. The award includes an honorarium of $1,000. The recipient need not be a member of the Society.
Young Investigator Award nominations and applications due January 1, 2014.
Maja Tarka, Mikael Åkesson, Dennis Hasselquist, and Bengt Hansson (Jan 2014)
Antagonistic selection on wing length causes sexual conflict in a migratory bird, which constrains microevolution, especially in females
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ASN Honorary Lifetime Member, Dr. Ruth Patrick (1907-2013)
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will be hosting a symposium in honor of Ruth Patrick on April 22, 2014. For details go: to www.ansp.org.
The ASN Executive Council is pleased to announce three new Honorary Lifetime Members: Joseph Felsenstein, Richard C. Lewontin, and Jane Lubchenco
Why I Am a Naturalist
For me, the challenge of making sense of the mysterious and beautiful world of ecology, and lately more and more of molecular and cell biology, confronts the logical elegance of mathematics with endlessly wonderful and new biology. The American Naturalist is for me the journal that best captures that spirit as the place where creative observation and synthesis, being naturalists in the broadest sense, has a home.
♦ University of Utah, Professor of Biology and of Mathematics
♦ ASN member since around 1993