Suggested revisions of the Constitution and By Laws to be voted on in 2016
Søren Faurby and Jens-Christian Svenning (June 2016)
The editors of the American Naturalist are pleased to announce that James L. Rainford is the recipient of the 2016 Student Paper Award.
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 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
Congratulations to Sharon Strauss, 2018 ASN President, and Maria Servedio, 2018 ASN Vice President
June 17-21, 2016
ASN/SSB/SSE Joint Meeting, Austin, Texas
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
Why I Am a Naturalist
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