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March 2003 Name

Grants from the March 15, 2003 Deadline
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Linah N. Ababneh University of Arizona Ecology Effects of Abiotic Factors in Bristlecone Pine Radial Growth in the Great Basin, Western United States Jeffrey Dean
Betsy Abroe University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Behavioral Ecology Do More Attractive Males Produce More Sons in the Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) ? Linda Whittingham
Tracy Tate Adkins University of San Diego Ecology An Ecological approach to foraging strategies of Manta birostris in the Pacific Ocean Heidi Dewar
Leah Jean Akins University of California - Davis Ecology Decoupling between larval supply and onshore settlement: The importance of larval behavior to settlement patterns across large spatial scales Steven Morgan
George Martin Aldridge University of California - Irvine Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Comparing prezygotic isolating mechanisms in unimodal and bimodal plant hybrid zones. Diane Campbell
Georgia Meyer Alexander Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physiology / Functional Morphology Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Modulate Cortical Influence on Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Cells Dwayne Godwin
Jason Phillip Andras Cornell University Ecology The effect of host population genetic structure on patterns of disease in the Gorgonia ventalina-Aspergillus sydowii pathosystem C. Harvell
Marcelo Ardon Sayao University of Georgia Ecology Effects of litter chemistry on microbial processing of leaf litter in a neotropical stream Catherine Pringle
Amanda Wynne Ash University of Michigan Ecology Tree ring biogeochemistry: Calcium cycling and nutrient depletion in base-poor forest ecosystems Joel Blum
Muhammad Asim Kent State University Hydrology / Geomorphology numerical simulation of groundwater movement in a basin under compressional tectonics in NW Himalayas yoram eckstein
Matthew Joel Badiali University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Paleontology / Sedimentation Strontium Isotope Chronostratigraphy of the Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain Joe Carter
Lindsay Rachel Barclay Albertson College of Idaho Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Effects of Cadmium on Apoptosis in Cultured Rainbow Trout Gill Cells Sara Heggland
Felipe Sousa Barreto University of North Carolina at Wilmington Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The role of assortative mating as a gene flow barrier between incipient marine fish species. Michael McCartney
Michelle Marie Barthet Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Expression and Function of the Putative Plastid-encoded Maturase, matK. Khidir Hilu
Joseph Edward Barton University of California - Berkeley Engineering A Human-Driver Model of Car Following Theodore Cohn
David James Bauer University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Physiology / Functional Morphology Behavioral Deficits following Bilateral Dentate Nuclei Lesions Rodney Swain
Tiffany A Baxter University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tectonics / Geophysics Eclogite-facies metamorphism and deep-crustal seismicity: evidence from paleo-earthquake fault rocks from the Lofoten Islands of northern Norway Teri Boundy
Kellis Matthew Bayless University of Kansas Physiology / Functional Morphology Stress & Organic Acid Accumulations During CAM Photosynthesis Craig Martin
Andrea Christina Bazos Fairfield University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Prevention of Apoptosis in Articular Chondrocytes by Metallothionein Glenn Sauer
Carla Danielle Beals University of Florida Ecology Clearance Rates and Feeding Selectivity of Crassostrea virginica and Mercenaria mercenaria; Implications of Increased Eutrophication in the Suwannee River Estuary Shirley Baker
Tracy Ann Becker Idaho State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Effects of Lipoic Acid on Insulin Stimulated Glucose Transport in Primary Adult Human Skeletal Muscle Cells Cindy Wilson
Abir Biswas University of Michigan Petrology / Geochemistry The contribution of high production coal deposits to environmental mercury Joel Blum
Derrick Carl Blackmon University of South Alabama Ecology Role of invertebrate dispersal in the trophic dynamics of coral reef and nearby seagrass communities: Implications for marine reserve management in the Florida Keys. John Valentine
April Monica Houghton Blakeslee University of New Hampshire Ecology Investigations into Littorina littorea's introduction to the northwest Altantic coast James (Jeb) Byers
Jeremy Matthew Bono Colorado State University Behavioral Ecology The impact of obligate (Polyergus breviceps) and facultative (Formica sanginea) slave-making ants on their Formica fusca host Michael Antolin
Matthew Ryan Bourke University of California - Los Angeles Tectonics / Geophysics Constraining the tectonic history of the Lunpola basin in central Tibet through magnetostratigraphy and basin analysis Brian Horton
Ben Frederick Brammell University of Kentucky Physiology / Functional Morphology Effects of Pollution Resistance on Polychlorinated Biphenyl Mediated Endocrine Disruption Adria Elskus
Mary Elizabeth Farrar Brice University of Georgia Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Isolation of Novel Fe(III) Reducing and Saccharolytic/ Peptidolytic Bacteria from Deep Sea Sediments Juergen Wiegel
Patricia Bitterman Brown California State University, Chico Cell Biology / Biochemistry Characterization of Microbial Eukaryotes in Hydrothermal Environments from Lassen Volcanic National Park Gordon Wolfe
Katherine Anne Brutlag Middlebury College Physics / Astronomy Probing Shocks in the SN 1006 Supernova Remnant P Winkler
Katherine Victoria Bulinski University of Cincinnati Paleontology / Sedimentation Biodiversity, Sample Volume and Population Structure: The Cincinnatian as a Microcosm for Assessments of Global Marine Diversity Arnold Miller
John Andrew Bunce University of California - Davis Anthropology The Frequency of Trichromatic Color Vision in a Wild Population of Callicebus moloch, a New World Monkey Lynne Isbell
Anna Marie Burke University of Illinois at Chicago Ecology Prey foraging responses to varying levels of coyote predation in a desert system Joel Brown
James Geoffrey Burns University of Toronto Behavioral Ecology The adaptive significance of between-individual variation in problem-solving ability of bumblebees James Thomson
Patrick Michael Burton Boston University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Functional Analysis of Hox Genes in Cnidaria: Diced vs Large dsRNA John Finnerty
Tara N. Businski Memorial University of Newfoundland Ecology Terrestrial- and marine-based food sources for zooplankton on the Beaufort Sea Shelf Donald Deibel
Evans Ogwagwa Changamu Kenyatta University Chemistry Synthesis and characterization of vanadium-iron-sulphur complexes as possible models for nitrogenase Naftali Muriithi
Gunnels William Charles University of Florida Behavioral Ecology Evaluation of Reproductive Skew in a Primitively Eusocial Paper Wasp, Mischocyttarus mexicanus Colette St. Mary
Mei-Er Chen Texas A&M University Physiology / Functional Morphology Regulation of the vitellogenin receptor during fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren oogenesis Larry Keeley
Alexander G. Cheroske University of Maryland, Baltimore County Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Evolution of adaptive color vision in three species of Caribbean mantis shrimp within the genus Neogonodactylus (Stomatopoda, Gonodactyloidea) Thomas Cronin
Jonathan David Coop University of Wisconsin - Madison Ecology Environmental determinants of subalpine forest-grassland ecotones in the southern Rocky Mountains Thomas Givnish
Christopher Langston Cooper Illinois State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Kinetic Evaluation of Coproporphyrinogen Oxidase Using an Isomer of the Natural Substrate Marjorie Jones
Ammon Corl University of California - Santa Cruz Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Investigating a Novel Mechanism of Speciation in the Side-Blotched Lizard Barry Sinervo
Jaime Alfredo Costales Ohio University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Immunolocalization of the binding site of the release-inhibiting antibodies in Trypanosoma cruzi infected cells. Edwin Rowland
Kathryn Anne Coulombe North Carolina State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Bridging the Gap: Could Connexins Be the Key to Rapid Sex Change in a Coral Reef Fish? John Godwin
Brian Alan Counterman Louisiana State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Testing the Faster X Theory in Lepidoptera Mohamed Noor
Elizabeth Jean Cozzie Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Cell Biology / Biochemistry Annexin 4 Distribution: A Comparison of Healthy and Alzheimer’s Diseased Human Brain Tissue Margaret Moga
Dean Alan Croshaw University of New Orleans Behavioral Ecology Examining the fitness benefits of polyandry in marbled salamanders Joseph Pechmann
Stacey McKenzie Curry University of Southern Mississippi Anthropology Otolemur garnettii Variation: The Use of Anthropometrics and DNA for Subspecies Identification Marie Danforth
Antonia Josepha D'Amore University of California - Santa Cruz Ecology Conservation and Community Structure - Invasive Cats on Gulf of California Islands Donald Croll
Brian James Darby University of Toledo Ecology 1. Stable isotopes in nematodes: A novel technique for discerning feeding habits. Deborah Neher
Andy Dattel Texas Tech University Psychology Increasing Situation Awareness for Aircraft Pilots Frank Durso
Carrie Lynn DeBlecourt Northern Illinois University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Characterization of Antizyme-1 in Mammalian Cells John Mitchell
Casey Patrick Deen Texas A&M University Physics / Astronomy Light Pollution: A detailed study William Henchel
Elizabeth Perrault Derryberry Duke University Behavioral Ecology Inferring patterns of cultural evolution from patterns of song dialects in mountain white-crowned sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys oriantha). Stephen Nowicki
Jeff Michael Diez University of Georgia Ecology Genetic structure of a symbiosis and the distribution of a terrestrial orchid H. Ronald Pulliam
Brion Andrew Dolan Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Tectonics / Geophysics Soil Radon Exhalation within the Context of a Decommissioned Uranium Mine Philippe Tissot
Edward Robert Donovan University of Colorado - Boulder Physiology / Functional Morphology Metabolic patterns of recovery from activity in reptiles Todd Gleeson
Renee Ann Duckworth Duke University Behavioral Ecology Avian nest defense at high elevation: life history trade-offs and energetic constraints Stephen Nowicki
Dennis Maurice Duval University of South Carolina Anthropology A Functional Ceramic Analysis of An Abandonment Phase Southwestern Pueblo Gail Wagner
Kimberly Linhart Eaton North Carolina State University Psychology Emotion and Self Concept Influence Children's Reports of A Salient Experience Lynne Baker-Ward
Sara Elizabeth Edison University of Cincinnati Chemistry Mechanistic Investigation of an Unusual Ni(II)/O2 Reaction Michael Baldwin
Gwynn Alexis Erica University of Florida Ecology Within-lake variation of cyanobacteria toxin and its effects on respiratory biology of the African cichlid Astatoreochromis alluaudi Lauren Chapman
Elizabeth Kirstin Erickson SUNY - Albany Paleontology / Sedimentation The Lower-Middle Ordovician transition on the east Laurentian margin: the first stratigraphic synthesis of the Providence Island Formation (New York, Vermont, Quebec) Landing Ed
Kevin Michael Esvelt Harvey Mudd College Cell Biology / Biochemistry Identification of Proteases Responsible for Processing of the Sperm Surface Protein Fertilin Beta Hal Van Ryswyk
Stella R Evans Thomas Jefferson University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Calcium-activated Chloride Channels in the Retina Carol Beck
Elaine Chantal Fernandez Oklahoma State University Psychology Bilingualism and the Tip-of-the-Tongue Experience Shelia Kennison
Stephenie Rebecca Fleegle Immaculata University Physiology / Functional Morphology Lung protective ventilatory strategies and antioxidative therapy to reduce lung matrix and surfactant dysfunction in the neonatal lung. Marla Wolfson
Alyson Kerry Fletcher University of California - Berkeley Engineering Iterative Signal Estimation with Complex Wavelets Kannan Ramchandran
Joseph J Fontaine University of Montana Behavioral Ecology Nest Predation Risk and Parental Care: Do birds behave safely? Thomas Martin
Kristy Lynne Forsgren California State University, Long Beach, California Physiology / Functional Morphology Growth rates of the weedy sea dragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus Christopher Lowe
Eric Fossett Univerity of Nevada, Las Vegas Tectonics / Geophysics Evidence and implications of Holocene faulting along the Black Hills fault, southern Nevada Wanda Taylor
Megan Elizabeth Frederickson Stanford University Ecology Ecology and demography of Amazonian ant-plants Deborah Gordon
Anthony Raymond Friscia University of California - Los Angeles Paleontology / Sedimentation An Ecomorphological Analysis of Small Bodied Modern Mammalian Carnivorans and Implications for the Paleoecology of Early Tertiary Carnivores Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Andrea Burrowes Gager Princeton University Ecology Temporal community dynamics of blood parasites (Plasmodium spp.) in a tropical passerine population: Clay-colored robin (Turdus grayi). Barbara Grant
Kenman D Gan University fo Alberta Physiology / Functional Morphology Quantifying Predictors of Outcomes in Retinal Artery Occlusion Patients Ian MacDonald
Kamal J. K. Gandhi University of Minnesota Ecology Immediate Responses of Pyrophilous Ground Beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) Assemblages to Wildfires and Prescribed Fires in Minnesota. Steven Seybold
Michael Lawrence Gatza Baylor College of Medicine Cell Biology / Biochemistry Effects of HTLV-I Tax on cellular mutation frequency and tumorigenesis in vivo Susan Marriott
Evan B Goldstein Colgate University Petrology / Geochemistry Mafic Intrusions of the Dinkey Creek Granodiorite, Sierra Nevada, California William Peck
Meagen Davis Gonzalez University of South Florida Paleontology / Sedimentation Interpreting Stable Isotopes from Inoceramids to determine if their shells secreted in equilibrium with ambient seawaters. Peter Harries
Eben Bowditch Goodale University of Massachusetts, Amherst Behavioral Ecology The adaptive benefits to vocal mimicry in a tropical mixed-species flocking bird Donald Kroodsma
Alejandra Beatriz Gorostizaga School of Medicine - Buenos Aires Cell Biology / Biochemistry Effect of luteinizing hormone (LH) and of stress conditions on MAP kinase phosphatase (MKP)-1 expression in MA-10 Leydig cells Cristina Paz
Tyler Wayne Green University of Cincinnati Chemistry Platinum(II) Diimine Complexes with Potentially Facially-Coordinating Ligands for Two-Electron Transfer William Connick
Patrick-Jean Guay University of Melbourne Behavioral Ecology Sexual selection in the extreme size-dimorphic Musk Duck, Biziura lobata Raoul Mulder
Loraine Frances Hale California State University, Long Beach Physiology / Functional Morphology Age and growth of the round stingray, Urolophus halleri at Seal Beach, California. Chris Lowe
Megan Christine Hall Duke University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Genetics of adaptation in Mimulus guttatus John Willis
Scott L Hamilton University of California Santa Barbara Ecology The effects of nearshore vs. offshore dispersal on growth and condition in a coral reef fish, Thalassoma bifasciatum Robert Warner
Hyakubun Harada University of South Alabama Ecology Effects of UV radiation and oxidative stress on the production of methylated sulfur compounds by marine phytoplankton Ronald Kiene
Jessica Lanzl Hardesty Duke University Ecology Stable isotope analysis of avian diet John Terborgh
Brian Alexander Hare Harvard University Psychology Is dog social cognition a product of selection for cognition or an accidental byproduct of domestication? Wrangham Richard
Richard Lawrence Herndon Southern Illinois University Anthropology Assessing the Role of Ramey Incised Ceramic Vessels in the Development of Chiefly Power in the American Bottom Prudence Rice
Travis Marc Hinkelman Clemson University Behavioral Ecology Effect of stand-level manipulations of woody debris on daytime refuge selction by cotton mice Susan Loeb
Jerald Christopher Hinn University of Cincinnati Behavioral Ecology Tradeoffs between parasite resistance and female fecundity in Drosophila nigrospiracula Michal Polak
John Milan Hora University of Wisconsin - Madison Petrology / Geochemistry Variability of magma provenance and crustal residence timescales over the history of a continental arc volcano: Parinacota Volcano, Chile Brad Singer
Jessica Hemmerick Hunt Yale University Anthropology A test of morphological integration: its possible application to the fossil record Laurie Godfrey
Jorge Luis Hurtado University of Missouri-St. Louis Behavioral Ecology Why do some females engage in multiple mating in Andean cock-of-the-rock lek system? Zuleyma Tang-Martinez
Kelly Anne Hyndman University of Florida Physiology / Functional Morphology Gill endothelin receptor localization in the killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) Evans David
Alexander Everett Ide Boise State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry OSM-Induced Endothelial Cell Tube Formation Cheryl Jorcyk
Sarah Elizabeth Jackson Harvard University Anthropology Deciphering Ancient Maya Political Hierarchy: an Integrated Study of the Non-Royal Elite David Stuart
Jill Emily Jankowski Purdue University Ecology Beta Diversity and Endemism: Implications for Tropical Reserve Design Kerry Rabenold
Jason Earl Jannot Purdue University Ecology Testing a model of developmental thresholds in a caddisfly Richard Howard
Christopher Nathan Janousek University of California - San Diego Ecology The effects of functional group richness on productivity in constructed microphytobenthic assemblages Lisa Levin
Juan Jacobo Jimenez Universidad Nacional de Colombia Systematics / Evolutionary Biology CONTRIBUTION FOR THE TAXONOMICAL RECOGNITION AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF TARANTULAS FROM THE FAMILY THERAPHOSIDAE (ARANAE: MYGALOMORPHAE) IN COLOMBIA. Eduardo Florez
Virginia Lee Jin University of Georgia Ecology Determining the Effects of Soil Inorganic Nitrogen Availability on Plant Organic Nitrogen Uptake Rebecca Sharitz
Kimberly Kaye Johnson Long Beach State Physiology / Functional Morphology Standard and Routine Metabolism of the kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus) Christopher Lowe
Lisa Kristine Johnson University of North Carolina at Wilmington Cell Biology / Biochemistry The effects of cell size on metabolism during recovery from fatigue in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Steve Kinsey
Carrie Vanessa Kappel Stanford University Ecology Causes of rarity in Bahamian corals and implications for conservation Fiorenza Micheli
Remmy Wekesa Kasili Louisiana State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Isolation and Characterization of Phenotypic Modifiers of Siamese John Larkin
Kate Keller University of Michigan Petrology / Geochemistry Effects of climate change on mineral weathering patterns in permafrost regions Joel Blum
Kerry Jane Kelley university of Massachusetts, Amherst Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Genetic Variability and Sexual Reproductive System of an Lyle Craker
Andrew Boruff Kenst University of Tennessee at Knoxville Hydrology / Geomorphology Virus Transport in the Memphis Sand Aquifer Under Unsaturated, Transient Flow Conditions Edmund Perfect
Michelle Kinder Pennsylvania State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry MCP-1 in Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Andrea Mastro
Espen Klausen University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Psychology Children's imaginary playmates: What roles do they serve? Richard Passman
Jessica Lynne Koederitz University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The evolution of avian sexual dichromatism: an unbiased assessment in the ultraviolet and visible wavelengths Linda Whittingham
Maria Alejandra Korstanje Universidad Nacional de Tucumán Anthropology Archaeobotany in Coctaca, a northwestern Argentina ancient agricultural site MARIA ALBECK
Karl L Kosciuch Kansas State University Behavioral Ecology FACTORS AFFECTING NEST DESERTION BY BELL’S VIREOS IN RESPONSE TO BROOD PARASITISM Brett Sandercock
David Michael Krayesky University of Louisiana at Lafayette Cell Biology / Biochemistry Proteins of Red Algal Pit Plugs Suzanne Fredericq
Ryan Michael Kroutil University of South Alabama Ecology Investigating the role of habitat quality in determining reef fish community structure using coral replicas John Valentine
Shannon Lea LaDeau Duke University Ecology Forest Tree Fecundity: Community diversity and response to global change. James Clark
Lesley Therese Lancaster University of California - Santa Cruz Behavioral Ecology MATERNAL-EFFECT SOLUTIONS TO INTENSE CORRELATIONAL, DENSITY-DEPENDENT, AND FREQUENCY-DEPENDENT SELECTION ON DIVERSE TRAITS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN SIDE-BLOTCHED LIZARD (UTA STANSBURIANA) Barry Sinervo
Daniel Russel Lasco University of Missouri- Rolla Petrology / Geochemistry Mineral Chemical Stratigraphy: A Record of Changing Conditions within a Crystallizing Magma Chamber. John Hogan
Karen M. Layou University of Georgia Paleontology / Sedimentation Biotic recovery from a regional extinction event: An example from the Late Ordovician of the Appalachian Basin of the eastern United States Steven Holland
Kimberly Nguyen Le Central Washington University Tectonics / Geophysics Geologic Evidence for Distributed Slip across the Owens Valley, California Jeff Lee
Daniel Jason Lebbin Cornell University Ecology Bamboo Specialization Among Amazonian Birds John Fitzpatrick
Kathryn Crawford Lester Purdue University Ecology POPULATION DYNAMICS OF BIRDS AND AMPHIBIANS OVER TIME IN LARGE-SCALE PRESCRIBED BURNS John Dunning
Jamie Sloan Levine University of Texas at Austin Tectonics / Geophysics Structural analysis and zircon provenance in the western Llano Uplift: Implications for a southern collider Sharon Mosher
Michelle Nicole Lewis Drake University Ecology The effects of habitat quantity and quality on the abundance of savanna remnant-dependent lepidoptera Keith Summerville
Chun-I Li University of Hawaii Psychology The role of medial amygdala CRF2 receptor in innate fear Lorey Takahashi
James C. Liao Harvard University Physiology / Functional Morphology The effect of turbulence on natural fish distributions: exploring mechanisms of energy economy George Lauder
Junghwa Lim Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Microarray analysis of human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum gene expression during sexual development Shirley Luckhart
Noel Christian Liner Western Washington University Tectonics / Geophysics Paleolatitude Determination of Upper Cretaceous Units Gold Beach Terrane Southwest Coastal Oregon Bernard Housen
Lee Hsiang Liow University of Chicago Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Slowly evolving and persistent crustaceans - do they have shared distinctive properties? Scott Lidgard
Min Liu University of Louisiana at Lafayette Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Effect of Lanthanum on Corn Root Growth Karl Hasenstein
Wei Liu Iowa State University Physiology / Functional Morphology Does DNA oxidative damage increase with age in birds? Carol Vleck
Paulo Emilio Llambias Cornell University Behavioral Ecology Causes and consequences of divorce in Swallows David Winkler
Kimberly Anne Luke University of Wisconsin Cell Biology / Biochemistry Influenza Virus Upregulates p53 in Human Lung Cells Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Mary Maille Lyons University of Connecticut Ecology Linking pathogens to suspension-feeding bivalves: the ecological role of marine aggregates Jonathan Ward
Robin Tran Macaluso Louisiana State University Chemistry Understanding Structure-Property Relationships of Heavy-Fermions Julia Chan
Jean Victoria MacKenzie Wayne State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Role of Connexin 26 in the Molecular Evolution of Primate Hearing Ability Morris Goodman
Cynthia K Maddox Central Michigan University Ecology Genetic Analysis of Black-Footed Ferret for Reintroduction Purposes Bradley Swanson
Andrew Stuart Madof University of Kansas Paleontology / Sedimentation High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy of Shallow Marine Sandstones: Mount Garfield Formation, western Colorado Diane Kamola
Luis Alberto Madrid Russian Peoples' Friendship University Ecology Avifauna of Northwest Manabi Alexander Nikol'skii
Scott Alan Mangan Indiana University - Bloomington Ecology Ecological and evolutionary implications of rodent-mediated spore dispersal of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. James Bever
Russell Warren Mapes University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tectonics / Geophysics A battle of crustal abbreviations: testing tectonic reconstructions using detrital zircon geochronology and Hafnium isotope geochemistry, Mojave province, Southern California. Drew Coleman
DeRose B Margie Calfornia State University, Fullerton Paleontology / Sedimentation An Initial Multi-Proxy Study of Paleoprecipitation and Drainage Basin Dynamics (Crystal Lake, Southern California) Matthew Kirby
Silvana Marten- Rodriguez University of Maryland Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Predicting the pollinators: an evaluation of the “pollination syndrome” concept on six species of Caribbean Gesneriads. (Family Gesneriaceae, Tribe Gesnerieae). Charles Fenster
Michael Paul Masters Ohio State University Anthropology Evolutionary Association of Hominid Crania and Eye Orbits Jeffrey McKee
Lance Miles Maynard Miami University - Ohio Physiology / Functional Morphology Mechanisms Regulating Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expression in Rat Sympathetic Neurons Lori Isaacson
Emily Booth McCarthy Michigan Technological University Physics / Astronomy Multispectral Analysis of the August 2000 eruption clouds of Miyakejima, Japan Gregg Bluth
Julia Blake McCausland Gaines SUNY-Binghamton University Anthropology Early Modern Humans and the Problem of Diagnosing Homo sapiens G. Rightmire
Siobhan Roberta McConnell Northern Arizona University Petrology / Geochemistry An analytical approach to the interpretation of complex dome evolution: Cerro Pizarro, Mexico Nancy Riggs
Kiley S McGlauchlen Illinois State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry The effects of aging on memory B cells. Laura Vogel
Joel William McGlothlin Indiana University - Bloomington Behavioral Ecology Sexual Selection and the Good Parent Process Ellen Ketterson
Glen Chapman McGugan Clemson University Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Role of EhRab11 in the Protozoan Parasite, Entamoeba histolytica Temesvari Lesly
Madhava Priyantha Meegaskumbura Boston University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology VOCALIZATION ANALYSIS OF THE SRI LANKAN RADIATION OF DIRECT-DEVELOPING RHACOPHORID FROGS Christopher Schneider
Claudia Mengelt University of California - Santa Barbara Ecology Do organic nutrients from anthropogenic sources increase the potential for toxic Pseudo-nitzschia blooms? Barbara Prezelin
Robyn R Mercer Pennsylvania State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Adding a Twist to Breast Cancer Skeletal Metastasis Andrea Mastro
Justin William Merry Arizona State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Size-dependent selection on vision in insects Ronald Rutowski
Margaret Rowan Metz University of California - Berkeley Ecology Seedling Dynamics and Forest Diversity in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador Wayne Sousa
Jason Stephen Meyer University of Missouri-Columbia Physiology / Functional Morphology Development of Retinal Stem Cells for Use in Retinal Degeneration Studies Mark Kirk
Susan Ann Mickiewicz University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Petrology / Geochemistry Understanding magmatic processes using phenocryst and glass compositions in the Bishop Tuff, Eastern California: An electron microprobe study Jennifer Wenner
Devin Garth Millions Central Michigan University Ecology Genetic analysis of Michigan's bobcat populations Bradley Swanson
Shahnewaz Mohammad Auburn University Petrology / Geochemistry Biogeochemistry of Naturally Occurring Arsenic in the Groundwater from Alluvial Aquifers in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. James Saunders
Laura Marie Monti University of Maryland Systematics / Evolutionary Biology A Comparison of the Genetic Effects of Two Captive Breeding Strategies David Hawthorne
Briana Erin Mordick University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Petrology / Geochemistry Pyroxene thermobarometry of basalts from the Coso and Big Pine volcanic fields, California Drew Coleman
Nathan Isaiah Morehouse Arizona State University Behavioral Ecology Visual Evaluation of Male Age and Female Choice in the Sulphur Butterfly, Colias eurytheme Ronald Rutowski
Lindsey A Moser University of Wisconsin-Madison Cell Biology / Biochemistry Identification of an Astrovirus-Encoded Toxin Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Elaine J Moyer East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania Ecology Identification and Quantification of the Macroalgal epiphytes of the seagrass Zostera marin in the Chincoteague Bay Virginia Jerilyn Jewett-Smith
Karen Lynn Mumy Miami University - Ohio Ecology Genetic Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degradation Robert Findlay
Timothy Scott Myers University of Cincinnati Paleontology / Sedimentation Taphonomy of the Mother's Day Site and its implications for sauropod herding behavior Glenn Storrs
Kristen Jean Navara Auburn University Physiology / Functional Morphology Differential Allocation of Yolk Content in Birds: Do Females Play Favorites? Mary Mendonca
John Arunan Navaratnam West Virgina University Ecology Microbial Community Composition Associated with Phosphorus Retention and Transformation in Forested Floodplains of the Southeastern United States Mark Walbridge
Jennifer Lynn Nemitz (nee Aring) Pennsylvania State University Hydrology / Geomorphology Occurance, Fate, and Transport of Pharmaceuticals at Penn State's Living Filter Project Richard Parizek
Alexander J. Nevgloski, Jr SUNY-Binghamton University Anthropology Intrapopulation Variation among the Hominins of the Plio-Pleistocene site of Dmanisi G. Rightmire
John David Norris III Texas Tech University Psychology Long-Term Working Memory and Expertise Francis Durso
Tye Numelin Pennsylvania State University Tectonics / Geophysics Active Normal Faulting in the Searles Valley: Contributions to Late Quaternary displacement within the Eastern California Shear Zone. Eric Kirby
Jennifer Lynn Oas University of North Carolina at Greensboro Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Effect of Prolactin Hormone on Osteogenesis and Adipogenesis in Primary Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Culture Deborah Kipp
Jason Ortega Cornell University Physiology / Functional Morphology Envenoming, digestion, and nutrition in captive pitvipers. Harry Greene
Michael Parker Owen North Carolina State University Physics / Astronomy Vertical Modes in Accretion Disks in Close Binary Stars John Blondin
Mildred Pauline Oyugi Kenyatta University Chemistry Bioavailability of beta-carotene from solar-dehydrated dark green leafy vegetables among preschool children Hudson Nyambaka
Niv Palgi Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus Ecology Nutritional Ecology of the Fat Sand Rat (Psammomys obesus): dealing with oxalate Berry Pinshow
Lucy Maree Palmer University of Minnesota, Duluth Physiology / Functional Morphology Activity of the anterior lateral line during swimming in the Oyster Toadfish, Opsanus tau Allen Mensinger
Catherine Anne Palmer Oregon State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL SIGNALING IN THE EVOLUTION OF SEXUAL ISOLATION IN TERRESTRIAL SALAMANDERS Lynne Houck
Stephanie Eliesa Park Auburn University Tectonics / Geophysics Assessing geophysical methods to track electrochemical changes catalyzed by sulfate-reducing bacteria Lorraine Wolf
Ira Pasternack Colorado School of Mines Petrology / Geochemistry Petroleum System of the Upper Cretaceous Lewis Shale, Eastern Greater Green River Basin, Wyoming and Colorado John Curtis
Amy Beth Pedersen University of Virginia Ecology The Role of Intestinal Parasites and Acorn Masts on Population Dynamics and Regulation of Peromyscus Janis Antonovics
Tina Marie Loane Peterson Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Establishing the Link between Mosquito Nitric Oxide Synthase, Reactive Nitrogen Intermediates, and Malaria Parasite Inhibition Shirley Luckhart
Shannon Elaine Petrisor Western Washington University Petrology / Geochemistry Fluid-flow mediated, heat-supply limited crystallization of andalusite porphyroblasts in the Riconada Formation, Picuris Mountains, New Mexico David Hirsch
Jennifer J. Piro New York University Anthropology Pastoral Economies in Early Cities and States: Analysis of Faunal Assemblages from Transcaucasia Rita Wright
Dimitra Pirperis Simmons College Cell Biology / Biochemistry Can Alzheimer's peptide inhibit transmitter release from purified cultures of ciliary ganglion neuron?Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease? Bruce Gray
Matthew James Pizzo University of Georgia Psychology Identifying the transition between circadian and interval timing Jonathan Crystal
Emily Catherine Pollina Swarthmore College Physiology / Functional Morphology An Investigation of the role of Silicon in Preventing Parasitism of Plants by Dodder Colin Purrington
Jessica Poulin University of California - Irvine Ecology Genetic Factors Affecting the Invasiveness of Fountain Grass in Arizona, California and Hawaii Ann Sakai
Sarah Jane Price Marshall University School of Medicine Cell Biology / Biochemistry INVOLVEMENT OF THE MOUSE BICC1 GENE IN BODY PLAN ASYMMETRY Elizabeth Bryda
Juliet Rachel Crowder Pulliam Princeton Unversity Ecology Population Dynamics of Hendra Virus in Australian Fruit Bats Andrew Dobson
Janaki Rangarajan Miami University - Ohio Cell Biology / Biochemistry Role of antisense RNA in control of Drosophila 4f-rnp expression Jack Vaughn
Michael Stewart Reichert University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Behavioral Ecology The effects of social interactions and body condition on calling behavior in male gray treefrogs Allison Welch
Matthew Justin Reilly University of Georgia Ecology Impacts of a landscape-scale wildfire on community distribution and beta diversity in the old-growth forests of Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC Michael Wimberly
Melissa Ann Reisland College of Wooster Behavioral Ecology Behaviors associated with contact calls in white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) and mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) Vikram Iyengar
Analía Gabriela Ricci School of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Buenos Aires Cell Biology / Biochemistry Expression of functional leptin and leptin receptors during ovulatory process. Alicia Faletti
Amber Marie Rice University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Systematics / Evolutionary Biology A Phylogeographic Investigation of Character Divergence David Pfennig
Trevor J Rivers Cornell University Behavioral Ecology Sexual selection of marine bioluminescence ostracods James Morin
Travis Ronald Robbins University of South Florida Behavioral Ecology Environmental influences on life history tactics and fitness in two lizard species Earl McCoy
Jeanne Marie Robertson Cornell University Ecology Testing species distribution patterns: comparative population genetic structure of Costa Rican glass frogs Kelly Zamudio
Austin James Roelofs University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Petrology / Geochemistry Origins of Cenozoic Volcanism of the Central Sierra Nevada, CA: Delamination, Subduction, or Hot Spot? Allen Glazner
Tyrone O. Rooney Pennsylvania State University Hydrology / Geomorphology Refining complex spatial distribution of Hydrogeologic variables by the integration of engineering site investigation and construction data Richard Parizek
Melissa Dawn Ross Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Cell Biology / Biochemistry Kinetics of Macrophage Cell Death after Encounter with Neisseria meningitidis Lillian Waldbeser
Charlotte L Roy Nielsen University of Missouri-St. Louis Behavioral Ecology Intraspecific nest parasitism in wood ducks: host-parasite relatedness and kin selection Patricia Parker
Tapasree Roy Sarkar East Tennessee State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Cloning, Expression and Characterization of a putative Glucosyltransferase from Grapefruit leaves(Petunia hybrida) Cecilia McIntosh
James Francis Russell University of Colorado Engineering Development of a Non-invasive Biosensor to Enumerate In-vitro Mammalian Cell Viability Fraction David Klaus
Gregory Russell Ruthig University of Virginia Behavioral Ecology The Influence of Infectious Disease on Amphibian Mating Behavior Henry Wilbur
Mason J Ryan Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Behavioral Ecology Reproductive Ecology of a Stream Dwelling Eleutherodactylus Frog in Central Panama Karen Lips
Melissa Ann Elizabeth Sakaley Central Washington University Ecology An estimate of the contribution of anaerobic bacteria to the secondary productivity in haloalkaline, Soap Lake (WA.) Holly Pinkart
Daniel Matthew Scheiman Purdue University Ecology Effects of field quality on dispersal rates of Bobolinks: A metapopulation approach John Dunning
Rachel Terese Schelble University of Southern California Hydrology / Geomorphology Understanding the Formation Mechanisms of Rock Varnish: A Comparative Study Kenneth Nealson
William Ernest Schmidt University of Louisiana at Lafayette Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Cytoskeleton of Rhodophyta Suzanne Fredericq
Patrick Jerome Schuneman University of Tennessee Paleontology / Sedimentation Compound-specific C-, H-, and O-isotopic analyses of pyrogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons: observations, experimental tests, and implications for paleoatmospheric oxygen levels MARIA UHLE
Sunny Kay Scobell University of Oklahoma Behavioral Ecology Hormonal Mediation of Female Aggression in the Sex-Role Reversed Gulf Pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli Rosemary Knapp
Kimberly Ann Selkoe University of California - Santa Barbara Ecology Linking temporal genetic structure and dispersal in Kelp Bass around the Channel Islands, CA. Steven Gaines
Jessica Violet Sewald James Madison University Psychology The effects of social housing and environmental enrichment on the development of stereotypies in laboratory housed deer mice, Peromyscus maniculatus Suzanne Baker
John Ryan Shackleton University of Massachusetts, Amherst Tectonics / Geophysics A new approach to understanding fractures associated with folding: field studies and mechanical modeling of growth folding at Sant Llorenc de Morunys, SE Spanish Pyrenees. Michele Cooke
Justin John Shew Southwest Missouri State University Ecology Spatial Ecology and Habitat Use of the Western Fox Snake (Elaphe vulpina vulpina) at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Brian Greene
Ilan Shrira University of Georgia Psychology The Cerebral Hemipshere as a Framework for Understanding Learned Helplessness Leonard Martin
Bryan James Sigel Tulane University Ecology Bird community changes in a lowland tropical rainforest Thomas Sherry
Michelle Diane Sivilich Indiana State University Anthropology Determining Familial Relationships Using Ancient DNA from Urban and Rural Historic Burials Elaina Tuttle
Jason Michael South University of Maryland Behavioral Ecology Behavioral Responses of Bornean Treeshrews to Selective Logging and Variation in Resource Abundance Gerald Wilkinson
Jason Robert Spence Miami University - Ohio Cell Biology / Biochemistry Retina Regeneration at the Molecular Level Katia Del Rio-Tsonis
Brian Jay Stewart Cornell University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Phylogeography of the Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum): Testing Hypotheses about the Origin of Central Highlands Fauna Kelly Zamudio
Joel Nathanael Strong State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ecology Seed dispersal and the ecological implications of harvesting Geochelone carbonaria and Geochelone denticulata in northwestern Brazil Jose Fragoso
Regina Jane Strug Purdue University Calumet Chemistry Synthesis of Organic Compounds for Nanocircuitry Libbie Pelter
Nathan Garrick Swenson New Mexico State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Ecotones or Refugia: A GIS and stress measurement approach to determine historical processes from current geographic locations of hybrid zones Daniel Howard
Mizuki Takahashi University of Memphis Ecology A test of ecological features promoting life history divergence among subspecies of the eastern newt Matthew Parris
Jennifer Amy Taylor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Physiology / Functional Morphology Skeletal Support in Soft-Shelled Crustacea: A Comparison of Crabs from Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments William Kier
Brad W Taylor University of Wyoming Ecology Consequences of losing a single species to ecosystem function in the tropics. Alexander Flecker
Nicole Angeleen Taylor Boise State University Behavioral Ecology Sex ratio variation: a confirmatory test of the Trivers and Willard hypothesis James Belthoff
Smilja Teodorovic Georgetown University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Investigation of sterile transcripts in Giardia lamblia Heidi Elmendorf
Tara Lee Thomas University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Psychology Neural activation related to task difficulty during differential fear conditioning Fred Helmstetter
Brett David Thombs Fordham University Psychology Measurement Equivalence of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire: An Application of Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Item Response Theory Methods David Bernstein
Christopher Ryan Tincher University of Kansas Tectonics / Geophysics Cenozoic Volcanism and Tectonics in the Queen Valley Area, Mineral and Esmeralda Counties, Western Nevada Daniel Stockli
Alexandru Mihail Florian Tomescu Ohio University Paleontology / Sedimentation Environments of the early terrestrial biota in the Massanutten Sandstone (Early Silurian, Virginia) Gar Rothwell
Cecilia Torres University of Georgia Ecology The influence of diseases on the survival of coral reefs in the Florida Keys James Porter
Laurie Shawn Twardzik University of Maryland Cell Biology / Biochemistry Using Real-Time PCR in the Identification of Foodborne Pathogens Keith Lampel
Joji Uchikawa University of Hawaii at Manoa Paleontology / Sedimentation Investigation of climatic signatures in sediment cores recovered from a tropical coastal pond in Hawai'i. Jane Schoonmaker
Amy Christina Utt Loma Linda University Behavioral Ecology ADULT MENTORING OF CAPTIVE-REARED CALIFORNIA CONDOR FLEDGLINGS, Gymnogyps californianus, SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE INTO THE WILD Nancy Harvey
Elizabeth Priest Valaas University of Wisconsin, Madison Petrology / Geochemistry Quartz-Magnetite 18-O / 16-O Thermometry of the Biwabik Formation in the Contact Aureole of the Duluth Complex, Nothern Minnesota: Calibration of the Fe Isotope Fractionation John Valley
M. Ursula Valdez University of Washington Ecology Mechanisms of coexistance of two species of Forest-falcons (Micrastur ruficollis and M. gilvicollis) in Amazonian rainforest Martha Groom
James Urban Van Dyke Florida Institute of Technology Physiology / Functional Morphology Temperature Differential as a Detector of Thermal Contrast in the Infrared Imaging of Crotaline Snakes Michael Grace
Danush Vasan Viswanathan University of Toronto Ecology Specificity of induced plant responses and priority effects on herbivore population growth rate Jennifer Thaler
Michael McGinness Waits Wheaton College Ecology Assessing the Effects of the Hydroid Cordylophora sp. on Larval Settlement in the Zebra Mussel, Dreissena polymorpha Nadine Folino-Rorem
Jennifer R Weist California State University, Northridge Behavioral Ecology Is Diurnal Aggregation Socially Mediated in Nocturnal Lizards? Robert Espinoza
Oliver Wendt Purdue University Psychology The Effectiveness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Outcomes Lyle Lloyd
Steven McKinley Whitfield Florida International University Behavioral Ecology Costs and Benefits of Male and Female Parental Investment in Eleutherodactyus johnstonei, a Frog with Amphisexual Parental Behavior Maureen Donnelly
Shawn Michael Wilder Miami University - Ohio Behavioral Ecology Condition-Dependent and Delayed Reproductive Benefits of Sexual Cannibalism Douglas Meikle
Elliot Braden Wilkinson University of Utah Ecology Effects of habitat architectural complexity on top-down forces structuring ant communities Donald Feener
Jordan Nicholas Wilson University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Petrology / Geochemistry Detailed Field Mapping and Laboratory Analysis Of ~2.7 Billion Year Old Peperite Deposits, Northeastern Minnesota George Hudak
Christopher Thomas Winne University of Georgia Physiology / Functional Morphology Developmental Plasticity and Genetic Tradeoffs of Thermal Performance Traits in Northern water snakes, Nerodia sipedon J. Gibbons
Barbara Lee Wolff Catholic University of America Anthropology Potters and Prestige in the Early Middle Horizon: Craft Specialization during the Emergence of the Huari Empire as Seen from Conchopata, Ayacucho, Peru Anita Cook
Irene Pui Lai Wong University of California - Berkeley Chemistry A Novel Approach to Synthetic Vaccine for HIV-1 Involving a β-Hairpin Peptide Having Fluoroaromatic Amino Acids Ahamindra Jain
Louie Hao-Yih Yang University of California - Davis Ecology The ecological effects of resource pulses in natural communities Richard Karban
Lihong Yin SUNY Stony Brook Cell Biology / Biochemistry Dynamics of cell-matrix adhesions in cultured cardiac myocyte on 3D elastic scaffold emilia Entcheva
Tamara Jane Zelikova University of Colorado - Boulder Ecology The role ants play in the regeneration of tropical dry forests in Costa Rica: are ants seed dispersers or seed predators? Michael Breed
Ann Christine Zumwalt Johns Hopkins University Physiology / Functional Morphology The effect of exercise on the morphology of muscle attachment sites Christopher Ruff

 

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