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March 2003 Subject

Grants from the March 15, 2003 Deadline
Alphabetical by Subject

Anthropology Paleontology / Sedimentation
Behavioral Ecology/Ethology Petrology / Geochemistry
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Physics / Astronomy
Chemistry Physiology / Functional Morphology
Computer Science/Mathematics Psychology
Ecology Systematics / Evolutionary Biology
Engineering Tectonics / Geophysics
Hydrology / Geomorphology  

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


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