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March 2004 Name
Grants from the March 15, 2004 Deadline
Alphabetical by Student's Last Name

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Student College /
Subject Title Mentor
Nicole Renee Abel Gannon University Behavioral Ecology The influence of condition factor and body size on the vocalizations of male round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) Greg Andraso
Rachelle Martha Marie Adams University of Texas Behavioral Ecology The Evolution of Social Parasitism in Megalomyrmex Ants Ulrich Mueller
Heidi Lynn Alderman East Carolina University Ecology Osprey as a Model of Mercury Accumulation in Top Predators in Aquatic Ecosystems Roger Rulifson
Kimberly Oakberg Allegretto Brandeis University Anthropology The Role of maize in the development of sociopolitical complexity in the Central Mississippi Valley, A.D. 800-1200 Robert Zeitlin
Robert Harry Amerman Colorado School of Mines Tectonics / Geophysics Structural analysis of soft-sediment deformation in a paleo-submarine slump and slide complex and prediction of overlying deep-water sandstone architecture Eric Nelson
Rindy Christine Anderson University of Miami Behavioral Ecology The cardiac response as a measure of song perception in the song sparrow Melospiza melodia William Searcy
Alberto Anzures Dadda Instituto de Ecología, A.C. Ecology The consequences of rainforest fragmentation and the loss of howler monkeys on seeds dispersal and seedling recruitment in Dialium guianense Robert Manson
Katherine Kimberlin Arkema University of California, Santa Barbara Ecology The Influence of Giant Kelp on Suspension-Feeding Marine Invertebrates Sally Holbrook
Miriam Barbara Attenoukon Indiana University Tectonics / Geophysics Timing of Assembly of Tectonic Terranes in Eastern Massachusetts Robert Wintsch
Rafael Avila-Flores University of Alberta Ecology Demography and population dynamics of black-tailed prairie dogs in a fragmented landscape of Chihuahua, Mexico Stan Boutin
Adrian Bruno Azpiroz University of Missouri, St. Louis Ecology Ecology and Conservation of Pampas Grassland Birds John Blake
Karen Lynn Baab The Graduate Center, The City University of New York Anthropology Cranial Variation in Homo erectus Eric Delson
David Bradley Baier Brown University Paleontology / Sedimentation Shoulder Mechanics and the Evolution of Avian Flight Stephen Gatesy
Susan L. Balenger Towson University Behavioral Ecology Does extra-marital mating make bluebirds blue? Color and paternity in Mountain Bluebirds L. Johnson
Pamilla J. Ball University of Cincinnati Chemistry Investigating Electronic Communication Mediated by -stacks William Connick
Deedra Marie Balli University of Houston - Downtown Petrology / Geochemistry Determination of the Ammonium Present in the Granites in the Bullrun and Grouse Creek Intrusions in N.E. Oregon Kenneth Johnson
Sarah Barr Barber University of Colorado, Boulder Anthropology Early State Organization on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico Arthur Joyce
Thomas M Barry University of New Hampshire Cell Biology / Biochemistry Molecular Investigations of Photobiology in the Green Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Charles Walker
Benjamin Keith Barton University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychology Children’s Self-Selection into Risky Pedestrian Settings David Schwebel
Mark S. Baum Rutgers University Tectonics / Geophysics Oblique-inversions structures: their geometry, development, and utility as strain-state indicators Roy Schlische
Oliver Mathias Beckers University of Missouri, Columbia Behavioral Ecology Phenotypic plasticity of mate choice Johannes Schul
Anna Kendall Beene-Crowder University of Montana Hydrology / Geomorphology Can a river heal itself? A case study on the upper Clark Fork River, MT Johnnie Moore
Todd Ian Belanger Western Washington University Tectonics / Geophysics Kinematics, metamorphism, and geochronology of the Cascade River area, North Cascades, Washington. Implications for a model of orogeny Elizabeth Schermer
Sanja Benac Saint Louis University Engineering Characterizing Polymers to Increase Bone Growth for Orthopedic Applications Rebecca Willits
Michael Lee Benjamin University of Kansas Petrology / Geochemistry Origin and provenance of the Gula Nappe Complex from age dating of detrital zircons, South-Central Norwegian Caledonides Elizabeth McClellan
Alison Elizabeth Bennett Indiana University Ecology Mechanisms underlying complex interactions between plants, herbivores, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi James Bever
Jessica Susan Berndt University of Wisconsin - Madison Psychology Influences of Paternal Behavior on the Development of Aggression Catherine Marler
Michael Lee Bessert University of Nebraska Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Systematics and conservation genetics in the North American fish genus Cycleptus (Catostomidae) Guillermo Orti
Tracy Kay Betsinger Ohio State University Anthropology Gender-Based Health Differences in Medieval Poland Clark Larsen
Sayantan Biswas George Washington University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: an example from the Western Ghats’ (India) herpetofauna James Clark
Chelsea Blackmore University of California, Riverside Anthropology Quantitative Phosphorous Testing of Exterior Living Spaces as an Index of Social Identity Wendy Ashmore
April M.H. Blakeslee University of New Hampshire Ecology Discerning the ecological history of a cryptogenic marine snail, Littorina littorea, utilizing a novel combination of molecular genetics and parasites Michael Lesser
Katherine Patricia Bleiker University of Montana Ecology Interactions between Dendroctonus ponderosae and its filamentous fungal associates Diana Six
Elizabeth Bone University of Massachusetts Ecology A test for evolved increase in phenotypic plasticity in invasive populations of cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum L Peter Alpert
Frances Bonier University of Washington Physiology / Functional Morphology Urban Adaptation in North American Passerine Birds John Wingfield
Alejandra Bonilla University of Cincinnati Petrology / Geochemistry Arsenic study in Mason, Ohio J. Maynard
Melanie Joy Bopp University of North Carolina at Greensboro Physiology / Functional Morphology Effects of exercise on bone mineral density during lactation Cheryl Lovelady
Raoul Keith Boughton University of Memphis Physiology / Functional Morphology Distinguishing the immunosuppressive actions of testosterone and corticosterone Stephan Schoech
Peter Edward Bouwma Florida State University Behavioral Ecology The aposematic function of sound production in spiny lobsters William Herrnkind
Nicole Devin Bowerman Western Washington University Hydrology / Geomorphology Testing Extreme Holocene Climate Fluctuations in Alpine Lake and Moraine Deposits, Sierra Nevada, California Doug Clark
Diana Lynne Boyer University of California, Riverside Paleontology / Sedimentation Relative Oxygen Model Based on Devonian Black Shale Brachiopods Mary Droser
Leslie Alyson Brandt University of Minnesota Ecology Do changes in ultraviolet-B radiation affect mycorrhizal colonization? An investigation in the Colorado shortgrass steppe Jennifer King
Christy Elaine Briles University of Oregon Ecology Postglacial forest development and disturbance history from the biologically diverse Klamath Mountains Cathy Whitlock
Curtis Jason Brown University of Maine Ecology Spatial Effects of Predation on the American Lobster Richard Wahle
Jessica Rae Brzyski Georgia Southern University Ecology Beaver (Castor canadensis) Impacts on Herbaceous Plant Communities in Southern Georgia Bruce Schulte
Christine Renate Buckley Tulane University Ecology The effects of egg retention in cold climates on offspring morphology and performance in a montane lizard Duncan Irschick
John Andrew Bunce University of California, Davis Anthropology Ecological Consequences of Trichromatic Color Vision for Callicebus brunneus, a New World Monkey Lynne Isbell
Alyssa Marie Carlson Hobart and William Smitth Colleges Physiology / Functional Morphology The Retinal Morphology of Microchiropteran and Megachiropteran Bats James Ryan
Alejandra Carvajal University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Ecology Seed dispersal and predation by a tropical forest rodent Gregory Adler
Jason Louis Cashmore University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Behavioral Ecology Factors affecting site fidelity of a burrowing crayfish Carla Caceres
Alessandro Marco Catenazzi Florida International University Ecology Marine productivity and gecko populations in the Peruvian coastal desert: the importance of marine food subsidies as revealed by stable isotopes and dietary analyses Maureen Donnelly
Yu Chen Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Physiology / Functional Morphology Effects of Thyroid Disruption on Gene expression in Developing Avian Brain F. M. Anne McNabb
Shawn Alexander Chester New Jersey Institute of Technology Engineering Discrete Element Modeling of Granular Segregation Induced By Horizontal Vibrations Anthony Rosato
Zachary A. Cheviron Louisiana State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Determining the relative importance of natural selection and genetic drift: an empirical investigation of genetic, morphological, and physiological divergence in Andean birds Robb Brumfield
Cynthia Frances Chi University of Massachusetts Amherst Cell Biology / Biochemistry An in vitro model to determine the mechanism by which statins and ubiquinone affect C2C12 myotubes Priscilla Clarkson
Elizabeth Marie Chislock Pennsylvania State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Regulation of Osteoblast Alkaline Phosphatase Activity by Bone-Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Andrea Mastro
Jennifer Louise Ciaccio University of Miami Behavioral Ecology The ontogeny of feeding behavior in the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris: the roles of experience and maturation in foraging skill acquisition of a generalist predator Steven Green
Vlad Alexandru Codrea University of Texas at Austin Cell Biology / Biochemistry Computationally-Guided Approach to Augmenting the Genetic Code Andrew Ellington
Marcos Maldonado Coelho University of Missouri, St. Louis Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Systematics, Biogeography and Population History of Fire-eye Antbirds (Thamnophilidae, Aves) in the Neotropics John Blake
Timothy Morris Cofer Tennessee Technological University Chemistry Selective Dissolution of Heavy Metals from Soils Utilizing Accelerated Solvent Extraction Dale Ensor
Aaron Francis Collins Florida Institute of Technology Ecology Testing false-color satellite imaging of Los Amigos, Peru for trends in vegetative structure Mark Bush
Timothy Michael Connallon University of Michigan Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism Laura Knowles
Laurie Lynn Consaul McGill University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Role of polyploidy in the systematics and evolution of arctic alkaligrasses (Puccinellia) Marcia Waterway
Brian Stephen Cook Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Tectonics / Geophysics Strain symmetry at the base of the Moine nappe, NW Scotland: implications for material flow along orogenic strike Richard Law
Miranda Michelle Cooley Oregon State University Behavioral Ecology Feather Choice In Tachycineta Swallows Tara Robinson
Idelle Alvaree Cooper Indiana University Behavioral Ecology Maintenance of the female color polymorphism in damselflies by negative frequency-dependent selection Curtis Lively
Lauren Michele Costa Princeton University Physiology / Functional Morphology The Hormonal Control of Year-Round Aggression in Avian Females Michaela Hau
John Curtis Crawford University of Tennessee, Knoxville Petrology / Geochemistry Investigating the Origin of an Unusual Precambrain Carbonate Morphology Linda Kah
Justin Robert Crepp Pennsylvania State University Physics / Astronomy Gas-assisted Capture of Earth-like Satellites by Migrating Exosolar Planets Darren Williams
Margaret Chatham Crofoot Harvard University Anthropology Distribution and Movement Patterns of Capuchin Monkeys on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Richard Wrangham
Lisa Tascille Crummett University of Florida Systematics / Evolutionary Biology A test of selective arena in Campeloma limum as an explanation for the association between brooding and parthenogenesis Colette St. Mary
Patrick David Curtis University of Georgia Cell Biology / Biochemistry Biological Cyanide Production in Myxococcus xanthus Lawrence Shimkets
Ana Paula Cutrera National University of Mar del Plata Behavioral Ecology Intraspecific comparative study of the dispersal patterns in two populations of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum Eileen Lacey
Wasila M. Dahdul University of Pennsylvania Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Temporal origins of Neotropical diversity: Phylogeny and diversification of serrasalmine fishes (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) Arthur Dunham
Ahmad yousef Dalqamouni Kent State University Engineering Development of Landslide Hazard Potential Rating System for Selected Counties in Northeast Ohio Abdul Shakoor
Nicole Danos University of Massachusetts Amherst Physiology / Functional Morphology Material properties and locomotor function of skin in swimming vertebrates Elizabeth Brainerd
Paul Anthony De Luca University of Missouri, Columbia Behavioral Ecology Patterns of mating and dispersal behavior in a treehopper Reginald Cocroft
Melissa Kaye Dean Humboldt State University Ecology The effects of the rodenticide Ramik Green on the non-target slug Limax maximus in Ola’a Forest on the island of Hawaii Michael Camann
Linnae Nicole DeCamp California State University San Marcos Ecology Effects of increased carbon dioxide on calcification rates in magnesian calcite producers Victoria Fabry
Catherine Lee Denoncourt University of New Hampshire Petrology / Geochemistry Establishing Production Rates of Cosmogenic 36-Cl from Holocene Lava Flows in the Western Volcanic Zone of Iceland Joseph Licciardi
Terrence Joseph Dewane University of Kansas Tectonics / Geophysics Cenozoic E-W Extension in the Southern Tangra Yum Co and Kung Co Rifts, Central Tibet Daniel Stockli
Jean Louise Dixon Dartmouth College Hydrology / Geomorphology Climatic Controls on Soil Erosion: Investigation of quantified erosion rates along a climate gradient in the Sierra Nevada, California Arjun Heimsath
Hung Quoc Doan University of Texas at Austin Cell Biology / Biochemistry Determining Reptilian Sex-Specific Markers Using AFLP David Crews
Seth David Dobson Washington University in St. Louis Anthropology Comparative Study of Facial Mobility in Nonhuman Anthropoids Richard Smith
Janet Renee Donaldson Mississippi State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Involvement of RuvAB and RecG in the Recovery of Replication following UV-induced DNA Damage in Escherichia coli Justin Courcelle
Stephanie M. Doucet Auburn University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Co-evolution of visual photoreceptors and plumage ornamentation in Neotropical manakins (Aves: Pipridae) Geoffrey Hill
Angela May Dubois University of Alaska Fairbanks Ecology Dynamics of chemical defenses in four Kachemak Bay kelp species as a response to gastropod grazing patterns Katrin Iken
Ashley Sue Dumas Saint Anselm College Chemistry Quantitative Spectroscopic Characterization of Ancient Coins Mary Kate Donais
Beth Christine Duschatko Northern Arizona University Petrology / Geochemistry Tephrachronology of pre-Holocene deposits, Newberry Volcano, Oregon Nancy Riggs
Kristina L. Ecton Northern Arizona University Ecology Evaluating Migratory Routes of Neotropical Migrants Using Stable Isotopes Charles van Riper III
Carolyn Margaret Eng Duke University Physiology / Functional Morphology A comparative analysis of temporalis muscle fiber architecture in tree-gouging (Callithrix jacchus) and non-gougin (Saguinus oedipus) callitrichids Andrea Taylor
Vesela Vasileva Evtimova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Ecology Biological Assessment of Karst Water Ecosystem in the Ponor Mountains, Western Bulgaria: Role of Crustaceans as Bioindicators Ivan Pandourski
Jose Francisco Fabara University of Missouri, St Louis Ecology The impact of human activities on macaw diversity and abundance in lowland forest of Amazonia Bette Loiselle
Erin Renée Fanning Central Missouri State University Ecology Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Vertical Distribution of Lichen Growth Forms in Canopies of Selected Tree Species Harold Keller
Elizabeth Anne Fasy Oregon State University Ecology Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Melanin Production and Heat Shock Proteins in Amphibians Andrew Blaustein
Trista Lee Felty Villanova University Ecology Are College Campuses Reservoirs for Arthropod Diversity and Abundance? April Boulton
Chad Allen Ferguson University of Cincinnati Paleontology / Sedimentation Making the Transition from Subfossil to Fossil: The Formation of Shell Beds in the Record Arnold Miller
Rita Malia Fincher Tulane University Ecology Metabolic cost of increased production of secondary compounds in a tropical understory shrub Lee Dyer
Susanna Catherine Finn Brown University Physics / Astronomy Analysis of Photometric Redshifts of Galaxies with BLAST Gregory Tucker
Bradley Alan Flowers University of Texas at Austin Chemistry Thermochemistry of Peroxyacetyl Nitrate via Vibrational Overtone Absorption Spectroscopy John Stanton
Diane Denise Forson Washington State University Physiology / Functional Morphology Agricultural contaminants as a potential cofactor in recent tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) epizootics Andrew Storfer
Matthew Ronald Freeman University of Southern Mississippi Anthropology Social and Political Complexity at Deathly Silent Mound Homer Jackson
Paula C. Furey Bowling Green State University Ecology Biodiversity of diatoms in Forney Creek, Great Smokey Mountains National Park Rex Lowe
Kurt E. Galbreath Cornell University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Comparative phylogeography of a co-evolving system: tracing the genetic signature of late Quaternary climate change in the pika (Ochotona princeps) and its helminth parasites Kelly Zamudio
Dragos Mihael Galusca Emporia State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Interaction between Hyperinsulinemia and Depressed Levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 on Neuronal Cell Survival in Alzheimer's Disease Leland Sudlow
Reuben Rudy Ganske Idaho State University Petrology / Geochemistry Petrology and Geology of the East Butte area, Bingham County, Idaho: Implications for Bimodal Volcanism on the eastern Snake River Plain Michael McCurry
Benjamin Aaron Garcia University of Virginia Chemistry Differential Expression of the Post-translational Modification Patterns on Linker Histone H1.2 from Apoptotic Versus Healthy Cells Donald Hunt
Parham Perkins Gardner Colorado State University Petrology / Geochemistry Determining molybdenite behavior during deformation and it’s effect on the Re-Os geochronometer Judith Hannah
Laura Judith Geffner University of Buenos Aires Cell Biology / Biochemistry Direct PCR detection of Cryptosporidium parvum in human feces and environmental waters Graciela Garbossa
Kaushik Ghosal Miami University of Ohio Physiology / Functional Morphology Brain circuits controlling specific behaviors in the cricket: c-Fos as a marker of neuronal activation Kathleen Killian
Nelly Appolline Gidaszewski University of Manchester Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Evolution of fluctuating asymmetry in Drosophila wing shape Christian Klingenberg
Robert James Gillis University of California, Los Angeles Tectonics / Geophysics Assessing uplift and shortening in the Cordillera Real, Bolivia: Geologic and thermal constraints Brian Horton
Brad Michael Glorioso Middle Tennessee State University Ecology Harvesting Effects on Survivability of Hatchling and Yearling Turtles Vincent Cobb
Evan Stuart Grant University of Arizona Anthropology Investigating human diet in northern Mongolia during the Pleistocene John Olsen
Veronica Catherine Gross Boston University Psychology Declarative Memory in Color-Graphemic Synesthesia Alice Cronin-Golomb
Kristin Marie Guthrie Miami University of Ohio Tectonics / Geophysics Structural controls on fluvial/alluvial deposition, Ischigualasto Basin, NW Argentina Brian Currie
Alyssa Danielle Hakes Louisiana State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The evolution of trichome production in Arabidopsis thaliana James Cronin
Kevin John Haley University of California, Los Angeles Psychology An investigation of the relationship between facial phenotype and decisions affecting cooperation Daniel Fessler
Edward Kyle Hall University of Minnessota Ecology Temperature and Resource Effects on Bacterial Stoichiometry and Nutrient Recycling Jim Cotner
Joshua Dean Halonen University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Psychology The Effects of Bilateral Lesions of the Dentate Nucleus of the Cerebellum on Intensity Dependent Stimuli Rodney Swain
Jandy Barbara Hanna Duke University Anthropology Vertical climbing efficiency in primates Daniel Schmitt
Andrea Marie Hanson University of Colorado, Boulder Cell Biology / Biochemistry Investigating the effect of simulated microgravity and radiation on osteoblasts for the ultimate prediction of changes in long duration space flight Virginia Ferguson
Benjamin Wade Harmon Tennessee Technological University Chemistry Extraction of Radioactive Cesium from High-Level Waste Dale Ensor
Andrea Laneece Hatch University of Puget Sound Anthropology Musculoskeltal stress markers (MSM) as indicators of kneeling behavior in a Byzantine Jerusalem monastery Susan Sheridan
Bo Jason Hayes Middle Tennessee State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry The isolation and characterization of a novel Legionella-like amoeba pathogen from a cooling tower Mary Farone
Jennifer Mary Head University of Oregon Physiology / Functional Morphology The effects of hypoxia on HIF-1a and hemocyanin expression in Cancer magister Nora Terwilliger
Katy Denise Heath University of Minnesota Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The Dynamics of Mutualism in Plants and Rhizobia Peter Tiffin
Katherine Ann Heminger Wright State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry MdmX Affects on Tumor Cell Gene Expression Steven Berberich
Ross R. Hendrick Central Washington University Hydrology / Geomorphology The Role of Geomorphic and Hydrologic Features on Sediment Clusters in Gravel-Bed Streams, Washington: A Field-Based Approach Lisa Ely
Christine Marie Henzler Duke University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Effects of rafting and Pleistocene glaciation on intraspecific genealogies of North Atlantic amphipods (Crustacea: Amphipoda) Clifford Cunningham
Sonia M. Hernandez-Divers University of Georgia Ecology Prevalence of disease in free-ranging birds in and around the Maquipucuna Reserve, Ecuador and its relationship to habitat use Rosemond Amy
Katherine Jane Hinde University of California, Los Angeles Anthropology Maternal Condition and Lactational Investment: Milk Composition in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Joan Silk
James Stephen Hnat University of Michigan Tectonics / Geophysics Paleomagnetism of the Keweenaw Peninsula - Investigation of Potential Orocline Rotation Rob van der Voo
Timothy Donovan Hollis University of Massachusetts Anthropology An Elite Maya Residence in at Dos Hombres, Belize Lauren Sullivan
Basarab Gabriel Hosu University of Missouri, Columbia Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Role of the cytoskeleton mechanotransduction: a study using magnetic tweezers Gabor Forgacs
Jason Todd Hoverman University of Pittsburgh Ecology The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in snails: the role of phenotypic trade-offs Rick Relyea
Shusheng Hu University of Florida Paleontology / Sedimentation Early flowering plant evolution during the mid-Cretaceous David Dilcher
Keith Michael Jackson Portland State University Hydrology / Geomorphology The effect of supra-glacial debris on the morphology of Eliot Glacier, Mt. Hood, Oregon Andrew Fountain
Erin Christine Jenewein University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Physiology / Functional Morphology Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Retinal Cones Dana Vaughan
Theresa Ortensia Jenkins University of Nevada, Reno Ecology Comparative Phylogeography of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clark henshawi) and the Paiute Sculpin (Cottus beldingi): application of a model approach to ecosystem management Guy Hoelzer
Debra Sue Jennings University of Kansas Paleontology / Sedimentation Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Morrison Formation Deposits, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming Stephen Hasiotis
Punidan D. Jeyasingh University of Oklahoma Ecology Ecosystem and genetic characteristics affect susceptibility to predation? Lawrence Weider
Gera Marie Jochum West Virginia University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Variations in Root Ginsenosides from Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng) Grown under Increased Temperature Richard Thomas
Sheri L. Johnson University of Maine Ecology Density dependent historecognition in the colonial ascidian, Botryllus schlosseri, as influenced by genetic relatedness Philip Yund
Sarah Elizabeth Johnson East Carolina University Ecology The effects of competition on seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus, Raf.) Claudia Jolls
Jeremy Clinton Jones University of Wisconsin - Madison Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Importance of TGF-B; in the Host Immune Response to Lethal H5N1 Influenza Infection Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Elizabeth Ellen Jones Miami University of Ohio Physiology / Functional Morphology Regulation of neuronal survival in adult sympathetic neurons Lori Isaacson
Molishree Umesh Joshi East Carolina University Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Use of E-selectin antagonist peptide to investigate the migration of exogenous endothelial cells to tumor vasculature Kathryn Verbanac
Joanna Joyner-Matos University of Florida Physiology / Functional Morphology Normoxia as a stressor: abiotic factors influencing the distribution of the bivalve Sphaerium spp. in an African swamp David Julian
Talia S. Karim University of Iowa Paleontology / Sedimentation Lower Ordovician (Ibexian) trilobites of the Cow Head Group, western Newfoundlan, Canada Jonathan Adrain
Pallop Karnchanaphanurach Harvard University Chemistry Single Particle Tracking Reveals Evidence of Spatial Organization in the Regulation of Complement Activation on the Erythrocyte Membrane David Golan
Lisa Diane Karst Portland State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Do pollinator shifts and floral character evolution correlate to large area radiations in Sisyrinchium (Iridaceae)? Carol Wilson
James Andrew Kenworthy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Anthropology Enhancing the Digital Representation of Archaeological Landscapes:Microtopography & GIS Clara Scarry
Lawrence Morara Kiage Louisiana State University Paleontology / Sedimentation Vegetation Change and Land Degradation in the Lake Baringo Ecosystem, Kenya, and East Africa: Evidence from Paleoecology and Remote Sensing Kam-biu Liu
Mari Kimura Cornell University Ecology What Happens When Pathogens Meet a Novel Host? Malaria In An Avian Host Across Its Native and Introduced Range Irby, Lovette,
Sean W. Kinane University of South Florida Ecology Effects of Hydrodynamics on Bleaching in Corals: Does Increased Flow Lead to Diminished Bleaching Stress? Florence Thomas
Jessica Yvonne Kiser University of Northern Colorado Ecology Resource use in relation to wingloading in female bats in Boulder County, CO Adams Rick
Page Elizabeth Klug University of Nebraska at Omaha Ecology The effects of grassland patch and landscape characteristics on the predator community of grassland bird nests Lillian Wolfenbarger
Fawna Joy Korhonen University of Minnesota Tectonics / Geophysics A geochronological investigation of the emplacement of the Red Wine Mountains massif, eastern Grenville Province, Labrador James Stout
Brian Paul Kraatz University of California, Berkeley Paleontology / Sedimentation Mammalian Faunal Change in the Early Oligocene of Mongolia Anthony Barnosky
Johanna Marie Kraus University of Virginia Ecology Reciprocal subsidies at a pond-forest boundary Henry Wilbur
Alexander Kushnir Yeshiva University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Determining the FKBP12.6 binding site on ryanodine receptor/Ca2+ release channels Xander Wehrens
Young-Don Kwak University of Illinois at Chicago Physiology / Functional Morphology Novel therapeutic approach for Alzheimer’s disease using small interference RNA Kiminobu Sugaya
Mok Leh Woon University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Psychology fMRI Study of Memory Systems Underlying the Differential Outcomes Effect James Overmier
Gang Li University of California, Riverisde Cell Biology / Biochemistry Recruitment of TAF1 to DNA by acetylated p53 Xuan Liu
Susan Elizabeth Lofthouse McGill University Anthropology Foxe Basin Archaeology Project James Savelle
Silvia Beatriz Lomáscolo University of Florida Ecology Role of Seed Dispersers in the Evolutionary Diversification of Fruiting Plants Colin Chapman
Cristina Lopez-Gallego University of New Orleans Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Predicting the response to natural selection in a long-lived plant Joseph Pechmann
Oliver Patrick Love Simon Fraser University Physiology / Functional Morphology Effects of elevated yolk corticosterone on nestling phenotype Tony Williams
Li Lu Miami University of Ohio Cell Biology / Biochemistry Studies on Cold Resistance in Palms: Analysis of CBF-like (Cold Binding Factor) Genes Kenneth Wilson
Heidi M. Luchsinger Texas A&M University Anthropology Dating the Late Pleistocene Climate Reversal in Central Argentina Michael Waters
Matos Fernando Luis University of Florida Physiology / Functional Morphology How is Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Entomopoxvirus (DlEPV) acquired by wasp offspring? Pauline Lawrence
Deborah Irene Lutterschmidt Oregon State University Physiology / Functional Morphology Comparative Physiology of “Time-Keeping” Mechanisms:  Evolved or Environmentally Induced? Robert Mason
Cynthia King Maddox Central Michigan University Ecology Genetic Evaluation of Black-Footed Ferrets for Reintroduction Purposes Bradley Swanson
Hareth Mousa Madhoun Widener University Physiology / Functional Morphology Does atrazine act as an innate immune system disruptor in adult Northern Leopard Frogs (Rana pipiens) at levels lower than found in EPA drinking water standards? Marc Brodkin
Vanessa Marilie Madrid State University of New York at Stony Brook Ecology Quantification of bacterial metabolic activities in deltaic tropical mobile muds Josephine Aller
Seth Besterveldt Magle Colorado State University Ecology The Persistence of Wildlife Communities on Urban Habitat Islands in the Colorado Front Range Kevin Crooks
Lori Lee Manship Texas Tech University Paleontology / Sedimentation Variation Analysis Of Palmatolepis (Implementing GIS): A Qualitative and Quantitative Method James Barrick
Yuanbing Mao State University of New York at Stony Brook Chemistry Synthesis and Characterization of BaTiO3 and SrTiO3 nanostructures Stanislaus Wong
Julie Gayle Markin University of Georgia Anthropology Woodstock: Understanding Settlement, Subsistence and Political Change in the Late Woodland Southeast David Hally
Scott Howard Markwith University of Georgia Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Multi-scale Analysis of Gene Flow in the Emergent Aquatic Macrophyte Hymenocallis coronaria Kathleen Parker
Verity Lynn Mathis New Mexico State University Behavioral Ecology Conservation genetics of banner-tailed kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spectabilis): a molecular ecology perspective Gary Roemer
William Brett Mattingly Indiana University Ecology The Role of Soil Nitrogen Heterogeneity in Enhancing the Diversity and Productivity of Prairie Communities Heather Reynolds
Justin Brian Maxhimer Rush University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Expression and Gene Regulation of Heparanase in Diabetic Nephropathy Xiulong Xu
Krista Ann-Marie McCoy University of Florida Physiology / Functional Morphology Behavioral and fitness consequences of endocrine disruption in wild amphibian populations Colette St Mary
Laura Ruth McCunn University of Chicago Chemistry Probing the Dissociation Dynamics of the Methoxycarbonyl Radical Laurie Butler
Joel William McGlothlin Indiana University Behavioral Ecology Static and dynamic sexual traits in dark-eyed juncos: evolutionary integration or alternative mating strategies? Ellen Ketterson
Ann Marie McNamara Cornell University Physiology / Functional Morphology Decoding the Function of Secondary Olfactory Structures by Manipulating Behavioral Context Christiane Linster
Michael William McRivette University of California, Los Angeles Tectonics / Geophysics Tectonic development of the easternmost segment of the Altyn Tagh fault system and the Nan Shan thrust belt, northwestern China An Yin
Laurie Menviel University of Hawaii at Manoa Petrology / Geochemistry Paleoclimatic study of an alpine lake Jane Schoonmaker
Joshua Hays Miller University of Chicago Paleontology / Sedimentation The Bones of Yellowstone: An Exploration into Temperate Vertebrate Taphonomy and a Comparison with Amboseli, Kenya Michael LaBarbera
Virginia Ann Miller University of Chicago Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Increasing complexity in cheilostome bryozoans: a passive or driven trend? Scott Lidgard
Ian M. Miller Yale University Tectonics / Geophysics California real estate in Alaska?: Paleofloral constraints on displacement of suspect terranes Leo Hickey
Johanna Marie Missak University of Nebraska at Omaha Cell Biology / Biochemistry Structural analysis of the 5' nontranslated region (5'NTR) in the genomic RNA of wild type and nonvirulent strains of the Coxsackie B3 virus William Tapprich
Maxim Vladimirovich Mokin University of South Dakota Physiology / Functional Morphology Studying AMPA receptor trafficking during in vitro eyeblink classical conditioning in turtles Joyce Keifer
Angela B. Moline Colorado State University Ecology The effect of non-native riparian vegetation on stream invertebrate communities N. Poff
Jeffrey Alan Moore Appalachian State University Ecology Effects of a Hyperalkaline Spill on the Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in a Fourth Order Stream Shea Tuberty
Steven Michael Movit Pennsylvania State University Physics / Astronomy A New Technique for Calibrating High-Energy Neutrino Detectors: AMANDA/IceCube Douglas Cowen
Kathleen Marie Muldoon Washington University in St. Louis Anthropology Paleoecology of Ankilitelo: Implications for Late Quaternary Megafaunal Extinctions David Rasmussen
Jane Loretta Murawski Central Michigan University Ecology Impacts of Road Salt Runoff on Population Size, Development, and Survival Rates of the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) James Gillingham
Meaghan Thibault Murphy McGill University Ecology Tree species diversity and soil respiration in a Panamanian plantation Catherine Potvin
Erin Frances Murphy University of Nevada, Las Vegas Ecology Molecular Survey of a Macroscopic White Floc-forming Microbial Community in Darrough's Hot Spring, a 95ºC Spring in Central Nevada Brian Hedlund
Melanie April Murphy Washington State University Ecology Landscape Genetics of Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas) and Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata) Populations in Yellowstone National Park Andrew Storfer
Bridgette Faye Nace California State University Northridge Behavioral Ecology Reproductive Behavior of Black Perch (Embiotoca jacksoni) Larry Allen
Brett Christian Nagle University of Minnesota Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Molecular Phylogenetics and Trophic Morphology of the Cyprinid Genera, Campostoma and Nocomis (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae) Andrew Simons
Monica Alexandra Needoba St Mary's College Moraga Ecology Assesing the Environmental Quality of Suisun Bay Through Water, Sediment and Organism Census Data Steven Kelley
Vanessa Lynn Nero University of Miami Ecology The influence of abiotic and biotic factors on nearshore marine communities of the Bahamas Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey
Jordan Mark Newell Lebanon Valley College Cell Biology / Biochemistry Examination of the sequence requirements for the dimerization of guanosine-5'-monophosphate synthetase (GMPS) Walter Patton
Katherine Anne Nicholson University of Southern California Paleontology / Sedimentation Mat-busters: ichnofossil evidence for the Cambrian Substrate Revolution David Bottjer
Elizabeth Fleur Nicklen University of Alaska Fairbanks Ecology Ant Effects on the Reproduction of Acacia constricta Diane Wagner
Eric Shane Nocerino University of California, Santa Barbara Anthropology Functional Differences Between Upland and Lowland Neolithic Sites in Southern Germany Michael Jochim
Mark Novak University of Chicago Ecology Omnivory, interaction web dynamics, and the properties of real food webs Tim Wootton
Colleen Hillary Nyberg University of Missouri, Columbia Anthropology Social Support Networks and Child Morbidity in a Dominican Village Mark Flinn
Shannon Patricia O'Grady University of Utah Physiology / Functional Morphology Effect of fiber levels on specific dynamic action and digestion in a small herbivorous lizard Marie Dearing
Timothy Ash Oleson University of Wisconsin - Madison Petrology / Geochemistry Quantifying Adsorption Energies of a Cell Membrane Phospholipid on Oxide Mineral Surfaces Nita Sahai
Erin Amelia Olson Idaho State University Behavioral Ecology Mating Strategies in the Female Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus investigator : a case of Intraspecific Brood Parasitism Rosemary Smith
Mary Ann Olson-Russello University of New Haven Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Assessment of Population Differentiation in the Polychaete, Hobsonia florida in Light of the Geologic History of Long Island Sound Roman Zajac
Isaac Ong'weno Onyango Kenyatta University Chemistry Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Selected Kenyan Croton Species Used in Traditional Medicine Sumesh Chhabra
Quintin Michael Overocker University of Tennessee Paleontology / Sedimentation Origin of Breccias in the Wallace Fm., Mesoproterozoic Belt Supergroup, MT and ID Linda Kah
Arpat Ozgul University of Florida Ecology Effects of patch quality and network structure on patch-occupancy dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot metapopulation Madan Oli
Tonya Ann Penkrot Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Ecology Paleoecological Inferences on Paleocene-Eocene Condylarths using Dental Morphometrics Mark Teaford
Daniel James Peppe Yale University Paleontology / Sedimentation An integrated biostratigraphic study of the Paleocene floras in the Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA Leo Hickey
Ethan Richard Perry University of Texas Petrology / Geochemistry Field and petrographic study of mylonitic fabrics: Implications for tectonic corrugation development, Tanque Verde Ridge, Arizona, USA Sharon Mosher
Jonathan Marcus Perry Duke University Anthropology Investigation of the Anatomy of the Muscles of Mastication in Extant Strepsirhines and Reconstruction of these Muscles in Extinct Strepsirhines Christine Wall
Christine Ann Phillips-Krawczak University of Kansas Anthropology Population History of the Garifuna of Saint Vincent Island and Central America Michael Crawford
Joshua Joseph Picotte Portland State University Ecology Responses of the parental and hybrid genotypes of the Piriqueta caroliniana complex to calcareous soil conditions Mitchell Cruzan
Gabriela Inés Pirk University of Buenos Aires Ecology Effects of seed selection by harvester ants on seed abundance in the central Monte desert Luis Marone
Brian Frederic Platt University of Kansas Paleontology / Sedimentation Integration of ichnology and sedimentology in interpreting alluvial deposits of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming Stephen Hasiotis
Militsa Justine Plavsic Cambridge University Ecology Fire as a disturbance mechanism in small mammal communities of the Okavango Delta, Botswana Tim Coulson
Maxi Michelle Polihronakis University of Connecticut Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Investigating the evolution of male and female genitalic structures in Phyllophaga species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and their role in post-copulatory sexual selection Charles Henry
David Aaron Pulley Southwest Missouri State University Ecology Evaluating the effects of fire frequency and intensity on nutrient availability in Ozark forests by monitoring soil respiration D. Wait
Bethany Jean Purdin University of Georgia Petrology / Geochemistry Geochemical Evidence of Meteoric Diagenesis in Ordovician Limestones of the Nashville Dome, TN Loren Railsback,
Bozidar Purtic University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Role of the Immunological Synapse In T Cell Function Christoph Wuelfing
Marisa Marie Queen Boise State University Cell Biology / Biochemistry Intraocular inflammation: Induction of epithelial cell-secreted proteases by neutrophil-derived Oncostatin M. Cheryl Jorcyk
Gregory J. Ragland University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Thermal adaptation of the pitcher plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii Joel Kingsolver
Yasmin Jahanara Rahman University of California, Riverside Paleontology / Sedimentation Responses of Marine Communities to Global Climate Change: Studying a Guild in Evolutionary Time Mary Droser
Regina Danielle Ralston University of Louisville Cell Biology / Biochemistry Non-Apoptotic Caspase-3 Activation in Zebrafish Cone Photoreceptors Heywood Petry
Erin Elizabeth Reardon University of Florida Ecology Effects of Hypoxia on the Life History and Energetics of the African Cichlid Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor Lauren Chapman
Sadie Kathleen Reed Kent State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Request for Support for a Short Research Visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney Stephen Weeks
Matthew Jason Reetz University of Florida Ecology Expansion of the Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater ater) into Florida Kathryn Sieving
Jason Dallas Reynolds Unity College Ecology Morphological Changes in the Presence of Invasive Species Amy Arnett
Mona Rezapour University of California, Berkeley Cell Biology / Biochemistry Examining the Effect of Short-Term Treatment of Estrogen before Carcinogen Exposure Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy
Michael Edwards Rieser University of Minnesota, Duluth Tectonics / Geophysics Deformation, metamorphism and tectonic history of 1.7 Ga orogenic events in Proterozoic gneisses of the Mojave Province, Providence Mountains, SE California John Goodge
Amy Allison Roberts Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Ecology Habit Selection of the Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus, in Southwestern Virginia Robin Andrews
Vikki Lynne Rodgers Boston University Ecology What determines the invasive success of Alliaria petiolata and Hesperis matronalis? Adrien Finzi
Rodney Rodriguez University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Ecology Butterflies of “La Tula” watershed, Puerto Rico: Spatial heterogeneity and morphologic diversity Carla Restrepo
Xanic Jimena Rondon Miami University of Ohio Ecology Assessing the sustainability of Strip Clear-Cutting in the Peruvian Amazon David Gorchov
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Teresa Sabato Ceraldi Saint Louis University Tectonics / Geophysics Fluid migration in and across fault zones with footwall shales and hanging wall carbonates in Sawtooth Range of the Rocky Mountains, northwest Montana David Kirschner
Jameal F. Samhouri University of California, Los Angeles Ecology The interaction of selective mortality, density dependence, and habitat quality in coral reef fish population dynamics Richard Vance
Thomas Jon Sanger Washington University in St. Louis Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The developmental bases of Anolis limb evolution Jeremy Gibson-Brown
Sara Louise Sarkey Loyola University Chicago Cell Biology / Biochemistry Extranuclear Androgen Receptors in Axons of the Adult Rat Brain Lydia DonCarlos
Michael James Savin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ecology Influence of Microbial Activity on Travertine Mineralization: Abiotic vs. Biotic Controls on Carbonate Precipitation Bruce Fouke
Justin Thayne Schaefer University of California, Irvine Physiology / Functional Morphology Functional analysis of variable skeletal morphology in batoid (elasmobranchii) wings Adam Summers
Chris Alan Schmidt University of Arizona Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Phylogenetics and Phylogeography of Ponerine Ants David Maddison
Christian Michael Schrader University of Georgia Petrology / Geochemistry Experimental Determination of Source Material and P-T-a(H2O) Melting Alberto Patino-Douce
Katherine Lynn Schroer University of Georgia Hydrology / Geomorphology Tracer study to determine biogeochemical controls on the fate of nitrate along a ground-water to surface-water flow path Valentine Nzengung
Michele Rae Schutzenhofer Saint Louis University Ecology Relative fitness of two sympatric congeneric Plantago species: a test of the enemy release hypothesis Thomas Valone
Laura Ann Sederstrom University of Alaska Anchorage Hydrology / Geomorphology Geomorphology and formation of Crescent Lake valley, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Kristine Crossen
Michal Segoli Ben Gurion University of the Negev Behavioral Ecology A risky mating: constraints on male reproductive success in a widow spider Yael Lubin
Stanley Serafin Tulane University Anthropology Violence and Site Abandonment: Bioarchaeological Investigation of the Collapse of Mayapan John Verano
Laura Rose Sharkey University of Hawaii at Manoa Behavioral Ecology The Role of the Auditory System in the Recruitment of Larval Reef Fish Timothy Tricas
Tanya Chantal Shavalia University of Michigan Petrology / Geochemistry Radiogenic Isotope Variations in an Active Subduction Setting (St. Lucia, W.I.) – Implications for Magma Petrogenesis Samuel Mukasa
Katherine Aina Shaw Clark University Behavioral Ecology The evolution of phenotypically-plastic behavioral syndromes in the threespine stickleback adaptive radiation Susan Foster
Nicole Regan Shelnut University of South Florida Anthropology Isotopic Analysis of Mummies from Northwestern Argentina Robert Tykot
Andrew Olaf Shelton University of Chicago Ecology Linking bottom-up forces to variation in life history success: the impact of herring spawn on intertidal and shallow subtidal kelp communities in Alaska Cathy Pfister
Sara Kathryn Simon University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Anthropology The Effect of Socio-political Changes on Human Skeletal Remains from the Transitional Period (AD 800-950) in the Jequetepeque-Chaman region, Peru Dale Hutchinson
Christin Tara Slaughter University of North Carolina at Wilmington Systematics / Evolutionary Biology The role of gametic incompatibility in the maintenance of species boundaries between hybridizing blue mussels Michael McCartney
Angela Marie Smilanich Tulane University Ecology How do pesticides in Costa Rican banana plantations affect biological control of caterpillars? Lee Dyer
Christian Paul Soucier Brooklyn College of the City University of New York Behavioral Ecology A potential mechanism for detecting water-born vibrations in the Chambered Nautilus Jennifer Basil
Kevin Malone Spigel University of Wisconsin - Madison Hydrology / Geomorphology Erosion and Sedimentation History of Emrick Lake, South-Central Wisconsin, in Response to Holocene Environmental Change James Knox
Laura Henderson Spinney Princeton University Physiology / Functional Morphology Endocrine Mechanisms of Alternative Phenotypes in the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) Michaela Hau
Scott Everett Stavely Lee University Ecology Population status of eastern hellbenders Cryptobranchus alleganiensis in the southern Cherokee National Forest Michael Freake
Charles Tristan Stayton University of Chicago Physiology / Functional Morphology Functional and morphological convergence of herbivorous lizard skulls Mark Westneat
Janette Ann Steets University of Pittsburgh Ecology The Effect of Vegetative Herbivory on the Mating System of Impatiens Capensis Tia-Lynn Ashman
Eliana Ruth Steinberg University of Buenos Aires Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Cytogenetic characterization of Saimiri boliviensis from the Corrientes Biological Station (EBCo) in Argentina Marta Mudry
Dustin Blake Stephens University of California, Berkeley Anthropology Evolutionary Origins of Human Ethanol Intake in Primate Frugivory? Robert Dudley
Laura Kathryn Stroik Arizona State University Anthropology Patterns of dimorphism and allometry of the hominoid forelimb and the relationship of phylogeny, allometry, and function with interspecific pattern similarity Kaye Reed
Peter C. Sugarman University of Southern Mississippi Psychology Acoustic Discrimination in Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Stan Kuczaj
Shantha Ramani Sumanasinghe North Carolina State University Physiology / Functional Morphology Can nematodes cause the same ion flux changes around root hairs of Lotus japonicus as those caused by nodule-inducing bacteria? Nina Allen
Brittany Lynne Sutherland Western Kentucky University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Determination of Evolutionary Relationships of Himalayan Rubus (Rosaceae) species based on DNA sequence data Lawrence Alice
Timothy David Swain Florida State University Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Evolution of symbiosis in zoanthids Janie Wulff
Andrea Swei University of California, Berkeley Ecology Impacts of an introduced plant pathogen on the ecology of a human disease Cheryl Briggs
Benjamin Ryan Tanner University of Tennessee Ecology C3/C4 Variations in Higher Salt Marsh Sediments: An Application of                                      Compound Specific Isotopic Analysis of Lipid Biomarkers to Late Holocene Paleoclimatic Research Maria Uhle
Ellen K. Ter Haar Central Michigan University Behavioral Ecology Predation and Nesting Activity of the Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) on Beaver Island, Michigan James Gillingham
Jessica Jean Terrien Syracuse University Petrology / Geochemistry Quantifying the Potential Role of the Mantle in Magma Generation in the Catalina Metamorphic Core Complex, Arizona Suzanne Baldwin
Brian Jeffrey Thompson University of Central Florida Ecology Intra-nest temperature regimes and hatchling ecology of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas): Determining hatchling sex ratio, hatching to emergence interval, and factors affecting emergence Llewellyn Ehrhart
Erin Charlotte Tolhurst University of California, Santa Barbara Cell Biology / Biochemistry The Role of Thrombospondin-4 in Retinal Development Dennis Clegg
John Ashley Towns University of Alabama Petrology / Geochemistry Volcanoes and glaciers: dating of glaciovolcanic eruptions and Holocene-Pleistocene ice-sheet distributions, southwestern British Columbia, Canada Nathan Green
Lisa Marie Tranel University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Tectonics / Geophysics Development of a Digital Model of the Surface and Subsurface Shape of the Stephen Marshak
Paula Alejandra Trillo University of Montana Behavioral Ecology Longterm Consequences of Brood Amalgamation in the Tortoise Beetle Acromis sparsa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Douglas Emlen
Javier delBarco Trillo University of Memphis Behavioral Ecology Male meadow voles adjust their sperm investment in response to a risk of sperm competition Matthew Parris
Dana Marie Troullier University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Psychology Epilepsy as a model for angiogenesis: The effects of short-duration seizure induction on vasculature in rodents Rodney Swain
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Karen Marie Vanaman Northern Arizona University Hydrology / Geomorphology Analysis of alluvial flood deposits, Newberry Volcano, central Oregon Nancy Riggs
James Michael VanderVeen Indiana University Anthropology Subsistence Patterns as Markers of Cultural Exchange: Spanish and Taíno Interactions at La Isabela Geoffrey Conrad
Dana Lynn VanHaitsma Grand Valley State University Ecology Selective predation by yellow perch: are round gobies equal to native prey? Carl Ruetz
Judith F. Vazquez University of Houston - Downtown Petrology / Geochemistry Geochemical Comparison Between Geophagous and Non-Geophagous Clays Kenneth Johnson
Adriana Judith Veloza College of William and Mary Ecology Trophic Upgrading in Marine Food Webs Kam Tang
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John D. Wagner University of New Mexico Anthropology Essential fatty acids and development in Ecuadorian children Jane Lancaster
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Michael Donald Wall University of Sydney Behavioral Ecology The effect of foraging mode on snake ecology and evolution: evidence from an Australian legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) Richard Shine
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Mark Andrew Westbrock Wake Forest University Behavioral Ecology Adaptive sex allocation in the Nazca booby (Sula granti) David Anderson
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Tina Kay Whitney University of Wisconsin Psychology The Role of Progesterone in Mammalian Paternal Behavior Catherine Marler
Joshua Ryan Whorley University of Washington Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Reproductive ecology of Antelope ground squirrels at their northern range limit George Kenagy
Norman John Wickett University of Connecticut Systematics / Evolutionary Biology Genome evolution under relaxed functional constraints: an example from the non-photosynthetic liverwort, Cryptothallus mirabilis (Jungermanniopsida, Aneuraceae) Bernard Goffinet
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