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March 2004 Subject

Grants from the March 15, 2004 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



College / University Title Mentor
Anthropology Kimberly Oakberg Allegretto Brandeis University The Role of maize in the development of sociopolitical complexity in the Central Mississippi Valley, A.D. 800-1200 Robert Zeitlin
Anthropology Karen Lynn Baab The Graduate Center, The City University of New York Cranial Variation in Homo erectus Eric Delson
Anthropology Sarah Barr Barber University of Colorado, Boulder Early State Organization on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico Arthur Joyce
Anthropology Tracy Kay Betsinger Ohio State University Gender-Based Health Differences in Medieval Poland Clark Larsen
Anthropology Chelsea Blackmore University of California, Riverside Quantitative Phosphorous Testing of Exterior Living Spaces as an Index of Social Identity Wendy Ashmore
Anthropology John Andrew Bunce University of California, Davis Ecological Consequences of Trichromatic Color Vision for Callicebus brunneus, a New World Monkey Lynne Isbell
Anthropology Margaret Chatham Crofoot Harvard University Distribution and Movement Patterns of Capuchin Monkeys on Barro Colorado Island, Panama Richard Wrangham
Anthropology Seth David Dobson Washington University in St. Louis Comparative Study of Facial Mobility in Nonhuman Anthropoids Richard Smith
Anthropology Matthew Ronald Freeman University of Southern Mississippi Social and Political Complexity at Deathly Silent Mound Homer Jackson
Anthropology Evan Stuart Grant University of Arizona Investigating human diet in northern Mongolia during the Pleistocene John Olsen
Anthropology Jandy Barbara Hanna Duke University Vertical climbing efficiency in primates Daniel Schmitt
Anthropology Andrea Laneece Hatch University of Puget Sound Musculoskeltal stress markers (MSM) as indicators of kneeling behavior in a Byzantine Jerusalem monastery Susan Sheridan
Anthropology Katherine Jane Hinde University Maternal Condition and Lactational Investment: Milk Composition in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) Joan Silk
Anthropology Timothy Donovan Hollis University of Massachusetts An Elite Maya Residence in at Dos Hombres, Belize Lauren Sullivan
Anthropology James Andrew Kenworthy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Enhancing the Digital Representation of Archaeological Landscapes:Microtopography & GIS Clara Scarry
Anthropology Susan Elizabeth Lofthouse McGill University Foxe Basin Archaeology Project James Savelle
Anthropology Heidi M. Luchsinger Texas A&M University Dating the Late Pleistocene Climate Reversal in Central Argentina Michael Waters
Anthropology Julie Gayle Markin University of Georgia Woodstock: Understanding Settlement, Subsistence and Political Change in the Late Woodland Southeast David Hally
Anthropology Kathleen Marie Muldoon Washington University in St. Louis Paleoecology of Ankilitelo: Implications for Late Quaternary Megafaunal Extinctions David Rasmussen
Anthropology Eric Shane Nocerino University of California, Santa Barbara Functional Differences Between Upland and Lowland Neolithic Sites in Southern Germany Michael Jochim
Anthropology Colleen Hillary Nyberg University of Missouri, Columbia Social Support Networks and Child Morbidity in a Dominican Village Mark Flinn
Anthropology Jonathan Marcus Perry Duke University Investigation of the Anatomy of the Muscles of Mastication in Extant Strepsirhines and Reconstruction of these Muscles in Extinct Strepsirhines Christine Wall
Anthropology Christine Ann Phillips-Krawczak University of Kansas Population History of the Garifuna of Saint Vincent Island and Central America Michael Crawford
Anthropology Stanley Serafin Tulane University Violence and Site Abandonment: Bioarchaeological Investigation of the Collapse of Mayapan John Verano
Anthropology Nicole Regan Shelnut University of South Florida Isotopic Analysis of Mummies from Northwestern Argentina Robert Tykot
Anthropology Sara Kathryn Simon University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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
Anthropology Dustin Blake Stephens University of California, Berkeley Evolutionary Origins of Human Ethanol Intake in Primate Frugivory? Robert Dudley
Anthropology Laura Kathryn Stroik Arizona State University Patterns of dimorphism and allometry of the hominoid forelimb and the relationship of phylogeny, allometry, and function with interspecific pattern similarity Kaye Reed
Anthropology James Michael VanderVeen Indiana University Subsistence Patterns as Markers of Cultural Exchange: Spanish and Taíno Interactions at La Isabela Geoffrey Conrad
Anthropology John D. Wagner University of New Mexico Essential fatty acids and development in Ecuadorian children Jane Lancaster
Anthropology Tammy Yvonne Watkins University of Georgia The Agricultural Landscapes of the Maya in Northwestern Belize Elois Ann Berlin
Anthropology Vicki Lynn Wedel University of California, Santa Cruz Biological Effects of Slavery and Emancipation on Historical African Americans Alison Galloway
Anthropology Kimberly Denise Williams Ohio State University A Geospatial Bioarchaeological Perspective on Behavior, Activity Patterns, and Lifestyle in the Eastern Woodlands of North America Clark Larsen
Anthropology Alyson Gail Young Ohio State University Rethinking the role of infant development in health outcomes among the Datoga of Tanzania Ivy Pike
Behavioral Ecology Nicole Renee Abel Gannon University The influence of condition factor and body size on the vocalizations of male round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) Greg Andraso
Behavioral Ecology Rachelle Martha Marie Adams University of Texas The Evolution of Social Parasitism in Megalomyrmex Ants Ulrich Mueller
Behavioral Ecology Rindy Christine Anderson University of Miami The cardiac response as a measure of song perception in the song sparrow Melospiza melodia William Searcy
Behavioral Ecology Susan L. Balenger Towson University Does extra-marital mating make bluebirds blue? Color and paternity in Mountain Bluebirds L. Johnson
Behavioral Ecology Oliver Mathias Beckers University of Missouri, Columbia Phenotypic plasticity of mate choice Johannes Schul
Behavioral Ecology Peter Edward Bouwma Florida State University The aposematic function of sound production in spiny lobsters William Herrnkind
Behavioral Ecology Jason Louis Cashmore University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Factors affecting site fidelity of a burrowing crayfish Carla Caceres
Behavioral Ecology Jennifer Louise Ciaccio University of Miami 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
Behavioral Ecology Miranda Michelle Cooley Oregon State University Feather Choice In Tachycineta Swallows Tara Robinson
Behavioral Ecology Idelle Alvaree Cooper Indiana University Maintenance of the female color polymorphism in damselflies by negative frequency-dependent selection Curtis Lively
Behavioral Ecology Ana Paula Cutrera National University of Mar del Plata Intraspecific comparative study of the dispersal patterns in two populations of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys talarum Eileen Lacey
Behavioral Ecology Paul Anthony De Luca University of Missouri, Columbia Patterns of mating and dispersal behavior in a treehopper Reginald Cocroft
Behavioral Ecology Verity Lynn Mathis New Mexico State University Conservation genetics of banner-tailed kangaroo rats (Dipodomys spectabilis): a molecular ecology perspective Gary Roemer
Behavioral Ecology Joel William McGlothlin Indiana University Static and dynamic sexual traits in dark-eyed juncos: evolutionary integration or alternative mating strategies? Ellen Ketterson
Behavioral Ecology Bridgette Faye Nace California State University Northridge Reproductive Behavior of Black Perch (Embiotoca jacksoni) Larry Allen
Behavioral Ecology Erin Amelia Olson Idaho State University Mating Strategies in the Female Burying Beetle, Nicrophorus investigator : a case of Intraspecific Brood Parasitism Rosemary Smith
Behavioral Ecology Michal Segoli Ben Gurion University of the Negev A risky mating: constraints on male reproductive success in a widow spider Yael Lubin
Behavioral Ecology Laura Rose Sharkey University of Hawaii at Manoa The Role of the Auditory System in the Recruitment of Larval Reef Fish Timothy Tricas
Behavioral Ecology Katherine Aina Shaw Clark University The evolution of phenotypically-plastic behavioral syndromes in the threespine stickleback adaptive radiation Susan Foster
Behavioral Ecology Christian Paul Soucier Brooklyn College of the City University of New York A potential mechanism for detecting water-born vibrations in the Chambered Nautilus Jennifer Basil
Behavioral Ecology Ellen K. Ter Haar Central Michigan University Predation and Nesting Activity of the Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) on Beaver Island, Michigan James Gillingham
Behavioral Ecology Javier delBarco Trillo University of Memphis Male meadow voles adjust their sperm investment in response to a risk of sperm competition Matthew Parris
Behavioral Ecology Paula Alejandra Trillo University of Montana Longterm Consequences of Brood Amalgamation in the Tortoise Beetle Acromis sparsa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Douglas Emlen
Behavioral Ecology Michael Donald Wall University of Sydney The effect of foraging mode on snake ecology and evolution: evidence from an Australian legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) Richard Shine
Behavioral Ecology Jennifer Man-Ling Wang University of California, Berkeley Does Microbial Penetration Affect Hatching Success in Temperate Passerine Birds? Steven Beissinger
Behavioral Ecology Mark Andrew Westbrock Wake Forest University Adaptive sex allocation in the Nazca booby (Sula granti) David Anderson
Behavioral Ecology Elsa Kristen Youngsteadt North Carolina State University Behavioral and chemical ecology of Neotropical ant-gardens Coby Schal
Behavioral Ecology Dale Allyn Zaborowski State University of West Georgia Training Bobwhite to Increase Predator Recognition and Reaction Time Carl Quertermus
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Thomas M Barry University of New Hampshire Molecular Investigations of Photobiology in the Green Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Charles Walker
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Cynthia Frances Chi University of Massachusetts Amherst An in vitro model to determine the mechanism by which statins and ubiquinone affect C2C12 myotubes Priscilla Clarkson
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Elizabeth Marie Chislock Pennsylvania State University Regulation of Osteoblast Alkaline Phosphatase Activity by Bone-Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Andrea Mastro
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Vlad Alexandru Codrea University of Texas at Austin Computationally-Guided Approach to Augmenting the Genetic Code Andrew Ellington
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Patrick David Curtis University of Georgia Biological Cyanide Production in Myxococcus xanthus Lawrence Shimkets
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Hung Quoc Doan University of Texas at Austin Determining Reptilian Sex-Specific Markers Using AFLP David Crews
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Janet Renee Donaldson Mississippi State University Involvement of RuvAB and RecG in the Recovery of Replication following UV-induced DNA Damage in Escherichia coli Justin Courcelle
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Dragos Mihael Galusca Emporia State University Interaction between Hyperinsulinemia and Depressed Levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 on Neuronal Cell Survival in Alzheimer's Disease Leland Sudlow
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Laura Judith Geffner University of Buenos Aires Direct PCR detection of Cryptosporidium parvum in human feces and environmental waters Graciela Garbossa
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Andrea Marie Hanson University of Colorado, Boulder Investigating the effect of simulated microgravity and radiation on osteoblasts for the ultimate prediction of changes in long duration space flight Virginia Ferguson
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Bo Jason Hayes Middle Tennessee State University The isolation and characterization of a novel Legionella-like amoeba pathogen from a cooling tower Mary Farone
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Katherine Ann Heminger Wright State University MdmX Affects on Tumor Cell Gene Expression Steven Berberich
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Basarab Gabriel Hosu University of Missouri, Columbia The Role of the cytoskeleton mechanotransduction: a study using magnetic tweezers Gabor Forgacs
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Gera Marie Jochum West Virginia University Variations in Root Ginsenosides from Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng) Grown under Increased Temperature Richard Thomas
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Jeremy Clinton Jones University of Wisconsin - Madison The Importance of TGF-B; in the Host Immune Response to Lethal H5N1 Influenza Infection Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Molishree Umesh Joshi East Carolina University The Use of E-selectin antagonist peptide to investigate the migration of exogenous endothelial cells to tumor vasculature Kathryn Verbanac
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Alexander Kushnir Yeshiva University Determining the FKBP12.6 binding site on ryanodine receptor/Ca2+ release channels Xander Wehrens
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Gang Li University of California, Riverisde Recruitment of TAF1 to DNA by acetylated p53 Xuan Liu
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Li Lu Miami University of Ohio Studies on Cold Resistance in Palms: Analysis of CBF-like (Cold Binding Factor) Genes Kenneth Wilson
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Justin Brian Maxhimer Rush University Expression and Gene Regulation of Heparanase in Diabetic Nephropathy Xiulong Xu
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Johanna Marie Missak University of Nebraska at Omaha 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
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Jordan Mark Newell Lebanon Valley College Examination of the sequence requirements for the dimerization of guanosine-5'-monophosphate synthetase (GMPS) Walter Patton
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Bozidar Purtic University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center The Role of the Immunological Synapse In T Cell Function Christoph Wuelfing
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Marisa Marie Queen Boise State University Intraocular inflammation: Induction of epithelial cell-secreted proteases by neutrophil-derived Oncostatin M. Cheryl Jorcyk
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Regina Danielle Ralston University of Louisville Non-Apoptotic Caspase-3 Activation in Zebrafish Cone Photoreceptors Heywood Petry
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Mona Rezapour University of California, Berkeley Examining the Effect of Short-Term Treatment of Estrogen before Carcinogen Exposure Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Mark Jeremy Rozmarynowycz Lorain County Community College Construction and Characterization of Synechocystis PCC 6803 mrgA and Phosphoglucomutase Bioreporters to be used to Detect Nutrient Availability in Natural Aquatic Environments Kathryn Durham
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Sara Louise Sarkey Loyola University Chicago Extranuclear Androgen Receptors in Axons of the Adult Rat Brain Lydia DonCarlos
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Erin Charlotte Tolhurst University of California, Santa Barbara The Role of Thrombospondin-4 in Retinal Development Dennis Clegg
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Swapnil Vijay Vaidya University of North Texas Health Science Center Identification of a Novel Tumor Associated Ligand for the Natural Killer Cell Receptor 2B4 Porunelloor Mathew
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Maria Natalia Vergara Miami University of Ohio Retina regeneration and the role of FGFs Katia Del Rio-Tsonis
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Nicholas K. Wadsworth Idaho State University Discovery, characterization, and specificity of antimicrobial activities found in burying beetle (Nicrophorus) secretions Larry Farrell
Cell Biology / Biochemistry Xiangrong Zhao University of California, Berkeley Test of relationship between polymorphisms in the glucocorticoid response element sequence in the proviral promoter of bovine leukemia virus and parity protection against human breast cancer Gertrude Buehring
Chemistry Pamilla J. Ball University of Cincinnati Investigating Electronic Communication Mediated by -stacks William Connick
Chemistry Timothy Morris Cofer Tennessee Technological University Selective Dissolution of Heavy Metals from Soils Utilizing Accelerated Solvent Extraction Dale Ensor
Chemistry Ashley Sue Dumas Saint Anselm College Quantitative Spectroscopic Characterization of Ancient Coins Mary Kate Donais
Chemistry Bradley Alan Flowers University of Texas at Austin Thermochemistry of Peroxyacetyl Nitrate via Vibrational Overtone Absorption Spectroscopy John Stanton
Chemistry Benjamin Aaron Garcia University of Virginia Differential Expression of the Post-translational Modification Patterns on Linker Histone H1.2 from Apoptotic Versus Healthy Cells Donald Hunt
Chemistry Benjamin Wade Harmon Tennessee Technological University Extraction of Radioactive Cesium from High-Level Waste Dale Ensor
Chemistry Pallop Karnchanaphanurach Harvard University Single Particle Tracking Reveals Evidence of Spatial Organization in the Regulation of Complement Activation on the Erythrocyte Membrane David Golan
Chemistry Yuanbing Mao State University of New York at Stony Brook Synthesis and Characterization of BaTiO3 and SrTiO3 nanostructures Stanislaus Wong
Chemistry Laura Ruth McCunn University of Chicago Probing the Dissociation Dynamics of the Methoxycarbonyl Radical Laurie Butler
Chemistry Isaac Ong'weno Onyango Kenyatta University Phytochemical and Biological Studies of Selected Kenyan Croton Species Used in Traditional Medicine Sumesh Chhabra
Chemistry Christopher Ryan Yeisley Saint Francis University Electrochemistry of a model compound of Hydroxylamino oxidoredietase Edward Zovinka
Ecology Heidi Lynn Alderman East Carolina University Osprey as a Model of Mercury Accumulation in Top Predators in Aquatic Ecosystems Roger Rulifson
Ecology Alberto Anzures Dadda Instituto de Ecología, A.C. The consequences of rainforest fragmentation and the loss of howler monkeys on seeds dispersal and seedling recruitment in Dialium guianense Robert Manson
Ecology Katherine Kimberlin Arkema University of California, Santa Barbara The Influence of Giant Kelp on Suspension-Feeding Marine Invertebrates Sally Holbrook
Ecology Rafael Avila-Flores University of Alberta Demography and population dynamics of black-tailed prairie dogs in a fragmented landscape of Chihuahua, Mexico Stan Boutin
Ecology Adrian Bruno Azpiroz University of Missouri, St. Louis Ecology and Conservation of Pampas Grassland Birds John Blake
Ecology Alison Elizabeth Bennett Indiana University Mechanisms underlying complex interactions between plants, herbivores, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi James Bever
Ecology April M.H. Blakeslee University of New Hampshire Discerning the ecological history of a cryptogenic marine snail, Littorina littorea, utilizing a novel combination of molecular genetics and parasites Michael Lesser
Ecology Katherine Patricia Bleiker University of Montana Interactions between Dendroctonus ponderosae and its filamentous fungal associates Diana Six
Ecology Elizabeth Bone University of Massachusetts A test for evolved increase in phenotypic plasticity in invasive populations of cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum L Peter Alpert
Ecology Leslie Alyson Brandt University of Minnesota Do changes in ultraviolet-B radiation affect mycorrhizal colonization? An investigation in the Colorado shortgrass steppe Jennifer King
Ecology Christy Elaine Briles University of Oregon Postglacial forest development and disturbance history from the biologically diverse Klamath Mountains Cathy Whitlock
Ecology Curtis Jason Brown University of Maine Spatial Effects of Predation on the American Lobster Richard Wahle
Ecology Jessica Rae Brzyski Georgia Southern University Beaver (Castor canadensis) Impacts on Herbaceous Plant Communities in Southern Georgia Bruce Schulte
Ecology Christine Renate Buckley Tulane University The effects of egg retention in cold climates on offspring morphology and performance in a montane lizard Duncan Irschick
Ecology Alejandra Carvajal University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Seed dispersal and predation by a tropical forest rodent Gregory Adler
Ecology Alessandro Marco Catenazzi Florida International University 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
Ecology Aaron Francis Collins Florida Institute of Technology Testing false-color satellite imaging of Los Amigos, Peru for trends in vegetative structure Mark Bush
Ecology Melissa Kaye Dean Humboldt State University 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
Ecology Linnae Nicole DeCamp California State University San Marcos Effects of increased carbon dioxide on calcification rates in magnesian calcite producers Victoria Fabry
Ecology Angela May Dubois University of Alaska Fairbanks Dynamics of chemical defenses in four Kachemak Bay kelp species as a response to gastropod grazing patterns Katrin Iken
Ecology Kristina L. Ecton Northern Arizona University Evaluating Migratory Routes of Neotropical Migrants Using Stable Isotopes Charles van Riper III
Ecology Vesela Vasileva Evtimova Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Biological Assessment of Karst Water Ecosystem in the Ponor Mountains, Western Bulgaria: Role of Crustaceans as Bioindicators Ivan Pandourski
Ecology Jose Francisco Fabara University of Missouri, St Louis The impact of human activities on macaw diversity and abundance in lowland forest of Amazonia Bette Loiselle
Ecology Erin Renée Fanning Central Missouri State University Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Vertical Distribution of Lichen Growth Forms in Canopies of Selected Tree Species Harold Keller
Ecology Elizabeth Anne Fasy Oregon State University Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Melanin Production and Heat Shock Proteins in Amphibians Andrew Blaustein
Ecology Trista Lee Felty Villanova University Are College Campuses Reservoirs for Arthropod Diversity and Abundance? April Boulton
Ecology Rita Malia Fincher Tulane University Metabolic cost of increased production of secondary compounds in a tropical understory shrub Lee Dyer
Ecology Paula C. Furey Bowling Green State University Biodiversity of diatoms in Forney Creek, Great Smokey Mountains National Park Rex Lowe
Ecology Brad Michael Glorioso Middle Tennessee State University Harvesting Effects on Survivability of Hatchling and Yearling Turtles Vincent Cobb
Ecology Edward Kyle Hall University of Minnessota Temperature and Resource Effects on Bacterial Stoichiometry and Nutrient Recycling Jim Cotner
Ecology Sonia M. Hernandez-Divers University of Georgia Prevalence of disease in free-ranging birds in and around the Maquipucuna Reserve, Ecuador and its relationship to habitat use Rosemond Amy
Ecology Jason Todd Hoverman University of Pittsburgh The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in snails: the role of phenotypic trade-offs Rick Relyea
Ecology Theresa Ortensia Jenkins University of Nevada, Reno 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
Ecology Punidan D. Jeyasingh University of Oklahoma Ecosystem and genetic characteristics affect susceptibility to predation? Lawrence Weider
Ecology Sarah Elizabeth Johnson East Carolina University The effects of competition on seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus, Raf.) Claudia Jolls
Ecology Sheri L. Johnson University of Maine Density dependent historecognition in the colonial ascidian, Botryllus schlosseri, as influenced by genetic relatedness Philip Yund
Ecology Mari Kimura Cornell University What Happens When Pathogens Meet a Novel Host? Malaria In An Avian Host Across Its Native and Introduced Range Irby, Lovette,
Ecology Sean W. Kinane University of South Florida Effects of Hydrodynamics on Bleaching in Corals: Does Increased Flow Lead to Diminished Bleaching Stress? Florence Thomas
Ecology Jessica Yvonne Kiser University of Northern Colorado Resource use in relation to wingloading in female bats in Boulder County, CO Adams Rick
Ecology Page Elizabeth Klug University of Nebraska at Omaha The effects of grassland patch and landscape characteristics on the predator community of grassland bird nests Lillian Wolfenbarger
Ecology Johanna Marie Kraus University of Virginia Reciprocal subsidies at a pond-forest boundary Henry Wilbur
Ecology Silvia Beatriz Lomáscolo University of Florida Role of Seed Dispersers in the Evolutionary Diversification of Fruiting Plants Colin Chapman
Ecology Cynthia King Maddox Central Michigan University Genetic Evaluation of Black-Footed Ferrets for Reintroduction Purposes Bradley Swanson
Ecology Vanessa Marilie Madrid State University of New York at Stony Brook Quantification of bacterial metabolic activities in deltaic tropical mobile muds Josephine Aller
Ecology Seth Besterveldt Magle Colorado State University The Persistence of Wildlife Communities on Urban Habitat Islands in the Colorado Front Range Kevin Crooks
Ecology William Brett Mattingly Indiana University The Role of Soil Nitrogen Heterogeneity in Enhancing the Diversity and Productivity of Prairie Communities Heather Reynolds
Ecology Angela B. Moline Colorado State University The effect of non-native riparian vegetation on stream invertebrate communities N. Poff
Ecology Jeffrey Alan Moore Appalachian State University Effects of a Hyperalkaline Spill on the Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in a Fourth Order Stream Shea Tuberty
Ecology Jane Loretta Murawski Central Michigan University Impacts of Road Salt Runoff on Population Size, Development, and Survival Rates of the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) James Gillingham
Ecology Erin Frances Murphy University of Nevada, Las Vegas Molecular Survey of a Macroscopic White Floc-forming Microbial Community in Darrough's Hot Spring, a 95ºC Spring in Central Nevada Brian Hedlund
Ecology Meaghan Thibault Murphy McGill University Tree species diversity and soil respiration in a Panamanian plantation Catherine Potvin
Ecology Melanie April Murphy Washington State University Landscape Genetics of Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas) and Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata) Populations in Yellowstone National Park Andrew Storfer
Ecology Monica Alexandra Needoba St Mary's College Moraga Assesing the Environmental Quality of Suisun Bay Through Water, Sediment and Organism Census Data Steven Kelley
Ecology Vanessa Lynn Nero University of Miami The influence of abiotic and biotic factors on nearshore marine communities of the Bahamas Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey
Ecology Elizabeth Fleur Nicklen University of Alaska Fairbanks Ant Effects on the Reproduction of Acacia constricta Diane Wagner
Ecology Mark Novak University of Chicago Omnivory, interaction web dynamics, and the properties of real food webs Tim Wootton
Ecology Arpat Ozgul University of Florida Effects of patch quality and network structure on patch-occupancy dynamics of a yellow-bellied marmot metapopulation Madan Oli
Ecology Tonya Ann Penkrot Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Paleoecological Inferences on Paleocene-Eocene Condylarths using Dental Morphometrics Mark Teaford
Ecology Joshua Joseph Picotte Portland State University Responses of the parental and hybrid genotypes of the Piriqueta caroliniana complex to calcareous soil conditions Mitchell Cruzan
Ecology Gabriela Inés Pirk University of Buenos Aires Effects of seed selection by harvester ants on seed abundance in the central Monte desert Luis Marone
Ecology Militsa Justine Plavsic Cambridge University Fire as a disturbance mechanism in small mammal communities of the Okavango Delta, Botswana Tim Coulson
Ecology David Aaron Pulley Southwest Missouri State University Evaluating the effects of fire frequency and intensity on nutrient availability in Ozark forests by monitoring soil respiration D. Wait
Ecology Erin Elizabeth Reardon University of Florida Effects of Hypoxia on the Life History and Energetics of the African Cichlid Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor Lauren Chapman
Ecology Matthew Jason Reetz University of Florida Expansion of the Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater ater) into Florida Kathryn Sieving
Ecology Jason Dallas Reynolds Unity College Morphological Changes in the Presence of Invasive Species Amy Arnett
Ecology Amy Allison Roberts Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Habit Selection of the Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus, in Southwestern Virginia Robin Andrews
Ecology Vikki Lynne Rodgers Boston University What determines the invasive success of Alliaria petiolata and Hesperis matronalis? Adrien Finzi
Ecology Rodney Rodriguez University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Butterflies of “La Tula” watershed, Puerto Rico: Spatial heterogeneity and morphologic diversity Carla Restrepo
Ecology Xanic Jimena Rondon Miami University of Ohio Assessing the sustainability of Strip Clear-Cutting in the Peruvian Amazon David Gorchov
Ecology Jameal F. Samhouri University of California, Los Angeles The interaction of selective mortality, density dependence, and habitat quality in coral reef fish population dynamics Richard Vance
Ecology Michael James Savin University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Influence of Microbial Activity on Travertine Mineralization: Abiotic vs. Biotic Controls on Carbonate Precipitation Bruce Fouke
Ecology Michele Rae Schutzenhofer Saint Louis University Relative fitness of two sympatric congeneric Plantago species: a test of the enemy release hypothesis Thomas Valone
Ecology Andrew Olaf Shelton University of Chicago 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
Ecology Angela Marie Smilanich Tulane University How do pesticides in Costa Rican banana plantations affect biological control of caterpillars? Lee Dyer
Ecology Scott Everett Stavely Lee University Population status of eastern hellbenders Cryptobranchus alleganiensis in the southern Cherokee National Forest Michael Freake
Ecology Janette Ann Steets University of Pittsburgh The Effect of Vegetative Herbivory on the Mating System of Impatiens Capensis Tia-Lynn Ashman
Ecology Andrea Swei University of California, Berkeley Impacts of an introduced plant pathogen on the ecology of a human disease Cheryl Briggs
Ecology Benjamin Ryan Tanner University of Tennessee 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
Ecology Brian Jeffrey Thompson University of Central Florida 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
Ecology Julie Lynn Turt Eckerd College Relative flood tolerance of a Spartina native and invasive hybrid in San Francisco Bay Jeannine Lessmann
Ecology Mariana Moncassim Vale Duke University Remaining habitat for Two Threatened Birds endemic to Northern Amazon Stuart Pimm
Ecology Dana Lynn VanHaitsma Grand Valley State University Selective predation by yellow perch: are round gobies equal to native prey? Carl Ruetz
Ecology Adriana Judith Veloza College of William and Mary Trophic Upgrading in Marine Food Webs Kam Tang
Engineering Sanja Benac Saint Louis University Characterizing Polymers to Increase Bone Growth for Orthopedic Applications Rebecca Willits
Engineering Shawn Alexander Chester New Jersey Institute of Technology Discrete Element Modeling of Granular Segregation Induced By Horizontal Vibrations Anthony Rosato
Engineering Ahmad yousef Dalqamouni Kent State University Development of Landslide Hazard Potential Rating System for Selected Counties in Northeast Ohio Abdul Shakoor
Engineering Suxiang Wei University of Mississippi Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Nanofibers Produced by Emulsion Polymerization in Cylindrical Micelles John O'Haver
Hydrology / Geomorphology Anna Kendall Beene-Crowder University of Montana Can a river heal itself? A case study on the upper Clark Fork River, MT Johnnie Moore
Hydrology / Geomorphology Nicole Devin Bowerman Western Washington University Testing Extreme Holocene Climate Fluctuations in Alpine Lake and Moraine Deposits, Sierra Nevada, California Doug Clark
Hydrology / Geomorphology Jean Louise Dixon Dartmouth College Climatic Controls on Soil Erosion: Investigation of quantified erosion rates along a climate gradient in the Sierra Nevada, California Arjun Heimsath
Hydrology / Geomorphology Ross R. Hendrick Central Washington University The Role of Geomorphic and Hydrologic Features on Sediment Clusters in Gravel-Bed Streams, Washington: A Field-Based Approach Lisa Ely
Hydrology / Geomorphology Keith Michael Jackson Portland State University The effect of supra-glacial debris on the morphology of Eliot Glacier, Mt. Hood, Oregon Andrew Fountain
Hydrology / Geomorphology Katherine Lynn Schroer University of Georgia Tracer study to determine biogeochemical controls on the fate of nitrate along a ground-water to surface-water flow path Valentine Nzengung
Hydrology / Geomorphology Laura Ann Sederstrom University of Alaska Anchorage Geomorphology and formation of Crescent Lake valley, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Kristine Crossen
Hydrology / Geomorphology Kevin Malone Spigel University of Wisconsin - Madison Erosion and Sedimentation History of Emrick Lake, South-Central Wisconsin, in Response to Holocene Environmental Change James Knox
Hydrology / Geomorphology Karen Marie Vanaman Northern Arizona University Analysis of alluvial flood deposits, Newberry Volcano, central Oregon Nancy Riggs
Paleontology / Sedimentation David Bradley Baier Brown University Shoulder Mechanics and the Evolution of Avian Flight Stephen Gatesy
Paleontology / Sedimentation Diana Lynne Boyer University of California, Riverside Relative Oxygen Model Based on Devonian Black Shale Brachiopods Mary Droser
Paleontology / Sedimentation Chad Allen Ferguson University of Cincinnati Making the Transition from Subfossil to Fossil: The Formation of Shell Beds in the Record Arnold Miller
Paleontology / Sedimentation Shusheng Hu University of Florida Early flowering plant evolution during the mid-Cretaceous David Dilcher
Paleontology / Sedimentation Debra Sue Jennings University of Kansas Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Morrison Formation Deposits, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming Stephen Hasiotis
Paleontology / Sedimentation Talia S. Karim University of Iowa Lower Ordovician (Ibexian) trilobites of the Cow Head Group, western Newfoundlan, Canada Jonathan Adrain
Paleontology / Sedimentation Lawrence Morara Kiage Louisiana State University Vegetation Change and Land Degradation in the Lake Baringo Ecosystem, Kenya, and East Africa: Evidence from Paleoecology and Remote Sensing Kam-biu Liu
Paleontology / Sedimentation Brian Paul Kraatz University of California, Berkeley Mammalian Faunal Change in the Early Oligocene of Mongolia Anthony Barnosky
Paleontology / Sedimentation Lori Lee Manship Texas Tech University Variation Analysis Of Palmatolepis (Implementing GIS): A Qualitative and Quantitative Method James Barrick
Paleontology / Sedimentation Joshua Hays Miller University of Chicago The Bones of Yellowstone: An Exploration into Temperate Vertebrate Taphonomy and a Comparison with Amboseli, Kenya Michael LaBarbera
Paleontology / Sedimentation Katherine Anne Nicholson University of Southern California Mat-busters: ichnofossil evidence for the Cambrian Substrate Revolution David Bottjer
Paleontology / Sedimentation Quintin Michael Overocker University of Tennessee Origin of Breccias in the Wallace Fm., Mesoproterozoic Belt Supergroup, MT and ID Linda Kah
Paleontology / Sedimentation Daniel James Peppe Yale University An integrated biostratigraphic study of the Paleocene floras in the Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA Leo Hickey
Paleontology / Sedimentation Brian Frederic Platt University of Kansas Integration of ichnology and sedimentology in interpreting alluvial deposits of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming Stephen Hasiotis
Paleontology / Sedimentation Yasmin Jahanara Rahman University of California, Riverside Responses of Marine Communities to Global Climate Change: Studying a Guild in Evolutionary Time Mary Droser
Paleontology / Sedimentation Amanda Jo Waite University of Delaware An evaluation of coccolith Sr/Ca measures of paleoproductivity: comparison to Pliocene-Miocene benthic foram records from Atlantic ODP sites 925 and 982 Katharina Billups
Paleontology / Sedimentation Matthew Scott Wasson University of Michigan Reconstructing the Depositional and Diagenetic Settings of Late Pennsylvanian Algal Bioherms, Holder Formation, New Mexico Kyger Lohmann
Paleontology / Sedimentation Holly Noelle Woodward Texas Tech University Bone Histology of the Titanosaurid Sauropod Dinosaur Alamosaurus from the Javelina Formation, Big Bend National Park Thomas Lehman
Paleontology / Sedimentation Liming Zhu Indiana University Study on the Extinction Pattern of Late Cretaceous Corals from the Rio Maton and Cotui Formations, Puerto Rico Claudia Johnson
Petrology / Geochemistry Deedra Marie Balli University of Houston - Downtown Determination of the Ammonium Present in the Granites in the Bullrun and Grouse Creek Intrusions in N.E. Oregon Kenneth Johnson
Petrology / Geochemistry Michael Lee Benjamin University of Kansas Origin and provenance of the Gula Nappe Complex from age dating of detrital zircons, South-Central Norwegian Caledonides Elizabeth McClellan
Petrology / Geochemistry Alejandra Bonilla University of Cincinnati Arsenic study in Mason, Ohio J. Maynard
Petrology / Geochemistry John Curtis Crawford University of Tennessee, Knoxville Investigating the Origin of an Unusual Precambrain Carbonate Morphology Linda Kah
Petrology / Geochemistry Catherine Lee Denoncourt University of New Hampshire Establishing Production Rates of Cosmogenic 36-Cl from Holocene Lava Flows in the Western Volcanic Zone of Iceland Joseph Licciardi
Petrology / Geochemistry Beth Christine Duschatko Northern Arizona University Tephrachronology of pre-Holocene deposits, Newberry Volcano, Oregon Nancy Riggs
Petrology / Geochemistry Reuben Rudy Ganske Idaho State University Petrology and Geology of the East Butte area, Bingham County, Idaho: Implications for Bimodal Volcanism on the eastern Snake River Plain Michael McCurry
Petrology / Geochemistry Parham Perkins Gardner Colorado State University Determining molybdenite behavior during deformation and it’s effect on the Re-Os geochronometer Judith Hannah
Petrology / Geochemistry Laurie Menviel University of Hawaii at Manoa Paleoclimatic study of an alpine lake Jane Schoonmaker
Petrology / Geochemistry Timothy Ash Oleson University of Wisconsin - Madison Quantifying Adsorption Energies of a Cell Membrane Phospholipid on Oxide Mineral Surfaces Nita Sahai
Petrology / Geochemistry Ethan Richard Perry University of Texas Field and petrographic study of mylonitic fabrics: Implications for tectonic corrugation development, Tanque Verde Ridge, Arizona, USA Sharon Mosher
Petrology / Geochemistry Bethany Jean Purdin University of Georgia Geochemical Evidence of Meteoric Diagenesis in Ordovician Limestones of the Nashville Dome, TN Loren Railsback,
Petrology / Geochemistry Christian Michael Schrader University of Georgia Experimental Determination of Source Material and P-T-a(H2O) Melting Alberto Patino-Douce
Petrology / Geochemistry Tanya Chantal Shavalia University of Michigan Radiogenic Isotope Variations in an Active Subduction Setting (St. Lucia, W.I.) – Implications for Magma Petrogenesis Samuel Mukasa
Petrology / Geochemistry Jessica Jean Terrien Syracuse University Quantifying the Potential Role of the Mantle in Magma Generation in the Catalina Metamorphic Core Complex, Arizona Suzanne Baldwin
Petrology / Geochemistry John Ashley Towns University of Alabama Volcanoes and glaciers: dating of glaciovolcanic eruptions and Holocene-Pleistocene ice-sheet distributions, southwestern British Columbia, Canada Nathan Green
Petrology / Geochemistry Judith F. Vazquez University of Houston - Downtown Geochemical Comparison Between Geophagous and Non-Geophagous Clays Kenneth Johnson
Petrology / Geochemistry Christopher Martin Wurster University of Saskatchewan Stable carbon isotopes in Mexican free-tailed bat guano as a record of semi-arid climate variability over the late Pleistocene and Holocene William Patterson
Petrology / Geochemistry Laura A. Wysocki Tulane University Sources of organic carbon to the Louisiana shelf: spatial and benthic-coupling dynamics Thomas Bianchi
Physics /
Justin Robert Crepp Pennsylvania State University Gas-assisted Capture of Earth-like Satellites by Migrating Exosolar Planets Darren Williams
Physics /
Susanna Catherine Finn Brown University Analysis of Photometric Redshifts of Galaxies with BLAST Gregory Tucker
Physics /
Steven Michael Movit Pennsylvania State University A New Technique for Calibrating High-Energy Neutrino Detectors: AMANDA/IceCube Douglas Cowen
Physics /
Andrew Alan West University of Washington HI Properties of Optically Selected Galaxies in SDSS and HIPASS Julianne Dalcanton
Physics /
Chiyat Ben Yau University of Cincinnati Defect depth-profiling in ferroelectric Bi4Ti3O12 and Bi4-xLaxTi3O12 thin films by positron annihilation Relva Buchanan
Physiology / Functional Morphology Frances Bonier University of Washington Urban Adaptation in North American Passerine Birds John Wingfield
Physiology / Functional Morphology Melanie Joy Bopp University of North Carolina at Greensboro Effects of exercise on bone mineral density during lactation Cheryl Lovelady
Physiology / Functional Morphology Raoul Keith Boughton University of Memphis Distinguishing the immunosuppressive actions of testosterone and corticosterone Stephan Schoech
Physiology / Functional Morphology Alyssa Marie Carlson Hobart and William Smitth Colleges The Retinal Morphology of Microchiropteran and Megachiropteran Bats James Ryan
Physiology / Functional Morphology Yu Chen Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Effects of Thyroid Disruption on Gene expression in Developing Avian Brain F. M. Anne McNabb
Physiology / Functional Morphology Lauren Michele Costa Princeton University The Hormonal Control of Year-Round Aggression in Avian Females Michaela Hau
Physiology / Functional Morphology Nicole Danos University of Massachusetts Amherst Material properties and locomotor function of skin in swimming vertebrates Elizabeth Brainerd
Physiology / Functional Morphology Carolyn Margaret Eng Duke University A comparative analysis of temporalis muscle fiber architecture in tree-gouging (Callithrix jacchus) and non-gougin (Saguinus oedipus) callitrichids Andrea Taylor
Physiology / Functional Morphology Diane Denise Forson Washington State University Agricultural contaminants as a potential cofactor in recent tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) epizootics Andrew Storfer
Physiology / Functional Morphology Kaushik Ghosal Miami University of Ohio Brain circuits controlling specific behaviors in the cricket: c-Fos as a marker of neuronal activation Kathleen Killian
Physiology / Functional Morphology Jennifer Mary Head University of Oregon The effects of hypoxia on HIF-1a and hemocyanin expression in Cancer magister Nora Terwilliger
Physiology / Functional Morphology Erin Christine Jenewein University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Retinal Cones Dana Vaughan
Physiology / Functional Morphology Elizabeth Ellen Jones Miami University of Ohio Regulation of neuronal survival in adult sympathetic neurons Lori Isaacson
Physiology / Functional Morphology Joanna Joyner-Matos University of Florida Normoxia as a stressor: abiotic factors influencing the distribution of the bivalve Sphaerium spp. in an African swamp David Julian
Physiology / Functional Morphology Young-Don Kwak University of Illinois at Chicago Novel therapeutic approach for Alzheimer’s disease using small interference RNA Kiminobu Sugaya
Physiology / Functional Morphology Oliver Patrick Love Simon Fraser University Effects of elevated yolk corticosterone on nestling phenotype Tony Williams
Physiology / Functional Morphology Matos Fernando Luis University of Florida How is Diachasmimorpha longicaudata Entomopoxvirus (DlEPV) acquired by wasp offspring? Pauline Lawrence
Physiology / Functional Morphology Deborah Irene Lutterschmidt Oregon State University Comparative Physiology of "Time-Keeping" Mechanisms: Evolved or Environmentally Induced? Robert Mason
Physiology / Functional Morphology Hareth Mousa Madhoun Widener University 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
Physiology / Functional Morphology Krista Ann-Marie McCoy University of Florida Behavioral and fitness consequences of endocrine disruption in wild amphibian populations Colette St Mary
Physiology / Functional Morphology Ann Marie McNamara Cornell University Decoding the Function of Secondary Olfactory Structures by Manipulating Behavioral Context Christiane Linster
Physiology / Functional Morphology Maxim Vladimirovich Mokin University of South Dakota Studying AMPA receptor trafficking during in vitro eyeblink classical conditioning in turtles Joyce Keifer
Physiology / Functional Morphology Shannon Patricia O'Grady University of Utah Effect of fiber levels on specific dynamic action and digestion in a small herbivorous lizard Marie Dearing
Physiology / Functional Morphology Justin Thayne Schaefer University of California, Irvine Functional analysis of variable skeletal morphology in batoid (elasmobranchii) wings Adam Summers
Physiology / Functional Morphology Laura Henderson Spinney Princeton University Endocrine Mechanisms of Alternative Phenotypes in the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) Michaela Hau
Physiology / Functional Morphology Charles Tristan Stayton University of Chicago Functional and morphological convergence of herbivorous lizard skulls Mark Westneat
Physiology / Functional Morphology Shantha Ramani Sumanasinghe North Carolina State University Can nematodes cause the same ion flux changes around root hairs of Lotus japonicus as those caused by nodule-inducing bacteria? Nina Allen
Physiology / Functional Morphology Maria Laina Urso University of Massachusetts Early changes in gene expression with immobilization Priscilla Clarkson
Physiology / Functional Morphology Kerry Lynn Weber University of New England Effect of seasonal temperature change and acclimation on prey size selection and energetic cost of attack of Asterias vulagaris Anne Brown
Physiology / Functional Morphology Zachary Ryan Whitehead University of Missouri, Columbia The Use of Embryonic Stem Cells in a Mouse Model of Retinal Degeneration Mark Kirk
Psychology Benjamin Keith Barton University of Alabama at Birmingham Children’s Self-Selection into Risky Pedestrian Settings David Schwebel
Psychology Jessica Susan Berndt University of Wisconsin - Madison Influences of Paternal Behavior on the Development of Aggression Catherine Marler
Psychology Veronica Catherine Gross Boston University Declarative Memory in Color-Graphemic Synesthesia Alice Cronin-Golomb
Psychology Kevin John Haley University of California, Los Angeles An investigation of the relationship between facial phenotype and decisions affecting cooperation Daniel Fessler
Psychology Joshua Dean Halonen University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee The Effects of Bilateral Lesions of the Dentate Nucleus of the Cerebellum on Intensity Dependent Stimuli Rodney Swain
Psychology Mok Leh Woon University of Minnesota, Twin Cities fMRI Study of Memory Systems Underlying the Differential Outcomes Effect James Overmier
Psychology Peter C. Sugarman University of Southern Mississippi Acoustic Discrimination in Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Stan Kuczaj
Psychology Dana Marie Troullier University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Epilepsy as a model for angiogenesis: The effects of short-duration seizure induction on vasculature in rodents Rodney Swain
Psychology Jamie Lynn Uejima Carleton College The Effects of Cholecystokinin-8S on Memory in Female Rats Gretchen Gotthard
Psychology Indre Vida Viskontas University of California, Los Angeles Mapping Declarative Memory Changes in the Brain Barbara Knowlton
Psychology Tina Kay Whitney University of Wisconsin The Role of Progesterone in Mammalian Paternal Behavior Catherine Marler
Systematics / Evolutionary
Michael Lee Bessert University of Nebraska Systematics and conservation genetics in the North American fish genus Cycleptus (Catostomidae) Guillermo Orti
Systematics / Evolutionary
Sayantan Biswas George Washington University Diversification in a biodiversity hotspot: an example from the Western Ghats’ (India) herpetofauna James Clark
Systematics / Evolutionary
Zachary A. Cheviron Louisiana State University Determining the relative importance of natural selection and genetic drift: an empirical investigation of genetic, morphological, and physiological divergence in Andean birds Robb Brumfield
Systematics / Evolutionary
Marcos Maldonado Coelho University of Missouri, St. Louis Systematics, Biogeography and Population History of Fire-eye Antbirds (Thamnophilidae, Aves) in the Neotropics John Blake
Systematics / Evolutionary
Timothy Michael Connallon University of Michigan The Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism Laura Knowles
Systematics / Evolutionary
Laurie Lynn Consaul McGill University The Role of polyploidy in the systematics and evolution of arctic alkaligrasses (Puccinellia) Marcia Waterway
Systematics / Evolutionary
Lisa Tascille Crummett University of Florida A test of selective arena in Campeloma limum as an explanation for the association between brooding and parthenogenesis Colette St. Mary
Systematics / Evolutionary
Wasila M. Dahdul University of Pennsylvania Temporal origins of Neotropical diversity: Phylogeny and diversification of serrasalmine fishes (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) Arthur Dunham
Systematics / Evolutionary
Stephanie M. Doucet Auburn University Co-evolution of visual photoreceptors and plumage ornamentation in Neotropical manakins (Aves: Pipridae) Geoffrey Hill
Systematics / Evolutionary
Kurt E. Galbreath Cornell University 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
Systematics / Evolutionary
Nelly Appolline Gidaszewski University of Manchester Evolution of fluctuating asymmetry in Drosophila wing shape Christian Klingenberg
Systematics / Evolutionary
Alyssa Danielle Hakes Louisiana State University The evolution of trichome production in Arabidopsis thaliana James Cronin
Systematics / Evolutionary
Katy Denise Heath University of Minnesota The Dynamics of Mutualism in Plants and Rhizobia Peter Tiffin
Systematics / Evolutionary
Christine Marie Henzler Duke University Effects of rafting and Pleistocene glaciation on intraspecific genealogies of North Atlantic amphipods (Crustacea: Amphipoda) Clifford Cunningham
Systematics / Evolutionary
Lisa Diane Karst Portland State University Do pollinator shifts and floral character evolution correlate to large area radiations in Sisyrinchium (Iridaceae)? Carol Wilson
Systematics / Evolutionary
Cristina Lopez-Gallego University of New Orleans Predicting the response to natural selection in a long-lived plant Joseph Pechmann
Systematics / Evolutionary
Scott Howard Markwith University of Georgia Multi-scale Analysis of Gene Flow in the Emergent Aquatic Macrophyte Hymenocallis coronaria Kathleen Parker
Systematics / Evolutionary
Virginia Ann Miller University of Chicago Increasing complexity in cheilostome bryozoans: a passive or driven trend? Scott Lidgard
Systematics / Evolutionary
Brett Christian Nagle University of Minnesota Molecular Phylogenetics and Trophic Morphology of the Cyprinid Genera, Campostoma and Nocomis (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae) Andrew Simons
Systematics / Evolutionary
Mary Ann Olson-Russello University of New Haven Assessment of Population Differentiation in the Polychaete, Hobsonia florida in Light of the Geologic History of Long Island Sound Roman Zajac
Systematics / Evolutionary
Maxi Michelle Polihronakis University of Connecticut Investigating the evolution of male and female genitalic structures in Phyllophaga species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and their role in post-copulatory sexual selection Charles Henry
Systematics / Evolutionary
Gregory J. Ragland University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Thermal adaptation of the pitcher plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii Joel Kingsolver
Systematics / Evolutionary
Sadie Kathleen Reed Kent State University Request for Support for a Short Research Visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney Stephen Weeks
Systematics / Evolutionary
Thomas Jon Sanger Washington University in St. Louis The developmental bases of Anolis limb evolution Jeremy Gibson-Brown
Systematics / Evolutionary
Chris Alan Schmidt University of Arizona Phylogenetics and Phylogeography of Ponerine Ants David Maddison
Systematics / Evolutionary
Christin Tara Slaughter University of North Carolina at Wilmington The role of gametic incompatibility in the maintenance of species boundaries between hybridizing blue mussels Michael McCartney
Systematics / Evolutionary
Eliana Ruth Steinberg University of Buenos Aires Cytogenetic characterization of Saimiri boliviensis from the Corrientes Biological Station (EBCo) in Argentina Marta Mudry
Systematics / Evolutionary
Brittany Lynne Sutherland Western Kentucky University Determination of Evolutionary Relationships of Himalayan Rubus (Rosaceae) species based on DNA sequence data Lawrence Alice
Systematics / Evolutionary
Timothy David Swain Florida State University Evolution of symbiosis in zoanthids Janie Wulff
Systematics / Evolutionary
Joshua Ryan Whorley University of Washington Reproductive ecology of Antelope ground squirrels at their northern range limit George Kenagy
Systematics / Evolutionary
Norman John Wickett University of Connecticut Genome evolution under relaxed functional constraints: an example from the non-photosynthetic liverwort, Cryptothallus mirabilis (Jungermanniopsida, Aneuraceae) Bernard Goffinet
Tectonics / Geophysics Robert Harry Amerman Colorado School of Mines Structural analysis of soft-sediment deformation in a paleo-submarine slump and slide complex and prediction of overlying deep-water sandstone architecture Eric Nelson
Tectonics / Geophysics Miriam Barbara Attenoukon Indiana University Timing of Assembly of Tectonic Terranes in Eastern Massachusetts Robert Wintsch
Tectonics / Geophysics Mark S. Baum Rutgers University Oblique-inversions structures: their geometry, development, and utility as strain-state indicators Roy Schlische
Tectonics / Geophysics Todd Ian Belanger Western Washington University Kinematics, metamorphism, and geochronology of the Cascade River area, North Cascades, Washington. Implications for a model of orogeny Elizabeth Schermer
Tectonics / Geophysics Brian Stephen Cook Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Strain symmetry at the base of the Moine nappe, NW Scotland: implications for material flow along orogenic strike Richard Law
Tectonics / Geophysics Terrence Joseph Dewane University of Kansas Cenozoic E-W Extension in the Southern Tangra Yum Co and Kung Co Rifts, Central Tibet Daniel Stockli
Tectonics / Geophysics Robert James Gillis University of California, Los Angeles Assessing uplift and shortening in the Cordillera Real, Bolivia: Geologic and thermal constraints Brian Horton
Tectonics / Geophysics Kristin Marie Guthrie Miami University of Ohio Structural controls on fluvial/alluvial deposition, Ischigualasto Basin, NW Argentina Brian Currie
Tectonics / Geophysics James Stephen Hnat University of Michigan Paleomagnetism of the Keweenaw Peninsula - Investigation of Potential Orocline Rotation Rob van der Voo
Tectonics / Geophysics Fawna Joy Korhonen University of Minnesota A geochronological investigation of the emplacement of the Red Wine Mountains massif, eastern Grenville Province, Labrador James Stout
Tectonics / Geophysics Michael William McRivette University of California, Los Angeles Tectonic development of the easternmost segment of the Altyn Tagh fault system and the Nan Shan thrust belt, northwestern China An Yin
Tectonics / Geophysics Ian M. Miller Yale University California real estate in Alaska?: Paleofloral constraints on displacement of suspect terranes Leo Hickey
Tectonics / Geophysics Michael Edwards Rieser University of Minnesota, Duluth Deformation, metamorphism and tectonic history of 1.7 Ga orogenic events in Proterozoic gneisses of the Mojave Province, Providence Mountains, SE California John Goodge
Tectonics / Geophysics Teresa Sabato Ceraldi Saint Louis University 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
Tectonics / Geophysics  Lisa Marie Tranel University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Development of a Digital Model of the Surface and Subsurface Shape of the Stephen Marshak
Tectonics / Geophysics  William Thomas Wilcox Miami University of Ohio Sequence Stratigraphy of the Curtis, Summerville and Stump Formations (Late Callovian-Oxfordian), Utah and Colorado Brian Currie


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