SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) 2006

[also on this page: FGST Awards 2006]

Ecology and Evolution Michelle AntolosUniversity of California Santa CruzComparative foraging ecology of albatrosses: implications for life history strategies
NeurobiologyRachelle Marie BelangerBowling Green State UniversityElectrophysiological Responses of Male Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) Major Chelae Nerves to Female Odor
Vertebrate MorphologyPhilip J BergmannTulane UniversityA functional approach to the study of the evolution of body elongation and limb reduction in lizards.
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryTara M. BlankUniversity of North TexasHypoxia-induced plasticity of respiratory development in the blue gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus), an air-breathing fish
Animal BehaviorChristine BuckleyTulane UniversityDevelopmental plasticity across life-history stages in the western fence lizard
Comparative EndocrinologyMukta ChakrabortyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillExamining the neuro-endocrine pathways in female receptive behavior in Tungara frogs (Physalaemus pustolosus)
Ecology and EvolutionJorge EsquivelAppalchian State UniversityChytrids vs. Amphibians: Emerging disease or history of natural selection
Vertebrate Morphology Andrew A. FarkeStony Brook UniversityMorphology and Function of the Frontal Sinuses in Bovid Mammals
Ecology and EvolutionStephanie GervasiUniversity of MichiganEffect of pond desiccation on immunocompetence in two amphibian species, Rana pipiens and Rana sylvatica
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryDao H. HoUniversity of North TexasThe Effect of Egg-Borne Maternal Cues Specific to Species and Breed on Cardiac Performance in Chicken Embryos
Developmental & Cell BiologyDorit HockmanUniversity of Cape TownThe molecular Mechanisms behind bat limb development
Ecology and EvolutionMari KimuraCornell UniversityIs local coadaptation with mosquitoes driving avian malaria geographic patterns: an experimental approach
Invertebrate ZoologyEllen KosmanCalifornia State University Long BeachEffects of Variable Larval Provisioning on Dispersal of Bugula neritina under Field Conditions.
Comparative EndocrinologyDarren LernerUniversity of MassachusettsEndocrine disruption of smolt development in Atlantic salmon: Determining mechanisms
Ecology and EvolutionRandall Brian LangerhansWashington UniversitySwimming performance tradeoffs underlie adaptive diversification in Gambusia hubbsi
Ecology and Evolution Maria Gabriela PalaciosIowa State UniversityEffects of age on parental allocation decisions in tree swallows Tachycineta bicolor
Systematic & Evolutionary Biology Paulo C. Pulgarin-RUniversity of AntioquiaMolecular Phylogenetics and Biogeography of the New World Grosbeaks in the genus Pheucticus
Animal Behavior Ashley R. RichmondMiami UniversityThe relationship of polymorphism of the avpr1a microsatellite and indicators of monogamy in the male prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)
Comparative Endocrinology Sunny K. ScobellUniversity of OklahomaPost-mating hormones and the female reproductive “cycle” of the sex-role reversed Gulf pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryMatthew Van Sant University of California RiversideWater regulation of high altitude deer mice
NeurobiologyChristina von der OheStanford UniversityNeural Plasticity in Hibernation
Comparative EndocrinologyDouglas WackerUniversity of WashingtonNeuroendocrine regulation of aggression in the male Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia morphna: seasonal profile of arginine-vasotocin 1a receptor (V1aR) mRNA expression
Animal BehaviorJason J WilliamsSUNY ESFPhototaxis and Horizontal Migration by a Predatory Zooplankton
Ecology and Evolution John D WillsonUniversity of Georgia/Savannah River Ecology LabEffects of snake predation on the expression of alternative life history strategies: does snake density influence propensity to metamorphose in the salamander Ambystoma talpoideum?
Comparative EndocrinologyDevin ZyslingIndiana UniversityEffects of 2-DG induced metabolic stress on immune function, and the role of cortisol, in long- and short-day housed Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)

Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) 2006 Awards

Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyBreda ZimkusHarvard UniversityPhylogeny and taxonomy of phrynobatrachine frogs (Anura: Petropedetidae): evolution of large body size from a miniaturized ancestor
Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyJeffery MorawetzThe Ohio State UniversityBiodiversity within the parasitic plant genus Alectra (Orobanchaceae)
Systematic & Evolutionary Biology Roberta EngelUniversity of ConnecticutPSEUDOSCORPION DIVERSIFICATION ON GRANITE OUTCROPS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA