SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) 2007

[also on this page: FGST Awards 2007]

Comparative Biomechanics Marianne E. PorterUC, IrvineFlexibility of cartilaginous vertebral columns
Ecology and Evolution Elizabeth KingUniversity of CaliforniaThe Genetic and Physiological Basis of Variation in a Life History Trade-off
Comparative EndocrinologyJonathan AtwellIndiana University, Bloomington, INEvolutionary responses of associated hormonal, behavioral, and morphological traits following colonization: conservation or potential?
Comparative Endocrinology Timothy GreivesIndiana UniversityThe Role of Kisspeptin in Seasonal Reproduction
Ecology and EvolutionMichael Damon Anderson University of Alaska FairbanksHost-Choice in the Alnus-Frankia Symbiosis: an Empirical Test of the Predictions of Biological Market Models of Mutualism
Ecology and Evolution Amanda SparkmanIowa State UniversityEndocrine-Mediated Evolution of Life History Traits: A Study of Insulin-like Growth Factor and Population Divergence in the Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans
Comparative BiomechanicsJames StrotherUC-IrvineMechanics of gill ventilation in the teleost fish Fundulus heteroclitus
Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry Molly DickensTufts UniversityInvestigating the "stress" of translocation
Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry Edwin PriceUniversity of Western OntarioMigration-related changes to avian muscle phospholipid composition
Animal Behavior Anna YoungNew Mexico State UniversityAnalyzing the cost and benefits of vocal convergence in budgerigars
Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyTony GambleUniversity of MinnesotaMolecular Evolution in Vision Genes and the Multiple Origins of Diurnality in Geckos
Animal BehaviorPamela Willis University of Texas at AustinThe influence of direct costs on mate choice in hybridizing swordtail species
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryHeather Elizabeth Mostman-LiwanagUniversity of California, Santa CruzThermal Limitations of Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus): A Comparative Study with California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus)
Comparative EndocrinologyRachel Seabury SpragueUniversity of MontanaThe Stress Physiology of Reproductive Decisions
Animal Behavior Vinay A. KapoorCornell UniversityTesting the adaptive significance of vocal learning in a suboscine bird
Comparative EndocrinologyCorinne KozlowskiUniversity of Missouri - St. LouisIntra-clutch variation of maternally deposited androgens in the Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio)
Developmental & Cell BiologyJuan Jose Fraire-Zamorauniversity of California RiversideIs the tail the only thing the sperm lost? Acquisition of motility in the amoeboid sperm of Caenorhabditis elegans.
Ecology and Evolution Juan Luis ParraUniversity of California, BerkeleyProximal mechanisms of structural color variation in hummingbirds
Vertebrate Morphology Laura JordanUniversity of California, Los AngelesFunctional morphology of prey detection by stingray lateral line and electrosensory systems
Animal BehaviorMelissa-Ann ScottiIndiana UniversityThe role of glucocorticoids in aggressive behavior in a seasonally breeding rodent, Phodopus sungorus
Evolutionary Developmental Biology Chris ChandlerIowa State UniversityAn experimental test of models predicting the evolution of genotypic sex determination from environmental sex determination
Animal Behavior Kara NussUniversity of ChicagoHormonal Changes Following Pair Formation in Captive Goeldi’s Monkeys
Ecology and Evolution Jennifer MortensenVillanova UniversityConservation ecology and social organization of the endangered White-breasted Thrasher on St Lucia, West Indies

Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) 2007 Awards

Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryRobin Dunkin University of California at Santa CruzEnvironmental and Behavioral Influences on Water Use in Asian and African Elephants
Ecology and Evolution Jean Eric Rakotoarisoa Yale UniversityEvolutionary Consequences of Loky-Manambato, a Biogeographical Transition Zone in Northern Madagascar (A study on Endemic Rodent Species)
Integrative & Comparative Issues Yamile MolinaUniversity of Washington.eduThe Evolution of Caste-specific Brain Design in Eusocial Paper Wasps
Systematic & Evolutionary Biology Luciana C. GusmaoOhio State UniversityA combined approach to understanding the biodiversity and evolutionary relationships among sea anemones (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Hormathiidae) symbiotic with hermit crabs (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Anomura