Candidates for DIZ Secretary
Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois.
Education: B.A. (Zoology) 1981 Humboldt State University; Ph.D. (Biology) 1989 University of Southern California.
Professional experience: Postdoctoral Fellowships: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution; Smithsonian Institution; Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington. Visiting Instructor: University of Washington; University of Oregon. Visiting Professor: Illinois Wesleyan University, 1996-present.
SICB participation: Member and presenter at Annual Meetings since 1983; Student presentation judge for both DIZ and DEE.
Other memberships: American Microscopical Society, Western Society of Naturalists, Sigma Xi.
Research interests: Function morphology of invertebrate larvae, energetics of development, larval ecology, asexual reproduction by larvae of asteroid echinoderms.
Statement of goals: The secretary's principal responsibility involves the assembly of the division's contribution to the biannual newsletter and participation in DIZ, SICB and secretary annual business meetings. In addition, in the capacity of secretary, I hope to serve the membership by assisting in the flow of information to and from the SICB and DIZ throughout the year. One of my primary goals is to increase the efficiency of communication between members while ensuring that the means to this is as user friendly as possible. Through this office, I hope to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the administration of both the division and the society.
Amy L. Moran
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington and Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor, 1998 present.
Education: B.A., Biology, Music, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 1990; Ph.D., Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, 1997.
Professional experience: Postdoctoral Fellow, Friday Harbor Laboratories, 1998 present; STRI Postdoctoral Fellow, fall 1998; Visiting Instructor of Invertebrate Zoology, University of Oregon and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, spring 1999.
SICB activities: Member and presenter at Annual Meetings since 1993; Best Student Paper judge, 1999.
Other memberships: Ecological Society of America, Western Society of Naturalists, American Malacological Society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Research interests: Larval ecology and the physiology, functional morphology, reproductive ecology and evolution of marine invertebrates. Evolution of reproductive modes, behavior and reproductive ecology of gastropods and egg size evolution in tropical marine bivalves.
Goals statement: SICB provides excellent support for students and scientists early in their careers. I would like to advance student and postdoctoral involvement in DIZ and to promote social and professional interactions between beginning and established scientists within the division. I will also work to ensure that students, postdocs and others with limited funding are not kept from attendance at the Annual Meeting by increasing registration and travel costs. Finally, I am glad to see the increasing number of talks at the Annual Meeting that take advantage of the computer capabilities now available. SICB provides guidance to attendees regarding oral and poster presentations, and I would like to continue this tradition by working to develop a set of guidelines to promote and smooth the transition to computer-enhanced presentations.
Rachel Ann Merz
Department of Biology
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Daphne G. Fautin
Professor, Biological Sciences
Curator, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
DIZ Program Officer
Associate Professor of Zoology
Department of Zoology,
University of Florida
Department of Biology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Libbie H. Hyman Scholarship Committee, Chair
Curator of Echinoderms
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Affairs Committee Representative
University of West Florida
Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEBD)
Science Training in Ecology Program (STEP)
Pensacola, FL 32514-5754