American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

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Nominate ASN President, Vice President, and Secretary

Nominate ASN President, Vice President, and Secretary

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Elections will be held in 2015 for President, Vice President, and Secretary. The President will serve on the EC from 2016 through 2020 and act as President in 2017. The Vice President will serve on the EC from 2016 through 2017 (acting as VP in 2017), and attend EC meetings ex officio in 2018. Names of nominees for specific offices should be submitted by October 15, 2014, to Johanna Schmitt (jschmitt@ucdavis.edu).

Be an ASN Graduate Student Representative

Be an ASN Graduate Student Representative

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The American Society of Naturalists seeks graduate student representatives to serve on the Graduate Council to the Executive Council. To apply, please submit a brief one-page letter outlining ideas for ASN outreach to graduate students, and a copy of your CV by October 7, 2014, to

 
Emily Weiss
Graduate Council to the American Society of Naturalists
weissem@science.oregonstate.edu

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Applications for the 2015 ASN Student Research Awards

Applications for the 2015 ASN Student Research Awards

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The ASN Student Research Awards support research by student members that advances the goals of the society: the conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, and behavior. Each award consists of a $2,000 check to the candidate. Deadline for submission of all materials is January 1, 2015. See rest of announcement for details.

Nominations for the 2015 Sewall Wright Award

Nominations for the 2015 Sewall Wright Award

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The Sewall Wright Award is given annually and honors a senior but active investigator who is making fundamental contributions to the Society's goals in promoting the conceptual unification of the natural biological sciences. Nominations due January 1, 2015.

Nominations for the 2015 Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award

Nominations for the 2015 Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award

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The Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award is given to an active investigator in mid-career who has made significant contributions to the knowledge of a particular ecosystem or group of organisms. Nominations are due January 1, 2015. 

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Annual Meeting 2015

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Evolution 2015, Casa Grande Hotel, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil, Joint Meeting of ASN, SSB, and SSE, June 26-30,  sbg.org.br/Evolution2015/

Stand-Alone Meeting 2016

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SAVE THE DATE

Asilomar, January 10-14, 2016

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Why I Am a Naturalist

Kevin Gross

Kevin Gross

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I’ve always been taken by the tension between math, with its embrace of the abstract, and ecology, where the devil is so often in the details. The art of mathematical ecology is trying to get that balance right, and the challenge captivates me.

 ♦ North Carolina State University, Associate Professor