The ASN Student Research Award Recipients for 2018

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018 Student Research Awards

 Name  Institution  Research
Shannon Carter Rice University Linking phenological synchrony to ecological properties across organizational scales
Jay Falk Cornell University Function and maintenance of female variation in a hummingbird
Nicole Forrester University of Pittsburgh Evaluating the direct effects of plant polyploidy on the legume-rhizobia mutualism
Ryan Greenway Kansas State University The role of mitonuclear incompatibilities during ecological speciation in extremophile poeciliid fishes
Marie-Pier Hébert McGill University Shorter winters: implications for freshwater food webs
Anna Hiller Louisiana State University Are mountains really higher in the Tropics?
Rachel Moran University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Using linkage maps to compare chromosomal structure between two darter species undergoing reinforcement
Timothy O'Connor University of California, Berkeley Does co-speciation link plant and insect diversification?
Larry Taylor University of California, Berkeley Reconstructing prehistoric whale migration via isotopic analysis of fossil coronulid barnacles
Michael Yuan University of California, Berkeley Congruence of genetic, morphological, and cellular convergence in Lesser Antillean anoles

The ASN Student Research Awards support research by student members that advances the goals of the society: the conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, or behavior. Each award consists of a $2,000 check to the candidate. An applicant must be a member of the ASN (membership is international), must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, must have passed to candidacy in a Ph.D. program or equivalent, and must be at least one year from completing the PhD.

Projects in all types of research (i.e., laboratory, field, theory) are encouraged. Proposals are judged on originality, strength, and significance of the questions being addressed, prospects for significant results, and the match between the proposed research and the ASN mission.