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.

2024 ASN Student Research Award

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The ASN congratulates the winners of its Student Research Awards. For more information on this award, please see the description here. The 2024 winners (in no particular order) are as follows:

  • Kirstin Gaffney, Newcastle University. Color patterns as a social status signal: do clownfish earn their stripes?
  • Zuania Colón-Piñeiro, University of Florida. How does fungal infection influence reproductive behavior and fitness in a direct-developing frog species?
  • Yue Deng, University of Chicago. Testing Escape of Negative Interactions at Macroevolutionary Scales Using Sister Clades Anomalodesmata and Imparidentia (Mollusca: Bivalvia)
  • Tristram Dodge, Stanford University. Investigating the origin and maintenance of a shared mimicry polymorphism.
  • Laura Leventhal, Stanford University. How does the starting genetic makeup of a population affect the population's ability to adapt to new climates and capacity for rapid evolution?
  • Andressa Viol, University of Michigan. Testing for the macroevolutionary signal of species interactions through mimicry.
  • Biswajit Shit, Ashoka University. Tracking the evolution of immune responses and mutation rates during adaptation to chronic thermal stress and pathogenic infection.
  • Audrey Miller, Princeton University. Receiver roles in courtship: investigating female courtship behavior in broad-tailed hummingbirds.
  • Gabrielle Welsh, University of Denver. Genomic architecture of convergent novel signals in the Pacific field cricket
  • Ximena Leon, Vanderbilt University. Linking rhythmicity of birdsong to sexual selection in Taeniopygia guttata.

We look forward to seeing the results of your research!