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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Nominations for the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award

Nominations for the 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 for the 2021 award are due January 15, 2021

Nominations for the Sewall Wright Award

Nominations for the 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 for the 2021 Award are due January 15

Nominations for the IDEA Award

Nominations for the IDEA Award

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American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the annual Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award.

Nominations are due January 15.

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Applications for the 2021 Student Research Awards

Applications for the 2021 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 31.

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Why I Am a Naturalist

Erol Akçay

Erol Akçay

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  • Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Associate Editor, American Naturalist