ASN RSS https://amnat.org/ Latest press releases and announcements from the ASN en-us Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:00:00 GMT 60 ASN Diversity Committee Call for Members https://amnat.org/announcements/NomDivCom.html The ASN Diversity Committee (DC) seeks to add 1–2 new members starting in January 2023. The DC works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness to enhance the study of evolution, ecology, and behavior and to foster the career of its developing scientists. We pursue initiatives that support marginalized groups, which include helping to create an inclusive, accessible environment at the Evolution conference, the stand-alone ASN meeting, and our field in general. Members serve a 3-year term, and the committee typically holds two meetings a month to discuss ideas and work on projects collectively. Many of the DC’s initiatives are created and operated with the DCs of our sister societies, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society for Systematic Biologists. Past or ongoing efforts of the ASN DC include: Data collection and analysis regarding the demographic composition and climate of the ASN Creation of guidelines on best practices for awards procedures Events at Society meetings including Story Collider, Evolution’s Rainbow, and mixers to build community among LGBTQ+ biologists, biologists with disabilities, biologists of color, biologists at PUIs, and parents Improving accessibility at Society meetings for scientists with disabilities, scientists of diverse genders, and scientists who are nursing/caretaking Creation of the Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award to recognize individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields Applicants must be members of ASN (join or renew your membership here) and have attended at least one Evolution conference or ASN stand-alone meeting in the past. We welcome participation from members of the community from all backgrounds and all countries, across all career stages (including graduate students and postdocs), and in all career paths. The deadline for applications (https://forms.gle/2LK4C5QX4841Lkus7) is 30 September 2022. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ASNdiversity@gmail.com. For more information about the Diversity Committee, see https://www.amnat.org/about/governance/Diversity.html. <p>The ASN Diversity Committee (DC) seeks to add 1&ndash;2 new members starting in January 2023. The DC works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness to enhance the study of evolution, ecology, and behavior and to foster the career of its developing scientists. We pursue initiatives that support marginalized groups, which include helping to create an inclusive, accessible environment at the Evolution conference, the stand-alone ASN meeting, and our field in general. Members serve a 3-year term, and the committee typically holds two meetings a month to discuss ideas and work on projects collectively.</p> <p>Many of the DC&rsquo;s initiatives are created and operated with the DCs of our sister societies, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society for Systematic Biologists. Past or ongoing efforts of the ASN DC include:</p> <ul> <li>Data collection and analysis regarding the demographic composition and climate of the ASN</li> <li>Creation of guidelines on best practices for awards procedures</li> <li>Events at Society meetings including Story Collider, Evolution&rsquo;s Rainbow, and mixers to build community among LGBTQ+ biologists, biologists with disabilities, biologists of color, biologists at PUIs, and parents</li> <li>Improving accessibility at Society meetings for scientists with disabilities, scientists of diverse genders, and scientists who are nursing/caretaking</li> <li>Creation of the Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award to recognize individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields</li> <li>Applicants must be members of ASN (join or renew your membership here) and have attended at least one Evolution conference or ASN stand-alone meeting in the past.</li> </ul> <p>We welcome participation from members of the community from all backgrounds and all countries, across all career stages (including graduate students and postdocs), and in all career paths. The deadline for applications (<a href="https://forms.gle/2LK4C5QX4841Lkus7">https://forms.gle/2LK4C5QX4841Lkus7</a>) is 30 September 2022. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ASNdiversity@gmail.com.</p> <p><strong>For more information about the Diversity Committee, see </strong><a href="https://www.amnat.org/about/governance/Diversity.html"><strong>https://www.amnat.org/about/governance/Diversity.html</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:00:00 GMT Nominations for Honorary Lifetime Membership in the American Society of Naturalists https://amnat.org/announcements/NomLifetimeMem.html The Honorary Lifetime Membership is the oldest and most prestigious award given of the American Society of Naturalists. It is intended to recognize senior scientists whose careers epitomize the goals of the Society. A list of present and former Honorary Lifetime Members can be found here: https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#Lifetime Honorary lifetime memberships in ASN, limited to twelve individuals, are intended to recognize senior scientists whose distinguished research careers epitomize the goal of the Society. New honorary members are chosen through a Society-wide nomination process and selection by the ASN Executive Committee at each year’s annual meeting. We urge members to propose inductees. To do so, provide the current ASN President (Judie Bronstein, judieb@email.arizona.edu) with a statement of your nominee’s suitability for this recognition, preferably accompanied by a CV. We encourage you to keep in mind the global reach of the Society, as well as its broad conceptual scope. Many thanks, Judie Bronstein President, ASN <p>The Honorary Lifetime Membership is the oldest and most prestigious award given of the American Society of Naturalists. It is intended to recognize senior scientists whose careers epitomize the goals of the Society.</p> <p>A list of present and former Honorary Lifetime Members can be found here:<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#Lifetime">https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#Lifetime</a></p> <p>Honorary lifetime memberships in ASN, limited to twelve individuals, are intended to recognize senior scientists whose distinguished research careers epitomize the goal of the Society. New honorary members are chosen through a Society-wide nomination process and selection by the ASN Executive Committee at each year&rsquo;s annual meeting. We urge members to propose inductees. To do so, provide the current ASN President (Judie Bronstein, <a href="mailto:judieb@email.arizona.edu?subject=ASN Honorary Lifetime Membership">judieb@email.arizona.edu</a>) with a statement of your nominee&rsquo;s suitability for this recognition, preferably accompanied by a CV. We encourage you to keep in mind the global reach of the Society, as well as its broad conceptual scope.</p> <p>Many thanks,<br /> Judie Bronstein<br /> President, ASN</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2022 05:00:00 GMT Nominations and Self Nominations to ASN Committees https://amnat.org/announcements/call-for-committee-members.html The ASN is looking for new members to serve on several committees starting in 2023. Committee service is a great way to help shape the future of the society and its impact on the community, while working with a great team of colleagues. We are actively seeking self-nominations and nominations from the community because we are deeply committed to diversifying representation on the committees and expanding society leadership. Any member with an interest in serving the society is encouraged to volunteer. Please encourage promising candidates by bringing this announcement to their attention. Committees in need of new members are: The Nominating committee – Nominates candidates for vacancies on the Executive Council. The Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Conceptual Unification of the Biological Sciences committee – Selects the winner of the award for a senior investigator who has made major contributions in the conceptual unification of the biological sciences. The Early Career Investigator Award committee – Selects winners of the award that recognizes outstanding and promising work by investigators who have received their doctorates in the three years preceding the application deadline, or who are in the final year of graduate school. The Regional Society and Workshop committee – Provides grants of support to regional meetings and/or workshops that broadly support the conceptual goals of the society. ASN Representative to the IDEA Award committee – Selects the winner(s) of the award that recognizes individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. ASN Representative to the ASN/SSE/SSB Joint Meeting Committee – Helps with strategic planning for the annual joint meeting of these societies. ASN Representatives to the Scientific Committee for the joint meeting of the ASN/SSE/SSB and ESEB in 2024 – (one early-career and one senior representative) – Will help to choose symposia for this joint meeting. Self-nominations should include a brief statement (1–5 sentences) of interest in the committee or committees of interest, specifying (for non-award committees) what initiatives of the committee you are most excited to contribute to. Nominations should include a brief statement (1–5 sentences) of why the nominee would be well-suited for the committee(s) to which they are being nominated. Assignments will be made in October, so please submit nominations by October 7, 2023. Self-nominations and nominations should be submitted through the following link: https://forms.gle/MAyyG2D5hwSA1nYx8 (if you do not have access to Google forms, please send the information to Maria Servedio at servedio@email.unc.edu). <p>The ASN is looking for new members to serve on several committees starting in 2023. Committee service is a great way to help shape the future of the society and its impact on the community, while working with a great team of colleagues. We are actively seeking self-nominations and nominations from the community because we are deeply committed to diversifying representation on the committees and expanding society leadership. Any member with an interest in serving the society is encouraged to volunteer. Please encourage promising candidates by bringing this announcement to their attention.</p> <p>Committees in need of new members are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>The Nominating committee</strong> &ndash; Nominates candidates for vacancies on the Executive Council.</li> <li><strong>The Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Conceptual Unification of the Biological Sciences committee </strong> &ndash; Selects the winner of the award for a senior investigator who has made major contributions in the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.</li> <li><strong>The Early Career Investigator Award committee</strong> &ndash; Selects winners of the award that recognizes outstanding and promising work by investigators who have received their doctorates in the three years preceding the application deadline, or who are in the final year of graduate school.</li> <li><strong>The Regional Society and Workshop committee</strong> &ndash; Provides grants of support to regional meetings and/or workshops that broadly support the conceptual goals of the society.</li> <li><strong>ASN Representative to the IDEA Award committee</strong> &ndash; Selects the winner(s) of the award that recognizes individuals who have strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields.</li> <li><strong>ASN Representative to the ASN/SSE/SSB Joint Meeting Committee</strong> &ndash; Helps with strategic planning for the annual joint meeting of these societies.</li> <li><strong>ASN Representatives to the Scientific Committee for the joint meeting of the ASN/SSE/SSB and ESEB in 2024</strong> &ndash; (one early-career and one senior representative) &ndash; Will help to choose symposia for this joint meeting.</li> </ul> <p>Self-nominations should include a brief statement (1&ndash;5 sentences) of interest in the committee or committees of interest, specifying (for non-award committees) what initiatives of the committee you are most excited to contribute to. Nominations should include a brief statement (1&ndash;5 sentences) of why the nominee would be well-suited for the committee(s) to which they are being nominated. Assignments will be made in October, so please submit nominations by October 7, 2023. Self-nominations and nominations should be submitted through the following link: <a href="https://forms.gle/MAyyG2D5hwSA1nYx8">https://forms.gle/MAyyG2D5hwSA1nYx8</a> (if you do not have access to Google forms, please send the information to Maria Servedio at <a href="mailto:servedio@email.unc.edu">servedio@email.unc.edu</a>).</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2022 05:00:00 GMT