ASN RSS https://amnat.org/ Latest press releases and announcements from the ASN en-us Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:00:00 GMT 60 Call for Symposium Proposals for 2022 https://amnat.org/announcements/Symposium-call-2022.html Due October 15th, 2021 The American Society of Naturalists invites proposals for a special symposium at the 2022 annual joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, to be held June 24-28, 2022, in Cleveland, OH. Proposed symposium topics should support the Society’s goal to advance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences and to further knowledge in evolution, ecology, behavior, and organismal biology. Proposals should be synthetic and interdisciplinary and address important emerging issues in evolution, ecology, or behavior. A budget of $8,000 for travel, registration, and accommodation is provided to help defray expenses. Proposals should include (1) a title; (2) a description of the symposium topic (one page); (3) a list of six speakers, including institutional affiliations, who have agreed to participate in the symposium; (4) a justification for the symposium, explaining why the topic and speakers are appropriate for a Society-sponsored symposium (up to one page). Please submit proposals no later than midnight Eastern Time on October 15, 2021, by email (weberm11@msu.edu) as a single pdf attachment, under subject heading: ASN Symposium Proposal: Evolution 2022. In line with the ASN&#39;s commitment to diversity, we encourage including speakers from groups who have been historically excluded from STEM. Therefore, proposals that include a diverse list of speakers from a range of backgrounds, institutions, career stages, geography, gender, race etc. are especially encouraged. The Society’s selection committee will evaluate proposals based on the likelihood of attracting a substantial audience, the significance and timeliness of the topic, and on the topic’s differing substantively from recent symposia hosted by the Society. All applicants will be notified of the decision before the end of November. Marjorie Weber ASN Symposium Committee Chair Department of Plant Biology, Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, & Behavior Michigan State University weberm11@msu.edu <p><strong>Due October 15th, 2021</strong></p> <p>The American Society of Naturalists invites proposals for a special symposium at the <a href="https://www.evolutionmeetings.org/2022-conference-information.html">2022 annual joint meeting</a> of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the Society of Systematic Biologists, to be held June 24-28, 2022, in Cleveland, OH.</p> <p>Proposed symposium topics should support the Society&rsquo;s goal to advance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences and to further knowledge in evolution, ecology, behavior, and organismal biology. Proposals should be synthetic and interdisciplinary and address important emerging issues in evolution, ecology, or behavior. A budget of $8,000 for travel, registration, and accommodation is provided to help defray expenses.</p> <p>Proposals should include (1) a title; (2) a description of the symposium topic (one page); (3) a list of six speakers, including institutional affiliations, who have agreed to participate in the symposium; (4) a justification for the symposium, explaining why the topic and speakers are appropriate for a Society-sponsored symposium (up to one page).</p> <p>Please submit proposals no later than midnight Eastern Time on October 15, 2021, by email (<a href="mailto:weberm11@msu.edu?subject=ASN%20Symposium%20Proposal%3A%20Evolution%202022">weberm11@msu.edu</a>) as a single pdf attachment, under subject heading: ASN Symposium Proposal: Evolution 2022. In line with the ASN&#39;s commitment to diversity, we encourage including speakers from groups who have been historically excluded from STEM. Therefore, proposals that include a diverse list of speakers from a range of backgrounds, institutions, career stages, geography, gender, race etc. are especially encouraged.</p> <p>The Society&rsquo;s selection committee will evaluate proposals based on the likelihood of attracting a substantial audience, the significance and timeliness of the topic, and on the topic&rsquo;s differing substantively from recent symposia hosted by the Society. All applicants will be notified of the decision before the end of November.</p> <p>Marjorie Weber<br /> ASN Symposium Committee Chair<br /> Department of Plant Biology, Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, &amp; Behavior<br /> Michigan State University<br /> <a href="mailto:weberm11@msu.edu?subject=ASN%20Symposium%20Proposal%3A%20Evolution%202022">weberm11@msu.edu</a></p> Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:00:00 GMT Call for ASN Graduate Student Representatives https://amnat.org/announcements/NomGCtoECRep.html The American Society of Naturalists Graduate Student Council invites applications for two new graduate student representatives to join us this year! The application deadline has been extended to Sept 30th, 2021. As a member of the Graduate Student Council you have the chance to participate in the workings of the society and interact with many of the great researchers who are members of the ASN. The ASN is committed to developing a variety of initiatives to provide more valuable services to its student members. Representatives take part in several committees that include choosing ASN-sponsored workshops, helping choose winners of the annual student research grant, organizing student events at conferences, participating in various committees, and running the website for grad student ASN members at http://asngrads.com/. Each year we seek new members to join for a 3-year term. We are also open to new roles or ideas for things you think the Grad Council could do to encourage student involvement and interaction among researchers. If you are interested in joining, please email Kelsey Lyberger (klyberger@ucdavis.edu) with the subject line “ASN GC application” and attach a single pdf document containing your CV and a short paragraph (less than 1 page) about what you hope to contribute and why you want to join the grad council.Kim Gilbert&nbsp;(GC rep 2014-2015): "Serving on the ASN grad council is a fantastic opportunity to not only meet faculty, post-docs, and students from a wide range of universities, but to become more involved in a great community of researchers in ecology and evolution. You learn about how journal societies run, as well as the ins and outs of organizing conference events. You also serve as an important representative for all graduate student members of the ASN to ensure the society is doing its best to meet student&#39;s needs at conferences or through other opportunities." Emily Weiss (GC rep 2013-2014): Serving on the Grad Council really was an incredibly enriching experience for me, and I hope that many other students will apply and get to have that experience too. Rafael Maia&nbsp;(GC rep 2013-2014): "I served the council for a couple years and strongly recommend it. Great society, exciting possibilities!" Courtney Fitzpatrick&nbsp;(founding GC rep): "Grad students: excellent opportunity to get involved, meet collaborators/mentors, and learn about your scientific society!" <p>The American Society of Naturalists Graduate Student Council invites applications for two new graduate student representatives to join us this year! The application deadline has been extended to Sept 30th, 2021.</p> <p>As a member of the Graduate Student Council you have the chance to participate in the workings of the society and interact with many of the great researchers who are members of the ASN. The ASN is committed to developing a variety of initiatives to provide more valuable services to its student members.</p> <p>Representatives take part in several committees that include choosing ASN-sponsored workshops, helping choose winners of the annual student research grant, organizing student events at conferences, participating in various committees, and running the website for grad student ASN members at <a href="http://asngrads.com/">http://asngrads.com/</a>.</p> <p>Each year we seek new members to join for a 3-year term. We are also open to new roles or ideas for things you think the Grad Council could do to encourage student involvement and interaction among researchers.</p> <p>If you are interested in joining, please email Kelsey Lyberger (<a href="mailto:klyberger@ucdavis.edu">klyberger@ucdavis.edu</a>) with the subject line &ldquo;ASN GC application&rdquo; and attach a single pdf document containing your CV and a short paragraph (less than 1 page) about what you hope to contribute and why you want to join the grad council.</p><p><strong>Kim Gilbert&nbsp;</strong>(GC rep 2014-2015):<br /> &quot;Serving on the ASN grad council is a fantastic opportunity to not only meet faculty, post-docs, and students from a wide range of universities, but to become more involved in a great community of researchers in ecology and evolution. You learn about how journal societies run, as well as the ins and outs of organizing conference events. You also serve as an important representative for all graduate student members of the ASN to ensure the society is doing its best to meet student&#39;s needs at conferences or through other opportunities.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Emily Weiss (</strong>GC rep 2013-2014):<br /> Serving on the Grad Council really was an incredibly enriching experience for me, and I hope that many other students will apply and get to have that experience too.</p> <p><strong>Rafael Maia&nbsp;</strong>(GC rep 2013-2014):<br /> &quot;I served the council for a couple years and strongly recommend it. Great society, exciting possibilities!&quot;</p> <p><strong>Courtney Fitzpatrick</strong>&nbsp;(founding GC rep):<br /> &quot;Grad students: excellent opportunity to get involved, meet collaborators/mentors, and learn about your scientific society!&quot;</p> Wed, 22 Sep 2021 05:00:00 GMT