SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research 2002

DAB: Animal Behavior
Tatjana GoodPrinceton The causes and consequences of mutual mate choice in oldfield mice (P. polionotus).
DCE: Comparative Endocrinology
Katharine SemsarNC State Effects of social cues on AVT mediated behavior.
Meredith HunterU MississippiRole of androgens in the onset of the pre-nuptial molt of the goldfinch (Carduelis tristis).
Noah Owen-AshleyU WashingtonTestosterone and aggression in a moving avian hybrid zone.
DCPB: Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry
Blazej AndziakCUNYA comparative test of the oxidative damage theory of aging
Day LigonOregon StateTesting the adaptive value of temperature sex determination in reptiles
Francois VezinaSimon FraserCost of egg production and energy management strategies in birds
Melanie FrasierU WashingtonEffects of simulated high-altittude on Drosophila: in the thick and thin of it.
DEDB: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Gabriela MartinezU New HampshireDevelopment of mantle and fin muscles in the long-finned squid, Loligo pealei
Jacqueline E. MoustakasUC BerkeleyFate map of the neural crest of the snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, using retrovirus encoding green fluorescent protein.
Pat CrotwellU South DakotaOrigin and evolution of processes underlying segment/ joint function
DEE: Ecology and Evolution
Auston KilpatrickU W, MadisonEvolution of host resistance to a new parasite: the effect of avian malaria on the breeding performance and population dynamics of a Hawaiian honeycreeper.
Chih KuoIowa StatePedigree analysis in natural populations
Hector DouglasU AlaskaComparative anatomy, histology and histochemistry of the odor organ of Aethia auklets.
Jennifer GrindstaffIndianaThe influence of ecological conditions on maternal antibody transmission: consequences for offspring immunity and growth
Mike McCoyU FloridaAdaptive phenotypic plasticity in anuran larvae
Shannon O'GradyU UtahSignificance of colonic nematodes in cellulose digestion of a small herbivorous lizard
DIZ: Invertebrate Zoology
Ben MinerU FloridaDevelopmental mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity in echinoid larvae
Matthew HoogeU MainePhylogenetic relationships of the Acoela inferred from 18S rDNA sequences.
Melissa CoatesStanfordMeasuring the visual information seen by the jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora in its native habitat.
Tanya KoropatnickU HawaiiIdentifying chemotactic factors involved in the symbiont-induced hemocyte migration in the light organ of the squid Euprymna scolopes.
DNB: Neurobiology
Jamie TheobaldU WashingtonVisual ecology of hawkmoth feeding in low light
DSEB: Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
Alberto Lindner DukeEvolution of deep-sea stylasterid corals
DVM: Vertebrate Morphology
Allison BeckU ChicagoEvolution of locomotion in the Synapsida
Keith MetzgerSUNY, Stony BrookMorphological adaptations for inertial feeding in reptiles
Margaret HallSUNY, Stony BrookInferring amniote activity pattern from comparative anatomy of the eye and orbit
Nathan BirdU South DakotaComparative innervation patterns of fish median fins