SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) 2003

[also on this page: FGST Awards 2003]

Ecology and Evolution Jonathan Douglas AllenUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillTesting the costs of small egg size in echinoderms
Ecology and Evolution Felipe Sousa BarretoUNCWThe role of assortative mating as a gene flow barrier between incipient marine fish species
Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyPeter BerendzenUniversity of MinnesotaEvolutionary Patterns of Duplicate Genes in North American Suckers (Catostomidae)
Integrative & Comparative Issues David CerasaleUniversity of MontanaPhysiological Assessment of Avian Refueling Rates During Stopover
Ecology and EvolutionW. James CooperThe University of ChicagoEvolution, development and functional morphology of damselfish oral jaws.
Ecology and EvolutionRobert M. CoxRutgers UniversityExperimental Studies of Growth and SSD in Lizards
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryKendra GreenleeArizona State UniversityThe importance of surfactant production in insects
Ecology and EvolutionBarbara HanOregon State UniversityThe effects of Ultraviolet-B radiation and two pathogens on amphibians
Evolutionary Developmental BiologyGregory Ryan HandriganDalhousie UniversityA molecular basis for vertebral column truncation in anuran amphibians
Comparative EndocrinologyDavid KabelikArizona State UniversityHormone-Mediated Size Plasticity of Brain Nuclei: A Role in Aggression?
Integrative & Comparative Issues Paula F. KahnAuburn UniversityGopher Tortoise (Gopherus Polyphemus) Relocation: Effects on Stress, Immunocompetence, and Reproduction
Systematic & Evolutionary Biology Shawn KrosnickOhio State UniversityPhylogeny and Character Evolution in Old World Passiflora (Supersection Disemma, Passifloraceae)
Comparative EndocrinologyChristopher Leary University of OklahomaEndocrine Mediation of Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Toads
Comparative EndocrinologyKathleen Sheila LynchThe University of Texas at AustinThe Role of Social Signals in Facilitating the Production of Steroid Hormones in Female Anuran Amphibians
Animal BehaviorKevin J. McGrawCornell UniversityOntogenetic control of sexual traits: does early-life antioxidant status shape the development of the immune system and adult carotenoid coloration in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)?
NeurobiologyBrandon Christopher MooreUniversity of FloridaComparing Hormone Receptor mRNA Expression in the Brains of Male and Female American Alligators Exposed to Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants
Ecology and Evolution Jessica PearceUniversity of UtahThe Role of El Niño in the Dynamics of Hantavirus Infection in Deermice
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryRyan PelisUniversity of ConnecticutCoordinated regulation of renal sulfate secretion by gastrointestinal hormones in the winter flounder
Comparative EndocrinologyLuke Remage-HealeyCornell UniversityDo steroid hormones provide a proximate link between social cues and rapidly-changing acoustic signals in toadfish?
Invertebrate ZoologyConstance RogersWake Forest UniversityAcquired resistance of host fish to ectoparasitic glochidia larvae of freshwater mussels: Role of humoral immune responses
Animal BehaviorDustin R. RubensteinCornell UniversityEvolutionary and physiological mechanisms of cooperative breeding in the superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus)
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryKatrina G. SalvanteSimon Fraser UniversityPhysiology underlying the ‘cost of reproduction’: Lipoprotein lipase activity and very-low density lipoprotein particle-size distribution in energy challenged birds
Ecology and Evolution Christin T. SlaughterUniversity of North Carolina, WilmingtonThe evolution of gametic incompatibility and the maintenance of species boundries in a blue mussel hybrid zone
Evolutionary Developmental BiologyGeffrey F. StopperYale UniversityEvolution of digit development mechanisms in urodele amphibians
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryKenneth WelchUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraThe Effects of Ambient Temperature and Altitude on the Hovering Metabolic Rate in Rufous Hummingbirds
NeurobiologyMary WolfBowling Green State Univeristy Odorant coding in the crayfish olfactory lobe

Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) 2003 Awards

DCPBMichael DillonUniversity of Washington Alpine bumblebees: flight in thin air
DVMShi-Tong Tonia HsiehHarvard UniversityField Behavioral Ecology and Collection of the Pacific Leaping Blenny, Alticus arnoldorum, and its relatives
DEDBEladio J MarquezUniversity of Michigan at Ann ArborAssessing developmental constraints: isolating the developmental and adaptive components of covariance patterns