SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) 2004

[also on this page: FGST Awards 2004]

Comparative EndocrinologyRaoul Keith BoughtonUniversity of MemphisEnergetic response to a cell mediated immune challenge with naturally elevated testosterone
Vertebrate MorphologyMelissa BowlinPrinceton UniversityWing shape and energy efficiency in the migratory Swainson's Thrush
Systematic & Evolutionary Biology Jaime A. ChavesSan Francisco State UniversityPhylogeography, evolution and flight ecology of the Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys).
Animal Behavior Kamelia FallahpourCalifornia State University, NorthridgeEffects of Female Breeding Coloration on the Behavior and Mate Selection of Male Leopard Lizards, Gambelia wislizenii
Ecology and EvolutionAnuschka FaucciUniversity of Hawaii ManoaPhylogeography and dispersal of Hawaiian vermetids (Gastropoda)
Ecology and EvolutionDavid L FerrellFlorida State UniversityFriend and foe? Effects of hermit crab density on growth and survival of a common symbiont, Hydractinia spp.
Ecology and Evolution Aaron P. GabbeUniversity of California, Santa CruzThe effects of nectar reward quality on hummingbird foraging behavior: implications for the evolution of dilute sucrose concentration in hummingbird pollinated plants.
Animal Behavior Beth HahnUniversity of MichiganThe role of social facilitation and population density in regulating breeding territory selection in a migratory songbird, the American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Comparative EndocrinologyBritt HeidingerIndiana UniversityThe influence of age on the glucocorticoid stress response in common terns
Ecology and EvolutionJeffrey M. HochSUNY at Stony BrookReproductive allocation in barnacles across gradients of stress
Ecology and EvolutionKelly LeePrinceton UniversityThe importance of immune defense costs for avian invasion success
Comparative EndocrinologyJennifer Ann LongUniversity of MaineHormonal and cellular mechanisms of migratory fattening in a short-distance migrant, the Dark-eyed Junco
Comparative EndocrinologyElena LopezUniversity of Colorado at BoulderDevelopmental Stability Analysis Preceding and Following Metamorphosis in a Urodele Amphibian (Ambystoma tigrinum) Exposed to Insecticide Methoprene
Ecology and EvolutionMatthew J MedeirosUniversity of California, BerkeleyHow many times has wing loss evolved in cave-dwelling Hawaiian moths?
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryMichelle Y. MonetteUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstPhysiological mechanisms of acid and aluminum disruption of Atlantic salmon smolt seawater tolerance
Comparative Endocrinology William NelsonCSU FresnoMethyl farnesoate as a potential reproductive inhibitor in the tadpole shrimp, Triops longicaudatus
Evolutionary Developmental BiologyBrigid O'DonnellUniversity of ConnecticutMayfly Abdominal Gill Development: Investigating the Developmental Mechanisms of Gill Branching
Ecology and EvolutionMelissa Ann PilgrimUniversity of ArkansasLinking microgeographic variation in pigmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius) life history and demography to diet composition: a stable isotope approach.
Vertebrate MorphologyAlison M. RoarkUniversity of FloridaIntestinal adaptation in food-restricted green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings: a mechanism for subsequent compensatory growth?
Ecology and Evolution Kristen RueggUniversity of California, BerkeleyTHE ROLE OF MIGRATORY BEHAVIOR IN THE PROCESS OF AVIAN DIVERSIFICATION
Comparative EndocrinologyLaura Henderson SpinneyPrinceton UniversityAlternative Phenotypes Associated with a Chromosomal Inversion: Understanding Endocrine Mechanisms
Animal Behavior Andrew StoehrUniversity of CaliforniaMelanin trade offs in the wing patterns of cabbage white butterflies
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryAmanda M. SzucsikUniversity of California-IrvineEffects of aerobic exercise training on skeletal muscle plasticity in Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyErin A. TrippDuke UniversityThe Systematics and Floral Evolution of Ruellieae (Acanthaceae)
Animal Behavior Maren VitousekPrinceton UniversityQuantifying the Cost and Benefit of Mate Choice in the Galapagos Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)
Comparative EndocrinologyTina K WhitneyUniversity of WisconsinThe Role of Progesterone in Mammalian Paternal Behavior

Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) 2004 Awards

DICINancy BeecherIndiana University Frog declines, climate change and disease: searching for a connection.
DEEElizabeth F. NeeleyBoston UniversityVisual Communication Systems of the Neotropical Labrids
DEEEric von WettbergBrown UniversityHow escaping ornamental Impatiens adjust to new shade regimes