SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) 2009

[also on this page: FGST Awards 2009]

Comparative Endocrinology Bobby FokidisArizona State UniversityVariation in stress responses to fluctuating energy resources in urban and rural Curve-billed Thrashers.
Animal BehaviorMichael ButlerArizona State UniversityDevelopment of the immune system and sexual attractiveness in mallard ducks
Comparative EndocrinologyConstance O'ConnorCarleton University, Ottawa, OntarioA test of life-history theory using physiological techniques in wild smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
Systematic & Evolutionary Biology Maude BaldwinHarvard UniversityMolecular mechanisms for detecting sweet sensation in birds
Ecology and Evolution Paul A. CzikoUniversity of Oregon, EugeneMarine Invertebrate Antifreeze Proteins as a Model for Adaptive Protein Evolution
Ecology and Evolution Suzanne Austin-BythellOregon State UniversityDoes light influence incubation period of a wild passerine?
Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry Sarah E. DuRantVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversitySlight changes in incubation temperature affect early growth and stress endocrinology in wood duck (Aix sponsa) ducklings
Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyAndres M. CuervoLouisiana State UniversityA comparative study of avian speciation and differentiation in the Andean cloud forests
Animal Behavior Matthew B. ToomeyArizona State UniversityA biochemical link between color production and perception? Effects of retinal carotenoids on female choice for male plumage color in the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
Comparative Endocrinology Erin H. StrasserBoise State UniversitySensitization of the HPA stress response in nestling American Kestrels exposed to chronic human disturbance
Ecology and Evolution Jeanine RefsniderIowa State UniversityCan maternal nest-site choice compensate for the effects of global climate change on reptiles with temperature-dependent sex determination? A common garden experiment using a model species
Comparative EndocrinologyTravis E. WilcoxenUniversity of MemphisProlactin, Paternal Care, and Experience in Florida Scrub-Jays
Ecology and EvolutionSujal PhadkeUniversity of Houston-CentralEmpirical analysis of sex ratio theory using the model isogametic ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila
Ecology and EvolutionDavid Jonathan GonthierUniversity of ToledoInfluences of nutrient availability on coffee host-plant chemistry, herbivores, ant-mutualism, and predation
Systematic & Evolutionary BiologyErik SperlingYale UniversityA molecular paleobiological approach to understanding the evolution of late Precambrian metazoan feeding modes
Comparative Physiology & BiochemistryJustin PerraultFlorida Atlantic UniversityDo nesting leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) from Florida transfer mercury and selenium to their offspring?
Animal BehaviorNorman LeeUniversity of Toronto ScarboroughThe Role of Spatial Release from Masking for Source Recognition and Segregation in Ormia ohcracea
Comparative BiomechanicsBrandon KilbourneUniversity of ChicagoThe Scaling of Limb Inertial Properties in Quadrupedal Mammals
Ecology and EvolutionBenjamin James DantzerMichigan State UniversityAdaptive Modulation of Offspring Phenotype via Hormone-mediated Maternal Effects
Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry John Lin O'KeeffeBoise State UniversityOxidative Stress and Migratory Flight Strategies in Raptors
Vertebrate MorphologyJason B. RamsayUniversity of Rhode IslandFunctional implications of a newly identified muscle in a classic vertebrate feeding system.
Comparative EndocrinologyChristine A. DuncanRutgers UniversitySex-limited Regulation of Growth in Sceloporus Lizards
Ecology and EvolutionDavid HaakUniversity of WashingtonThe Maintenance of a "Hot" Polymorphism

Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) 2009 Awards

Animal BehaviorYu ZengUniversity of California, BerkeleyFlying with winglets: the flight biomechanics correlates with wing morphology changes in stick insects
Animal BehaviorJustin HenningsenUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstThe fitness costs and benefits of a reliable signal: An experimental test with green anoles
Ecology and Evolution Ms. Michal Joey PakesUC BerkeleyFEEDING ECOLOGY OF REMIPEDIA (CRUSTACEA)