Newsletter Spring 2015


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Special Features
  • Experiences in Integrative & Comparative Biology - How I became an insect evolutionary physiologist by Jon Harrison

  • Experiences in Science Education - Fifteen years of environmental biology training for Pacific Islanders by Michael Hadfield

  • Call for nominations and applications for SICB awards and lectures for 2016

  • List of SICB donors

  • Elections

  • Late Breaking News about the 2018 and 2020 SICB meetings: The SICB Executive Committee recently voted to hold the 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, and the 2020 meeting in Austin, TX.



SICB 2017 Meeting
January 4-8, 2017 - New Orleans, LA



SICB 2016 Meeting
January 3-7, 2016 - Portland, OR



SICB 2015 Meeting
January 3-7, 2015 - West Palm Beach, FL

Meeting Headlines
  • Annual meeting attendance was 1882.

  • Executive Committee Actions:

    • Lynn (Marty) Martin, currently Chair of DEDE, was appointed ICB Editor; his term starts January 2016.

  • SICB presents honorary membership to Moore lecturer John Jungck.

  • Jodie Rummer presents Bart lecture.

  • Randy Nelson presents Bern lecture.

  • Devaleena Pradhan wins Dorothy Skinner Award.

  • Linda Walters receives the second “M. Patricia Morse Award for Excellence and Innovation in Science Education.”

  • Best Student Presentation Winners receive awards sponsored by Wiley/Blackwell. Award winners are announced.

  • Eight talks were highlighted in Newswise press releases, thanks to the volunteer writers and the Public Affairs Committee.



SICB Science News: Stories by Student Journalists, 2015 Annual Meeting

Chipmunks on the move: New ways to measure behavior help researchers explore uneven impacts of climate change. By Laura Booth, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University

Where will lightning strike next? By Ieva Roznere, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

Hamsters use a novel approach to control aggression. By Devin Merullo, Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The mind of the matter: social interactions contribute to intelligence in birds. By Alexis Lanza, Department of Biology, University of Florida


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