Congratulations to the newest award recipients for 2010

NESCent is pleased to announce the following new awards from our April and July 2010 call for proposals:

Graduate Fellows

Paul Durst (Duke University)
Evaluating patterns and trends in insular body size evolution

Luke Mahler (Harvard University)
Improving and testing ecological models of phenotypic diversification

Bret Moore (Purdue University)
Do retinal specializations reflect ecology? An evolutionary perspective

Nimrod Rubinstein (Tel-Aviv University)
Detection of clade-specific accelerations and decelerations in gene evolutionary rates

Sarah Seiter (UNC Chapel Hill)
Distinguishing trait value and trait plasticity in the evolution of reaction norms

Short-term Visitors

Luke Mahler (Harvard University)
New tools for investigating replicated adaptive radiation
August 5‐26, 2010

Samantha Hopkins (University of Oregon) and Samantha Price (University of California, Davis)
Evolution of mammalian dietary strategies and the importance of omnivory
August 14‐27, 2010

Katharina Huber and Vincent Moulton (University of East Anglia, UK)
New applications of phylogenetic combinatoricsAugust 16-27, 2010

Roi Dor (Cornell University)
Applying new phylogenetic comparative methods to analyze character evolution in swallows
August 30 - September 5, 2010

Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Potential for peripheral populations to mitigate core extinctions: Bats and white nose syndrome
October 1 - December 31, 2010

Katia Koelle (NESCent Triangle Scholar from Duke University)
October 1 - December 31, 2010

Howard Ross(University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Species delimitation using networks
October 18‐29, 2010

For more information about these scholars and their research projects, please visit /science/awards.php.

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