Congratulations to the newest award recipients for 2010

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

Short-term Visitors

Ryan Calsbeek (Dartmouth University)
The adaptive landscape in evolutionary biology
November – December 2010; February 2011

Louise Comas (University of California, Berkeley)
Character evolution in root systems of woody plants
December 6-17, 2010

Diddahally Govindaraju (Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Signatures of multilevel selection in human health
March – May 2011

Yi Mao (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Identifying positively selected amino acid residues in HIV-1 envelope proteins: a dynamic simulation approach
November 3 -23, 2010

Olav Rueppell (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
The influence of genetic architecture on the effect of sex and recombination on genotypic offspring diversity
January – March 2011

Catalysis Meetings

Richard Madden (Duke University School of Medicine), Caroline Stromberg
(University of Washington), Matthew Kohn (Boise State University)
Earth surface processes in the evolution of mammalian tooth shape
April 2011

Margaret McFall‐Ngai (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Michael
Hadfield (University of Hawaii)
The origin and evolution of animal-microbe interactions
October 24-27, 2011

W. Kelley Thomas (University of New Hampshire) and Holly Bik (University of New Hampshire)
High-throughput biodiversity research using eukaryotic metagenetics
June 24-27, 2011

Working Groups

Will Cornwell (University of California, Berkeley), Stephen Smith (Brown University), and Amy Zanne (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
Tempo and mode of plant trait evolution: synthesizing data from extant and extinct taxa
November 2010 - October 2012

Michael Gavin (Victoria University of Wellington)
Modeling the diversification of human languages
November 2010 - October 2012

Paul Harnik (Stanford University), Rowan Lockwood (College of William and Mary) and Seth Finnegan (California Institute of Technology)
Determinants of extinction in ancient and modern seas
November 2010 - October 2012

Daniel Ksepka (North Carolina State University) and James Parham (Alabama Museum of Natural History, University of Alabama)
Synthesizing and databasing fossil calibrations: divergence dating and beyond
November 2010 - October 2012

Colin Osborne (University of Sheffield), Caroline Stromberg (University of Washington), and Christopher Still (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Origins of C4 grasslands: a new synthesis of phylogeny, ecology and

November 2010 - October 2012

Rebecca Price (University of Washington, Bothell) and Kathryn Perez (University of Wisconsin, La Crosse)
Evoci toolkit: concept inventories to assess conceptual understanding of evolution
November 2010 - October 2012

Dustin Rubenstein (Columbia University), Eileen Lacey (University of California, Berkeley), Nancy Solomon (Miami University), and Steven Phelps (University of Texas, Arlington)
Integrative models of vertebrate sociality: evolution, mechanism and emergent properties
November 2010 - October 2012

Sabbatical Scholars

Weigang Qiu (Hunter College, City University of New York)
Bioinformatics: building a novel and effective career path to evolutionary biology
October 2010 - June 2011

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

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