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Jean Richard Dunn passed away 22 March 2017

Date Posted: 24 Mar 2017 (Show details)

Jean Richard Dunn, retired Research Fishery Biologist, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, and Affiliate Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, passed away 22 March 2017.

Stan Weitzman passed away February 16, 2017

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2017 (Show details)

Stan Weitzman, Research Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, passed away 16 February 2017.

2017 Desert Tortoise Council Symposium

Date Posted: 12 Jan 2017 (Show details)

The 42nd Annual Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council is scheduled for February 24–26, 2017 at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Desert Tortoise Council is a private, non-profit organization comprised of hundreds of professionals and laypersons who share a common concern for desert tortoises in the wild and a commitment to advancing the public’s understanding of the species.

 

The 2017 Program will have sessions on renewable energy development and tortoise translocation, the latest research on deer in the arid Southwest, the Sonoran desert tortoise, the evolution of Gopherus and other topics. 

Graduate Opportunities in Fish Ecology and Evolution

Date Posted: 20 Dec 2016 (Show details)

The Albert Lab in the Department of Biology at Louisiana at Lafayette is recruiting graduate students for Fall 2017. Research in the lab focuses on the diversity, evolution and biogeography of tropical freshwater fishes with a focus on the Amazon Basin. Projects can include but are not limited to: molecular phylogenetics and species-delimitation using morphological and next-gen sequencing approaches (e.g. UCEs), dispersal and feeding ecology using stable isotopes, continuous trait evolution using data from computed tomography, 3-D geometric morphometrics and biomechanical modeling, and Community Phylogenetics using GIS, parametric biogeography, and landscape evolution modeling approaches. Students have opportunities to develop independent research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The UL Lafayette Department of Biology has a strong tradition of teaching and research in sub-tropical and tropical biology. Course work centers on areas of students' interest in evolutionary or ecological theory.

Deadlines for application are Sept. 15 and Jan. 15th. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. For further information please visit the Department of Biology Website, or contact James Albert at jalbert_at_louisiana.edu. 

Candidate Info for Society Elections

Date Posted: 17 Sep 2016 (Show details)

Information on ASIH candidates is available for download:

ASIH Candidate Info 2016

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