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2015 Copeia's Best Papers

Date Posted: 2 Jun 2016 (Show details)

The following papers were considered by a panel of Associate Editors and ASIH members selected by the Editor to be the best papers published in Copeia in 2015. These awards were initiated for the 2012 volume. Six papers are recognized each year: three in herpetology and three in ichthyology. There are three categories: Best Paper Overall, Best Paper Young Scholar, and Best Student Paper. The Best Paper Overall is chosen without regard to rank. The Best Paper Young Scholar is chosen when the lead author is either a postdoc or untenured at the time of submission. The Best Student Paper is chosen when the lead author is a student at the time of submission.

Best Paper, Herpetology

Julia K. Earl and Howard H. Whiteman: Are Commonly Used Fitness Predictors Accurate? A Meta-analysis of Amphibian Size and Age at Metamorphosis. Copeia 103:297-309.

Best Papers Young Scholar, Herpetology

Julia K. Earl and Howard H. Whiteman: Are Commonly Used Fitness Predictors Accurate? A Meta-analysis of Amphibian Size and Age at Metamorphosis. Copeia 103:297-309.

Adam D. Leache and Charles W. Linkem: Phylogenomics of Horned Lizards (Genus: Phrynosoma) Using Targeted Sequence Capture Data. Copeia 103:586-594.

Best Student Paper, Herpetology

Christopher M. Murray, Michael Easter, Sergio Padilla, Davinia B. Garrigo s, Julia Ann Stone, Juan Bolan os-Montero, Mahmood Sasa, and Craig Guyer: Cohort-Dependent Sex Ratio Biases in the American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) of the Tempisque Basin. Copeia 103:541-545.Best Paper, Ichthyology

Best Paper, Ichthyology

John G. Lundberg and Kyle R. Luckenbill: The Extraordinary Occipito-Vertebral Skeleton and Swim Bladder of South American Hypophthalmus Catfishes (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae): Improved Illustration, Description, and Interpretation. Copeia 103:806–820.

Best Paper Young Scholor, Ichthyology

Nathan K. Lujan, Vanessa Meza-Vargas, Viviana Astudillo-Clavijo, Ramiro Barriga-Salazar and Hernan Lopez-Fernandez: A Multilocus Molecular Phylogeny for Chaetostoma Clade Genera and Species with a Review of Chaetostoma (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Central Andes. Copeia 103:664-701.

Best Student Paper, Ichthyology

Katherine E. Bemis and William E. Bemis: Functional and Developmental Morphology of Tooth Replacement in the Atlantic Wolffish, Anarhichas lupus (Teleostei: Zoarcoidei: Anarhichadidae). Copeia 103:886-901.

Congratulations to these authors. Authors will be presented with a plaque at the 2016 ASIH Business Meeting, and these awards will also be recognized on the ASIH and Copeia websites. Special thanks to the members of the review panel: Michael Collyer, Cari-Ann Hickerson, David Sever, Robert Espinoza, Windsor Aguirre, and Sarah Gibson.

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