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Meritorious Award for Teaching Ichthyology - 2015

Date Posted: 15 Jan 2015 (Show details)

The information for the 2015 Meritorious Award for Teaching Ichthyology has been updated on the ASIH website. Information can be obtained at: http://www.asih.org/membership/awards/ichthyology-teaching-award

Please consider nominating your colleagues for this recognition.  The award will be presented during the plenary session of the 2015 Reno, Nevada meeting.

 

Joint Society Letter to US Fish & Wildlife - Salamander Conservation

Date Posted: 17 Nov 2014 (Show details)

The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, The Herpetologists’ League and the Canadian Herpetological Society sent a joint letter to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on 14 November 2014.

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NESCent Request for Proposals - Evolutionary Medicine

Date Posted: 4 Nov 2014 (Show details)

The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) has an open request for proposals concerning Evolutionary Medicine:

Catalysis Meeting

Proposals for Catalysis Meetings in Evolutionary Medicine are now being accepted at NESCent. We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems, specifically in areas realted to evolutionary medicine. Appropriate areas of inquiry include any field of evolutionary science that is relevant to medicine, or to human or animal health. Examples include, but are not limited to, evolution of infectious or zoonotic disease, evolutionary issues in global health, evolution of aging, evolution of fertility, autoimmune disease and allergy, evolutionary perspectives on cancer, and evolution of disease-relevant micro-organisms. Proposals that have a clear interdisciplinary focus, and involve evolutionary concepts in any health- or disease-related area, are strongly encouraged, as are proposals that demonstrate international participation and a mix of senior and emerging researchers, including graduate students. Deadline for proposals is Nov 1, 2014. All meetings must be completed by Sep 30, 2015. For more information, please see our website at nescent.org/science/EvolutionaryMedicineCatalysis.php.

Graduate Fellowships for NC Graduate Students

Proposals for 1-semester Graduate Fellowships in fields related to Evolutionary Medicine are now being accepted at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in any field of evolutionary science that is relevant to medicine, or to human or animal health. Examples include, but are not limited to, evolution of infectious or zoonotic disease, evolutionary issues in global health, evolution of aging, evolution of fertility, autoimmune disease and allergy, evolutionary perspectives on cancer, and evolution of disease-relevant micro-organisms. Eligible students are those at any North Carolina academic institution with an accredited graduate program in a relevant field; students may remain resident at their home institution during the fellowship, or travel to another institution. Evidence of engagement, during the fellowship, with other activities relevant to evolutionary or comparative medicine in NC will be viewed positively.  The deadlines is Nov 1 (for the spring semester 2015 fellowship), Feb 1 (for the summer semester 2015 fellowship) and Apr 1 (for the fall semester 2015 fellowship). For more information, please see our website nescent.org/science/TriangleGraduateFellowships.php.

Craig R. McClain, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Science
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
2024 W. Main St.
Suite A200, Box 104403
Durham, NC 27705
tel: 919-668-4590
cmcclain [at] nescent [dot] org

Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)

Date Posted: 4 Nov 2014 (Show details)

The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST), an initiative under the CETAF umbrella and managed by RBINS, has launched its NEW website and training programme for 2014-2015!  

Check out the Modern Taxonomy programme offering intensive theoretical courses in various subjects. Also, have a look at the Expert-in-training programme enabling trainees to develop and strengthen their taxonomic research skills through on-the-job-training. One of our training courses deals with Fish Osteology and might be of particular interest to you.

DEST Training
Coordination - Dr Isabella Van de Velde
Secretariat - Dr Hendrik Gheerardyn
www.taxonomytraining.eu
dest-training [at] naturalsciences [dot] be

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29, B-1000 Brussel
Tel: 32 2 627 43 34 (336)
www.naturalsciences.be

30% discount on Volume 1 of Freshwater Fishes of North America

Date Posted: 5 Jun 2014 (Show details)

John Hopkins University Press is offering a 30% discount on Volume 1 of Freshwater Fishes of North America. Edited by Melvin L. Warren, Jr. and Brooks M. Burr, and illustreted by Joseph R. Tomelleri, this volume provides enclycopedic review of the Pteromyzontidae, Dasyatidae, Acipenseridae, Polydontidae, Lepistosteidae, Ammidae, Hiodontidae, Anguillidae, Engraulidae, Cyprinidae and Castomidae.

The volume can be ordered via www.press.jhu.edu, over the phone (1-800-537-5487), or by mail. Use the code HNAF to receive the 30% discount.

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photo of a coiled Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
Potamotrygon motoro
field equipment to model rattlesnake thermal ecology