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SSE-Sponsored Talks at Evolution 2018

Aug 07, 2018 - 08:02 PM

If you are attending the Evolution meeting in Montpellier, be sure not to miss these great talks:



  • SSE Presidential Address, Dr. Hopi Hoekstra. “The genetic basis of behavioral evolution.” August 22, 8:30 AM, Berlioz Room

  • Gould Prize Talk, Dr. Tim Birkhead. “The Most Perfect Thing: the Inside (and Outside) of a Bird's Egg.” August 20, 6:30 PM, Berlioz Room

  • Dobzhansky Award Talk, Dr. Amanda Kyle Gibson. “Bloody-minded parasites: unraveling coevolution in natural and experimental populations.” August 22, 9:30 AM, Berlioz Room.

  • Hamilton Award Symposium, chair: Dr. Joel McGlothlin. August 19, 10:35 AM, 1:55 PM, and 4:05 PM, Berlioz Room


See the full schedule here



    New Faculty Profile: Emily Kane

    Aug 07, 2018 - 03:18 PM
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    This month we highlight Dr. Emily Kane, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Georgia Southern University. She studies ecological and evolutionary biomechanics; specifically, locomotion, feeding, and the links between those systems. Read her full profile here.


    Safe Evolution 2018

    Aug 01, 2018 - 06:23 PM
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    The field of evolutionary biology is at its best when all of its members are supported by positive, safe, and healthy work environments. To reinforce a healthy environment for all, the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN) have worked together to develop Safe Evolution, a centralized campaign for our society membership to positively affect the climate at our conferences and positively impact all members in our field. Continue reading for a letter from SSE President Hopi Hoekstra with important information and links.


    Sexual Harassment Investigation and the SSE Code of Conduct

    Jul 19, 2018 - 09:03 PM

    Please continue reading for a statement from the SSE Council regarding the investigation of one of our long-time members, Dr. Francisco Ayala, and the SSE Code of Conduct.


    2018 Dobzhansky Prize Winner

    Jul 18, 2018 - 08:38 PM
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    Congratulations to the 2018 Dobzhansky Prize winner, Amanda Kyle Gibson! Dr. Gibson is a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University studying the evolution and ecology of infectious diseases. The Dobzhansky Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution to recognize the accomplishments and future promise of an outstanding young evolutionary biologist. Learn more about the prize here.


    New Faculty Profile: Claudia Bank

    Jul 18, 2018 - 07:19 PM
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    The New Faculty Profile series highlights and introduces new Principal Investigators who are SSE members. This month we highlight Claudia Bank. Dr. Bank is the Principal Investigator of the Evolutionary Dynamics Group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia in Oeiras, Portugal. She studies how populations adapt and diversify, with a specific interest in the role of epistasis during these processes. Read her full profile here.


    AIBS Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp

    Jul 18, 2018 - 07:17 PM

    Registration is now open for the new Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp with the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) on December 17-18 in Washington, DC. This program provides graduate students to senior scientists with the information, tools, and resources required to successfully identify and secure employment in a diversity of career pathways. SSE members can receive the discounted rate by emailing communications@evolutionsociety.org with their intent to register.


    AIBS Congressional District Visits

    Jul 18, 2018 - 07:13 PM

    The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) is offering our US members a chance to meet with your lawmakers in your home state to inform science policy this summer through their annual Congressional District Visits event. Participating scientists either meet with their elected officials at the local district office or may invite them to visit their research facility. Registration closes July 19.  Learn more and register here.


    Travel Award Check Pickup at Evolution 2018

    Jul 18, 2018 - 06:45 PM

    If you were selected as a Hamilton Finalist or selected to receive a regular graduate/postdoc travel award for the Evolution 2018 meeting, you must pick up your check in person at the SSE Members Business Meeting on Tuesday Aug 21 from 5:30-6:10 pm CET in the Darwin Room in Le Corum. You do not need to attend the entire business meeting -- you may come by just to pick up your check.


    If (and only if) you are presenting a poster during this time and cannot attend the business meeting, you must contact Kati Moore at communications@evolutionsociety.org to either:


    (1) arrange to pick up your check at the SSE Presidential Address the following morning, or


    (2) send a delegate to the SSE Members Business Meeting with a signed note from you authorizing them to pick up the check on your behalf.


    Due to the large number of awards, we cannot make individual arrangements for check pick-up other than the options listed above.


    Please email Kati Moore at communications@evolutionsociety.org ASAP if you are no longer able to attend the meeting.


    2018 Hamilton Award Finalists

    Jul 18, 2018 - 06:08 PM

    Congratulations to the 14 W. D. Hamilton Award finalists! Each finalist will receive a $500 travel stipend to the Evolution meeting in Montpellier, and will present their research during the Hamilton Award Symposium. See the names of this year's finalists and learn more about the award here

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    The Society for the Study of Evolution was founded in March, 1946. The objectives of the Society for the Study of Evolution are the promotion of the study of organic evolution and the integration of the various fields of science concerned with evolution. The Society publishes the scientific journal Evolution and co-publishes Evolution Letters along with the European Society of Evolutionary Biology. SSE also holds annual meetings in which scientific findings on evolutionary biology are presented and discussed.

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