The R. A. Fisher Prize is awarded annually by the Society for the Study of Evolution for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation paper published in the journal Evolution during a given calendar year. The award comes with a $1000 honorarium. Nominations for manuscripts published in 2017, Volume 71, will be accepted through January 31, 2018. To learn more, visit the R.A. Fisher Prize page on the SSE website.
Want to stay up to date on the latest evolution research? Sign up to receive the table of contents for each issue of Evolution and Evolution Letters. Simply log in or register for a Wiley online account and click “Get New Content Alerts” in the left-hand menu of the Evolution homepage or Evolution Letters homepage. You will also receive alerts about new Accepted and Early View articles. You can change your email preferences in your profile settings.
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Science is a “team sport”! Learn how to be a better team player in this upcoming workshop from AIBS, “Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science: A Professional Development Program.” The workshop is November 7-8 in Washington, DC. Participants will learn to create effective teams and team culture, develop a shared vision, mission, plan, and key performance indicators, and learn tools such as quality improvement cycle and knowledge mapping. SSE members can receive $55 off registration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org stating their intent to register. Learn more and register here: https://www.aibs.org/events/team_science_event.html
Mark your calendar for the next Evolution conference taking place in Montpellier, France from August 19-22, 2018! The chosen symposia and a call for contributed talks will be issued this fall. Joint Congresses take place every six years and bring together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology: the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society of Systematic Biologists. Visit the meeting website to learn more. Follow the meeting on Twitter at ;@evol2018.
It's the beginning of the academic year for many of you. Time to usher in new students into our evolution community. Did you know that you can give gift memberships to students for just $10? You can! This is a great way to introduce students to the Society for the first time. Gift memberships can also be purchased for colleagues in developing nations at the same low rate of $10. Visit https://payments.evolutionsociety.org/joinsse/ to give a gift membership today.
The diversity committee at SSE is a new initiative with the goal of promoting the inclusion of underrepresented communities in all aspects of the society. We are currently gathering data on the diverse communities that SSE represents, so that we can serve you better. We want to hear from you! We want to incorporate your ideas in our mission. If you have opinions on what we can do to help you promote diversity in your institution or the field of evolutionary biology as a whole, please email us at email@example.com.
Want to have your photo on the SSE website? Submit a photo of your favorite organism to be featured in the header of evolutionsociety.org. We encourage submissions that represent any kind of organism - we would like to showcase a variety of species, not just the traditionally charismatic ones! Photos will be considered on a rolling basis. You may only submit photos taken yourself. Photos must be “landscape” and at least 1900 x 1000 pixels. Please submit them via email to Kati Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSE members receive substantial discounts on publication rates for Evolution (40% off OnlineOpen rates) and Evolution Letters (28% off for SSE members, 30% off for members of both SSE and ESEB). The codes to use to claim these discounts, as well as others, can be found by logging into evolutionsociety.org (click the green Log In button in the top right corner).
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.