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Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

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The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation.

Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Deadline Information:

Letters of support: January 30

Applications: February 1

Current and Past Lewis and Clark Field Scholars


Abondano, Laura A., University of Texas at Austin

Mating Strategies of Female Woolly Monkeys in Amazonian Ecuador

Ahmed, Saleh, University of Arizona

Climate Services in Improving Adaptation Decisions: Managing Climate Stresses in Coastal Bangladesh

Anderman, Nicholas P., University of California, Berkeley

Globalization at Sea: Exploring Temporality Among Industrial Maritime Laborers Sailing From Southeast Asia to Canada

Arora, Malay Firoz Das, Brown University

Liminal Sovereignty: The Politics of Humanitarian Aid in Jordan and Lebanon

Barragan, Jose, University of Texas at San Antonio

A Fortification on the Margin: A Study of Lowland and Highland Interaction in Bolivia

Cohen, Chris, East Carolina University

Expedition to Collect Rare Australian Assassin Flies for Phylogenomic Studies

Comerford, Mattheau Steven, Rice University

The Repeatability of Evolutionary Processes: Parallel Soapberry Bug Divergence Along Latitudinal and Longitudinal Gradients in Florida and Texas

Dalton, Jordan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Economic Reorganization of the Chincha Valley, Peru, After the Inca Arrived in AD 1470

Dorsey, Achsah Foster, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Iron, Infection, and Malnutrition in Lima, Peru

Eisen, Katherine, Cornell University

Are Differences in Floral Phenotypes Associated With Differences in Pollinator Visitation? A Test of Character Displacement in Clarkia (Onagraceae) in Kern County, California

Finkel, Benjamin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Feeding Strategies of Old Ugandan Chimpanzees

Fox, Michael D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Planktonic Resources From an Atoll Lagoon Enhance Recovery From Coral Bleaching on Palmyra Atoll in the Remote Central Pacific

Frank, Andrew, University of Connecticut

A Tale of Two Morphs: Testing the Adaptive Nature of Bright Juvenile Tail Coloration and Its Impact on Reproductive Isolation in Californian Skinks (Plestiodon)

Freeze, Katherine E., Brown University

Microtiming in the Religious Music of Badakhshan, Tajikistan

Gamba, Diana L., University of Missouri, St. Louis

Does Reproductive Asynchrony Promote Population Fenetic Differentiation in Flowering Plants of the Ecuadorian Andes?

Gerson, Jacqueline, Duke University

Quicksilver in the Waters: Tracing Mercury Contamination From Artisanal Gold Mining From Its Source Through the Environment in Madre de Dios, Peru

Godwin, Braden L., University of Wyoming

Estimating Population Structure of Hummingbirds in Fragmented and Threatened Habitats in the Rocky Mountains

Gore, Angela K., Texas A&M University

A Geochemical and Behavioral Approach to Raw Material Procurement and Selection in the Nenana Valley, Alaska

Herbert, Charlotte Elizabeth, University of California, Davis

Uncovering Nearctic Assassin Fly (Diptera: Asilidae) Diversity and Evolution Through Prey Specificity and Venom Composition in the Western United States and Belize

Hilton, Amanda J., University of Arizona

Selling or Saving Cultural Heritage? A Case Study of Sicilian Protected Geographic Indication Olive Oil

Hixon, Sean W., Pennsylvania State University

Aridification, Human Colonization, and Species Turnover in Southwestern Madagascar During the Last Five Thousand Years

Hodgskiss, Malcolm Stewart William, Stanford University

Paleoproductivity and the Carbon Cycle, Two Billion Years Ago: Insights Into a Transitionary Earth From the Belcher Islands, Canada

Jirinec, Vitek, Louisiana State University

Does Microclimate Change Explain Recent Declines of Terrestrial Insectivores in the Brazilian Amazon?

Kashi, Natalie N., University of New Hampshire

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Controls on Methane Emissions Along a Permafrost Thaw Gradient, Abisko, Sweden

King-Bailey, Gillian K., Tulane University

Socioecological Correlates of Androgens and Glucocorticiods in Female White-Faced Capuchins in Costa Rica

Kuhn, Arianna L., American Museum of Natural History

The Role of Historical Climate Change in Speciation for Northern Madagascar's Endemic Snake Fauna

Kurz, David J., University of California, Berkeley

Loss of Borneo's Great Nomad? Movement Ecology of the Threatened Bearded Pig in Fragmented Forest-Oil Palm Mosaics

Lamperty, Justine Therese, Rice University

Investigating How Altered Frugivore Assemblages Affect Plant-Frugivore Networks Across a Defaunation Gradient in the Peruvian Amazon

Lash, Chloe, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Microbes in Myrmecochory: Investigating the Microbial Communities of Virginia Ant Nests and Seed Coats

Lin, Dana, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

The Biogeographic Pattern of Host-Gut Microbiome Association in Two Recently Diverged Vole Lineages (Microtus californicus), Santa Barbara County, California

Lindsey, Kate L., Stanford University

The First Description of Ende, an Undocumented Language in Papua New Guinea

Lynn, Joshua Scott, University of New Mexico

King of the Hill? Predicting the Population Consequences of Climate Change-Altered Species Interactions in Colorado

Negash, Enquye W., George Washington University

Modeling Vegetation Structure in Modern Ethiopian Ecosystems: Implications for Hominin Landscape Dynamics

Osborne, Teresa Rose, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Testing the Importance of Phylogenetic History and Microhabitat Characteristics on Body Size Evolution in Diplommatinid Land Snails of Belau, Republic of Palau

Perez-Angel, Lina C., University of Colorado, Boulder

Pliocene Paleoclimate of the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia: An Analog for a Future Warm World

Schurtz, Marshall Wheeler, University of Pennsylvania

Sidekan Archaeological Project: Settlement Dynamics in the Intermontane Sidekan Valley System of Iraqi Kurdistan

Smith, Jeffrey, Stanford University

Effects of Human Land Use in Costa Rica on Arthropod Biodiversity: Implications for Food Webs and Ecosystems

Thomas, Eric Harrison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Working the Frontier: Development and the Pursuit of Multiple Livelihoods in Chilean Patagonia

Topash-Caldwell, Blaire Kristine, University of New Mexico

Great Lakes Environmental Regime Shifts Since the Nineteenth Century: Mapping Contemporary Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Ecological Protection From Natural Resource Extraction

Veyrie, Thierry, Indiana University, Bloomington

Documenting Northern Paiute Oral Traditions in McDermitt, Nevada

Vincent, Kim E., University of Colorado, Boulder

How Do Microbial Communities Differ in Subalpine and Alpine Lakes? Exploring Elevational Patterns of Bacteria and Fungi in Colorado and Southern Wyoming Lakes That Span Treeline

Wilson, Paige, University of Washington

Environmental Change and Plant Response Across the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary in the Hell Creek Area of Northwestern Montana


Akcali, Christopher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A Comparative Analysis of the Evolution of Precise Versus Imprecise Coral Snake Mimicry, Costa Rica

Antoniou, Anna S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Making Use of Mollusks: Prehistoric Marine-Resource Exploitation in Willapa Bay, Washington

Bitter, Mark C., University of Chicago

Detecting the Role of Local Community Interactions in Mediating Global Ocean Change in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

Carrasco, Farah M., University of Florida

Land Use and Edge Effects on Bat Assemblies in a Forest-Dominated Landscape in the Southeastern Peruvian Amazon

Charboneau, Joseph L. M., University of Arizona

Selenium Hyperaccumulation in a Rapid Radiation of Legumes in Western North America

Cheek, Christopher Allen, Purdue University

Quantifying Interactions Between Invasive Species Across Ecosystem Boundaries in a Desert River, New Mexico

Chen, Christine Yifeng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Reconstructing Late Quaternary Precipitation Changes From Ancient High-Altitude Lakes in the Central Andes

Cowles, Sarah A., University of Miami

Understanding Speciation in the Face of Gene Flow in the Kolombangara White-Eye Birds of the Solomon Islands

Dudney, Joan Celeste, University of California, Berkeley

Will Climate Warming Increase Pathogen Threats to California's Sierra Nevada White Pines?

Egan, Josh, University of Minnesota

Chinese Clupeiform Fishes and Ecological Niche Evolution and the Origins of the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient

Friedman, Daniel Ari, Stanford University

Neurophysiology of Collective Behavior in an Arizona Red Harvester Ant

Guevara, Juan E., University of California, Berkeley

Geological and Climatic Control of Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Turnover Along a Longitudinal Gradient in Brazilian Amazonian Terra Firme Tree Communities

Hanna, Jonathan A., Pennsylvania State University

Ancient Human Ecology and Prehistoric Colonization in Grenada, West Indies

Henriquez, Susana, University of Arizona

Implications of Kinematic Evolution of the Central Andes in Northwestern Argentina on Mountain-Building Processes

Kate, Emily J., Pennsylvania State University

Migration to Cerro Magoni During the Epiclassic Period (AD 550–900) of Central Mexico

Lesneski, Kathryn, Boston University

Characteristics of Resilience in Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn Coral) in the Face of Rising Ocean Temperatures as Studied Over a One-Year Period in Turneffe Atoll, Belize

MacNeill, Keeley L., Cornell University

Arsenic Controls on Stream Ecosystem Functioning in the Ecuadorian Andes

Marshall, Madeline S., University of Chicago

Variation in Fossil Preservation and Discontinuous Sedimentation in Nutrient-Enriched Systems: A Paleoenvironmental Reassessment of the Permian Phosphoria Formation in Idaho and Montana

Moore, Jennifer, University of Florida

Quantifying Richness and Distribution of the Nocturnal Mammalian Community of Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Munro, Kimberly E., Louisiana State University

The Role of Ritual Religious Centers in Shaping Social Network Interaction: A Settlement Pattern Study of Prehistoric Sites in the Caceres District, Upper Nepena River Valley, Peru

Mychajliw, Alexis M., Stanford University

Investigating Mechanisms of Ecological Change Across the Holocene: Extinctions, Invasions, and Turnover in a Dominican Mammal Community

O'Brien, Colleen Alena, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Documentation of Camsa, a Language Isolate of Colombia

Oliverio, Angela M., University of Colorado at Boulder

Investigating the Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotic Communities in Geothermal Hot Springs Across the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

Olson, Elizabeth Joy, Northern Illinois University

Eastern Pacific ENSO Reconstructions Over the Past Ten Thousand Years Using Tree-Ring Isotopes (Prosopis sp.) From the Atacama Desert, Chile

Petipas, Renee, Cornell University

Microbe-Mediated Local Adaptation to Limestone Barrens in Jefferson County, New York

Pierre, Suzanne, Cornell University

Understanding the Global Change Drivers of Nitrogen Cycling Across Scales and Forest Types in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Pierson, Todd, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Using Genome-Scale Data to Disentangle the Complex Evolutionary History of Two-Lined Salamanders in Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama

Shankar, Anusha, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Field Physiology, a Key Component in Studying Species Distributions of Hummingbirds in the Ecuadorian Andes

Shepack, Alexander, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Rebounding Amphibian Populations in the Neotropics in Spite of Continued Pathogen Presence

Titus-McQuillan, James E., University of Texas at Arlington

Hybrid Zone Analysis of the Bynoe's Gecko (Heteronotia binoei) in the Monsoonal Tropics of Australia

Travers, Scott, University of Kansas

Evolutionary Community Assembly and Diversification of Melanesian Island Frogs

Tumulty, James, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Mechanisms and Evolution of Social Recognition in Rocket Frogs in Guyana

Turner, Michelle I., Binghamton University, State University of New York

Archaeological Testing and Interpretation of the Late Bonito Phase (ca. 1100 CE) Aztec North Great House at Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico

Ware, Ian M., University of Tennessee

Using Relict Tree Populations in the Rocky Mountains as Natural Evolutionary Laboratories to Understand the Potential for Adaptation and Persistence in the Face of Modern Climate Change

Whalen, Christopher Daniel, Yale University

The First Jawed Vertebrates: Analysis of Silurian Fossiliferous Concretions in the Cunningham Creek Formation, New Brunswick, Canada


Agee, Elizabeth A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Hydraulic Resilience of the Amazon Rainforest Stand Under Changing Climate, Brazil

Bergey, Christina, New York University

Population Genomics of Tsetse Flies (Glossina sp.), the Vector of Sleeping Sickness, in Zambia

Bond, Matthew, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Intraspecific Medicinal Plant Selection in North Malaita, Solomon Islands

Cepero, Laurel C., University of Denver

Effects of Fire-Generated Disturbance on Multi-Trophic Interactions in Colorado and Montana

Chuang, Angela, University of Tennessee Knoxville

Invasion of the Colonial Spiders: Comparisons of Behavioral Phenotypic Diversity and Composition in Native South African and Introduced American Populations

Comstock, Aaron, Ohio State University

Becoming Villagers: A Late Woodland/Fort Ancient Case Study in Southwest Ohio

Contreras, Dori L., University of California, Berkeley

Investigating the Functional Evolution of Tropical Forests: Analysis of the Late Cretaceous Jose Creek Flora, McRae Formation, New Mexico

Correa-Garhwal, Sandra M., University of California, Riverside

Reinvasion of Aquatic Habitats: Silk Adaptations of New Zealand Spiders to Life Under Seawater

Coverdale, Tyler C., Princeton University

Rapidly Induced Defenses: Plant Responses to Ungulate Grazing in a Kenyan Savanna

Cramb, Justin E., University of Georgia

Prehistoric (ca. 1000BP to ca. 200BP) Resource Management and the Long-Term Population Stability of a Marginal Atoll System in the Northern Cook Islands of Central Polynesia

Crifo, Camilla, University of Washington

Herbaceousness Versus Arborescence: Inferring the Growth Habit and Ecology of Early Flowering Plants in Costa Rica Using Leaf Morphological and Physiological Traits

Diaz-Martin, Zoe, Tulane University

Consequences of Non-Random Seed Dispersal for Seedling Establishment in a Biodiversity Hotspot in Northwestern Ecuador

Dibble, Connor D., University of California, Davis

Biophysical Processes Regulating Intertidal Community Structure Along the Upwelling California Coast

Giese, Alexandra L., Dartmouth College

Current and Future Meltwater Contributions from Debris-Covered Glaciers in the Khumbu Himalaya, Nepal

Gildner, Theresa, University of Oregon

Associations Between Testosterone Level, Ecological Variation, and Intestinal Parasite Load in an Indigenous Ecuadorian Population

Hammer, Tobin, University of Colorado at Boulder

Charting Undescribed Microbial Diversity in the Guts of Neotropical Caterpillars in Costa Rica

Henry, Edward R., Washington University in St. Louis

Building a Chronology of Adena Earthen Enclosures in Kentucky

Johnson, Melissa A., Claremont Graduate University

Pacific Cyrtandra (Gesneriaceae) in Fiji and Samoa as a Model of Species Radiation Decoupled From Ecological Diversification

Keen, Eric M., University of California, San Diego

Foraging Strategy, Habitat Use and Conservation of Large Inland Whales in the Kitimat Fjord System, British Columbia

Kielsmeier-Cook, Joshua, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Diverse Ascomycete Wood-Decay Fungi of Yasuni­ National Park, Ecuador, a Threatened Biodiversity Hotspot

Lanoe, François, University of Arizona

Exploring the Settlement of Eastern Beringia During the Late Pleistocene at the Sites of Keystone Dune and Cook, Central Alaska

Lee, Katharine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Physical Activity Levels in Rural Polish Women of Reproductive Age

Marting, Peter, Arizona State University

Causes of Collective Personality in Azteca Ants and Its Effect on Their Cecropia Tree Hosts in the Panamanian Rainforest

Montano Centellas, Flavia A., University of Florida

Disentangling Forces That Drive Avian Community Assembly Along Elevational Gradients in the Tropical Andes of Bolivia

Orzechowski, Emily, University of California, Berkeley

Reconstructing the Paleoclimate of Coastal Marine Environments During the Last Interglacial Period (~120,000 Years Ago) in California

Paez-Vacas, Monica I., Colorado State University

Behavioral Isolation as a Mechanism of Speciation in a Poison Frog in the Ecuadorian Andes

Rubel, Meagan, University of Pennsylvania

Gut Microbiomes of Cameroon Hunter-Gatherers: Roles of Diet and Helminths

Sandor, Manette, University of Connecticut

Uncovering Climate Change Impacts on Frugivory and Seed Dispersal Networks in a Biodiversity Hotspot, Sierra Nevada, California

Solari, Katherine A., Stanford University

Hypoxia-Induced Plasticity in Gene Regulation: An Experimental Study on the Asian Pika, Ochotona dauurica, at the Minnesota Zoo

Steele, Marla L., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Migration and Habitat Ecology of Pallas's Fish Eagle in Mongolia

Suh, Yeon Jee, University of Cincinnati

Evaluating the Role of Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations on Early Cenozoic Plant Carbon Isotope Fractionation in Colorado and Wyoming

Taylor, David S., Oregon State University

Assessing the Correspondence Between the Past and Present Isotopic Niche Breadth of U.S. Great Basin Small Mammals Within the Context of the Local Resource Base

Titus, Benjamin M., Ohio State University

Linking Patterns of Cryptic Genetic Diversity With Ecosystem Function in Ecologically Important Cleaner Shrimps on Caribbean Coral Reefs

Welklin, Joseph, Cornell University

The Influence of Pre-Breeding Social Environment on Androgens, Sexual Trait Expression, and Reproductive Success in the Austrialian Red-Backed Fairy-Wren

Whitaker, James A., Tulane University

Continuity and Perdurance in the History of Makushi Society, Guyana, 1814–Present


Card, Daren, University of Texas at Arlington

Population Structure and Species Evolution of Burmese Pythons in Southeast Asia

Chapman, James, University of Arizona

Impact of the Growth of the Pamir Mountains on the Aridification and Faunal Evolution of Central Asia in the Paleogene

Chavez Balderas, Ximena, Tulane University

Human and Faunal Sacrifice at the Sacred Precinct of Tenochtitlan, 1469–1521

Clark, Julia, University of Pittsburgh

Archaeological Investigations of Early Pastoral Adaptations in Northern Mongolia: National Identity Formation and Land Use Patterns

Concepcion, Camille, West Virginia University

Movement Ecology of Philippine Birds of Prey

Delia, Jesse, Boston University

Social Dynamics of Female Choice, Communal Nests, and Embryo Strategies in a Panamanian Glassfrog with Male Care

Drummond, Chloe, University of Wisconsin, Madison

An Integrative Approach to the Biogeography of Western North America-Great Lakes Disjuncts

Flood, Liza, University of Virginia

Negotiating Class Categories Through Expressive Culture: Amateur Country Music Performance in Asheville, North Carolina, and East Tennessee

Forrester, Nicole, University of Pittsburgh

Uncovering the Mechanisms That Influence the Success of Polyploid Plants in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Freimuth, Erika, University of Cincinnati

Quantifying Drivers of the Isotopic Composition of Wisconsin Leaf Wax Lipids for Interpretation of the Quaternary Sedimentary Record

Heffter, Eric, University of Arizona

Archaeological Dowsing: Locating Upper Paleolithic Open-Air Sites in the Morava Valley of Central and Southern Serbia Using Soil and Landform Data

Johannesdottir, Frida, Cornell University

Altitudinal Analysis of the Thermal Tolerance in the American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in Alaska

Johnson, Jena, California Institute of Technology

Manganese and the Oxygenation of the Earth, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

Johnson, McKenzie, Duke University

Natural Resources and Peacebuilding in Conflict-Affected Contexts, Sierra Leone

Koll, Rebecca, University of Florida

Paleoecologic Reconstruction of Early and Middle Permian Gigantopterid Seed Plants in Western Pangea, New Mexico, and Texas

Leung, Jacqueline, Princeton University

The Impact of Anthelmintic Treatment on the Incidence of Diarrheal Disease in Schoolchildren in Southern Vietnam

Lin, Sam, University of Pennsylvania

Mobility and Behavioral Modernity in the Middle Stone Age of Western Cape, South Africa

Morton, Dana, Missouri State University

The Ecology of Parasites in Kelp Forests: Biodiversity and Influence on Food Web Structure, Santa Barbara Channel, California

Muscente, Anthony, Virginia Tech

Investigating the Preservation of Soft-Bodied Fossil Assemblages in Guizhou Province, China for Insights Into the Cambrian Explosion

Phillips, Carly, University of Georgia

Do Plant-Soil Feedbacks Influence Carbon Storage in Arctic Alaska?

Phuong, Mark, University of California, Los Angeles

Evolvability and Diversification: Testing Evolutionary Predictions in Indonesian Cone Snails

Riggio, Jason, University of California, Davis

Large Mammal Corridors in Savannah Africa

Rosen, Gail, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Value of Forest Fragments for Mitigating Pathogens in Surface Water in Rural Uganda

Sabbi, Kristin, University of New Mexico

Development of Sex Differences in Aggressive Behaviors in the Kayawara Community of Chimpanzees at Kibale National Park, Uganda

Smith, Stephanie, University of Washington

Evidence from Northeastern Montana of Mammalian Faunal Recovery Following the Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction

Socolar, Samuel, Princeton University

Avian Diversity Loss in the Hyper-Diverse Forest Mosaic of Peruvian Amazonia

Tong, Eric, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Multispecies Connectivity of Coral Reefs in the Society Islands, French Polynesia

Wigmore, Oliver, Ohio State University

Assessing Variability in Pro-Glacial Soil Moisture: Linking Processes and Scale, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Yardumian, Aram, University of Pennsylvania

Genetic History of Western Georgia: Implications for the Prehistory of the South Caucasus


Barton, Scott A., New York University

Food for the Gods: Sacred Nagô Culinary Religious Culture in Northeastern Brazil

Calede, Jonathan J., University of Washington

Taphonomy and Paleoecology of the Oligo-Miocene Cabbage Patch Fauna of Montana (29.5–23.5 Ma)

Deskaj, Sylvia, Michigan State University

Assessing Change and Continuity: Intra- and Inter-Regional Interaction During the Bronze-Iron Age in Northern Albania

DuBay, Shane G., University of Chicago

The Role of Climatic Gradients in Shaping Avian Diversity in the Hengduan Mountains of China

Dyrdahl, Eric R., Pennsylvania State University

Investigating Obsidian Procurement at the Source in Highland Northern Ecuador

Ennis, Katherine K., University of California, Santa Cruz

Seasonal Effects on the Biological Control of a Global Coffee Pest in Mexico

Faherty, Sheena L., Duke University

Unlocking the Genetic Code of Hibernation: An Investigation of Free-Ranging Dwarf Lemurs in the High-Altitude Rainforests of Central-Eastern Madagascar

Girard, Madeline B., University of California, Berkeley

Evolution of Complex Communication in Australian Peacock Spiders: Understanding How the Ecological and Social Environments Drive Diversity

Gottscho, Andrew D., San Diego State University

Comparative Phylogeography of Lizards (Phrynosomatidae) of Baja California and Islands in the Sea of Cortez

Griffin, Eric A., University of Pittsburgh

Diversity and Impact of Foliar Bacteria on Arboreal Species Within a Tropical Forest Understory, Barro Colorado Island, Panama

Guzman, Crystal, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tree Seedling Regeneration in a Degraded Tropical Landscape: Barriers to Tropical Pasture Restoration in Los Tuxtlas, Mexico

Katin, Nicole, Tulane University

Ethnobotany of Rural Populations in the Atlantic Coastal Forest Reserves of Southeastern Brazil

Koch, Rachel A., Purdue University

Uncovering the Evolutionary Significance of a Novel Fungal-Insect Mutualism in the Tropical Rainforests of Guyana

LeCroy, Kathryn A., University of Pittsburgh

Assessing the Uncoupling of Pollination by Climate Change in the Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems of California

Louthan, Allison, University of Wyoming

Interacting Effects of Aridity, Overstory Plants, and Herbivores on Understory Plant Distribution Patterns in Kenya

Mallott, Elizabeth K., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Influence of Insect Availability on Diet and Social Network Dynamics in White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in Costa Rica

Ryan, Mason J., University of New Mexico

In Search of Missing Frog Species in Costa Rica: Rediscovering Critically Endangered Species in a Time of Extinction

Seeholzer, Glenn F., Louisiana State University

Avian Biogeography of Andean Dry Forests, the Rio Cotacajes Valley, Bolivia

Smit, Douglas K., University of Illinois at Chicago

The Costs of Colonialism: Markets, Mining, and Labor in the Colonial Andes

Tessin, Allyson C., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Constraining the Relationship Between Climate, Sea Level, and Organic Carbon Burial During Oceanic Anoxic Event III in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway in the United States and Southern Canada

Tilker, Andrew, University of Texas at Austin

Using Leech-based Surveys to Study Ungulate Occupancy in the Central Annamite Mountains of Vietnam

Tucci, Serena, University of Ferrara/University of California, Santa Cruz

The Lost World of Flores: Genetic Interrogation of the Indonesian Pygmies Genomes in Search of Signatures of Archaic Admixture

Weglarz, Kathryn M., Utah State University

Collection of Adelgid and Plant Samples in the United States and Canada to Catalyze Research in Plant-Symbiont Interactions

Wolfhagen, Jesse L., Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Investigating Neolithic Herding Practices Through Strontium Stable Isotopic Characterization of the Southwestern Cypriot Landscape

Wood, Stephen, Columbia University

Impact of the African Green Revolution on Soil Microbial Diversity and Ecosystem Functioning: A Case Study in the Microbial Mechanisms of Soil Organic Matter Dynamics in Western Kenya



Barrow, Lisa N., Florida State University

The Influence of Plio-Pleistocene Climate Change and Contemporary Landscape Features on the Genetic Structure of Co-Distributed Frogs in the Southeastern United States

Beaulieu, Wesley T., Indiana University, Bloomington

Hereditary Fungal Symbiosis in the Convolvulaceae: Population Variation in Ergot Alkaloids and Resistance to Bruchid Beetle Parasitism in the Central United States

Bridges, Nora C., University of Pittsburgh

Kichwa Hybrid Remedies in the Upper Amazon of Ecuador

Chapin, Kenneth J., University of California, Los Angeles

How Do Cave Habitats Cause Whip Spiders of Puerto Rican Rainforests to Become Social?

Dahlberg, Britt, University of Pennsylvania

The Politics of Knowledge Production in Environmental Risk Research in the Contemporary United States

Donop, Mark C., University of Florida,

New Light on Dark Earth: 5000 Years of Indigenous Agriculture at Hitia, Guyana

Farallo, Vincent R., Ohio University

The Role of Micro-Habitat in Shaping the Evolutionary Ecology of Plethodontid Salamanders of the Eastern United States

Grant, Christopher M., University of Chicago

Economies in Ruins? Buccaneers and Smuggling: Archaeological Investigations on Île de la Tortue (Tortuga Island), Haiti, ca.1600–1750

Gupta-Agarwal, Sonali, University of California, Los Angeles

Late Roman Period (Karanis) and Modern Potters of Nazla in Fayum and Ballas in Upper Egypt

Gutierrez, Leticia A., University of Missouri, St. Louis,

The Effects of a Complex Trophic Structure of Mammalian Host Species on the Ecology of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Haas, William R., University of Arizona

Late Archaic Period Settlement Hierarchy in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru

Harvey, Michael, Louisiana State University

Avian Biogeography of an Amazonian Headwater, the Rio Vaupés

Holt, Haley B., Tulane University

Archaeological Investigations of a Classic-Period Zapotec Enclave in Hidalgo, Mexico

Hyne, Amy L., University of Texas at Austin

Cultural Constructions of Mental Illness With Respect to Religious Practices: A Study of Unmada in North India

Janzen, Anneke, University of California, Santa Cruz

Mobility and Herd Management Strategies of Early Pastoralists in the Central Rift Valley and Athi Plains, Kenya, 3000–1200 BP

Kemp, Melissa E., Stanford University

Extinction and Diversification Dynamics in Insular Lizard Communities in the French West Indies

Levin, Erik, University of Chicago

Grammaticized Epistemology and Productions of Knowledge in Amawaka Shamanic Discourses, San Juan de Inuya, Peru

Miller, Jennifer R., Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Predicting the Kill: Ecological Drivers of Tiger and Leopard Livestock Depredation in Kanha Tiger Reserve, India

Quinn, Colin P., University of Michigan

Metal Production and the Origins of Social Inequality in Bronze Age Transylvania

Ritterbush, Kathleen A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Sea Floors Ruled by Sponges: Examining Ecology and Geochemistry in Peru’s Record of Biotic Recovery From the Triassic/Jurassic Mass Extinction

Shortlidge, Erin E., Portland State University

Biotic and Abiotic Factors Influencing Sexual Reproduction and Genetic Diversity in a Model Geothermal Moss System Living Near the Limits of Thermal Plant Life, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Tsang, Susan M., City College of New York, City University of New York

Phylogeography of Pteropus Flying Foxes in Indonesia

Tune, Jesse W., Texas A&M University

Archaeological Excavations at the Coats-Hines Site, Williamson County, Tennessee

Vieira Neto, Ernane Henrique M., University of Florida

Are Roads Conduits for the Expansion of Native Keystone and Agricultural Pest Species in the Brazilian Cerrado?

Wagner, Maggie R., Duke University

Evolution of Plant Defense Against Herbivores in the Northern Rocky Mountains


Andrews, Margaret M., University of Pennsylvania

Down in the Valley: A Topographical Study of the Subura in Rome from Caesar to Charlemagne

Armitage, David, University of California, Berkeley

Functional Aspects of Food Web Assembly in Pitcher Plant Inquiline Communities in Northern California and Southern Oregon

Avila Segura, Laura M., University of Florida

Stingless Bee-Native Flowering Plants Interaction Network in Southern Costa Rica: The Effect of Coffee Blooming

Beer, Thomas, Institute for Biology, University Halle

Exploring the Kryptic Life Cycle and the Community of Snow Algae from Lassen Volcanic Park, California

Brandão, Ana Paula, University of Texas at Austin

A Reference Grammar of Paresi-Haliti (Arawak), Mato Grosso, Brazil

Buffen, Aron M., Brown University

Establishing a New High-Elevation Ice Core Record of Climate Change From the Isotopic Composition of Nitrate in a Peruvian Glacier

Forrestel, Elisabeth J., Yale University

Merging Functional Ecology and Comparative Phylogenetics to Predict Ecosystem and Community-Level Responses to Differential Biogeographic Histories in Grasslands of Australia, South Africa, and North America

Goodwin, Sarah E., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Comparative Evaluation and Mate Attraction in Chipping Sparrows of the Northeastern United States

Hesed, Kyle M., University of Maryland

Dispersal and Social Relationships in the Maryland Red-Backed Salamander

Hickman, Kristin G., University of Chicago

Losing Nichane, Losing Darija? Transformations and Uncertain Futures of Written Colloquial Arabic, Casablanca, Morocco

Kennedy, Jason R., Binghamton University

The Organization of Labor at Prehistoric Yenice Yani 1 and Kenan Tepe, Southeastern Turkey: Use-Wear Analysis of Terminal Ubaid Ceramics

Kurnick, Sarah, University of Pennsylvania

Political Authority Among the Ancient Maya: A Case Study from Callar Creek, Belize

Madden, Anne A., Tufts University

Is It Who You Are or Where You Live That Matters? Location and Host Species Effects on Microbial Biogeography of Communities Associated With a Native and Invasive Paper Wasp in Massachusetts

Mortensen, Jennifer, Tufts University

The Role of Social Behavior in Buffering Populations From Extinction: The Persistence of an Endangered, Cooperatively Breeding Caribbean Passerine

Myers, Edward A., City University of New York

Linking Ecological Opportunity to Niche Evolution in an Adaptive Radiation, Central Panama

Nah, Hyejin, New York University

Linguistic Sovereignty of a Virtual Nation: Urban Mapuche in Twenty-First Century Santiago, Chile

Phelps, Kendra, Texas Tech University

Cave Bats in Crisis: Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Cave-Dependent Bats in the Philippines

Porter, Amy M., University of California, Davis

Cooperation and Conflict in Two Socially Monogamous Primates: Red Titi Monkeys (Callicebus discolor) and Equatorial Saki Monkeys (Pithecia aequatorialis) in Eastern Ecuador

Powell, Luke L., Louisiana State University

Using Home Range Estimates and Thirty Years of Mist-Net Captures to Determine the Effect of Land Use History on Dispersal of Understory Birds Near Manaus, Brazil

Putsavage, Kathryn J., University of Colorado, Boulder

The Black Mountain Archaeological Project: An Investigation of the Black Mountain Phase (AD 1130 to 1250) in the Lower Mimbres Valley of Southern New Mexico

Rudolph, Kathleen, University of Florida

Enslaved, Ejected, or Cannibalized: The Spoils of War in African Acacia Ants

Schaming, Taza, Cornell University

The Impact of Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) Mortality on Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) Demography and Habitat Use in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Sorger, Daniela M., North Carolina State University

Phenotypic Dvergence Within Bornean Ant Species: Responses to Altitude and Climate

Tenggardjaja, Kimberly, University of California, Santa Cruz

A Genetic Comparison of Endemic and Non-Endemic Damselfishes in the Hawaiian Archipelago

Trentin, Summer R., University of Iowa

Pompeian Peristyles: Space, Function, and Meaning

Venti, Alyson M., University of Miami

Seasonal and Diurnal Analysis of Present-Day Coral Growth Rates Across the Natural pH Gradient Found on the Bermuda Reef Platform

Wiewel, Adam, University of Arkansas

Geophysical Investigations of the Nineteenth-Century Mandan-Arikara Village at the Fort Clark State Historic Site, North Dakota

Womack, Ann M., University of Oregon

Biodiversity in the Amazonian Atmosphere: Linking Atmospheric Conditions With Active Airborne Microbial Diversity



Anderson, Shelby L., University of Washington

Late Prehistoric Social Change in Northwest Alaska: A Study of Ceramic Procurement, Production, and Distribution in the Arctic

Bechtoldt, Catherine L., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Improving Predictions of Bird Species Distributions in the Central Amazonian Lowlands: Implications for Conservation Planning and Evolutionary Ecology

Bell, Rayna C., Cornell University

Evaluating the Pleistocene Forest Refuge Hypothesis in Hyperolius Tree Frogs of Central Africa

Chen, Ming-Chu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tectonic, Climatic, and Anthropogenic Influences on the Ultra-High Rate of Bedrock Incision in the Ta-An River Gorge, Taiwan

Coyle, Lauren, University of Chicago

Community Rights and the Ambivalence of Authority: Timber, Gold, and the Violent Fashioning of the Artisan in Ghana

Deas, Jr., Joseph B., University of Arizona

Trade-offs Between Reproduction and Survival in an Egg-Stacking Seed Beetle

Del Toro, Israel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Biogeographical Patterns of Ant Communities Along Elevational and Latitudinal Gradients in the Eastern United States

Demos, Terrence, Queens College, City University of New York

Comparative Phylogeography of Small Mammals in Montane Africa: Integrating Climatic History and Genetic Variation

DeVore, Jonathan D., University of Michigan

Cultivating Hopes: Struggles over Land and Land Reform in Southern Bahia, Brazil

Dolan, Jessica M., McGill University

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Cultural Relations with Environment, Land, and Place

Dunn, Stacy M., Tulane University

Artifact Analysis from a Chancay Culture, Late Intermediate Period (1100–1435 AD) Site in the Huaura Valley, Peru

Ericksen, Annika, University of Arizona

Responsible Herding in Mongolia: Changing Strategies and Politics of Managing Winter Risk

Guerra, Monica, University of Texas, Austin

Choosy Female Frogs Create New Species in the Amazon

Gulley, Jason D., University of Florida

Can Flow in Subglacial Conduits be Distinguished from Flow in Distributed Systems? Evaluating Recharge Rate to Conduits as a Control on Proglacial Data, Svalbard, Norway

Halfen, Alan F., University of Kansas

Holocene Megadroughts of the Central Great Plains

Hanna, Cause, University of California, Berkeley

Invasion Dynamics and Management of a Social Predator in Hawaii

Henningsen, Justin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

How Do Signal Size and Performance Capacity Interact to Determine Reproductive Success in Male Green Anole Lizards in South Carolina?

Herrera, Fabiany A., University of Florida

Paleocene and Eocene Neotropical Floras: Understanding the Earliest Rainforests in Northern South America

Hosner, Peter A., University of Kansas

Filling a Critical Knowledge Gap in Andean Biogeography: An Ornithological Expedition to Remote Montane Forests in Ayacucho, Peru

Johnson, Scott A., Tulane University

Late and Terminal Classic Power Shifts in Central Yucatan: The View from Popola

Johnson, Stefan E., Michigan State University

Anishinaabeg Rock Paintings of the Rainy Lake Region in Northwestern Ontario: Place and Meaning on the Rocks

Jones, Michael R., Texas A&M University

Design, Possible Origin, and Economic Context of a Middle Byzantine Merchant Vessel from the Theodosian Harbor of Constantinople

Kessler, Sharon, Arizona State University

Modeling the Origins of Primate Sociality: Kin Recognition in Madagascar Mouse Lemurs

Koltz, Amanda, Duke University

Effects of Climate-Induced Vegetation Changes on Arctic Food Web Dynamics in Northern Alaska

Lanzillotti, Ian T., Ohio State University

Ethno-Nationalism and Interethnic Relations in the North Caucasus: Kabardino-Balkaria, 1858–1991

Legg, Teresa, University of Colorado

The Role of Microbial Communities in Groundwater Arsenic Mobilization, Bangladesh

Lindsey, Emily L., University of California, Berkeley

Causes, Dynamics and Ecological Consequences of Late-Quaternary Extinctions, Tanque Loma, Ecuador

Makino, Kaoru, Boston University

Paleoethnobotanical Research at the Banten Lama Archaeological Complex, Java, Indonesia: Investigation of Food Consumption and Foodways at a Seventeenth-Century Spice Trading Hub

McCracken, Chelsea, Rice University

A Grammar of Pulu Belep [yly], New Caledonia

Moen, Daniel S., Stony Brook University

Evolutionary History and Adaptation of Ecological Performance in Colombian Frogs

Orkin, Joseph D., Washington University, St. Louis

Landscape Genetics of Gibbons and Leaf Monkeys in China

Rademaker, Kurt M., University of Maine

Early Human Exploration of the High Andes, Southern Peru

Roddy, Adam, University of California, Berkeley

Climate-Mediated Impacts of Reproductive Phenology on Resource Cycling by Tropical Trees, Panama

Rodrigues, Michelle A., Ohio State University

Stress and Sociality in a Patrilocal Primate in Costa Rica: Do Female Spider Monkeys Tend-and-Befriend?

Schmidt, Isabel B., University of Hawaii, Manoa

Assessing and Promoting Ecological Sustainability of a Non-timber Forest Product (NTFP) from the Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado)

Schonthal, Benjamin, University of Chicago

Regulating Religion: Buddhism, Pluralism and the State in Post-Independence Sri Lanka

Sedio, Brian E., University of Michigan

Do Plant Defenses Influence the Specialization of Insect Herbivores of Co-Occurring, Closely Related Plants in Tropical Forests (Barro Colorado Island, Panama)?

Shackelford, Julie L., University College London

World Heritage in the Old City: How Damascus Negotiates its Past and Present

Shah, Seema, University of California, Los Angeles

Intra-Ethnic Electoral Violence in Divided Societies: The Case of Sri Lanka

Snyder, Sara L., Columbia University

Sovereignty, Christianity, and the Politics of Expression in Eastern Cherokee Language Revitalization

Stahlschmidt, Zachary R., Arizona State University, Tempe

Dynamics of Egg-Brooding Behavior in Free-Ranging Female Water Pythons (Liasis fuscus), Australia

Starkel, William A., Washington State University

Geologic Mapping of the SW Caldera Margin of the McDermitt Caldera Center, Northern Nevada, USA

Taylor, Sarah R., State University of New York, Albany

To Plant or Protect: Land Use, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Tourism

Tsukamoto, Kenichiro, University of Arizona

Retrieving the Ancient History of Intermediate Elites: An Exploration of the Guzmán Hieroglyphic Stairway at El Palmar, Campeche, Mexico

Tyler, Carrie L., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

A Test of the Validity of Repair Scars as Estimators of Predation Intensity, San Salvador Island, Bahamas

Worthington, Nancy, Columbia University

Healing Hearts and Training Minds in El Salvador: Pediatric Heart Surgery Missions and Globally Circulating Biotechnologies

Worthington, Steven, New York University

Early Human Origins: A View from the Miocene


Allington, Ginger, Saint Louis University

Grazing Impacts on Soil Properties and Vegetation Recovery in Desertified Rangelands of the American Southwest

Aragon, Carolina C., University of Utah

Documentation and Description of the Akuntsú Language: An Endangered Language in Brazil

Bacon, Christine D., Colorado State University

Species Delimitation and Ecological Niche Modeling of Hawaiian Pritchardia (Palmae: arecaceae)

Becker, Carlos G., Cornell University

Can’t Win for Losing: Disease, Habitat Split, and Amphibian Declines in Panama

Blaimer, Bonnie B., University of California, Davis

Canopy Ant Diversity: Breaching an Unprobed Frontier in Malagasy Forests

Boukili, Vanessa K., University of Connecticut

Using Plant Functional Traits to Understand Patterns of Community Assembly in Naturally Regenerating Costa Rican Rain Forests

Chacaltana, Sofia, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mechanics of Empire and Integration: The Role of Inca Tambos in the Colesuyo Region of Southern Peru

Chenoweth, John M., University of California, Berkeley

Quaker Religious Practice and Slavery: A Case Study from the Eighteenth-Century Caribbean

Crothers, Laura, University of Texas at Austin

Assessing Male Contributions to Aposematic Polymorphism in the Strawberry Poison Frog of Bocas del Toro, Panama

Dangremond, Emily M., University of California, Berkeley

Seed Predation of the Rare Mangrove Pelliciera, Punta Galta, Panama

Datoo, Sabrina, University of Chicago

Medicine, Morality, and Muslim Nationalism: Yunani Tibb in Colonial India

Ederer, Shana L., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Estimation of Bryophyte-Cyanobactial Nitrogen Fixation Across a Substrate-Age Gradient, Door County, Wisconsin

Farrell, Michelle L., Georgetown University

Venezuela's Cultural Mission: Redefining Venezuelan National Identities Through Cinema

Gage, JoAnn R., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Real-Time Monitoring of Rock Deformation Underground, Homestake Gold Mine, South Dakota

Gittinger, Megan, University of Florida

Relaxation of Plant Defenses in Acacias Following Long-Term Exclusion of Herbivores in a Semi-Arid Savanna, Kenya

Grady, Ben R., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Patterns of Soil Endemism in Eriogonum (Polygonaceae)in the Western United States: Combining Classical and Modern Techniques

Groner, Maya, University of Pittsburgh

Effects of Host Assemblage on the Prevalence and Virulence of a Fungal Amphibian Pathogen (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in the Sierra Nevadas

Grossman, Kathryn M., University of Chicago

Re-centering the Ninevite 5 Economy: Archaeological Investigations at Hamoukar, Syria

Gusick, Amy E., University of California, Santa Barbara

Early Holocene Ecological Adaptations and Variability of Hunter-Gatherers, Northern Channel Islands, California

Hof, David, University of Massachusetts

Reliability and Maintenance of Aggressive Signals in Parulid Warblers in Vermont

Hughes, Cortney L., University of California, Irvine

Mothers at the Center of Moroccan Modernity: Islam, Development, and New Child-bearing and Child-Rearing Practices

Kartzinel, Tyler R., University of Georgia

Can Populations of Canopy-Dependent Plants in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Persist in a World with Less Canopy?

Kerekes, Jennifer, University of California, Berkeley

Climate Change and Nutrient Enrichment Effects on Microbial Communities in a Tropical Moist Lowland Forest, Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama

Kim, Young hwa, University of Chicago

Regulating Intimacy: Changing the Political Geography of AIDS in Modern Thailand

Klehm, Carla E., University of Texas at Austin

Being and Becoming in Botswana: An Archaeological Study of Ceramics, Communities, and Identity in the African Iron Age

Latvis, Maribeth, University of Florida

Tracking Migration, Diversification, and Gene Losses Across North and South America in Parasitic False Foxgloves (Agalinis: Orobanchaceae)

Lopez-Uribe, Margarita M., Cornell University

Gene Flow Patterns in the Orchid Bee Eulaema meriana (Apidae: Euglossini) in Ecuador and Peru

Losin, Neil, University of California, Los Angeles

Interspecific Interference Competition and the Evolution of Agonistic Signals in an Invasive Lizard in the Southern United States

Loyd, Sean J., University of Southern California

Chemostratigraphic Analysis and Correlation of Neoproterozoic and Early Cambrian Units of Caborca, Sonora, Mexico

Martinez-Mota, Rodolfo, University of Illinois, Urbana

The Effects of Habitat Disturbance on Pathogen Infection and Levels of Stress in Mexican Black Howler Monkeys, Alouatta pigra

McCrackin, Michelle L., Arizona State University

Denitrification in Norwegian Lake Sediments Across a Gradient of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition

Miller, Darcy S., University of Arizona

Prospecting for Terminal Pleistocene Archaeological Sites in the Central Cumberland River Valley, Tennessee

Moran-Thomas, Amy, Princeton University

Parasites Lost (in Translation): Comparing Medical Worm Diseases in Modern Maya Language and Contact-Period Yucatec Literature

Mueller, Rebecca, University of Oregon

Land-Use Change and Biodiversity in Amazonia: The Fungal Perspective

Oliveira de Lima, Suzi, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,

Quantification Processes in Yudja, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Price, Shauna, University of California, Los Angeles

The Geography of Host-Parasite Associations in Brazil: Diversity and Phylogenetic Congruence of Fungal Parasites in the Neotropical Ant Cephalotes atratus

Quedensley, Taylor, University of Texas at Austin

Origin and Evolution of Endemic Montane Taxa in Guatemala

Reynolds, Robert G., University of Tennessee

Testing for Historical Extinction and Recolonization Dynamics in Archipelagic Species Using Modern Genetic Data, Turks and Caicos Islands

Rothfels, Carl, Duke University

The Role of Chromosome Changes and Geography in the Diversification of Ecuadoran High-Elevation Fern Species

Salguero Gomez, Roberto, University of Pennsylvania

The Role of Hydraulic Sectoriality in the Adaptation of Herbaceous Plant Species to Extreme Ecosystems Along the Colorado Plateau

Sanchez, Adriana, Wake Forest University

Species Delimitation in Triplaris Loefl. ex L. in Peru and Its Importance for Understanding Its Mutualism with Ants

Scordato, Elizabeth, University of Chicago

Causes and Consequences of Geographical Variation in Sexually Selected Traits: A Test Case Using an Avian Ring Species in Kyrgyzstan

Veilleux, Carrie C., University of Texas at Austin

Effects of Nocturnal Light Environment on the Evolution of Nocturnal Primate Color Vision, Madagascar

Williams, Steven L., University of Iowa

Cultural Authority and Revitalization in Rocky Boy Chippewa/Cree History

Wright, Mary L., University of California, Berkeley

Monogamy in the Sea: Examining the Effects of Resource Distribution and Demography on the Genetic Mating System of the Socially Monogamous Mantis Shrimp Pullosquilla litoralis in Moorea, French Polynesia

Zhang, Wenyi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Knowledge That Propagates: AIDS, Drugs, Memory, and Science in Southwest China


Adams, Rachel, Stanford University

Diversity of Spruce and Understory Vegetation in Canada

Bachan-Dovrat, Aviv, Stanford University

Environmental Change Across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary in the Central Apennines, Italy

Bai, Yanying, University of California, Riverside

Application of Stable Isotopes to Study the Contribution of Urban Tailwater to West Nile Virus Outbreaks

Barbosa, Flavia Araujo, University of Missouri

Copulatory Courtship and Cryptic Female Choice in Soldier Fly in Panama

Barker, Jessica, Cornell University

Signals of Altruism in Insect Societies in South Africa

Baumgartner, Jill, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Biomass, Indoor Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health in Rural China

Brandley, Matthew, University of California

Is Gigantism Adaptive in Insular Snake Populations in the Izu Island Archipelago, Japan?

Carey, Rebecca, University of Hawaii

Manoa, Phreatoplinian Volcanism, the Eruption of Askja Volcano, Iceland

Chance, Kerry, University of Chicago

"Living Politics": New Practices and Protests of the Poor in Democratic South Africa

Choo, Hae Yeon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Citizenship at the Margins: Filipina Migrant Women and the Negotiation of National Boundaries in South Korea

Chuang, Teresa, University of California, Berkeley

Toward a Field-Based Understanding of Climate Change-Induced Shifts in Tree Species in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Coslor, Erica, University of Chicago

Art as an Investment: The Financial Geography of the Art Market, England

Cuervo, Andres M., Louisiana State University

Avian Speciation and Differentiation in the Andean Cloud Forests, Colombia, Venezuela

Douglas, Peter, Yale University

A Plant Biomarker Record of Hydrology at the Time of the Classic Maya Collapse from Central American Lakes Sediments

Fox, Naomi, University of Utah

Documentation of Mocho': Speakers and Dialects, Mexico

Goldsmith, Gregory R., University of California, Berkeley

Plant Responses to Altered Cloudiness in a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Gulley, Jason, University of Florida

Direct Investigation of Glacier Caves in the High Arctic, Svalbard, Norway

Hazel, Ashley, University of Michigan

Disease Ecology and Reproductive Health of a Southern African Agro-Pastoral Community, Namibia

Hodkinson, Brendan, Duke University

Bacterial Diversity in the Tropics: A Lichen Case Study, Costa Rica

Hyslop, Gwendolyn, University of Oregon

Classifying the Tasha-Sili Language of Bhutan

Kolbe, Sarah, University of Cincinnati

Regional Morphological Variation in Venerid and Arcid Bivalves in the Southeast Gulf Coastal Plain

Lincoln, Sara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Archeal Biomaker Profile of the Eastern South Pacific Oxygen Minimum Zone

Martin, Cassandra Marie, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Association Costs in the Female Variable Field Cricket, California

Martin, Christopher, University of California, Davis

Ichthyological Exploration of Cameroonian Crater Lakes

Michel, Nicole, Tulane University

Insectivorous Bird vs. Bat Control of Aethropods in Intact Versus Fragmented Tropical Rainforest, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Moe, Annika, University of Minnesota

Pollinator Sharing and Hybridization Among New Guinea Figs

Nyari, Arpad, University of Kansas

Historical Biogeography and Speciation of Mangrove-Associated Members of the Australo-Papuan Avifauna

Pollard, Kimberly Anne, University of California, Los Angeles

The Evolution of Group Size and Individual Distinctiveness in Two Rodent Species

Pyron, Robert A., CUNY-The College of Staten Island

Impact of the Cochise Filter Barrier on Continental Biogeography in Arizona and New Mexico

Quazi, Shimona, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Evaluating Management Practices in the Buffer Zones of Selected Protected Areas in Bangladesh

Rangel-Posada, Juliana, Cornell University

The Mass Exodus of a Honey Bee Swarm From Its Nest: Who Produces the Signals That Induce a Synchronized Departure?

Salerno, Patricia, University of Texas, Austin

Testing Hypotheses for the Origin of Biodiversity on Venezuelan Tepuis

Talbot, Jennifer, University of California, Irvine

Biological Mechanisms Linking Litter Chemistry with Decomposition Rate in an Alaska Boreal Forest

Van Dam, Alex, University of California, Davis

The Cochineal Insects: Revealing Pre-Columbian Trade and Ancient Biogeography in Peru

Vaughn, Robin, Texas A&M University

Dusky Dolphin Prey Herding: A Comparison Between Argentina and New Zealand

Watt, Kelly, University of Louisville

How Elite Emulation in Spanish Architecture Contributed to the Transformation of Territorial Expansion Into Reconquista

Wheeler, Erica, University of Missouri

Molecular Systematics, Phylogeography, and Conservation of Wild Onions in North America

Woolford, Ian, University of Texas, Austin

Vidyapati in North-Indian Fiction and Performance, Bihar

Zink, Stephan, University of Pennsylvania

Case Study in Early Augustan Temple Design at the Temple of Appollo Palatinus, Rome


Booth, Michael, Cornell University

The Ecological Role of Suckers (Pisces: Catastomidae) in the American Southwest

Burkle, Laura, Dartmouth College

The Effects of Nitrogen on Plant-Pollinator Mutualisms, Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, Colorado

Chaboo, Caroline, American Museum of Natural History

Collection, Species Identification, and Cultural Practices Surrounding the Use of Leaf Beetles as Poisons, Namibia

Chambliss, Cassandra, Indiana University

Saint Veneration in Upper Egypt

Donaldson, Jack, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Linking Lakes to Land: Understanding Spatial Aspects of Allochthonous Subsidies in Northern Iceland

Dvorakova, Antonie, University of Chicago

Beyond the "Two Worlds" Conundrum: Native American and African American Scholars' Experience

Ellis, Ben, University of Leicester

Physical Volcanology of Silicic Super-Eruptions in the Snake River Plain, Idaho

Faith, J. Tyler, George Washington University

The Bones of Shompole Conservation Area, Kenya: The Application of Bone Survey as an Ecological Monitoring Technique

Gugger, Paul, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Geographic and Adaptive Consequences of Past Climate Warming for Douglas-Fir in Mexico

Gutierrez, Mercedes, Washington University

Fieldwork on Late Oligocene Fossils of Kenya

Jahnke, Lori, Tulane University

Mortuary Practice, Biological Variation, and Social Organization in Ancient Peru

Jones, Holly, Yale University

Evaluating Ecosytem Recovery Following Invasive Species Removal, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Kim, Nam, University of Illinois, Chicago

Warfare and State Formation in Ancient Vietnam

Kirschel, Alex, University of California, Los Angeles

Morphological Divergence Drives Ecological Character Displacement in Pogoniulus Tinkerbird Song, Sub-Saharan Africa

Koelle, Alexandra, University of California, Santa Cruz

Rites of Passage, Rights-of-Way in Northern Rockies Transportation Corridors

Kunte, Krushnamegh, University of Texas at Austin

Ecology of Model-Mimic Coexistence and Butterfly Mimicry Rings in Northeastern and Southern India

Lasseter, Ava, University of Florida

Knowledge, Networks, and Capital: Adapting to Change in a Small-Scale Mexican Fishery

Linkem, Charles, University of Kansas

Evolutionary Relationships and Biogeography on the Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia

Nagel, Alexander, University of Michigan

The Colors of Ancient Persepolis, Iran

Peirson, Jess, University of Michigan

Biogeography and Evolution of the Solidago simplex (Asteraceae) Species Complex in Western North America

Rabeling, Christian, University of Texas, Austin

Evolutional Ecology of the Asexual Fungus-Gardening Ant Mycocepurus smithii, Brazil

Rentsch, Dennis, University of Minnesota

Drivers of Bushmeat Hunting in Western Serengeti, Kenya, Ecosystem: Protein Consumption and Socio-Economic Factors

Schwartz, Lauren E., University of California, Riverside

Investigations of Household Vernacular Architecture, Naco Valley, Northwestern Honduras

Sheldon, Kimberly, University of Washington

The Role of Temperature in Setting the Distribution of Species of Dung Beetles in Ecuador

Sikes, Kathryn, College of William and Mary

Early Colonial Relations on the Upper James River, Hopewell, Virginia

Sperling, Erik, Yale University

Ocean Chemistry Changes and Biomineralization at the Base of the Cambrian in Namibia, Siberia, and the Great Basin, USA

Streicker, Daniel, University of Georgia

Biodiversity, Behavior, Population Dynamics, and Zoonotic Disease Transmission in Panamanian Vampire Bats

Swamy, Varun, Duke University

Peccaries, Palms, Poaching, and Plant Recruitment in the Peruvian Amazon

Tripathy, Alka, Arizona State University

Detrial Mineral Thermochronology of the Indus Molasse, Northwestern Indian Himalaya

Wander, Katherine, University of Washington

Infectious Disease History, Micronutrient Status, and Skin Test Reactivity Among Children in Tanzania

Warren, Andrew D., Florida Museum of Natural History

Taxonomic and Biogeographic Studies of the Butterflies of Northern Mexico (Lepidoptera)

Werlin, Steven, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Examining Unpublished Finds from the Synagogues of Ancient Palestine

Wieland, Michelle, University of Minnesota

Perceptions and Use of a Protected Congolese Environment, Republic of Congo

Winternitz, Jamie, University of Georgia

Interactions Between Host Sociality and Infectious Disease Dynamics in the Southeastern United States

Wood, Hannah, University of California, Berkeley

Assassin Spiders of Australia

Woods, Nathan, City University of New York

Pacific Coast U.S. Professional Networks and Scientific Regionalism in the Environmental Sciences

Yan, Caie, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Social Interactions and Kinship Among a Multi-Level Society of Rhinopithecus roxellana in China


Adjemian, Jennifer Zipser, University of California, Davis

The Dynamics and Ecology of Environmental Reservoirs of Plague in the Western United States

Allan, Brian, Washington University, St. Louis

Identification of Zoonotic Reservoirs for Tick-Borne Diseases of the Midwestern United States Using Molecular Techniques

Allen, Julie, University of Florida

Through the Eyes of Lice: What Parasites Can Tell Us About Host Population Interactions, Uganda

Arendt, Beatrix, University of Virginia

An Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Hebron Mission in Labrador, Canada

Arnold, Bryan, University of Maryland, College Park

Low Frequency Social Calls as a Mechanism for Conspecific Recruitment During Roost Site Relocation in the Pallid Bat, Fossil, Oregon

Barrett, Autumn, College of William and Mary

History and Identity in Brazil

Chang, Cynthia, Yale University

Role of Diversity at the Genetic and Community Levels in Kansas Native Tallgrass Prairie Under Invasion by Caucasian Bluestem

Chatterjee, Ipsita, Clark University

A Case Study of Hindu-Muslim Conflict in India

Contreras, Daniel, Stanford University

Sociopolitical and Geomorphologic Dynamics at Chavin de Huantar, Peru

Csiki, Shane, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Effects of Run-of-River Dams on Stream Morphology in Central and Northeastern Illinois

de la Sancha, Noe, Texas Tech University

Effects of Human-Induced Fragmentation on the Structure of Small Mammal Assemblages in the Atlantic Forest, Paraguay

Dexter, Kyle, Duke University

Influence of Dispersal on Tropical Tree Community Composition, Madre de Dios, Peru

Esselstyn, Jacob, University of Kansas

Testing Hypotheses of Historical Biogeography in a Complex Phillipine Archipelago

Ferretti, Valentina, Cornell University

Disentangling Breeding Synchrony from Extra-Pair Paternity in Swallows

Gifford, Matthew, Washington University, St. Louis

Evolutionary Relationships between Habitat Use, Morphology, and Performance Among Populations of Lizard from Hispanola

Green, David J., George Washington University

Ileret Excavations, Koobi Fora, Kenya

Guayasamin, Juan, University of Kansas

Evolutionary Relationships, Biogeography, and Conservation of Glass Frogs in Venezuela

Harvey, Rachel, University of Florida

Township Tours: Assessing Cape Town's Cultural Tourism

Havran, John Christopher, Ohio University

Adaptive Radiation of the Hawaiian Violets

Hughey, Myra, Boston University

Consequences of Interactions Among Red-Eyed Treefrog Egg Consumers, Gamboa, Panama: Flies, Fungi, Wasps

Jacobsen, Anna, Washington University, St. Louis

Remembering Somalia: Individual and Social Processes of Rebuilding in Kenya

Jones, Holly, Yale University

Evaluating Ecosystem Recovery Following Invasive Species Removal, New Zealand

Jones, Natalie, Western Kentucky University

Community-Based Wildlife Conservation in Southeastern Kenya

Koopman, Margaret, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Exploration of Evolution and Pollination Ecology of Malagasy Endemic Plant Genus Megistostegium

Kraatz, Brian, University of California, Berkeley

Precise Timing of Major Faunal Transition in Asia Near the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary

Kushnir, Hadas, University of Minnesota

Human-Lion Conflict in Southeastern Tanzania: Analysis of Causes to Develop Solutions

Lombard, Carol, University of South Africa

A Spirit of Remembrance: Investigating the Mnemonic Nature of Niitsitapi Personal Names

Mattison, Siobhan, University of Washington

The Behavioral Ecology of Sex-Biased Parental Favoritism Among the Ethnic Na (Moso) of Southwest China

Meyer, Matthew, University of Virginia

The Influence of Globalization on an Amazonian Ayahuasca Church

O'Neill, Eric, Utah State University

Evolutionary Potential and Penotypic Plasticity of a Frog in Its Native (Puerto Rico) and Introduced (Hawaii) Ranges

Palardy, James, Brown University

A Stage-Based Population Model for a Non-Symbiotic Coral in the Galapagos and Implications for Conservation

Papageorgiou, Sophia, University of California, Davis

Impact of Forest Changes in the Emergence of Tick-Borne Diseases in Inner Mongolia

Park, Indrek, Indiana University

The Sound Patterns of Hidatsa, a Siouan Language Spoken in North Dakota

Ruck, Elizabeth, University of Texas, Austin

Diatoms of Ancient Lakes Ohrid and Prespa, Macedonia

Sousa, Bridget, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Major Histocompatability Complex, Ornaments, and Mate Choice in the Kansas Dickcissel

Tripp, Erin, Duke University

Systematics and Pollination Syndrome Transitions in the Mexican Form of the Species-Rich Genus Ruellia

Tsai, Howard, University of Michigan

Archaeological Survey of the Quebrada Del Caracol in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru

Urbani, Bernardo, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Study of the Spatial Memory and Foraging Strategies of Capuchins (Costa Rica)

Vary, Laura, University of California, Irvine

Factors Promoting the Maintenance of Monoecy in the Malagasy Sapindaceae

Vinueza, Luis, Oregon State University

Conservation Ecology of Galapagos Rocky Shores in the Face of Human Disturbance and Climate Change

Whitfield, Steven, Florida International University

Spatial Scale, Determinants of Abundance, and Demography in a Collapsing Tropical Herpetofauna, Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Wise, Erika, University of Arizona

Investigation of a Unique Hydroclimatic Transition Zone in Wyoming

Young, Kristin, University of California, Irvine

Facilitation of Succession in Tropical Pasture by an Al Hyper-Accumulator in Costa Rica

Zacher, Melanie, University of Illinois, Chicago

Violent Transformations in the Late Iron Age of Western Kenya



Cannariato, Kevin, University of Southern California

Thai Stalagmites and Regional Rainfall Prediction and Hypotheses of Future Global Climate Change

Choo, Juanita, University of Texas at Austin

Tritophic Interactions Between Humans, Palms, and Weevils with the Hoti Peple of the Venezuelan Amazon

de la Sancha, Noé, Texas Tech University

Study of the effects of habitat fragmentation on small marsupials (Didelphidae) in Paraguay

Dominy, Nathaniel, University of California, Santa Cruz

Characterization of the stable isotopes and mechanical properties of putative hominin foods through a sampling of a variety of plant underground storage organs, such as tubers, roots, rhizomes, and corms

Endonino, John, University of Florida and SEARCH, Inc.

Reconnaissance survey and test excavations within the Lake Monroe Conservation Area, St. Johns River, FL, to understand the relationship between, and integration of, what might be the earliest burial mounds in the Southeastern U.S. and the places of everyday habitation of the hunter-gatherers who built them between 4000-2000 B.C.

Fichtner, Elizabeth, University of California, Davis

Investigation of ecophysiological factors mediating pathogen survival in forests infested with Sudden Oak Death in Sonoma County, California

Fisher, Carolyn, City University of New York

Growers' Views of the Fair Trade Coffee Commodity Chain

Glaser, Amelia, University of Pennsylvania

Study of rural markets in the Ukraine and interviews about changes in the markets during the Soviet period as part of a study of the cultural significance of local marketplaces to historical relations between Jews, Russians, Ukrainians, and Poles

Grace, Tony, Kansas State University

A worldwide study of the population genetics and breeding structure of the Indian meal moth to provide information on genetic variability, gene flow, and migration patterns within the United States and across continents

Guo, Zibin, University of Tennessee

Interviews with local historians, Asian American scholars, and community leaders in selected cities to gain an in-depth understanding of the social and cultural development of six Asian American populations and their contributions to the social, economic, cultural, and political landscapes of the American West

Hale Gallardo, Jennifer, University of Florida

Exploration of transformations in indigenous healing modalities and the emergence of new forms of expertise at an intercultural hospital in Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico

Hock, Andrew N., University of California, Los Angeles

The Physical and Chemical Nature of Three Lakes in Bolivia as a Proxy for Ancient Mars

Janz, Lisa, University of Arizona

Initial archaeological survey of sub-sites at Bayan Dzak in the Gobi Desert-one of the most significant sites in Mongolia, containing artifacts from occupations ranging from 5 to 15,000 years ago-using a GPS and a topographic base map

Mahdi, Leena, University of Hawaii, Manoa

First Fungi and Yeast Samples from Several Hawaiian Islands

Miles, William, Northeastern University

Gathering of oral testimony from elderly informants and community leaders in Southeast Asia along the Upper Mekong River dividing Laos from Burma to study the contemporary implications of French versus British colonialism for partitioned peoples

Nelson, Stewart, Project Nautilus

Documentation of the world's first Arctic submarine, the Nautilus, scuttled in 1,100 feet of water near Bergen, Norway, using a manned submersible

Riihimaki, Catherine, Bryn Mawr College

Pilot study in Glacier National Park to look at environmental change near Grinnell Glacier by collecting and analyzing several lake sediment cores, which record changes in ecology and climate over hundreds to thousands of years

Russello, Michael, Yale University

Exploratory study to examine ecological, behavioral, and genetic mechanisms underlying the successful invasion of North America by the Monk Parakeet; observational and non-invasive genetic data will be collected to study breeding biology, behavior, an social structure within and among colony nests

Tamir, Orit, New Mexico Highlands University

Study of the rise and spread of the Navajo Sun Dance, in the context of social-cultural changes

Vanden Brooks, John, Yale University

Collection of 500 alligator eggs from Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana for an examination of the effects of varying the partial pressure of oxygen on their development

Watson, Adam, University of Virginia

Analysis of faunal remains and a pilot study of Outram's fracture freshness index at the Neolithic village site of Catalhoyuk, Turkey

Zaspel, Jennifer, University of Florida

Investigation of the evolution of blood feeding and disease transmission potential in the vampire moths of Nepal(Lepidoptera: Catocalidae)