The Beartooth pipit is the cover of Journal of Experimental Biology; The "Bedtime TV" photo is the National Wildlife cover story on science and photography
The "Beartooth pipit", once made famous by Wild Imagination Journal and a short stint as a Climate Action Commission (EU) poster, continues its life as a perfect Journal of Experimental Biology cover for Jay Storz's fascinating review of plasticity and genetics of adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia in vertebrates.
And the "Bedtime TV" photo opens the upcoming National Wildlife six-page feature on science, natural history, and photography of yours truly — "The Eyes of a Scientist".
Dr. Virginia Belloni joins the Lab
Virginia, whose recent research associate positions included Equipe Ecologie Evolutive at Université Dijon Bourgogne (France), STRI (Panama), University of Florence, and University of Urbino (Italy), brings with her a unique blend of expertise in evolutionary immunology (1,2), neurophysiology (3, 4), and endocrinology (5, 6), interest in evolutionary aspects of animal behavior (7), and extensive fieldwork experience in Seychelles, Panama, and Italy. Her current work in the lab focuses on reconstruction of lipid enzymatic pathways in eukaryotes.
The social network study is in NY Times, Science,
Nature, Smithsonian, Current Biology, BBC Wildlife, on NPR;
Journal of Experimental Zoology gives us our seventh,
best yet, shrew cover
Oh's research on fitness consequences
of social networking is all over the news with the latest features
York Times, Science, Current Biology,
Forum, UA News,
NPR (audio), Último
College News, Smithsonian
Biological Physhology Newslink, ScienceReligion
BBC Wildlife, Forskning
(Norway), QUO (Spain), and
And with the cover highlighting Rebecca
Young's comprehensive study of
the role of developmental plasticity in evolutionary divergence,
the Journal of Experimental Zoology: Molecular and Developmental
Evolution sweeps its mesmerized readers to a magic fairyland
of tall mosses and gigantic dragonflies piloted around spruce
saplings by tiny shrews.
Erin Morrison wins graduate fellowship, joins the Lab
prior research was on the development of innate
immunity in birds and the evolution of cooperative mating
systems in Australia's apostlebirds. In addition to the college
graduate research fellowship, Erin was a recipient of awards
of distinction in mathematics. In her free time, she is the
captain of women's varsity swim team and is the 2008 NCAA
Division III National Champion and Record Holder in the
400 m freestyle relay.
Farhana Hossain joins the Lab; Flandrau Science Center Exhibit
opens with our photos
work is at the interface of development, mathematical modeling,
and biochemistry of carotenoid pigmentation with specific focus
on the evolution of modularity. She
is a recent recipient of the Baird Foundation Scholarship,
Wildcat Excellence Scholarship, and the Robert
C. Byrd Scholarship from Arizona's Department of Education.
open Flandrau Science Center features a large format photoexhibit
of the Lab's recent projects on the evolutionary stages of powered
flight in bats
13, 25 March 2010
Three honorary lectures in three weeks present the Lab's recent
an exceptionally impressive group of speakers
from the previous 34 years, The
35th Albert L. Tester Distinguished Lecture in Hawaii (Manoa)
highlighted the lab's most recent work on the rapid evolution
of regulatory elements determining expression of conserved developmental
processes in physiological traits. The
Storer Foundation Lecture at UC Davis addressed the
evolution of continuity in inheritance systems, while The
2010 Jack & Pat Bryan Distinguished Lecture (Syracuse
University, New York) dealt with the place of emergence and
natural selection in the evolution of complex structures.
Last year's "Baldwin effect" paper figures are in
their third book; Functional Ecology gives us our sixth
10 month-old figures, already out
in two books,
are now coming out in an exciting new "The Flexible
Phenotype" by Theunis
Piersma and Jan
van Gils (Oxford Univ. Press). And in an explicit recognition
that nothing drives up an Impact Factor more than a
supercute shrew on the cover, Functional
Ecology highlights Rebecca
Young's recent work on the morphological
basis of ecological convergence.
"A Day after Death" added; An agency to represent
our scientific photography
gallery tracing the brief story of a collared peccary (Pecari
tajacu) herd losing newborn piglets to a cold front is
added to the Feature category of tenbestphotos.com.
Starting now, Visuals
Unlimited, Inc., a leading supplier of scientific images
to top biological and medical journals and textbooks, will represent
our science and nature photography.
The Scientist's cover story features the Lab's current
the synthesis of facilitated developmental
variation and genetic covariance in finch beak ontogeny during
adaptive evolution. The research is the cover
story of the January 2010 issue of The
Scientist and it's main
feature illustrated with our photographs. The highlighted
study will appear, also with the
cover, in March 2010 (Darwin's Finches in Modern Evolutionary
of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
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