Conservation Connection wins a 2010 Digital Media Learning Award

May 16, 2010

Conservation Connection: From the West Side to the West Pacific wins the Best in Class: Remix and Scale for the DML Learning Labs Competition

Conservation Connection

BioSynC Publications - Winer 2010

March 29, 2010

Adams, SB, Taylor CA, Lukhaup C. 2010. Crayfish Fauna of the Tennessee River Drainage in Mississippi, Including New State Species Records.Southeastern Naturalist. 9(3):521-528.

Dikow, T. 2010. Order Diptera, Family Mydidae. pp. 608–615 In: van Harten, A. (ed.), Arthropod Fauna of the United Arab Emirates. Volume 3. Dar Al Ummah, Abu Dhabi.

Parham, J.F., and N.D. Pyenson. 2010. New sea turtle from the Miocene of Peru and the iterative evolution of feeding ecomorphologies since the Cretaceous. Journal of Paleontology 84(2):231-247.

Marshal Field Fund

January 30, 2010

Joshua Drew and Mark Westneat received a Marshal Field Fund for exploration, collecting and imaging in Northern Solomon Islands.

BioSynC Publications - Winter 2009

December 30, 2009

Rhodin, A.G.J., J.F. Parham, P.P. van Dijk, and J.B. Iverson. 2009. Turtles of the world: Annotated checklist of taxonomy and synonymy, 2009 Update, with conservation status summary. Chelonian Research Monographs 5:000.39-000.38. 49.

Papenfuss, T.J., T. Jackman, A. Bauer, B.L. Stuart, M.D. Robinson, and J.F. Parham. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships among species in the sphaerodactylid genus Pristurus. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 60(19).


October 31, 2009

NSF IGERT: Integrative Training in Motor Control and Movement. Five year training grant including Mark Westneat as a collaborator. Subcontract for EOL related rotation in BioSynC plus student funding to develop EOL content involving animal feeding, locomotion, and other behaviors.

Karen Cranston receives NESCent workshop funding

October 30, 2009

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Karen Cranston is a co-PI for a Phylogenetics VoCamp for ontology development in evolutionary biology funded by NESCent. The workshop will include 35 participants, meeting in Montpellier, France November 7-11, 2009.

BioSynC Publications - Autumn 2009

October 29, 2009

Cranston, K.A., Hurwitz, B., Ware, D., Stein, L., and Wing, R.A., 2009. Species trees from highly incongruent gene trees in rice. Systematic Biology, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syp054

Dikow, T. & Bayless, K.M. 2009. Taxonomic revision of the genus Schildia Aldrich, 1923 (Diptera: Asilidae: Leptogastrinae) with the description of new extant and extinct species. Insect Systematics & Evolution 40(3): 253–289.

BioSynC Publications - Summer 2009

July 30, 2009

Butler, C., Weckstein, J., Johnson, K.P., Bates, J.M., and Gordon, C.E., 2009. Comparative phylogenetic histories of two louse genera found on Catharus thrushes and other birds. Journal of Parasitology 95(2): 295-307.

Cooper, W. J., Smith, L. L., Westneat, M. W. 2009. Exploring the radiation of a diverse reef fish family: Phylogenetics of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae), with new classifications based on molecular analyses of all genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 52: 1-16.

Dikow, T., 2009. Sharing your Diptera images with the Encyclopedia of Life. FlyTimes 42: 5-7.

BioSynC Postdoc Dikow Awarded NSF Grant

May 31, 2009

Postdoctoral Research Associate Torsten Dikow (BioSynC) has been awarded an NSF REVSYS grant entitled “Phylogeny, revisionary taxonomy & the fossil record of asiloid flies (Diptera: Apioceridae, Asilidae, Mydidae).” This three-year project with a budget of $382,000 will start on August 1 and be conducted in collaboration with Co-PI Dr. David Yeates (CSIRO Entomology, Australia). The project deals with the species diversity, biogeography, and evolutionary relationships of three families of true flies: flower-loving flies (Apioceridae), robber flies (Asilidae), and mydas flies (Mydidae).

BioSynC Intern Patel Awarded Emanuel Margoliash Prize

May 27, 2009

On May 28, Undergraduate Intern Swati Patel (Northwestern University), who works with Postdoctoral Research Scientist Jason Weckstein (BioSynC) and Associate Curator and Chair John Bates (Zoology/Birds), was awarded the prestigious Emanuel Margoliash Prize in Biological Sciences based on her senior honors thesis entitled “An Understanding of Neotropical Diversification based on Phylogeny and Biogeography of Pteroglossus toucans.” She was also recommended to the Weinberg College of Northwestern University for graduation with program honors.

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