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 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. 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 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 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

Constraining the EPA from using all available data: Comment on EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259

Jun 19, 2018 - 07:08 PM

On June 18, SSE, the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) submitted a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to a proposed rule that would require that research conducted by the EPA be based on data that are publicly available. Continue reading for the full letter. 

New Faculty Profile Series - Dr. Muñoz and Dr. White

Jun 18, 2018 - 08:24 PM
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The New Faculty Profile series highlights new Principal Investigators who are SSE members. This month we introduce Dr. Martha Muñoz and Dr. Michael White. Dr. Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech studying ecological processes and evolutionary patterns related to physiology. Read her full profile here. Dr. White is an Assistant Professor in the Genetics Department at the University of Georgia studying the evolution of sex chromosomes in threespine stickleback fish. Read his full profile here.


New Data Privacy and Transparency Policy

Jun 18, 2018 - 08:22 PM

We recently updated our policy on data privacy and transparency. Read the full policy here.

2018 T. H. Huxley Award

Jun 18, 2018 - 08:21 PM

The SSE Education and Outreach Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 T. H. Huxley Award, Dr. Katie Grogan and colleagues Dr. Teresa W. Lee and Dr. Justine Liepkalns, who developed an educational activity for teaching evolutionary mechanisms. In the activity, students use a population of sticky notes to reveal the consequences of natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow on phenotype frequency. Read more 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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