JRS Biodiversity Foundation Award

July 14, 2011

Audrey Aronowsky received a JRS Biodiversity Foundation award to support ten biodiversity and bioinformatics specialists from sub-Saharan Africa to attend the Life and Literature conference hosted by the Field Museum in November 2011.

iPlant subaward

April 27, 2011

Mark Westneat received an iPlant subaward for iPlant tree of life visualization.

NSF Supplement for High School Students

April 19, 2011

A Taxonomy, systematics, and biosystematics NSF supplement was awarded to Mark Westneat and Joshua Drew for two summer internships for high school students from under-represented areas in Chicago.

BioSynC Publications - Winter 2010

December 30, 2010

Dyer, B. S., and M. W. Westneat. (2010). Taxonomy and biogeography of the coastal fishes of Juan Fernandez and Desventuradas islands, Chile. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia. 45, S1: 32-62.

Lyons, K.M. & Dikow, T. 2010. Taxonomic revision of Ectyphus Gerstaecker, 1868 and Parectyphus Hesse, 1972 with a key to world Ectyphinae (Insecta, Diptera, Mydidae). ZooKeys 73: 25-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.73.840

Women’s Board Field Dreams Award

October 30, 2010

Torsten Dikow received an award from the Women’s Board Field Dreams program to support field work at the Gobabeb Training and Research Centre in Namibia. All images and descriptions will be made available to EOL via LifeDesk.

BioSynC Publications - Autumn 2010

October 29, 2010

Ammoraju, J.S.S., C. Fan, Y. Yu, X. Song, K.A. Cranston, A.C. Pontaroli, F. Lu, A. Sanyal, N. Jiang, T. Rambo, J. Currie, K. Collura, J. Talag, J.L. Bennetzen, M. Chen, S. Jackson, and R.A. Wing. 2010. Spatio-temporal patterns of genome evolution in allotetraploid species of the genus Oryza. The Plant Journal 63(3): 430-442

Chan, T.Y. 2010. Annotated checklist of the world’s marine lobsters (Crustacea: Decapoda: Astacidea, Glypheidea, Achelata, Polychelida). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology supp. 23: 153-181.

Dikow, T. 2010. New species and new records of Mydidae from the Afrotropical and Oriental regions (Insecta, Diptera, Asiloidea). ZooKeys 64: 33-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.64.464

iPlant Collaborative

July 30, 2010

Karen Cranston is the principle investigator for an iPlant Collaborative grant to develop visualization tools for the plant tree of life.

BioSynC Publications - Summer 2010

July 29, 2010

Allen, G.R., Drew, J.A. and Fenner, D., 2010. Amphiprion pacificus, a new species of anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Wallis Island Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 16(3): 129-138.

Budd, A. F., Romano, S. L, Smith, N. D. and Barbeitos, M. S. 2010. Rethinking the Phylogeny of Scleractinian Corals: A Review of Morphological and Molecular Data. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 1-17.

Science@FMNH Grant Awarded

July 20, 2010

Principle investigators, Audrey Aronowsky and Beth Sanzenbacher were awarded a small grant from The Grainger Fund to produce the Science @FMNH podcasting and webisode series. This series will explore the behind-the-scenes science, collections and research at Chicago’s Field Museum and will populate appropriate EOL species pages.

Databasing and processing digital content grant

July 18, 2010

Principle investigators, Kenneth Angielczyk and Beth Sanzenbacher were awarded a small grant from The Grainger Fund to database and process digital content from Ken Angielczyk’s 2009 African expeditions. This footage will populate over 30 EOL pages and include many of the big and charismatic African mammals (e.g. lions, elephant, hippos, etc.)

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