The first American Naturalist appeared in March 1867. In a countdown to the 150th anniversary, the editors have solicited short commentaries on articles from the past issues that deserve a second look.
Darrell J. Kemp, Marie E. Herberstein, Leo J. Fleishman, John A. Endler, Andrew T. D. Bennett, Adrian G. Dyer, Nathan S. Hart, Justin Marshall, and Martin J. Whiting (June 2015)
Reconciling the principles of visual perception against the aims and approaches of empirical color research
David Ocampo, Universidad de los Andes, Columbia, received the Ruth Patrick Student Poster Award at Evolution 2015 for his poster. Evolution of avian eggshell structure: Evidence for adaptation across elevational gradients?
Honorable Mention: Livia Peluso, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. For her poster, Connectivity of the endemic coral Mussismilia hispida along its distributional range in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean.
Asilomar, California, January 10-14, 2016
Information coming soon at www.amnat2016.org/
Why I Am a Naturalist
I am an integrative evolutionary biologist who has focused on the role of hormones in phenotypic variation and the role of ‘hormonal pleiotropy’ in maintaining the tension between independence and interdependence in the evolution of correlated traits. I have been a member of the American Society of Naturalists for many years, and the papers I have written that provide me with the most satisfaction have appeared in issues emanating from ASN Vice-Presidential symposia.
♦ Indiana University, Distinguished Professor