2018 Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics (EECG)

2018 Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genomics (EECG)
photo by Elise Lauterbur

The AGA grants EECG Research Awards to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication. 51 students and post-docs applied for funding this year.

The AGA Council is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's EECG Awards:

1.  $9,362 to Nicolas Nesi (Queen Mary University London): Comparative genomics of sugar-eating bats: Implications for the genetics of glucose metabolism and diabetes

2.  $9,927 to Kendall Beals (University of Tennessee): Identifying the drivers of plant functional traits through exploration of the soil microbiome

3.  $10,000 to Sheela Turbek (University of Colorado): Explaining mismatches between genetic and phenotypic divergence in a rapid radiation of finch-like birds

4.  $6,205 to Kathryn Uckele (University of Nevada Reno): Utilizing a recombinant hybrid zone to elucidate links among genotypic environmental and phenotypic variation

5.  $9,673 to Elise Lauterbur (Stony Brook University of California): Genetic complexity of cyanide adaptation in specialist herbivores

6.  $9387 to Zachary Cabin (University of California Santa Barbara): Evidence of positive selection on a homeotic mutant of Aquilegia coerulea

7.  $10,000 to Paivi Leinonen (Duke University): 'Unearthing the genetic basis of adaptation: Detecting loci involved in local adaptation in the wildflower model system Mimulus

EECG Details:

1. Nesi

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