Published: April 29, 2019

Congratulations to Sheila Turbek who was selected for the American Society of Naturalists' Student Research Award! Her research program "Explaining mismatches between genetic and phenotypic divergence in a rapid radiation of finch-like birds" was lauded for its advancement of the conceptual unification of ecology and evolution.

The American Society of Naturalists' Student Research awards support research by student members that advances the goals of the society: the conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, or behavior. Each award consists of a $2,000 check to the candidate. An applicant must be a member of the ASN (membership is international), must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, must have passed to candidacy in a Ph.D. program or equivalent, and must be at least one year from completing the PhD.

Projects in all types of research (i.e., laboratory, field, theory) are encouraged. Proposals are judged on originality, strength, and significance of the questions being addressed, prospects for significant results, and the match between the proposed research and the ASN mission.