Winners of the Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (SysEB) Student Research Travel Award

2017 Student Research Travel Award Winners

Chrysalyn Dominguez
University of California, Riverside
"Fairyfly fairytale: A phylogenetic revision of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea)"

Antonio Gomez
Oregon State University
"Evolution of reproductive characters in clivinine beetles (family Carabidae)"
Vinicius Ferreira
Montana State University
"Unraveling the High Diversity in a Sexually Dimorphic Case of Extreme Neotenous Beetles in Puerto Rico (Coleoptera: Lycidae: Leptolycini)"

2016 Student Research Travel Award Winners

Sydney K. Brannoch
Case Western University
"Investigating an unknown sensory structure in Afrotropical leaf-dwelling mantises (Mantodea, Iridopterygidae)"

Courtney Rockenbach
Rutgers University
"Network recovery in polydomous (multi-nest) Formica lugubris colonies"

2015 Student Research Travel Award Winners

Allan Cabrero (Recipient of SysEB Student Research Endowment Award)
San Diego State University
"Speciation via niche conservatism in relict harvestmen"
Christie Sukhdeo
University of New Orleans
"The impacts of bush-meat hunting on dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) phylogenetic community structure and dung removal rates in Cameroon"
Seira Ashley Adams
UC Berkeley
"Chemical recognition cues in an adaptive radiation of Hawiian spiders"
Sarah Augusta Maccracken
University of Maryland
"Fossilworks Intensive Workshop of Analytical Paleontology"
John Terbot
University of Kentucky
"Pine sawfly larvae aggregation"

2014 Student Research Travel Award Winners

Dominic Evangelista
Rutgers University
“The effect of landscape features on speciation in leaf litter cockroaches”

Will Kuhn
Rutgers University
“Functional morphology and biomechanics of dragonfly wings”

Aleksandr Knyshov
UC Riverside
“Revisionary and phylogenetic research on Schizopteridae (Heteroptera: Dipsocoromorpha)”

Christopher Johns
University of Florida
“Evolutionary history, biogeography, and conservation status of the endangered Hawaiian leaf mining moth genus Philodoria (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)”

2013 SysEB Student Travel Award Winners

Ana Jesovnik
University of Maryland
“The evolution of nest architecture in the fungus-growing ant genus Sericomyrmex

Phillip Barden
American Museum of Natural History
“A paleontological porthole: ants in amber from the Early Eocene of India”

Fredrick Larabee
University of Illinois
“The phylogenetics and macroevolution of trap-jaw ants”

Ricardo Mariño-Pérez
University of Central Florida
“A comparative analysis of coloration and chemical defense in the genus Sphenarium (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae)”

John Hash
UC Riverside    
“Exploiting a toxic resource: Systematics of the millipede parasitic genus Myriophora

2012 SysEB Student Travel Award Winners

Casey Bickford – University of Alaska
Michael Forthman – UC Riverside
Traci Grzymala – UC Berkeley
Nathan Lord – University of New Mexico
Ansel Payne – American Museum of Natural History

2011 SysEB Student Travel Award Winners

Ryan Bracewell – University of Montana
Bernice DeMarco – Michigan State University
John Leavengood – University of Kentucky
Elizabeth Murray – UC Riverside
Isabelle Vea – American Museum of Natural History

2010 SysEB Student Travel Award Winners

Alicia Hodson - University of Florida
Clare Scott - University of Florida
Steve Davis - University of Kansas
Ana Dal Molin - Texas A&M University

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