14th Annual University of Michigan Early Career Scientists Symposium

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS is closed and selections will be announced soon

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan invites nominations of outstanding scientists early in their careers to participate in an exciting international symposium about the ecology and evolution of color. The symposium events will take place March 9 – 11, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Eight early career scientists, alongside two keynote speakers, will be selected to present their work and to participate in discussions. We welcome nominations of early career scientists who are studying topics related to the ecology and evolution color.  This symposium will highlight the work of up-and-coming scientists whose research foci span a breadth of subfields and levels of organization, including but not limited to: function of color, visual ecology, micro- and macroevolutionary mechanisms mediating pigmentation diversity, pollination biology, and mechanisms of color production. We champion diversity and encourage the nomination of members of groups underrepresented in science.

Early career scientists are considered senior graduate students (who stand to receive their Ph.D. within one year), postdoctoral researchers, and first- or second-year faculty. A colleague or advisor must provide the nomination.

The nomination consists of a brief letter of recommendation addressing the nominee’s scientific promise and ability to give a compelling talk, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and a brief abstract of the proposed presentation (< 200 words, written by the nominee). Nominations may be sent electronically (in one pdf file, please) to eeb-ecss-nomination@umich.edu using the nominee’s name as the subject line (last name first). Information about Early Career Scientist Symposia held in past years can be found under the Archive tab above.

Review of nominations will begin on Jan 7, 2018.

Selected participants will be contacted in mid January and will have all expenses covered (registration, travel, and accommodation). An official announcement of the slate of speakers will be issued soon thereafter.

The ECSS committee is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for 2018: Molly Cummings, University of Texas at Austin, School of Biological Sciences and Marcus Kronforst, University of Chicago, Department of Ecology and Evolution.

For more information, contact Carol Solomon at carollyn@umich.edu

The 2018 Early Career Scientists Symposium scientific committee includes:

Leslie Decker
Jon Massey
Talia Moore
Alison Davis Rabosky
Carol Solomon
Liz Tibbetts
Oscar Vargas
Lisa Walsh

The University of Michigan EEB website