Nominate yourself for UMich’s Early Career Scientists Symposium on phenotypic plasticity!

Every year, my department hosts an Early Career Scientists Symposium with a different theme. This year’s theme is the ecology and evolutionary biology of phenotypic plasticity. Here’s the call for nominations:

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 evolutionary biology of phenotypic plasticity. The symposium events will take place from 10-12th of March 2017, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Eight early career scientists, alongside a keynote speaker, will be selected to present their work and to participate in panel discussions. We welcome nominations of early career scientists who are studying topics in ecology and evolution related to phenotypic plasticity. This symposium will highlight the work of up-and-coming scientists whose research foci span a breadth of subfields and levels of organization. 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 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 at http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ecss/.

Review of nominations will begin on December 31, 2016.

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.

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

The 2017 Early Career Scientists Symposium scientific committee includes:

Wei-Chin Ho
Andrea Hodgins Davis (chair)
Jill Myers
Annette Ostling
Mary Rogalski
Sonal Singhal
Carol Solomon
Earl Werner

 

3 thoughts on “Nominate yourself for UMich’s Early Career Scientists Symposium on phenotypic plasticity!

  1. Hey Meghan,

    This looks like a great event! I started a project on partial migration (of wood stork), as an example of phenotypic plasticity. Although I qualify to submit an application, the work is really led by a PhD student in my lab (the title of her research is: “Behavioral plasticity of a partially migratory bird facing climate change”), but she doesn’t qualify as she started only 18 months ago.

    Would you advise me to apply anyway, and present our results that rely mostly on her work? It doesn’t seem entirely fair to me — she would deserve the credit, but most importantly to be at the meeting and interact with other experts in this field!

    Thanks for your opinion about it.
    Mathieu.

    • Sorry that I missed this comment when it first came in! (My wordpress notifications don’t seem to be working properly.) I’ll pass your question on to the committee and see what they think.

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