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14th ANNUAL EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS SYMPOSIUM about the ecology and evolution of color

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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 from the 9-11th of March 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 (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 at
http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/ecss/.

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.

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

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