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News
April
  • Amber was awarded a LG Hill award totaling $365.
  • There is a new paper out on cave molly MHCs
  • Ingo and colleagues from the University of Potsdam have a new paper on Amazon molly transcriptomics accepted.
  • The Amazon molly was the subject of a song by Panurge:


  • Alyssa Hill has founded a new Undergraduate Research Journal.
  • A GSS Research Grant was awarded to Amber to fund her field research on Amazons ($450.00), and to Elizabeth to fund her research on swordtails ($540.00)
March
  • Carolyn received the Adams graduate scholarship for both the summer and academic year and Amber received it for the summer. Summer scholarships amount to $2,500, and academic year scholarships are $1,000
  • Amber was granted the 2014 Eddie Carol Smith Scholarship from the Graduate College. This is a $2000.00 professional development award with full tuition waver for 2014-15, and it is given to one recipient per year from across multiple disciplines. This scholarship will fund her trip to Exeter, England in September to present her research at the Conference of Poeciliid Biologists at the University of Exeter.
  • Riesch et al's 2014 paper was chosen as a research highlight in Evolutionary Applications
February
  • Amber received the Robberson Research and Creative Endeavors Grant ($1000.00) to fund field work in Texas on P formosa.
  • The work by Rudy, Martin and Ingo on Cave mollies is featured in a new textbook by Marielle Hoefnagels, Biology (3rd edition).

Our lab is addressing questions in evolutionary biology, with a special focus on animal behavior. Among other things, we are interested in how sexual reproduction is maintained. We tackle this problem at several levels, including molecular biology, animal behavior and ecology. Consequently we use a broad array of research methods. Our study species are mainly livebearing fishes, but we are not limited to them. 

FishCam

Live feed of a mixed-sex cave molly tank

In the Fall of 2012 the College of Arts and Science, the Department of Biology, and our lab hosted distinguished guest Dr. Joseph Travis from FSU. The interview he gave during his visit can be found in youtube (closed-captioning available) and in vimeo.

Martin and Ingo were ranked the 19th and 20th most cited behavioral biologists from German-speaking countries!

Ingo was awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.  The award is for "Scientists and scholars, internationally renowned in their field, who completed their doctorates less than 18 years ago and who in future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work" (cited directly from the Von Humboldt Foundation website)
Ingo's co-edited book is now available from University of Chicago Press:

Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes book cover and link

 

 Funding opportunities for grad students and post-docs

Last update: April 11, '14