Graduate students: Present in an Evolution 2019 spotlight session

Blue on Eriogonum compositum (jby)

I’m excited to be organizing a spotlight session for the American Society of Naturalists at this year’s Evolution 2019 meeting in Providence, and I have a talk slot available for a graduate student working on mutualistic species interactions.

The session title will be “Origins, stability, and benefits of interspecific cooperation in a changing world”. I’m looking for presentations of recent research on the ecology, evolution, and coevolution of mutualists, especially ways in which the stability and benefits of mutualism change in different environments, or ways in which mutualists help each other weather environmental stresses. The speaker lineup includes folks at all career stages working with evolutionary theory and a wide range of empirical systems.

Speaking in this session counts as your one allotted presentation for Evolution 2019. I’m also sorry to report that there is no support for the session — speakers are still responsible for their own travel, lodging, and conference registration.

To apply, please e-mail me at with a brief description of what you’re likely to present. (I don’t need a formal title or an abstract at this time, but if you have them handy, it’ll help.) To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, 25 January 2019. Thanks!