Grant-in-Aid program recipients for 2006.
Thirty-five applications for the Grant-in-Aid Award were submitted this year and sufficient funds were available to fund only seven. The committee wishes to congratulate the following successful applicants of this year's competition: Peter Evans, Cambridge University, is studying the transformations of indigenous resistance and identity in northern Labrador from 1947 to the present; Jennifer McLaren, University of British Columbia, is researching the effects of plant functional groups on vegetation dynamics and ecosystem properties; Rob Lukens, Temple University, is looking at Arctic exploration and the making of modern America; Jessica Wu, University of Guelph, is examining dental enamel hypoplasia (DEH) in the 'bluenose' herds of barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus); Douglas Wacker, University of Washington, is investigating the range expansion and physiological and behavioral flexibility in the territoriality of male northern red fox sparrows in Arctic Alaska; B. Britten Harter, University of Manitoba, is studying the effects of global warming and the retreat of Arctic pack ice on the daily chick growth and breeding success of the black guillemot (Cepphus grylle); and Lea Randall, University of Calgary, is researching the response of insectivorous mammals to insect infestation in the northern boreal forest. Congratulations to all!
This concludes our 12th year of awards, and we look forward to continuing this very rewarding function of AINA. All funds awarded over these years, totaling about $74000, represent annual contributions from the membership. All contributions are distributed directly to recipients; none are used for administrative purposes. In addition, the committee members, Stephen Braund, Erich Follmann, Peter Johnson, and Matthew Sturm, volunteer their time to participate in this valuable program.
Proposals for 2007 are due on 1 February. Please refer to the AINA website for information on applications, or contact Dr. Erich H. Follmann, Institute of Arctic Biology, P.O. Box 757000, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7000, U.S.A. Phone: (907) 474-7338; Fax: (907) 474-6967; e-mail: email@example.com.