Program for SICB 2015 Released: Anoles Abound

Winter is coming to the Northern Hemisphere, which can only mean one thing: SICB is upon us. Every January, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) hosts its annual meeting. SICB 2015 will take place in West Palm Beach, Florida. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that southern Florida is the global epicenter for Anolis invasions, but talks and posters about anoles will be particularly numerous at this meeting. By searching for presentations containing the keyword “Anolis,”,  got 30 hits! That’s a much better turnout than the last few years, and hopefully a sign that Anolis presence at large annual meetings is on the rise. What’s more, there are two Anolis talks scheduled for the Huey symposium. This symposium is a competition for the best student talk hosted by the Division of Ecology and Evolution, and is named after anolologist and distinguished evolutionary biologist Ray Huey. I won’t be there this year, but I look forward to reading about all the new and interesting research involving anoles on this blog. Best of luck to all the presenters!

About Martha Muñoz

Martha is a postdoctoral researcher in Sheila Patek's laboratory at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. at Harvard University, where she studyied the evolutionary ecology and thermal physiology of anoles, focusing on the cybotoid anoles from the Dominican Republic. Martha serves as Conference Editor for the Anole Annals. Website:

2 thoughts on “Program for SICB 2015 Released: Anoles Abound

  1. While I still feel uneasy about not giving an anole-centric talk at SICB, anoles will still play an important comparative role during my talk on Sphenodon genital development. Don’t count me out just yet!

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I am one of the Anole presenters in the Ray Huey Symposium at SICB 2015. I am currently in Dr. Dan Warner’s lab at UAB and am very excited to share some of the findings of my Thesis work. Earlier this year part of my research was posted here on anole annals, but I will have a larger amount of data and more interesting findings to share this year. My talk is on Monday, Jan. 5 at 13:45 so be sure to come see it. It is entitled “The adaptive significance of developmental plasticity in the wild: an experimental test using the brown anole lizard (Anolis sagrei)”.

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