By Dan Papaj
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
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*Lab friend and collaborator Paul Marek has just received a job offer. Stay tuned for details!

*In the "Welcome Trivia Category": Hebet's and Papaj's 2005 review of complex signals in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology received more citations in 2012 than any other BES article.

*Anne Leonard, Steve Buchmann and Dan Papaj were just awarded a new NSF grant on the evolution of multiple rewards in flowers. The money will be divided between Annie's lab in Reno and Dan's lab in Tucson. Wulfi Gronenberg is a collaborator. Thank you NSF panel and reviewers!

*We are delighted to report that two new PERT postdocs joined the Papaj Lab last summer: Carla Essenberg (UC-Riverside) will work on bumblebees and resource patch structure; Chandreyee Mitra (UNL) will work on puddling behavior and mate choice in butterflies.

* Aimee Dunlap, with whom we collaborate, has begun a faculty position at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Good luck, Aimee!!

* Rainee Kaczorowski is now resident in Haifa, Israel for a postdoc on sunbird pollination.

* Annie Leonard has begun a faculty position at the University of Nevada Reno this fall.

* Beryl Jones is in her first year of graduate studies with Gene Robinson at the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana.

* Aimee Dunlap and Annie Leonard each won Center for Insect Science seed grants in 2011-2012. Congratulations to both!

* Beryl Jones won the EEB Undergraduate Poster Symposium "Best Poster" award for the second year in a row. Beryl also won the Oustanding Senior and Excellence in Research awards in EEB. She went to the ABS meeting in Bloomington where she won Honorable Mention for her poster. Beryl is currently working at the USDA Honey Bee Laboratory in Tucson.


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All photos © Dan Papaj. From top left then down: Rhagoletis juglandis males boxing on walnut fruit, Danaus gillippus queen butterfly at Sarcostemma flowers, Datura wrightii flower, Bombus impatiens bumble bees, red form of Aristolochia watsonii, giant mesquite bugs on Prosopis and red morph of Battus philenor caterpillar