Vern Parish Fund Recipients
1997 Shane A. Webb - University of Michigan (Dr. Gerald R. Smith) ALA Convention Presentation: "Systematics and Evolution of Goodeid fishes"
Thesis: Phylogenetic Analysis of the Goodeidae
1998 Ryan Earley - University of Louisville (Dr. Lee A. Dugatkin)
Thesis: The Effects of Group Fusion on the Dynamics of Hierarchy Formation in Xiphophorus helleri
1999 Gil Rosenthal - University of Texas at Austin (Dr. Clark Hubbs)
ALA Convention Presentation: The behavioral ecology of visual signaling in the Rio Panuco basin swordtails.
Thesis: Intra- and Interspecific Sexual Trait Variation in Xiphophorus of the Rio Panuco Basin
2000 Jens Seckinger - University of Konstanz, Germany (Dr. Axel Meyer)
Thesis: Phylogeny of the Family Poeciliidae and the Evolution of Life History Traits
2001 Hobbyists Aqua Lab Conservation Project at the University of Morelia, Mexico Fish Ark Ivan Dibble
2002 Ronit Lavie - California State University - Northridge (Dr. Cheryl C. Hogue)
Thesis: Parasite-mediated Sexual Selection and the Effects of Turbidity on Xiphophorus helleri
2003 Pablo Weaver – University of Colorado (Dr. Alexander Cruz)
Thesis: Inferring Colonization and Speciation Through a Phylogenetic Analysis of Hispaniolan Poecilia Species
2004 Melissa Noontz - University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Dr. Alexandra Basolo)
Thesis: Impacts of Predation on Montezuma Swordtail Reproductive Behavior
2005 (1) Meribeth Huizinga, Colorado State University (Dr. Cameron Ghalambor)
Thesis: A test of intraspecific competition using a trophic polymorphous fish species, Ilyodon furcidens
(2) Christiane I. Meyer, Princeton University (Dr. Daniel Rubenstein)
Thesis: Evolutionary maintenance of variation in body size in Xiphophorus helleri
2006 Michael Tobler, University of Oklahoma (Dr. Ingo Schlupp)
Thesis: Darkness and Hydrogen Sulfide: Adaptations of Extremeophile Poeciliids form Southern Mexico - a study of the "blind cave" form of Poecilia mexicana.
2007 (1) Pamela Willis University of Texas at Austin (Dr. Michael J. Ryan)
Thesis: Condition-dependent Hybridization in Swordtail and Platy Fishes
(2) Additionally the ALA Board of Directors and Vern Parish Fund Committee decided to present a Conservation Grant in the amount of $500 USD to Omar Dominguez Dominguez in recognition of his work with the Mexican Goodeids.
2008 (1) Dr. Gil Rosenthal Texas A & M, Field Support for Mexican University Students at the CICHAZ Research station in Calnali, Hidalgo, Mexico. $1,000.
(2)Dr. Arcadio Valdes Gonzalez, Nuevo Leon State University, MEXICO (Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León) Renovation of Livebearer Breeding Facility $500.
2009 Laura Alberici da Barbiano, University of Texas, San Marcos, Department of Biology (Dr. Caitlin Gabor)
Thesis: Phylogeography and behavioral ecology of a gynogenetic species.
2010 Rachel Martin, Sam Houston State University, Department of Biology (Dr. Raelynn Deaton)
Thesis: Optimal Male Mating Strategies in Coercive, Livebearing Fishes: A Test of the Paternity Assurance Hypothesis
2011 Sunny K. Scobell, Texas A&M University, Department of Biology (Dr. Duncan MacKenzie)
Thesis: The Effect of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill on Pipefish and Seahorse Populations.
2012 Courtney Passow. Oklahoma State University. Elucidating the Genomic Basis of Toxicant Tolerance in Poecilia mexicana
2013 Molly Schumer. Princeton University (Peter Andolfatto).
Thesis: An investigation of hybrid speciation in the swordtail fish Xiphophorus nezahualcoyotl
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