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SICB News - 1999 Annual Meeting Co-Sponsors

SICB is pleased to have four cosponsors for the 1999 Annual Meeting: the Animal Behavior Society, American Microscopical Society, Julia B. Platt Club and The Crustacean Society. Each cosponsor brings more value and different perspectives to the meeting. More information on these societies is listed below.

Animal Behavior Society
The Animal Behavior Society (ABS) was founded in 1964 to promote the study of animal behavior in the broadest sense, including studies using descriptive and experimental methods under natural and controlled conditions. Current members' research activities span invertebrates and vertebrates, and include experimental psychology, behavioral ecology, neuroscience, zoology, biology, applied ethology and human ethology as well as many other specialized areas. Some of the advantages of membership are a subscription to Animal Behaviour, quarterly newsletter, laboratory exercises for teachers, listing of graduate programs in animal behavior, membership directory, book and film list, career brochure, and the opportunity to attend and present at ABS' annual and regional meetings at reduced rates. For further information regarding ABS membership, contact Jennifer Fewell, Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1501; E-mail:

American Microscopical Society
The American Microscopical Society (AMS) stands among the oldest of scientific societies in North America. AMS is an international society that seeks to encourage all kinds of biological applications in microscopy. The society publishes a journal, holds annual meetings, and organizes workshops on techniques of microscopy or on the biology of organisms studied by microscopy. The journal Invertebrate Biology (IB) publishes reports of research on all aspects of the biology of invertebrates, not only microscopy, but research involving cell and molecular biology, ecology, physiology, genetics, systematics, behavior and biogeography. Inquiries regarding AMS in general should be addressed to the AMS Secretary: Dr. Stephen L. Gardiner, Department of Biology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; 610/526-5094; Fax 610/526-5086; e-mail:

Julia B. Platt Club
The Julia B. Platt Club (JBPC) is a broadly interdisciplinary forum for evolutionary morphology and development. Its goal is to promote exploratory and provocative approaches to this exciting field. The JBPC meets on the day preceding a major national meeting, in this case, the day preceding the 1999 SICB Annual Meeting. The JBPC takes its name from an historical person: Julia B. Platt, who was one of the forerunners of contemporary evolutionary developmental biology. The club's name honors her, and the continuing interests in the field she helped to create. For more information, contact Willy Bemis via e-mail at:

The Crustacean Society
The Crustacean Society (TCS) membership works actively to support the twin TCS purposes of advancing the study of crustaceans and enhancing the exchange of information among persons interested in carcinology. The official publication of the society, the Journal of Crustacean Biology, is dedicated to all aspects of crustacean biology. The society holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the SICB Annual Meeting and also sponsors summer meetings in the U.S. and abroad. As a reflection of their wide-ranging interests, society members are able to participate in contributed paper sessions of any SICB division at the Annual Meeting. For more information about TCS, contact the Secretary Frank Barnwell, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108, 612/625-5700, e-mail:

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