from the DEE Officers
Woodin, Linda Walters, and Brian Helmuth
are looking forward to the 2001 SICB Annual Meeting in Chicago, January 3-7.
The symposia and their dates are now available on the new SICB homepage
) and look very exciting. As was true of the meeting in Atlanta,
the breadth of the Society is obvious from the symposia which range from
'Lesser Known Protostome Taxa: Evolution, Development and Ecology' to
'Ontogenetic Strategies of Invertebrates in Aquatic Environments' to
'Plant/Animal Physiology' to 'Starting from Fins: Parallelism in the Evolution
of Limbs and Genetalia'. At least two symposia directed at teaching are also
on the schedule. The symposia for Anaheim in 2002 are being finalized and one
or more may be co-sponsored by the Ecological Society. Now is the time to be
thinking about symposia for 2003 and relaying those ideas to Brian Helmuth,
the DEE Program Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org
at the 2000 meeting, papers will be grouped by topic rather than by division.
This resulted in fewer conflicts for attendees and those at the DEE business
meeting thought it worked well. Remember the DEE business meeting is open to ALL
members, student and non-student. It is where you tell your officers what is
right and what is wrong both with DEE and with SICB as a whole. For example,
it was clear from comments at the last business meeting that members wanted to
receive their newsletter both as text pasted into an email message as well as
on the SICB homepage. As a result we will be sending this to you as email.
please sign up for this year's presentation judging! Faculty and post-docs,
please contact Linda Walters (DEE Secretary) at
to sign up to help judge presentations. It is an excellent way to support DEE
and SICB, looks wonderful on the community service portion of your annual
evaluation form, and helps students understand what worked and what did not in
their presentation. Judges typically are responsible for three to five talks.
Thank you in advance.
year was a sorrowful year in one aspect for DEE. Longtime researcher Ruth
Turner passed away as did two much younger colleagues, Gary Polis and Tom
Frost. All will be missed. Gary, in particular, was very active in SICB.
There was a wonderful symposium entitled 'Linking Communities Across Ecosystem
Boundaries' in his honor at the Ecological Society Meetings at Snowbird in