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2015 Animal Ecology Meeting
This is the schedule and talk titles for the 2015 Annual Meeting at Animal Ecology, Uppsala University:
Wednesday 11 February
10:40 Simon Evans "Climate change drives evolution of an ornament in a wild bird"
11:00 Elina Immonen "Mitonuclear epistasis in ageing: Sex specific direct and indirect genetic effects on reproductive performance"
11:20 Richard Svanbäck "When friends turn to foes"
11:40 María Cortázar "MHC genetic variation in anuran species. Let´s look at Moor frog as a model system"
13:30 Göran Arnqvist "The evolution of genome size"
13:50 Germán Orizaola "On plasticity and distribution ranges"
14:10 Mattias Siljestam "Polymorphism and multi-level selection"
14:30 Jono Henshaw "Measuring sexual selection: a more holistic model of reproductive life histories"
14:50 Yvonne Meyer-Lucht "Genetic divergence among Scottish and endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)"
15:40 Hwei-Yen Chen "Forget the worms - let's talk about those bad girls"
16:00 Peter Halvarsson "Global and local homozygosity affect malaria infection status"
16:20 Martin Lind "Slow development as an evolutionary cost of long life"
16:40 Murielle Ålund "An asymmetric barrier to foreign sperm in hybridizing flycatchers"
Thursday 12 February
09:00 Patrizia d'Ettore "Recognition of identity in ants"
10:20 Anssi Laurila "Rapid evolution of constitutive and inducible defenses against an invasive predator"
10:40 Elisabeth Bolund "Costs of reproduction explain a gradual change from a male-biased to a female-biased sex difference in human lifespan"
11:00 Ivain Martinossi "Is there an opportunity for sexual selection to aid adaptation to novel environments?"
11:20 Warren Kunce "The effects of pesticides on predator behavior"
11:40 Foteini Spagopoulou "From Australia with Love: Early life condition effects on ageing of males, females and their offspring"
13:30 Friederike Schulz "Adaptation to rapid warming in a Baltic Sea snail"
13:50 Eryn McFarlane "GWAS on a sexually selected trait in flycatchers"
14:10 Claus Rüffler "A general condition for adaptive genetic polymorphism in temporally and spatially heterogeneous environments"
14:30 Jacob Höglund "Linkage disequilibrium and sexual selection on MHC genes in black grouse"
14:50 Anders Ödeen "Visual acuity in insectivorous birds"
15:40 Lars Gustafsson "The collared flycatcher and the African black box"
16:00 Brian Mautz "Purging of mutations via sexual selection is dependent upon which sex chooses a mate"
16:20 Jannika Boström "Temporal visual resolution of budgerigars. Are pet birds at risk?"
16:40 Bruno Carreira "Climate change effects on phenotypic plasticity and food preferences of ponds omnivores"
17:00 Radoslav Kozma "Climate change: how do grouse like it?!"
Friday 13 February
09:00 Ben Dantzer "Eco-Evo-Endocrinology: an integrative approach for understanding how animals adapt to changing environments"
10:20 Mats Björklund "Let there be chaos!"
10:40 Magnus Johansson "Temperature preference and tolerance in snails from thermal environments"
11:00 David Berger "The sexually antagonistic genetic variation of same-sex behavior"
11:20 Jakub Rybinski "Competition driven build-up of habitat isolation"
11:40 Frank Johansson "Seasonal time constraints and genetic variation in life history traits along a latitudinal gradient"
13:30 Ingrid Ahnesjö "Stand-up for the reproductive compensation hypothesis"
13:50 Karoline Fritzsche "Evolution of female courtship behaviour under skewed sex ratios"
14:10 David Wheatcroft "Innate species recognition and the consequences for reproductive isolation"
14:30 Alexei Maklakov "Evolutionary consequences of lifespan extension"
14:50 Masahito Tsuboi "Functional coupling constrains morphological diversification in Lake Tanganyika cichlids"
15:40 Anna Qvarnström "The catch 22 in Genome Wide Association Studies"
16:00 Karl Grieshop "The capacity for sexual selection to remove mutations from a population"
16:20 Katerina Guschanski "Expression evolution of mammalian duplicate genes"
16:40 Kevin Fletcher "Investigating intergenerational costs in a passerine bird"
17:00 Ahmed Sayadi "Callosobruchus maculatus Genome project"
Animal Ecology Seminar Series
Animal Ecology Seminar Series will re-start on Februray 2015, focusing on post-docs/early career researchers.
The preliminary schedule is:
17 February Tobias Lenz, Max Planck Inst for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany Web page
24 February Bart Adriaenssens, University of Glasgow, Scotland Web page
9 March Fabrice Eroukhmanoff, University of Oslo, Norway Web page
24 March Michael Morrissey, University of St. Andrews, Scotland Web page
28 April Laura Ross, University of Edinburgh, Scotland Web page
2014 Animal Ecology Meeting
This is the preliminary schedule and talk titles for the 2014 Annual Meeting at Animal Ecology, Uppsala University:
Wednesday 5 March 2014
13:30 Jacob Höglund: Why study avian MHC?
13:50 Karl Grieshop: Male-beneficial genotypes harbor deleterious genetic architecture
14:10 Matsahito Tsuboi: How life history traits coevolve with brain size
14:30 Germán Orizaola: Breeding phenology, priority effects and reproductive strategies in frogs
14:50 Claus Rueffler: Evolution of functional specialization and division of labor
15:40 Takashi Yamane: The effects of male accessory gland substances on female reproduction in Callosobruchus maculatus
16:00 Marion Germain: Dispersal behaviour and lifetime reproductive success in a patchy passerine population: investigating compensatory processes between reproductive traits
16:20 Jakub Rybinski: I like to move it, move it - a word or two about hybrid zone dynamics
16:40 David Wheatcroft: Repetition rate of alarm calls encodes both within- and across-species messages to nestlings and adult birds
17:00 Cecilia Anderung: DNA barcoding of ancient marine mammals
Thursday 6 March 2014
9:00 Tobias Uller (invited plenary speaker)
10:20 Ahmed Sayadi: deNovo Genome Assembly of Callosobruchus maculatus
10:40 Jenny Hesson: Mosquito vectors and the philosophy of confusion
11:00 Rado Kozma: Estimating past population sizes using a single genome
11:20 Göran Arnqvist: The effect of epistasis on sexually antagonistic genetic variation
11:40 Eryn McFarlane: Genome wide association mapping of a secondary sexual characteristic under fluctuating selection
13:30 Anna Qvarnström: Dark patterns matter when shifts happen
13:50 Yvonne Meyer-Lucht: Immune gene variation at the MHC in the Willow grouse, Lagopus lagopus
14.10 Mats Björklund: Increase in body size is correlated to warmer winters in a passerine bird inferred from time series data
14:30 Simon Evans: Ornament evolution in the wild: a response to climate change?
14:50 Päivi Sirkiä: The role of environmental factors on variation in melanin-based plumage colouration in male pied flycatchers
15:40 Frank Johansson: Genetic variation in temperature reaction norms over ontogeny across a latitudinal gradient
16:00 Örjan Östman: Eco-evolutionary changes in body size of herring (Clupea harengus) in the Bothnian Sea
16:20 Martin Lind: Growth and ageing
16:40 Hwei-Yen Chen: Male-limited evolution causes longevity "gender gaps"
17:00 Fredrik Sundström: Plastic mothers and canalized babies?
17:20 Martin Carlsson: Population survey of three sympatric snake species in Histria, Romania
Friday 7 March 2014
9:00 Pat Monaghan (invited plenary speaker)
10:20 Elisabeth Bolund: Quantitative genetics of human life history
10:40 Julieta Goenaga: Functional variation in seminal fluid proteins
11:00 Kevin Fletcher: Variation in host life history strategies in response to parasitism.
11:20 Magnus Johansson: Seeing things from a snail perspective – how temperature affects life history
11:40 Ivain Martinossi: Male and female fitness response to novel environments in a population of seed beetles
13:30 Alexei Maklakov: Why do we age: age-specific increase in mutation effects and the evolution of senescence
13:50 Jannika Boström: Record high temporal resolutions in flycatchers
14:10 Elina Immonen: Is mitochondrial genetic variation selectively neutral in females?
14:30 Foteine Spagopoulou: Sexual dimorphism in age-specific life histories
14:50 Isobel Booksmythe: Evolution of reproductive investment under biased sex ratios in Megabruchidius beetles
15:40 Anders Ödeen: Can invisible window markings save birds
16:00 Martyna Zwoinska: Stupid stupider and the worm
16:20 Leanne Faulks: Baltic Sea Border Security?
16:40 Bruno Carreira: How does climate change interact with the diet of omnivores?
17:00 David Berger: Epistasis or sexual conflict
17:00 Poster session