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Metabolic Basis of Ecology (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Theoretical & Empirical Progress Towards a Metabolic Theory of Ecology
Note: This conference is currently known as "Unifying Ecology Across Scales (GRS)".


July 5-6, 2008


University of New England
Biddeford, ME


Punidan D. Jeyasingh & Charles Price

Meeting Description

We are pleased to announce the addition of a Gordon Research Seminar to coincide with the GRC-Metabolic Basis of Ecology conference in 2008! This program brings together graduate students and post-docs from diverse backgrounds in a relaxed setting prior (July 5th - 6th) to the start of the main GRC (July 6th - 11th). The goals of the program are to allow junior scientists to become accustomed to the format, and to help prepare them for the breadth and depth of topics covered. Further, the seminar will allow students an opportunity to exchange ideas amongst one another, providing the opportunity for collaboration among a new generation of scientists. This seminar will significantly enhance the overall experience for junior scientists, building their collegial spirit and confidence, and help them to play a more active and productive role in the conference overall. Graduate students, and post-docs please mark your calendars, and senior scientists kindly apprise your group about this unique opportunity.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Metabolic Basis of Ecology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The processing of energy and materials: dynamics at the cellular, organismal, and population levels
Discussion Leader: Puni Jeyasingh (University of Minnesota)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmJordan Okie (University of New Mexico)
"Allometric scaling in unicells and the structure of biological membranes"
7:55 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:35 pmJon Shik (University of Oklahoma)
"Ant colony size and the scaling of reproductive effort"
8:35 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:15 pmJennifer Knies (Brown University)
"Hotter is better and broader: adaptation to temperature in a population of bacteriophages"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
9:45 pmPoster Session
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pm The flow of energy and materials in communities and landscapes
Discussion Leader: Charles Price (Georgia Tech)
9:00 am - 9:25 amAnnette Sieg (Drexel University)
"Something Borrowed, Something New: Application of Orthogonal Regression to Mammalian Metabolism and Body Size Data with Variation"
9:25 am - 9:35 am Discussion
9:35 am - 10:00 amJohn DeLong (University of New Mexico)
"Density-dependence of metabolic rate in single-celled eukaryotes"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am - 10:20 am Coffee Break
10:20 am - 10:45 amJames O’Dwyer (University of Oregon)
"Integrating the Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Metabolic Scaling Theory"
10:45 am - 10:55 am Discussion
10:55 am - 11:20 amGaston Small (University of Georgia)
"Exploring the other side of the spiral: stoichiometric control of nutrient cycling in stream ecosystems"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 11:55 amHelene Morlon (University of Oregon)
"The Geography of Metabolism"
11:55 am - 12:05 pm Discussion
12:05 pm - 12:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Discuss request for a subsequent GRS; Nominations for the next Student/Post-doc Vice Chair(s) to work with GRC Chair (serving as mentor); Fill out Evaluation Forms)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pmGordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 2:00 pm.
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