The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new research and ideas in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are excited to host the first ever GRS on Predator-Prey Interactions, which will precede the full Gordon Research Conference.
The 2022 GRS will explore the mechanisms and consequences of predator-prey interactions against a backdrop of environmental change. Ecological communities are changing rapidly at local and global scales, and human disturbance can alter the playing field of predator-prey interactions through habitat change, the creation of novel environments, and disruption of sensory cues. Furthermore, humans can influence the presence, density, and traits of predators and prey through local extirpations and introductions, novel selective pressures, or by acting as predators ourselves. Conserving wild animals and ecosystems in a rapidly changing world requires an understanding of how species' evolutionary history and ecology mediate responses to environmental change, and how predator-prey interactions are embedded within broader socio-ecological systems. Our seminar will explore the dynamics of modern predator-prey interactions across a range of taxonomic groups and spatial scales.
The 2022 GRS will feature a keynote lecture, talks selected from submitted abstracts, poster sessions, and a Career Panel. This panel will feature professionals from academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the industry sector, who will engage with the audience in a discussion of career paths related to Predator-Prey Interactions.
NOTE: There is funding available to help support Early Career Researchers to attend the GRS and GRC.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by July 17, 2022. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.