2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Keynote Session: Connecting Ecological Data Across Scales
Joey Bernhardt (University of British Columbia, Canada)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Jian Yen (The University of Melbourne, Australia) "Connecting Ecological Data Across Scales"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unifying Ecology Based on Common Currencies
Different fields of ecology implicitly or explicitly use different currencies. Can some currencies provide a common framework bridging ecological fields and scales? Can information, matter and energy provide three common currencies around which to reframe the big (and small) ecological questions defining subfields of ecology?
Elizabeth Miller (University of Oregon, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Laura Jurgens (Smithsonian Institution / Temple University, USA) "Cross-Scale Experiments Reveal How Facilitation Shapes Risk and Resilience"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Giulia Ghedini (Monash University, Australia) "Can Ecological Interactions Alter Individual Energy Use?"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Dimitrios - Georgios Kontopoulos (Imperial College London, United Kingdom) "Non-Random Adaptive Evolution of the Thermal Sensitivity of Growth Rate Among Phytoplankton"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Catherine Chamberlin (Duke University, USA) "Nutrient Limitation Affects the Temporal Coupling of Nutrient Uptake in Aquatic Systems"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Unifying Ecology Based on Theory
The complex nature of Ecology has split it into sub-fields which ask different questions, focus on different scales and measure different processes. Unfortunately, this has led to most disciplines advancing in isolation from each other. Can a common theoretical framework unite the different sub-fields to link the variety of questions, scales and processes?
Daniel Wieczynski (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Muyang Lu (Yale University, USA) "Beta Diversity Patterns Derived from Island Biogeography Theory"
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Francisco José Bullejos Carrillo (University of Oslo, Norway) "Bridging Stoichiometric and Metabolic Theories via Temperature-Dependent Growth Rate-Stoichiometry Couplings"
9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Matt Barbour (University of Zurich, Switzerland) "From Ecosystems to Genes: An Experimental Test of How Network Structure Influences the Fitness Landscape"
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Andrew Rominger (Santa Fe Institute, USA) "Linking Evolutionary and Ecological Theory Illuminates Non-Equilibrium Biodiversity"
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Unifying Ecology Based on Individuals
Individual-level processes are determined by properties of individuals. In turn, they affect population, community and ecosystem structure and dynamics. Given this pivotal role, can the individual provide the unit around which to unify Ecology?
Laura Schoenle (University of South Florida, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Lianne Allen-Jacobson (University of Florida, USA) "Metabolic Scaling: Changes in Allometry During Transitions in Individuality"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Simon Hart (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) "Scaling from Individuals to Communities: The Effects of Individual Variation on Species Coexistence"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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