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Thursday, May 21
 

08:30

Workshop - An Introduction to R
The workshop introduces users to the R package with a focus on loading data, standard tests, and plotting your data.

Speakers

Thursday May 21, 2015 08:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

09:00

Symposium for Women Entering Ecology and Evolution Today (SWEEET)
This symposium includes a series of panel discussions on a theme chosen to help women navigate the process of moving from their post-graduate work into a satisfying career. Due to a wide variety of factors (biological and sociological), academic women, particularly in the sciences, tend to find the transition from their post-graduate work to a career a difficult one to navigate. As a consequence, women tend to be less well represented in careers in the sciences. Our symposium is designed to give women the tools and necessary support system with the ultimate goal of addressing this gap.


Thursday May 21, 2015 09:00 - 13:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:00

CSEE Board Meeting
CSEE Board Meeting

Thursday May 21, 2015 10:00 - 16:00
AGRIC 4D37 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Workshop - An introduction to community data analysis using vegan and R
This workshop will offer participants a practical introduction to some of the most useful functions available within the R vegan package

Speakers

Thursday May 21, 2015 13:00 - 16:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Workshop - Making your software discoverable and useful
This workshop will cover the best practices to ensure that the code you write will be found and used by potential users.

Speakers

Thursday May 21, 2015 13:00 - 16:00
PHYSIC 129 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Field Trip - A walk on the Prairie: Wanuskewin Kawi-ocihci (A Step Back in Time)
Wanuskewin Heritage Park on the edge of Saskatoon preserves a patch of native grassland and one of the most important archaeological sites on the Canadian Prairies. Walk across a grassland and valley that has seen more than 6000 years of human habitation and visit a medicine wheel, tipi rings, and bison kill sites.

Thursday May 21, 2015 13:00 - 17:00
Wanuskewin Heritage Park Registration Desk (Geology Atrium, University of Saskatchewan)

15:00

Field Trip - Plant Gene Resources Canada Tour
The tour of the PGRC facility, led by Dr. Yong-Bi Fu, will provide a brief history of Canadian germplasm conservation efforts, a visit to the secure Canadian seed bank storage vaults, a first-hand view of the breadth of diversity within the collection, and more importantly, an appreciation of Canadian agricultural biodiversity.

Speakers

Thursday May 21, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Plant Gene Resources Canada Registration Desk (Geology Atrium, University of Saskatchewan)

16:00

Welcome Mixer
Welcome Mixer

Thursday May 21, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan
 
Friday, May 22
 

08:00

Agroecosystems
  • 8:00 - Batallas R and Evenden ML. 'Semiochemical feeding attractants as a potential tool to monitor cutworm moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) diversity in agricultural ecosystems'
  • 8:15 - Frei B, Bennett EM, and Kerr JT. 'Conserving biodiversity in Canada's agro-ecosystems: are we forest-focused and forgetting farmland?'
  • 8:30 - Frier SD, Somers CM, and Sheffield CS. 'Bumble bees do it better: the importance of native bees to the pollination of Haskap crops.'
  • 8:45 - Galpern P, Kerr JT, and Pindar A. 'Neonics and bumble bees: evidence from a continental data set
  • 9:00 - Galuschik NE and Baulch HM. 'Constructed agricultural dams: The good, the bad, the unexpected'
  • 9:15 - Wijesinghe MAK,  Germida JJ, and Walley FL. 'Plant- associated Bacterial Communities vary with Host Crop, Habitat, and Soil Characteristics but not with AM Inoculation
  • 9:30 - Stanton RL, Clark RG, and Morrissey CA. 'Agricultural landscape composition influences tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) foraging strategy, adult body condition, and return rates'
  • 9:45 - Levesque D, Lamb EG and Henderson D. 'The use of riparian health assessments to evaluate cumulative anthropogenic effects to wetland habitats in the prairie pothole region of Saskatchewan'


Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:00

Biogeography I
  • 8:00 - Simpson G. 'Patterns of ecological response to rapid environmental change as observed in palaeoecological data'
  • 8:15 - Srivastava DS, MacDonald AAM, Marino NAC, Trczinski MK, and the Bromeliad Working Group. 'Geographical contingency in the resistance of aquatic food webs to precipitation change'
  • 8:30 - Hamilton JA, Runcie D, Anacker B, Korves T, and Schmitt J. 'Testing the climate pre-adaptation hypothesis: a proof of concept using Arabidopsis thaliana'
  • 8:45 - Hargreaves A, Bailey S, and Laird R. 'Dispersal evolution at range limits during climate change: A simulation model
  • 9:00 - Hendry A. 'Spatiotemporal variation in contemporary Darwin’s finches: implications for adaptive radiation'
  • 9:15 - Bateman AW, Neubert M, Krkosek M, and Lewis M. 'Generational spreading speed and the dynamics of population range expansion
  • 9:30 - Johnson KM and Arcese P. 'Competition and community change in insular populations
  • 9:45 - Vamosi SM, Redick RS, and Kulbaba MW. 'Species invasions: what do we learn by reconstructing historical events?'


Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:00

Global Change Ecology
  • 8:00 - Leavitt PR. 'Unique and Interactive Effects of Climate on Lakes of the Northern Great Plains on Scales from Seasons to Millennia'
  • 8:15 - Kharouba HM and Yang LH. 'Disentangling the direct and indirect effects of temperature on the monarch-milkweed interaction'
  • 8:30 - Kleynhans EJ, Reich PB, Otto SP, and Vellend M. 'Keeping up with the neighbours: How plant community composition impacts response to elevated nitrogen and CO2'
  • 8:45 - Mantyka-Pringle CS, Viscontie P, Di Marco M, Martin TG, Rondinini C, and Rhodes JR. 'Climate change modifies risk of global biodiversity loss due to land-cover change'
  • 9:00 - Pither J, Pickles BJ, Williams JW, Ordonez A, and Simard S. 'Ectomycorrhizal fungi and post-glacial range expansion of North American tree genera'
  • 9:15 - Sniderhan A and Baltzer J. 'The ‘browning’ of black spruce: changes in growth dynamics within a discontinuous permafrost peatland'
  • 9:30 - Walker XJ and Johnstone JF. 'Drought stress in northern boreal forests signals decreased resilience to fire'
  • 9:45 - Wallace CA, Robertson C, Marsh P, and Baltzer JL. 'Patch patterns: Drivers of a low-arctic shrub mosaic'


Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
PHYSIC 126 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:00

Plant - Herbivore Interactions
  • 8:00 - Champagne E, Tremblay JP, and Côté SD. 'Does spatial scale influence the associational effects of neighbor plants on herbivory? Insights from a meta-analysis'
  • 8:15 - Chen W, Anstett DN, and Johnson MTJ. 'Latitudinal gradient of Acanthoscelidius acephalus and Spodoptera exigua performance on Oenothera biennis'
  • 8:30 - Conway AJ and Johnstone JF. 'Effects of mammalian herbivores on tree growth in early post-fire succession forests'
  • 8:45 - Ellis NM and Leroux S. 'Effects of introduced moose and human and natural disturbances on plant litter decomposition in Newfoundland, Canada'
  • 9:00 - Santangelo J and Kotanen P. 'Fungal endophytes of red fescue (Festuca rubra) increase host survival but reduce plant tolerance to simulated herbivory'
  • 9:15 - Skaien CL and Arcese P. 'Spatial Heterogeneity in Selection Pressure Exerted by Ungulate Herbivores on the Morphology and Life History of Plectritis congesta'
  • 9:30 - Holmes GD, Laird R, and DeClerck-Floate R. 'Impact of a leaf-galling wasp and nitrogen on an invasive plant species'
  • 9:45 - Fenton M, Yack J, and Reid M. 'Grumbling trees and listening bark beetles: use of acoustic cues in habitat choice by mountain pine beetles'

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Emilie Champagne

Emilie Champagne

Ph.D. Student, Université Laval
I’m a biology Ph.D. student at Université Laval, studying plant-herbivore interactions, mostly in Anticosti Island with white-tailed deer.


Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
PHYSIC 129 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:00

Symposium - Frontiers in resource and habitat selection
  • 8:00 - Vander Wal E and McLoughlin P. 'Introduction to the Symposium: Frontiers in Habitat and Resource Selection
  • 8:05 - Avgar T  'Integrated step selection analysis: bridging the gap between resource selection and animal movement
  • 8:30 - Bastille-Rousseau G 'Considering scale in resource attraction: implications for movement modelling of Newfoundland caribou.
  • 9:00 - Shafer A 'High-resolution animal location data meets ecological genetics
  • 9:30 - Northrup JM 'Habitat selection and the hierarchy of behavioral scale.


Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:00

Symposium - Using species interactions to predict and manage novel ecosystems
  • 8:00 - Rayfield B. Defining minimum requirements for focal species richness and composition in biodiversity conservation planning
  • 8:30- Borrelli J. The signature of stability selection in empirical network patterns
  • 9:00 - Vamosi J. Conservatism in diet specialization in changing environments
  • 9:30- Lessard J-P. Improving phylogenetic and trait-based inference of biotic interactions with process-based species pool definitions


Friday May 22, 2015 08:00 - 10:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:00

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Friday May 22, 2015 10:00 - 10:30
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Disease Ecology and Evolution
  • 10:30 - Ibeh N and Aris-Brosou S. 'Episodic positive selection in the evolution of the Ebola virus genome'
  • 10:45 - Longley AA, Kotanen P, and Chandi G. 'Interactions between the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and the invasive plant Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)'
  • 11:00 - Porty A, Jardine C, Menzies P, Jones-Bitton A, Mykytczuk N, and Schulte-Hostedde A. 'Investigating the Ecology of Coxiella burnetii at the Livestock - Wildlife Interface'
  • 11:15 - Nshogozabahizi JC and Aris-Brosou S. 'Evolution by epistasis in Influenza'
  • 11:30 - Dench JM, Aris-Brosou S, and Kassen R. 'Epistasis detection through correlated evolution of SNPs: in silico and in vitro validation using Pseudomonas aeruginosa from cystic fibrosis patients'


Friday May 22, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
PHYSIC 126 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Evolutionary Ecology: Aquatic Organisms
  • 10:30 - Jefferson DM, Hobson KA, Demuth BS, Ferrari MCO, and Chivers DP. 'Frugal cannibals: the conditional benefits of cannibalism for larval wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus)'
  • 10:45 - Robinson BW and Black K. 'Adaptive plasticity in the self-amputation (autotomy) of lamellae by larval damselflies under variable risk of predation'
  • 11:00 - Astudillo-Clavijo V, Arbour JH, and López-Fernández H. 'Adaptive diversification of locomotor morphology in Neotropical cichlids'
  • 11:15 - McCauley SJ, Hammond JI, and Mabry KE. 'Environmental warming during development affects phenology and morphology in an aquatic insect (Odonata)'
  • 11:30 - Van Wyngaarden M, Snelgrove PVR, DiBacco C, Hamilton LC, Rodríguez-Ezpeleta N, and Bradbury IR. 'Population connectivity and environmental drivers of adaptation in the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus'
  • 11:45 - Henriques-Silva R, Pinel-Alloul B, and Peres-Neto PR. 'Reproductive strategies and their effect on macroecological patterns: the trade-off between dispersal and local adaptation in zooplankton communities'


Friday May 22, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Methods in Evolution and Ecology
  • 10:30 - Blanchet G. 'A general framework to model ecological communities that accounts for species association and estimates trait-environment relationships'
  • 10:45 - Capmourteres V and Anand M. 'Selecting multi-scale indicators to assess ecological functions in complex systems'
  • 11:00 - Collins NC and Zych AR. 'Managing false discovery rates in ecology and evolutionary biology'
  • 11:15 - Heard SB. '400 years of the reproducibility "crisis"'
  • 11:30 - Maillet J and Laroque CP. 'Watching Trees Grow: The Use of Intra-Annual Measures of Radial-Growth in Dendroclimatological Studies'
  • 11:45 - Walker SC, Blanchet FG and Bolker BM. 'Generalised linear mixed models for community ecologists: integrating model-based ordination with phylogenetic and spatial correlations'


Friday May 22, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 129 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Plant Communities I
  • 10:30 - Gorelick R. 'Cacti in Canada: climate and range limits'
  • 10:45 - Guy AL, Lamb EG, and Siciliano S. 'Plant Community Patterns on Cryoturbated High Arctic Soils'
  • 11:00 - Proulx R. 'Biomass packing in plant communities is independent of species richness, soil fertility and climate'
  • 11:15 - Träger S and Wilson SD. 'Belowground heterogeneity along a productivity gradient: does scale matter?'
  • 11:30 - Vanderwel MC, Zeng H, Caspersen JP, Kunstler G, and Lichstein JW. 'Demographic controls of aboveground forest carbon across North America'
  • 11:45 - Wallace J and Kembel SW. 'The Microbiome of Acer saccharum: Altitude and Tree Line Effects in Different Plant Structures'


Friday May 22, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Symposium - Frontiers in resource and habitat selection
  • 10:30 - Cagnacci F 'Habitat selection across scales: insights and opportunities by studying a species at the distribution range scale
  • 11:00 - Sparkes S and Merrill E.  'Using use or selection models for management: Does it matter?
  • 11:30 - Morris D 'Eco-Evolutionary Games and Habitat Selection


Friday May 22, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Symposium - Using species interactions to predict and manage novel ecosystems
  • 10:30 - Cazelles K. Integration of species interaction into a theoretical model of Biogeography
  • 11:00 - Cirtwill A. Source–sink dynamics of the structure of ecological interactions
  • 11:30 - Poisot T. The Small Data era: how ecoinformatics allows the generation of synthetic datasets

Moderators
Speakers
AC

Alyssa Cirtwill

PhD candidate, University of Canterbury
I'm nearing the end of a PhD with Daniel Stouffer, working on several aspects of species' roles within food webs and other ecological networks.


Friday May 22, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

12:00

Lunch
Lunch

Friday May 22, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Garry Room, Marquis Hall Marquis Hall, Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK

13:00

Plenary Lecture: Angela Moles
Plenary Lecture by Angela Moles "Diversifying daisies: rapid evolution in introduced species is common, and so substantial that it may already have generated unique new species"

Speakers

Friday May 22, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
THORV 271 Thorvaldson Bldg, University of Saskatchewan

14:00

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Friday May 22, 2015 14:00 - 14:30
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Conservation Biology: Herbivores, Habitats, and Landscapes
  • 2:30 - Debeffe L, Medill SA, Richard E, Weisgerber J, and McLoughlin PD. 'Potential costs and benefits of social dispersal in a polygynous mammal'
  • 2:45 - Neilson E and Boutin S. 'Wolf-mediated changes to moose habitat selection in the Athabasca oil sands'
  • 3:00 - Perry TA, Vander Wal E and McLoughlin PD. 'When Refuge Becomes Risk: The Effect of Hunting on Moose Resource Use in Gros Morne National Park, NL.'
  • 3:15 - Prokopenko CM, Avgar T, and Boyce MS.  'Elk habitat selection on disturbed landscapes at multiple scales'
  • 3:30 - Tanner A and Leroux S. 'Effect of Roadside Vegetation Cutting on Moose Browsing'
  • 3:45 - Anand M, Bauch C, and Nowak S. 'Biodiversity optimization in mosaic ecosystems'


Friday May 22, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Evolutionary Ecology: Invertebrates
  • 2:30 - Lewthwaite J, Mooers AO, Kerr JT. 'Dynamic Patterns of Phylogenetic Endemism in British Columbia’s Butterflies over the Past Century'
  • 2:45 - Campbell E, Dupuis J, and Sperling F. 'Species delimitation of the Silverspot butterflies'
  • 3:00 - Dupuis JR and Sperling FAH. 'Hybrid dynamics of the Papilio machaon species group of swallowtail butterflies in western Canada'
  • 3:15 - Godfrey C and Rundle H. 'Sexual selection on male antler flies in the wild'
  • 3:30 - Leduc-Robert G and Maddison WP. 'Phylogenetic resolution of Habronattus jumping spiders using transcriptomes'
  • 3:45 - Richards M, Vickruck JL, Botezatu IA, and Pickering G. 'Do Bees Smell...Like Kin? Chemical and genetic variation in eastern carpenter bee colonies'


Friday May 22, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
PHYSIC 129 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Evolutionary Ecology: Plants
  • 2:30 - Bontrager MG and Angert A. 'Effects of range-wide variation in climate and isolation on mating-system and fitness of Clarkia pulchella'
  • 2:45 - Campbell LG. 'Contemporary evolution and the dynamics of persistence in crop-wild hybrids with heritable variation for two weedy life histories'
  • 3:00 - Moyers BT and Rieseberg L. 'The landscape of divergence in silverleaf sunflowers'
  • 3:15 - Pieper SJ, Freeland JF, and Dorken ME. 'Hybridization in cattails (Typha spp.): its prevalence and effects on genetic diversity in wetlands across northeastern North America'
  • 3:30 - Tovar L and Kembel SW. 'Drivers of taxonomic and functional diversity of tropical forest phyllosphere microbial communities'
  • 3:45 - Whitton J, Grimm J, and Hersh E. 'Attack of the clones: the role of pollen from ‘asexual’ donors in the presence of sexual recipients'


Friday May 22, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Symposium - Frontiers in resource and habitat selection
  • 2:30 - Fortin D, Buono P-L, Schmitz O, Courbin N, Losier C, St-Laurent M-H, Drapeau P, Heppell S, Dussault C, Brodeur V and Mainguy J. 'Species-specific habitat selection by apparent competitors can reverse density dependence in fitness correlates
  • 3:00 - Schmitz OJ 'Toward a community ecology of landscapes: using  resource selection to develop predictive theory for multiple predator-prey interactions
  • 3:30 - Boyce M 'Spatial ecology meets population biology


Friday May 22, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Symposium - Using species interactions to predict and manage novel ecosystems
  • 2:30 - Brown C, Urli M, Vellend M.Biotic interactions moderate plant species' responses to climate change

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Carissa Brown

Carissa Brown

Memorial University


Friday May 22, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

16:00

Poster Session and Mixer
Poster session and mixer.
  • Airst J and Lingle S. 'Variation in Male Mating Tactics in White-tailed and Mule Deer'
  • Andres D and McLoughlin PD 'Sex differences in boldness of juvenile horses'
  • Arcand MM and Helgason BL. 'Soil decomposer community composition and activity differs between organic and conventional farming systems'
  • Attanayake U and Lamb EG. 'Assessment of Species Distribution Models to Predict Occurrences of Endemic Plant Species with Specialized Habitat Requirements in the Athabasca Sand Dunes of Northern Saskatchewan'
  • Bessho K and Otto SP. 'The evolution of macroalgal life cycles with haploid and diploid phases in spatially structured populations'
  • Blackburn GS. 'Landscape genetics of divergence-with-gene-flow in spruce budworm'
  • Bohn SJ and Brigham RM. 'Energetic Implications of Summer Roost Selection in Female Silver-haired Bats'
  • Bowman JA, Parmiter S, and Brown CD 'Resolving the fire regime of Labrador: A comparison of historic and recent forest fires'
  • Burns ID, Cullingham CI, and Coltman DW. 'Characterizing a genetic mosaic – the lodgepole-jack pine hybrid zone'
  • Chang AM and Wiebe K 'Habitat use and movement patterns of snowy owls (Bubo scandiacus) in winter'
  • Crane AL and Ferrari MCO. 'Can tadpoles update information about predation risk by extrapolating from prior risk trends?'
  • Falardeau M and Bennett EB. 'Linking changes in the Arctic marine ecosystem to the provisioning of ecosystem services and Inuit wellbeing'
  • Florko KR, Petersen SD, and Ferguson SH. 'Abundance estimates, haul-out patterns, and natural history of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in the Churchill River Estuary'
  • Heisler LM, Somers C, and Poulin R. 'Owl pellets: an effective alternative to conventional trapping for broad-scale studies of small mammal communities'
  • Horachek ME, Johnstone JF, Laroque CP. 'Radial growth patterns of jack pine in relation to climate, moisture availability, and dwarf mistletoe infection in the Boreal Plains Ecozone of Saskatchewan, Canada'
  • Ibarguchi G. 'Biodiversity and Ecosystem Monitoring Come of Age'
  • Jegede OO and Owojori OJ. 'The influence of anthropogenic disturbance on the temporal distribution of the weaver ant Oecophylla longinoda'
  • Kricsfalusy VK. 'Plant species prioritization for conservation and monitoring: combining regional rarity and management needs'
  • Levesque D, Lamb EG and Henderson D. 'The use of riparian health assessments to evaluate cumulative anthropogenic effects to wetland habitats in the prairie pothole region of Saskatchewan'
  • Maloney, E. Morrissey, C Headley J, Prue K, and Lieber, K. 'Neonicotinoid insecticides: effects of acute exposure on the survival of aquatic invertebrates'
  • Medill SA, Janz DM, and McLoughlin PD. 'Cortisol and testosterone levels derived from hair: physiological and social correlates in feral horses (Equus ferus caballus)'
  • Merriam AB and Lamb EG. 'Relationship between exotic plant invasion and native species richness on a remnant prairie'
  • Millar JS, Lobo N, and McAdam AG. 'Trapping data for mice and voles in the Kananaskis Valley, Alberta, 1983-2011'
  • Morken JA, Conway AJ and Johnstone JF. 'The effects of fire severity and herbivory on the growth and succession of the boreal forest in interior Alaska'
  • Myers JH, Cory JS, and MacDonald RP. 'Temperature, viral infection and population cycles of western tent caterpillars'
  • Robicheau B, Powell A, Del Bel L, Breton S, and Stewart D. 'Doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA in the marine horse-mussel (M. modiolus): a comparison of female and male associated mitochondrial genomes'
  • Fresque J and Schamp B. 'Do positively and negatively co-occurring plant species differ in functional niche overlap?'
  • Serajchi M, Lamb EG, and Schellenberg M. 'Weed Communities in Native Prairie Seeded Mixtures in Semiarid Saskatchewan'
  • Shafer A. The genomic legacy of past exploitation and climatic oscillations in pinnipeds
  • Shibel Z and Heard SB. 'Synergistic and additive effects of water stress and clipping on S.altissima and S.gigantea'
  • Sinclair-Waters M, Bentzen P, Bradbury I, Hamilton L, and Morris C. 'Genomic tools for the management of a marine protected area in coastal Labrador: the Gilbert Bay Atlantic Cod MPA'
  • Singh, KK, Henkelman J, and Johnstone JF. 'Implications of high-resolution remote sensing data and landscape characteristics for large area boreal forest vegetation assessment'
  • Wilcox A, McGuire LP, Fuller N, Mayberry H, Willis CKR. 'Roost preferences of endangered little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) recovering from white-nose syndrome'

Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Ibarguchi

Gabriela Ibarguchi

Postdoctoral Associate and ISAC Associate Director, Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary
Biodiversity in harsh environments | polar environments | mountains | birds | biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring | Arctic environmental change
avatar for Vladimir Kricsfalusy

Vladimir Kricsfalusy

Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Vladimir Kricsfalusy, PhD, Associate Professor AP, Program Director Master of Sustainable Environmental Management, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan.
avatar for Alicia Merriam

Alicia Merriam

Summer student, Dept of Plant Sciences, U of S
I am about to graduate with a degree in Applied Plant Ecology and this is my first Ecology conference! I did an undergraduate thesis with Dr. Eric Lamb on the effect of exotic plant invasion on native richness and I am interested in invasion and fire ecology. Orchids are also a special passion of mine. Eventually I plan to move to Australia to pursue an M.Sc.


Friday May 22, 2015 16:00 - 18:00
Garry Room, Marquis Hall Marquis Hall, Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK

18:00

Student and Post Doc Strategies for Success
This session and mixer will provide students with a unique opportunity to meet with postdocs and professors of diverse backgrounds to discuss certain aspects of successful careers in research. While the advice will be serious, the event will take place in an informal pub setting. The bar will be arranged so that there are different stations with resident experts dedicated to each subject. Students will be free to move from topic to topic and engage in the discourse over a few pints.

 
Saturday, May 23
 

07:00

Fun Run
Fun Run

Saturday May 23, 2015 07:00 - 08:00
River Valley River Valley

08:30

Avian Behaviour and Ecology
  • 8:30 - Graham B, Sandoval LA, and Mennill DJ. 'Degradation of male and female Rufous-and-white Wren songs and elements: A test of the acoustic adaptation hypothesis at three forest habitats in Costa Rica'
  • 8:45 - Harrower WL, Fraser LH, and Turkington DJ. 'The Distribution and Abundance of Grassland Songbirds in South-Central British Columbia'
  • 9:00 - Martin C and Proulx R. 'Habitat geometry, a step towards general bird community assembly rules'
  • 9:15 - Michelson CI, Morrissey CA, and Clark RG. 'Dietary responses of tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) from agricultural intensification and implications for adult mass and nestling condition'
  • 9:30 - Shonfield JK, and Bayne E. 'Do owls avoid industrial noise sources in northeastern Alberta?'
  • 9:45 - Somers CM. 'Cormorant dietary niche: flexible populations, complex individual resource use'


Saturday May 23, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Conservation Biology: Animals I
  • 8:30 - Awad Dosen J, Raboy BE, and Fortin MJ. 'Restoration Strategies to Improve Animal Movement in the Atlantic Forest'
  • 8:45 - Dickie MM, Serrouya R, and Boutin S. 'The effect of anthropogenic linear features on wolf selection, movement and hunting'
  • 9:00 - Laforge MP, Clark D, and Brook R. 'Non-invasive monitoring of the temporal aspects of polar bear activity during seasonal ice-free periods'
  • 9:15 - Schulte-Hostedde AI, Lyons J, Edwards DB, and Mastromonaco G. 'Urban chipmunks are fat and less stressed than chipmunks from natural habitats'
  • 9:30 - Stewart FEC, Heim NA, Clevenger AP, Paczkowski J, Volpe JP, and Fisher JT. 'The role of behaviour in wolverine range contraction; implications for species declines and management'
  • 9:45 - St-Hilaire E, Réale D, and Garant D. 'Determinants and fitness consequences of docility in wild Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus)'


Saturday May 23, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Next generation sequencing and its application
  • 8:30 - King I, Hill S, Bogart J, Shokralla S, and Hajibabaei M. 'Using environmental DNA (eDNA) for monitoring Jefferson Salamander (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) and the Ambystoma species complex in southern Ontario'
  • 8:45 - Mason GE, Fleming IA, Hamilton LC, and Bradbury IR. 'Rapid evolution in an introduced population of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) population: genomic and experimental evidence of adaptation in Rocky River, Newfoundland'
  • 9:00 - Pavey SA, Gaudin J, Normandeau E, Dionne M, Castonguay M, Audet C, and Bernatchez L. 'RAD-sequencing highlights polygenic discrimination of habitat ecotypes in the panmictic American Eel (Anguilla rostrata)'
  • 9:15 - Lait LA, and Carr SM. 'Mitogenomics of at-risk marine species: does complete mtDNA analyses change our view on population genetics?'
  • 9:30 - Rougeux C, Gagnaire PA, and Bernatchez L. 'Demographic divergence history of American whitefish species pairs inferred from genome-wide SNPs'
  • 9:45 - Graham CG, Glenn TC, McArthur AG, Boreham DR, Kieran T, Lance S, Manzon RG, Martino JA, Pierson T, Rogers SM, Wilson JY, and Somers CM. 'How degraded is too degraded? The effects of DNA quality on RADSeq in molecular ecology'

Moderators
avatar for Ian King

Ian King

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario

Speakers

Saturday May 23, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 128 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Symposium - Evolution of crop plants: a genomics perspective
  • 8:30 - 9:00    Axel Diederichsen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Canada, Crop evolution:Vavilovian centers of crop origins
  • 9:00 - 9:30    Shahal Abbo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Plant
    domestication vs. Crop evolution: How can we distinguish between the two? And why does it matter?
  • 9:30 - 10:00  Robin Allaby, University of Warwick, UK, The pace of adaptation
    under domestication


Saturday May 23, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Symposium - Wildlife Biologging: Advances in the study of animal ecology and energetics
  • 8:30 Pelletier, F. (Université de Sherbrooke): Using proximity loggers to study social behaviour of wild animals
  • 9:00 Stothart M. and Elliot K.  Counting Calories in Cormorants: Using accelerometers to measure daily energy expenditure
  • 9:30 Humphries M. Biologging species components of a boreal food web across space and time


Saturday May 23, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

09:00

Childrens Outreach Activities
Children's Public outreach activities (ecology and evolution themed activities for 5-12 year olds)

Saturday May 23, 2015 09:00 - 15:00
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:00

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Saturday May 23, 2015 10:00 - 10:30
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Advances in synthesis research
  • 10:30 - Steinaker D and Leavitt P. 'New meaning in old data: facilitators of synthesis research in ecology and evolution'
  • 10:45 - Cottenie K, Linquist S, Gregory TR, Elliott TA, Saylor B, Trombley C, and Kremer SC. 'Yes! There are stable generalisations ('laws') in ecology'
  • 11:00 - Fox J, Vasseur D, Gonzalez A, Adrian R, Beisner B, Helmus M, Johnson C, Kratina P, Kremer C, de Mazancourt C, Miller E, Nelson W, Paterson M, Rusak J, Shurin J, and Steiner C. 'Synchrony, not compensatory dynamics, is the rule among zooplankton competitors at all temporal scales'
  • 11:15 - Waldron A, Miller DC, Redding D, Mooers A, Kuhn TS, Nibbelink N, Roberts JT, Tobias JA, and Gittleman JL. 'Predicting the quantitative impacts of conservation investment and human pressure on global biodiversity'
  • 11:30 - Thompson PL, Pedersen EJ, Gonzalez A, Guichard F, Fortin MJ, Pepin P, Ball A, Gouhier TC, Link H, Moritz C, Nenzen H, Stanley R, and Taranu Z. 'Anatomy of the collapse and onset of recovery in the North Atlantic groundfish community'
  • 11:45 - Wissel B. 'Importance of climate and land-use as regulators of food-web structure in prairie lakes'

Moderators
Speakers
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Jeremy Fox

Associate Professor, University of Calgary


Saturday May 23, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Conservation Biology: Animals II
  • 10:30 -- Faye L, Matthey-Doret R, Whitlock M, and Mooers AO. 'Phylogenomics Method for Ranking Populations of the Endangered Anadromous Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) for Conservation Management'

 

  • 10:45 - Morgan TD, Boreham DR, Lance SL, Martino JA, Mazon RG, Wilson JY, and Somers CM. 'Population dynamics of the round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum) – Disjunct population structure of potentially sensitive species in Canada'
  • 11:00 - Baerwald EF. 'Population Genetic Structure of Hoary Bats and Silver-Haired Bats Across Canada'
  • 11:15 - Lamb CT, Mowat G, McLellan BM, Nielsen SE, and Boutin S. 'Grizzly bear demography in a region of rich fruit resources and high human-caused mortality'
  • 11:30 - Miller JM and Coltman DW. 'Exploring the Genomic Basis for Fitness Related Traits in Bighorn Sheep'
  • 11:45 - Lesbarrères D, Sasaki K, Beaulieu CT, Watson G, and Litzgus J. 'Effects of mining-altered environment on individual fitness in amphibians and reptiles'


Saturday May 23, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Plant Communities II
  • 10:30 - Adl S, Crotty F, and Wilson M. 'Fate of germinating seedling determined by rhizosphere food web'
  • 10:45 - Bennett JA, and Pärtel M. 'Predicting establishment by modelling niche space using traits of observed and absent species'
  • 11:00 - McNickle GG, Lamb EG, Lavender M, Cahill JFJ, Schamp B, and Baltzer JL. 'The species interactions that structure communities are not detectable at all spatial scales'
  • 11:15 - Ren L, Romo JT, Bai Y, and Coulman BE. 'Burning Modified Species Composition of Emerged Seedlings in Fescue Prairie'
  • 11:30 - Rozendaal DMA, Chazdon RL, and Bongers F. 'Contrasting biomass dynamics during succession in Neotropical dry and wet forests'
  • 11:45 - Walker E, and Lundholm J. 'Investigating the effects of environmental heterogeneity on the seedling dynamics of a native-planted green roof'


Saturday May 23, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 128 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Symposium - Evolution of crop plants: a genomics perspective
  • 10:30 - 11:00  Marc Johnson, University of Toronto-Mississauga, Toronto, Canada, Impact of crop domestication on resistance to herbivores
  • 11:00 -11:30  Isobel Parkin. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Canada. Early allopolyploid evolution in Brassica napus oilseed genome
  • 11:30 -12:00  Paul Gepts, University of California Davis, CA, USA, The PvTFL1y locus for determinacy in common bean: the origin of mutations in crop evolution

Moderators
Speakers
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Paul Gepts

Professor, University of California, Davis
My research and teaching is focused on studying the evolutionary factors that affect crop biodiversity, with particular emphasis on Phaseolus beans, including intrinsic plant factors such as gene flow and gene diversification, environmental correlations with crop biodiversity, and human effects on the maintenance and generation of diversity. Tools used are broad and range from field surveys to genomic tools. In turn, this information is applied... Read More →


Saturday May 23, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Symposium - Wildlife Biologging: Advances in the study of animal ecology and energetics
  • 11:00 Willis C. Biologging bats: Using technology to tackle White Nose Syndrome
  • 11:30 Rosen D.  Remote measurements of energy expenditure in freely diving sea lions: what works and what doesn’t


Saturday May 23, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

12:00

Lunch
Lunch

Saturday May 23, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Garry Room, Marquis Hall Marquis Hall, Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK

13:00

Biogeography II
  • 1:00 - Hajibabaei, M. 'Large-scale biodiversity monitoring through DNA analysis of environmental samples: a case study from Wood Buffalo National Park'
  • 1:15 - Maire V, Wright IJ, Prentice IC, Batejes NH, Bhaskar R, van Bodegom PM, Cornwell WK, Ellsworth D, Niinemets Ü, Ordonez A, Reich PB, and Santiago LS. 'Joint impact of soil and climate on leaf photosynthetic strategies at the global scale'
  • 1:30 - Poisot T, Albouy C, Cazelles K, Cirtwill A, Baiser B, Woods SA, Araujo MA, Stouffer D, Fortin MJ and Grave D. 'Community ecology at the continental scale'
  • 1:45 - Otter KA and Ramsay SM. 'Solving the question of migration in the white-throated sparrows of British Columbia using geolocators1q'


Saturday May 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Evolutionary Ecology: Parasites
  • 1:00 - Hervet VA, Laird R, and Floate K. 'Multitrophic factors influencing the development of a parasitoid wasp'
  • 1:15 - Koprivnikar J, and Lu V. 'Turning the tables: parasites as a food source'
  • 1:30 - Rittenhouse M, Hurford A, and Revie C. 'Modeling Sea Lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) Dynamics in a Seasonally Changing Environment'
  • 1:45 - Talbot B, Vonhof M, Broders H, Fenton B, and Keyghobadi N. 'Phylogeographic structure in an ectoparasite of bats'


Saturday May 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PHYSIC 126 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Landscape Genetics
  • 1:00 - Bubac CM and Spellman GM. 'How habitat connectivity shapes genetic structure during range expansion: insights from Virginia's Warbler'
  • 1:15 - Cullingham CI, Janes JK, James PMA, Sperling FAH, and Coltman DW. 'Separating genomic signals of demography from adaptation in rapidly expanding mountain pine beetle populations'
  • 1:30 - Kilgour RJ, Betini GS, McAdam AG, and Norris DR. 'The relationship between group composition, density and the evolution of aggression'
  • 1:45 - Vickruck JL and Richards MH. 'Population structure of the Eastern Carpenter bee, (Xylocopa virginica) across eastern North America'


Saturday May 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Reproductive Ecology
  • 1:00 - Heslin Piper LA and Raboy BE. 'The influence of habitat use and male presence on reproductive success in a cooperatively breeding primate'
  • 1:15 - Oldach MJ and Vize PD. 'Transcriptomic investigation of circalunar spawning in the coral Acropora humilis'
  • 1:30 - Dunn JD, Vujicic T, Wild G. 'Sex Allocation and the Emergence of Cooperative Breeding
  • 1:45 - Brown RR, Davis CS, and Leys SP. 'High gene flow in glass sponge reefs suggest broad dispersal'


Saturday May 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PHYSIC 128 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Symposium - Evolution of crop plants: a genomics perspective
  • 1:00 - 1:30  Briana Gross, University of Minnesota Duluth, MN, USA, Genomic insights into the origins of domesticated rice
  • 1:30 - 2:00  Ana Caicedo, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, Evolution of US weedy rice


Saturday May 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00

Symposium - Wildlife Biologging: Advances in the study of animal ecology and energetics
  • 1:00 Heaslip S. Bowen WD, James M, Iverson S, Hooker S.  Using animal-borne cameras to study the foraging behaviour of large marine predators;
  • 1:30 Williams C. Using biologging to assess plasticity in daily and seasonal timing of free-living vertebrates


Saturday May 23, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:00

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Saturday May 23, 2015 14:00 - 14:30
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Symposium - Evolution of crop plants: a genomics perspective
  • 2:30 - 3:00   Greg Baute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,
    Canada, The genomic profile of a new hybrid crop: 40 years of sunflower breeding
  • 3:00 - 3:30   Loren Rieseberg, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada, The
    accumulation of deleterious mutations as a consequence of domestication and
    improvement in sunflowers and other Compositae crops

Moderators
Speakers

Saturday May 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Symposium - Wildlife Biologging: Advances in the study of animal ecology and energetics
2:30 Bayne E. Development of an Automated Acoustic Monitoring Network

Moderators
Saturday May 23, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

NSERC Evolution and Ecology Evaluation Group Presentation on Discovery Grant Results
A presentation from the NSERC Program Officer for the Evolution and Ecology Evaluation Group for Discovery Grants. Each year, the CSEE executive requests that we present DG results and discuss “How to Apply”.


Saturday May 23, 2015 14:30 - 16:30
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

15:00

Poetry reading: Madhur Anand (University of Guelph) "A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes"
Madhur Anand (University of Guelph) will give a public reading of poetry based on selections from her new book, "A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes" (Published in 2015 from McClelland and Stewart).

"Originating from her living room, backyard garden, university office, or the field sites in boreal or tropical forests, the poems in this debut collection by Madhur Anand compose a lyric science; they bring together order and chaos into a unified theory of predicting catastrophes, large and small. Anand is an ecologist whose poetics are sophisticated and original, and her voice is an “index,” a way of cataloguing and measuring the world and human experience. Narrating the beauty of her perceived world, the poems unabashedly embrace the scintillant language of scientific evidence as they interrogate crises of personal and global concern. The result is a poetry that is as complex as it is compassionate. Anand’s modernist intervention into “nature” poetry is a sparkling addition to poetics in Canada and beyond."

Speakers

Saturday May 23, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Graduate Student Commons Emmanuel and St Chad University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6

17:15

Prairie Sun Brewery Night
An evening at a local microbrewery. For those who want to go early and eat at Prairie sun, a bus will be available to bring you back to campus in time for the public lecture. Another bus will leave after the public lecture. Please purchase tickets for this event at the registration desk.

Bus pickup times are as follows:
Place Riel (University Bus Loop)
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
6:40 PM
8:40 PM
9:30 PM

Prairie Sun Brewery (Drop off at University or by Request at Park Town Hotel)
6:10 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
12:30 AM
1:10 AM



Saturday May 23, 2015 17:15 - Sunday May 24, 2015 01:00
Bus pickup at Transit Bus Loop for travel to Prairie Sun Brewery 2020 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK

18:30

Childrens Outreach Event - Bats Up Close
Childrens Public Outreach event by Mark Brigham and Craig Willis. Prior to the public lecture at 7:30, the speakers will be giving a short presentation on bats just for kids! Come learn some cool facts and get some background knowledge on bats before the lecture!


Saturday May 23, 2015 18:30 - 19:00
THORV 271 Thorvaldson Bldg, University of Saskatchewan

19:30

Public Lecture: Bats: The Myths, Realities and Threats.
Public Outreach Lecture by Mark Brigham and Craig Willis. Come get the real scoop on flying mammals! 


Saturday May 23, 2015 19:30 - 20:30
THORV 271 Thorvaldson Bldg, University of Saskatchewan
 
Sunday, May 24
 

08:30

Biogeography III
  • 8:30 - Wang H and Wang R. 'Assessing the potential invasiveness of alien plant species from China'
  • 8:45 - Kembel S. 'The biogeography of plant-microbe associations'
  • 9:00 - Kerr JT, Galpern P, and Pindar A. 'Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents'
  • 9:15 - Matthey-Doret R and Whitlock MC. 'Evolution of the species range under asymmetric dispersal'
  • 9:30 Smith M, Biega A, Hallwachs W, and Janzen DH. 'Neotropical sodium gradients - the role of elevation, the effects on ants'


Sunday May 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Fish Behaviour and Ecology
  • 8:30 - Butt JC and Somers C. 'The Ecology and Behavior of Walleye and Sauger in Saskatchewan: A Proposal'
  • 8:45 - Eberts RL, Boreham D, Crawford S, Manzon R, Wilson J, Wissel B, and Somers C. 'Resource-use heterogeneity in Lake Huron Lake Whitefish'
  • 9:00 - Horn ME and Chivers D. 'Early schooling for fish: learned predator recognition starts in the egg'
  • 9:15 - Iwanicki TW, Novales Flamarique I, Morris E, and Taylor JS. 'Flatfish active camouflage can expose why large opsin repertoires evolved'
  • 9:30 - Jardine T, Rayner T, Pettit N, Douglas M, Fry B, Bunn S, Woods R, Marshall J, Fawcett J, Lobegeiger J, Valdez D, and Kainz M. 'Variation in diet among individuals, and it's consequences, in Flood Plane River food webs'
  • 9:45 - Pedersen EJ, Carpenter SR, and Vander Zanden MJ. 'Patterns of synchrony and collapse in a midwestern Walleye fishery'

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday May 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 128 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Life History
  • 8:30 - Colpitts J, Rode N, and Rundle H. Sexual conflict in Drosophila serrata across populations and environments
  • 8:45 - Haines JA, Gorrell JC, McAdam AG, Coltman DW, Humphries MM, and Boutin S. Life history traits and age-related reproduction in male red squirrels
  • 9:00 - Lachowsky LE and Reid ML. Maternal state and habitat quality as causes of offspring mortality and sex bias
  • 9:15 - Manning JA and McLoughlin PD. Climate-dependent male mating success determines spatially-explicit polygyny thresholds: the effects of climate change on sexual selection in Sable Island horses
  • 9:30 - Mlynarek J and Heard S. Diversity and natural history of Astereae (Asteraceae) leaf miners
  • 9:45 - Thorn MW and Morbey YE. Maternal Effects in Early Diverging Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Populations


Sunday May 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Northern Plant Ecology
  • 8:30 - Lee C and Whitton J. Patterns of Niche Evolution and Speciation in Townsendia
  • 8:45 - Mamet SD, Singh KK, Chun KP, Brown CD, Bernard J, and Johnstone JF. A sensitive slope at treeline: Do substrate and environmental characteristics determine tree sensitivity to climate?
  • 9:00 - Hardy S and Siciliano S. Survival of the Salix: Fertility of Frost Boils in a Polar Desert
  • 9:15 - Jean M, Melvin AM, Mack MC, and Johnstone JF. 'Room to breathe: Impacts of environment and leaf litter on moss growth and N-fixation
  • 9:30 - Kambo D and Danby R. Seed availability and substrate influence on germination rates of white spruce in a boreal-tundra ecotone
  • 9:45 - Pounden E and Greene DF. Timing of bud differentiation in Pinaceae species

Moderators
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Steven Mamet

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan
I focus my research on range limits of tree species at northern tree lines, and how climate and environmental change shape tree line dynamics. I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and wearing plaid—boreal fieldwork allows me to indulge both my passions.

Speakers

Sunday May 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

08:30

Symposium - Understanding individuals to conserve populations
  • 8:30 - Avgar T and Prokopenko C. 'Introduction'
  • 8:35 - Coltman D. 'Disentangling environmental and genetic responses of the condition of Western Hudson Bay polar bears to a rapidly changing environment'
  • 9:00 - Festa-Bianchet M. 'How differences in age distribution, inbreeding and occurrence of specialist predators affect dynamics of small populations of ungulates'
  • 9:30 - McAdam A. 'Lessons learned from evolutionary biology and inter-individual variance in fitness'


Sunday May 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:00

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Sunday May 24, 2015 10:00 - 10:30
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Ecophysiology
  • 10:30 - Dalziel AC, Laporte M, Guderley H, and Bernatchez L. Evolution of energy metabolism among Lake Whitefish ecotypes
  • 10:45 - Demuth BS, Ferrari MCO, and Chivers DP. The context of stress influences fear conditioning and anti-predator strategy in wood frog tadpoles (Lithobates sylvaticus)
  • 11:00 - Jain-Schlaepfer SMR, Blouin-Demers G, Cooke SJ, and Bulte G. Effect of basking disturbances by motorboats on the energy budget of northern map turtles
  • 11:15 - Johns D, Marchant TA, Fairhurst GD, Hambly C, and Clark RG. Avian Integrated Biomarkers: Understanding relationships between feather corticosterone and workload


Sunday May 24, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Evolutionary Ecology: Mammals
  • 10:30 - Bobbie C, Mykytczuk N, and Schulte-Hostedde A. Linking health and the microbiome in a wild mammal (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
  • 10:45 - Guillemette S, Pelletier F, and Festa-Bianchet M. Climate and weather effects on seasonal mass changes of bighorn sheep
  • 11:00 - Mokkonen M, Koskela E, Lönn E, Mappes T, and Watts P. Cryptic bias of sexually antagonistic alleles in a small mammal
  • 11:15 - Sim Z, Jex B, Hegel T, Davis CS, and Coltman DW. Population Genetics of Canada's Thinhorn Sheep
  • 11:30 - Vickery W, Céré J, and Bonin M. Interspecific Producing and Scrounging
  • 11:45 - Webber, QMR and Willis CKR. Roost quality and personality affect social network structure in colonial bats


Sunday May 24, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 165 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Population Genetics
  • 10:30 - Batista PD, Janes JK, Boone CK, Murray BW, and Sperling FAH. Evaluation of the genetic structure of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) across North America
  • 10:45 - Taylor JS, and Beaudry FEG. So many light sensitive opsin genes in fish
  • 11:00 - LeBlanc N, Stewart S, and Mallory M. Phylogeographic analysis of purple sandpipers (Calidris maritima) as revealed by mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites
  • 11:15 - Osmond MM and Otto SP. Crossing fitness-valleys without the help of Mendel: extending theory
  • 11:30 - Griswold C, How thinking about gene interactions (or epistasis) genealogically may help us understand the evolution of diversity
  • 11:45 - Giroux-Bougard X, Laurence S, Cardille J, Schulte-Hostedde A, and Humphries M. Optimization of landscape resistance models coupled with spatial eigenfunction analyses reveals fine-scale genetic structures in muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)


Sunday May 24, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Trophic Ecology
  • 10:30 - Bateson DE, and Wissel B. Environmental controls of under-ice oxygen depletion rates in prairie lakes
  • 10:45 - Crook KA, and Davoren G. Seasonal diet shifts in green sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) in coastal Newfoundland: the influence of spawning capelin (Mallotus villosus)
  • 11:00 - Hesjedal B. The response of zooplankton communities to nitrogen deposition and climate change in boreal lakes downwind of the Athabasca Oil Sands
  • 11:15 - Hixson SM, Sharma B, Kainz MJ, Wacker A, and Arts MT. A meta-analysis of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems
  • 11:30 - Naman SM, Rosenfeld J, Way J, and Richardson J. Habitat structure and functional traits mediate emigration of stream invertebrates following high and low flow disturbances 
  • 11:45 - Phillips ID, Bowman MF, McMaster G, and Chivers DP. A multivariate aquatic biomonitoring tool for the Northern Great Plains

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday May 24, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 128 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30

Symposium - Understanding individuals to conserve populations
  • 10:30 - Fryxell J. Variation in mortality risk by woodland caribou due to movement
  • 11:00 - Reale D. The pace of life syndrome and its consequences for management and conservation of wild populations
  • 11:30 - Boyce MS. Black bears foraging on the Tangled Bank


Sunday May 24, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
PHYSIC 103 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

12:00

Lunch
Lunch

Sunday May 24, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Garry Room, Marquis Hall Marquis Hall, Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK

13:00

CSEE Early Career Award Lecture: Sam Yeaman
Early Career Award Lecture by Sam Yeaman. Local adaptation and the evolution of genetic and genomic architecture

The CSEE Early Career Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and promising future research potential in ecology and evolution by scientists early in their careers. Each year one candidate is recognized with the Early Career Award. This year’s recipient is Dr. Sam Yeaman. Dr. Yeaman is interested in evolvability the maintenance of variation, and particularly evolution and adaptation in heterogeneous environments. Sam completed an undergraduate degree at Trent, and a PhD with Michael Whitlock at UBC. His work has appeared in a wide range of journals, including Evolution, Global Change Biology, PNAS and Science. Sam has joined the faculty at University of Calgary.

Speakers

Sunday May 24, 2015 13:00 - 13:30
THORV 271 Thorvaldson Bldg, University of Saskatchewan

13:30

President's Award Lecture: Graham Bell
Presidents Lecture by Graham Bell. Can major ecological transitions be studied in the laboratory?

The CSEE President’s Award is the highest distinction conferred by the Society, and is given every two years to a Canadian scientist in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions that support the research objectives of the Society. Professor Graham Bell is the 2015 recipient of the Presidents Award. Professor Bell is an evolutionary biologist with broad interests, including the evolution of sexual reproduction, the maintenance of variation, and adaptation to changing environments. He is the author of several monographs and textbooks, most recently, The Evolution of Life (Oxford). Graham is well known to members, as past President of CSEE. He is currently President of the Royal Society of Canada.

Speakers

Sunday May 24, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
THORV 271 Thorvaldson Bldg, University of Saskatchewan

14:30

Coffee Break
Coffee Break

Sunday May 24, 2015 14:30 - 15:00
Natural Sciences Museum Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan

15:00

CSEE Annual General Meeting
Society Annual General Meeting

Sunday May 24, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
THORV 271 Thorvaldson Bldg, University of Saskatchewan

17:00

Banquet
Conference wrap-up banquet at the Western Development Museum. Buses will leave Place Riel (University Bus Loop) at 5pm.

Return buses from the conference venue to the University and Park Town Hotel (by request) will leave at:
9:30 PM
11:30 PM
12:00 AM
12:30 AM

Sunday May 24, 2015 17:00 - Monday May 25, 2015 00:30
Bus pickup at Transit Bus Loop for travel to the Western Development Museum Western Development Museum, Saskatoon, SK
 
Monday, May 25
 

08:00

Field Trip - Wagon and Horseback: Explore west Prince Albert National Park
Join a guided wagon and horseback trip to the wild west side of Prince Albert National Park


Monday May 25, 2015 08:00 - 17:00
Prince Albert National Park Registration Desk (Geology Atrium, University of Saskatchewan)

08:30

Field Trip - A walk on the Prairie: Wanuskewin: Kimaskikinawaw (Medicine Walk)
Wanuskewin Heritage Park on the edge of Saskatoon preserves a patch of native grassland and one of the most important archaeological sites on the Canadian Prairies. Walk across a grassland and valley that has seen more than 6000 years of human habitation and visit a medicine wheel, tipi rings, and bison kill sites.

Monday May 25, 2015 08:30 - 12:00
Wanuskewin Heritage Park Registration Desk (Geology Atrium, University of Saskatchewan)

09:00

Field Trip - Plant Gene Resources Canada Tour
The tour of the PGRC facility, led by Dr. Yong-Bi Fu, will provide a brief history of Canadian germplasm conservation efforts, a visit to the secure Canadian seed bank storage vaults, a first-hand view of the breadth of diversity within the collection, and more importantly, an appreciation of Canadian agricultural biodiversity.

Speakers

Monday May 25, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Plant Gene Resources Canada Registration Desk (Geology Atrium, University of Saskatchewan)

09:00

ALCES workshop on strategic land-use planning and cumulative effects modelling
Monday May 25, 2015 09:00 - 15:00
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan