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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

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

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
 
Saturday, May 23
 

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
avatar for Ian King

Ian King

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario


Saturday May 23, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 128 Physics 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

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

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
 
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'


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
avatar for Steven Mamet

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
avatar for Steven Mamet

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.


Sunday May 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
PHYSIC 130 Physics 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

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