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PHYSIC 127 [clear filter]
Thursday, May 21

08:30 CST

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.


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

13:00 CST

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


Thursday May 21, 2015 13:00 - 16:00 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan
Friday, May 22

08:00 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

14:30 CST

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

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Carissa Brown

Memorial University

Friday May 22, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan
Saturday, May 23

08:30 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

13:00 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan
Sunday, May 24

08:30 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan

10:30 CST

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 CST
PHYSIC 127 Physics Building, University of Saskatchewan
Monday, May 25

09:00 CST

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