Ecological Genomics

As genomic tools increase in their accessibility, researchers are rapidly applying these to basic questions about how organisms evolve and adapt in natural environments, and how the content of an organism's genome affects its current distribution, abundance, and interactions. These questions describe the natural ecology of species and define the new field of ecological genomics. This workshop is intended to bring together scientists who are using genomics to understand the basic ecology of organisms (model and non-model species) and who are developing new tools to make genomic approaches accessible for species lacking sequenced genomes, for outbred genotypes, or for experiments in natural environments.
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM-10:10 AM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 1-2
Nolan Kane and Katrina Dlugosch
8:00 AM
Hybridization and Introgression Associated With Range Expansion and Invasion In Sunflowers
Nolan Kane, University of Colorado; Rose L. Andrew, University of British Columbia; Loren Rieseberg, University of British Columbia

8:20 AM
Global Warming and Forest Soil Microbiomes
Jeffrey L Blanchard, University of Massachusetts Amherst

9:00 AM
Characterizing The Circadian Clock In Natural Settings
Cynthia Weinig, University of Wyoming

9:20 AM
9:40 AM
Association Genetics Of An Adaptive Trait In Lodgepole Pine
Thomas Parchman, University of Wyoming

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