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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 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-10:10 AM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 1-2
Organizers:
Katrina Dlugosch and Nolan Kane
8:00 AM
BREAK: Presentations will start at 8:20
Katrina Dlugosch, University of Arizona

8:40 AM
From Mice to Mutations: Genetic Basis of Adaptive Coloration in Peromyscus
Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky; Brant K. Peterson, Harvard University; Yu-Ping Poh, Harvard University; Jeffrey D. Jensen, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Hopi E. Hoekstra, Harvard University

9:00 AM
A Dual Ecological Genomics Approach Unravels the Genetics Underlying Local Adaptation in Swedish Arabidopsis thaliana Accessions
Benjamin Brachi, University of Chicago; Daniele Filliault, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology; Svante Holm, Mid Sweden University; Alison Anastasio, University of Chicago; Envel Kerdaffrec, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology; Fernando Rabanal, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology; Polina Novikova, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology; Mathew Box, John Innes Centre; Susan Duncan, John Innes Centre; Tim Morton, University of Chicago; Wolfgang Bush, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology; Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre; Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology; Joy Bergelson, University of Chicago

9:20 AM
Plant Acclimation and Adaptation to a High CO2 World
Alex J Watson-Lazowski, University of Southampton; Yunan Lin, University of Southampton; Richard Edwards, University of Southampton; Jennifer DeWoody, University of Southampton; Franco Miglietta, IBIMET, CNR; Mark Chapman, University of Southampton; Gail Taylor, University of Southampton

9:40 AM
Regional Response of Galling Arthropods in a Trispecific System of Hybridizing Populus: A Community Approach
Julie Godbout, Natural Resources Canada; Kevin D. Floate, 1 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Matthew K. Lau, Northern Arizona University; Thomas G. Whitham, Northern Arizona University; Nathalie Isabel, Natural Resources Canada

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