Animal Genomics and Adaptation to Climate Change

Climate change affects animal agriculture in many ways, including extreme weather patterns, drought, chronic or acute heat episodes, and changes in the distribution of pathogens. This issue is of contemporary interest to animal agriculture in both the developed and the developing world, and is relevant to food security and to climate change. A better understanding of the genomic and physiologic response of animals to climate change will facilitate the development of strategies to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Approaches may include breeding of animals that are more resilient to climate change and implementation of novel management approaches. Expert speakers will cover multiple animal species and different aspects of genomics.
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Sunset - Meeting House
Susan J. Lamont
10:30 AM
Introductory Remarks

10:35 AM
Alterations in Body Composition and Transcriptional Profile as a Result of Prenatal Heat Stress Exposure in Pigs
Rebecca L. Boddicker, Iowa State University; James E. Koltes, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Eric Fritz-Waters, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Jacob T. Seibert, Iowa State University; James M. Reecy, Iowa State University; Dan Nettleton, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University; Matthew C. Lucy, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri; Timothy J. Safranski, Division of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri; Joshua T. Selsby, Iowa State University; Robert P. Rhoads, Virginia Tech University; Nicholas K. Gabler, Iowa State University; Lance H. Baumgard, Iowa State University; Jason W. Ross, Iowa State University

11:05 AM
Genome-Wide SNP Scans Reveal Multiple Signatures of Selection in Egyptian Barki Sheep and Goats Raised in Hot Arid Environments
Joram Mwacharo, Small Ruminant Genetics and Genomics Group, The International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA); Ahmed R. Elbeltagy, Animal Production Research Institute; Eui-Soo Kim, Iowa State University; Barbara Rischkowsky, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Adel M. Aboul-Naga, Animal Production Research Institute; Brian Sayre, Virginia State University; Max F. Rothschild, Iowa State University

12:05 PM
Genomics of Heat Stress in Poultry
Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University; Angelica Van Goor, Iowa State University; Derrick J. Coble, Iowa State University; Max F. Rothschild, Iowa State University; Michael E. Persia, Virginia Tech; Chris Ashwell, North Carolina State University; Carl J. Schmidt, University of Delaware

12:35 PM
Concluding Remarks

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