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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 13, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Sunrise - Meeting House
Organizer:
Susan J. Lamont
10:30 AM
Workshop Opening Remarks
Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University

10:35 AM
Genomic Discovery of a Pathway Influencing Adaptation to Temperature Stress in Cattle
Dorian J. Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University; Matt Littlejohn, Livestock Improvement Corporation; Steve Davis, LIC

10:55 AM
Genome-wide SNP Analysis of Small Ruminant Tolerance to Grazing Stress under Arid Desert Conditions
Ahmed R. Elbeltagy, Animal Production Research Institute; Eui-Soo Kim, Iowa State University; Joram M. Mwacharo, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Adel M. Aboul-Naga, Animal Production Research Institute; Barbara Rischkowsky, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas; Max F. Rothschild, Iowa State University; ADAPTmap ., N/A; I.S.G.C ., N/A

11:15 AM
Physiological Responses to Heat Stress in Three Chicken Lines
Ying Wang, University of California, Davis; Perot Saelao, University of California, Davis; Kelly Chanthavixay, University of California, Davis; David A. Bunn, University of California, Davis; Rodrigo Gallardo, University of California Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine; Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University; Huaijun Zhou, University of California, Davis

11:35 AM
Quantitative Trait Loci Identified for Body Temperature, Body Weight, Breast Yield, and Feed Digestibility in an Advanced Intercross Line of Chickens Under Heat Stress
Angelica Van Goor, Iowa State University; Kevin J. Bolek, University of California, Davis; Mike E. Persia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Chris Ashwell, North Carolina State University; Max F. Rothschild, Iowa State University; Carl J. Schmidt, University of Delaware; Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University

11:55 AM
Transcriptomic Analysis of Broiler Chickens Under Normal and Heat Stress Conditions
Elizabeth M. Pritchett, University of Delaware; Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University; Michael E. Persia, Virginia Polytechnic and State University; Chris Ashwell, North Carolina State University; Max F. Rothschild, Iowa State University; Carl J. Schmidt, University of Delaware

12:15 PM
Genomic Footprints of Natural Selection for Ecological Adaptation in Ethiopian Cattle Populations
Kwan-Suk Kim, Chungbuk National University; Zewdu Edea Bedada, Chungbuk National University; Tadelle Dessie, International Livestock Research Institute

12:35 PM
Workshop Closing Remarks
Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University

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