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 9, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Royal Palm Salon 5-6
Katrina Dlugosch and Nolan Kane
10:30 AM
Variation and Selection of Genes Controlling Ecologically Important Traits in Nature
Julius P. Mojica, Duke University, Dept. of Biology; Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Duke University, Dept. of Biology

10:55 AM
Potential Paths of Migration and Genetic Basis of Herbicide Resistance in a Noxious Agricultural Weed
Regina S. Baucom, University of Michigan; Diego Alvarado Serrano, University of Michigan; Megan van Etten, University of Michigan

11:20 AM
Defining the Relationships Between Arabidopsis Innate Immunity Receptors and Phytopathogenic Immune Elicitors with Phylogenomics
Adam Mott, University of Toronto; Shalabh Thakur, University of Toronto; Pauline Wang, University of Toronto; Darrell Desveaux, University of Toronto; David Guttman, University of Toronto

11:45 AM
Symbiotic and Transcriptomic Dimensions of Trifolium Coexistence
Maren L. Friesen, Michigan State University

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