OOS 32 - Evolutionary Processes in Ecological Networks

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
16A, Austin Convention Center
Organizer: Jennifer A. Dunne
Co-organizer: Neo D. Martinez
Moderator: Anthony I. Dell
The study of the organization and dynamics of ecological networks is advancing rapidly to embrace not only more diversity and complexity, but is also beginning to address a wider range of evolutionary processes that shape ecosystems including adaptation, natural selection, phylogenetic relatedness, speciation, extinction, immigration, and assembly. This session will highlight studies that seek to integrate evolutionary thinking into empirical and theoretical research on ecological network structure and dynamics. While each talk will present advances in basic research, several will do so within the context of more applied issues such as environmental change, species extinctions, and species invasions. These research advances at the intersection of ecology and evolution take advantage of recent growth in informatics and computational resources that enable access to and compilation of more detailed and comprehensive data that support development and testing of more robust and informative models and theory.
1:30 PM
The organization of highly resolved, multi-habitat species interactions in an Eocene paleo-food web
Jennifer A. Dunne, Santa Fe Institute; Conrad C. Labandeira, Smithsonian Institution; Richard J. Williams, Microsoft Research Ltd.
1:50 PM
Testing adaptive and non-adaptive radiations and biodiversity in supernetworks
Carlos J. Melian, Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology; Josephine J. Rodriguez, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
2:10 PM
Phylogenetic tools elucidate effects of trophic interactions on community assembly
Hélène Morlon, École Normale Supérieure; Neo D. Martinez, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab; University of Arizona
2:30 PM
Active reallocation of food-web interactions under environmental change
Phillip P. A. Staniczenko, University of Chicago
2:50 PM
Adaptive behavior in pollination networks: Relevance for network robustness against species extinctions
Fernanda S. Valdovinos, University of Arizona; José D. Flores, The University of South Dakota; Rodrigo Ramos-Jiliberto, Centro Nacional del Medio Ambiente, Universidad de Chile
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Assembly of complex ecological networks by species invasion
Tamara N. Romanuk, Dalhousie University
3:40 PM
Evolution of and in complex ecological networks
Neo D. Martinez, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab; University of Arizona; Rosalyn C. Rael, Tulane University
4:00 PM
4:20 PM
Emerging complexity: Evolutionary and ecological processes shaping interaction networks
Timothée Poisot, Université du Québec à Rimouski; Manon Lounnas, Université Montpellier 2; Peter H. Thrall, CSIRO Agriculture Flagship; Michael Hochberg, ISEM, University of Montpellier II
4:40 PM
From species survival to community persistence in mutualistic networks
Serguei Saavedra, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems; Daniel B. Stouffer, University of Canterbury; Brian Uzzi, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems; Jordi Bascompte, Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC
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