SYMP 7 - Pollination Services In a Changing World: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications

Tuesday, August 7, 2012: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Portland Blrm 251, Oregon Convention Center
Neal M. Williams, University of California
Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University; and Rebecca E. Irwin, Dartmouth College
Neal M. Williams, University of California
The symposium “Pollination services in a changing world: ecological and evolutionary implications ” brings together research in plant reproductive ecology, pollination ecology and bee biology to understand how anthropogenic environmental change is affecting plants, pollinators, and their interactions. In addition to spanning spatial scales from local community to landscape to region, talk topics include basic research, conservation, and policy. Worldwide, there are urgent concerns about the sustainability of reproduction of both wild and crop plants because of a potential dearth of pollinators. During the past decade, there has been a groundswell of research investigating the effects of anthropogenic disturbances, including urban expansion, agricultural intensification, the spread of invasive species, and climate change, on patterns of pollinator diversity. Research is just now beginning to take the next steps to explore the linkages between changes in pollinator communities to their effect on pollination, plant reproduction, and patterns of natural selection on floral and flowering traits. Our goal is to highlight work from diverse systems and to emphasize new approaches and methodologies. Contributors are those leading the way to utilize and integrate new approaches to address pollination within the context of global change, including graduate students, post-docs, assistant professors, and more senior faculty (or practitioners). Each speaker was selected as one who draws on perspectives from across sub-disciplines in ecology. As a whole, they bring a very diverse set of perspectives, approaches and methods from innovative labs studying Pollination Biology.
Plant Population Ecology Section
1:30 PM
 Natural selection in urban environments: The role of plant-animal interactions
Rebecca E. Irwin, Dartmouth College; Lynn S. Adler, University of Massachusetts; Paige S. Warren, University of Massachusetts; Adrian L. Carper, Dartmouth College
1:50 PM
2:10 PM
 Pollen limitation:  How much is really about the pollinator community?
Elizabeth Elle, Simon Fraser University; Grahame A. Gielens, Simon Fraser University
2:30 PM
 Using species distribution models to predict current and future UK crop pollination
Chiara Polce, University of Leeds; Jacobus Biesmeijer, and IICB Biology University of Leeds; Mette Termansen, Arhus University; Simon G. Potts, University of Reading
2:50 PM
 Predicting climate change impacts on crop pollination services
Romina Rader, Rutgers University; James R. Reilly, Rutgers University; Ignasi Bartomeus, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC); Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Taking pollination ecosystem services to the farm: Development of habitat management practices to support sustainable food production
Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University; Brett Blaauw, Michigan State University; Julianna K. Tuell, Michigan State University; Emily May, Michigan State University; Neal M. Williams, University of California; Kimiora Ward, University of California, Davis; Jaret C. Daniels, University of Florida; Akers Pence, University of Florida
3:40 PM
 Bottom-up effects of an invasive plant on native bumble bee pollinators
Jessamyn S. Manson, University of Alberta; James P. Strange, USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit; Rebecca E. Irwin, Dartmouth College
4:20 PM
 Mechanisms of pollinator diversity effects on pollination in experimental plant communities
Jochen Fründ, University of Guelph; Carsten F. Dormann, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg; Andrea Holzschuh, University of Würzburg; Teja Tscharntke, Georg-August-University Göttingen
4:40 PM
 Mitigating pollinator loss in Europe: What strategies are most effective?
David Kleijn, Alterra, Centre for Ecosystem Studies; Jeroen Scheper, Alterra, Centre for Ecosystem Studies
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