OOS 35
The Effects of Eco-Evolutionary Feedbacks on Communities, Ecosystems, and Responses to Environmental Change

Tuesday, August 11, 2015: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
337, Baltimore Convention Center
Jesse Lasky, Columbia University
Jesse Lasky, Columbia University
Ecologists are increasingly recognizing that genetic variation among individuals can have major effects on the properties and dynamics of communities and ecosystems. Understanding the effects of environmental change on communities and ecosystems will require consideration of genetic variation and evolution. However, little is known about how evolutionary responses to environment affect community dynamics on ecological time scales. Research on eco-evolutionary feedbacks in species interactions has not been well integrated into study of global change. Similarly, study of local adaptation to environment has not been well integrated with the study of species interactions. New theory and data are required to predict how adaptation to changing environments will affect biodiversity and ecosystem function. Technological advances will make genetic data ever cheaper to obtain, opening new windows into non-model species. This session will lay foundations for linking theoretical and empirical approaches for an emerging topic in evolutionary ecology. The diverse perspectives within our session will identify complementary research questions and future directions. This session will have broad appeal due to the importance of basic and applied questions, the inclusion of theoretical and empirical approaches, and the diverse study systems.
1:30 PM
1:50 PM
 Quantifying interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes in natural landscapes
Jelena H. Pantel, KU Leuven - University of Leuven; Luc De Meester, KU Leuven
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Contextual eco-evolutionary dynamics in the stick insect Timema cristinae
Timothy E. Farkas, University of Connecticut; Gabriela Montejo-Kovacevich, University of Sheffield; Stuart Dennis, University of Sheffield; Andrew P. Beckerman, University of Sheffield; Patrik Nosil, University of Sheffield
3:40 PM
 Bacterial adaptation to sublethal antibiotic gradients can change the ecological properties of multitrophic microbial communities
Laura Melissa Guzman, University of British Columbia; Ville Friman, University of York; Daniel Reuman, University of Kansas; Thomas Bell, Imperial College London
4:00 PM
 The near convergence of evolutionary and ecological time
John P. DeLong, University of Nebraska; Valery Forbes, University of Nebraska; Nika Galic, University of Nebraska; Jean P. Gibert, University of Nebraska; Robert Laport, University of Nebraska; Joseph Phillips, University of Nebraska; Janna Vavra, University of Nebraska
4:20 PM
 Climate altered ecosystem level evolutionary feedbacks: Implications for the linkage between genes and ecosystems
Joseph Bailey, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; Ian Ware, University of Tennessee; Jennifer Schweitzer, ESA- Soil Ecology Chair