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In the past, many studies dealt only with phenotypes/traits, but today the connection to genotype is becoming feasible for more and more organisms.  Our speakers are a blend of established and new investigators, working on a variety of organisms, and who are taking diverse approaches to the question.


Thursday, July 14


18:00-19:00      Dinner ______ Crocker

19:00-22:00      Welcome Reception/bar ______ Scripps


Friday, July 15

 07:30-09:00     Breakfast ______ Crocker     

 09:00-09:30     Welcome; S J O'Brien Award; Introductions ______ Fred Farr Forum   


The AGA Key Distinguished Lecture _____Fred Farr Forum              

9:30-10:30     Victoria Sork (Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and
                        Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA): Towards an understanding of the evolution of local adaptation in  plants:  old practices and new tools

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break                                                             


Adaptation to climate _____ Fred Farr Forum  

11:00-11:30    Sally Aitken (University of British Columbia): Convergent local adaptation to climate in distantly related conifers 

11:30-12:00    Jill Anderson (University of Georgia):  Local adaptation in a rapidly changing climate: Insights from field studies of the subalpine mustard, Boechera stricta

12:00-13:00    Lunch _____ Crocker                                                                       


Adaptation to climate continued _____ Fred Farr Forum                 

13:00-13:30    Suzanne Edmands (University of Southern California): Differential stress tolerance among populations of the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicus 

13:30-14:00    Steve Keller (University of Vermont): No place like home? Gene-environment associations in Populus under a changing climate


Theory and technique _____ Fred Farr Forum

14:00-14:30    Curtis Lively (Indiana University): Coevolution, covariance, and local adaptation in host-parasite interactions                     

14:30-15:00    John Kelly (University of Kansas): Synthesizing direct and indirect data to obtain a genomic picture of local adaptation

15:00-15:30    Peter Tiffin (University of Minnesota): Population genomics of local adaptation – what we can learn and what we can expect to miss

15:30-16:00       Coffee Break


Experimental studies _____ Fred Farr Forum

16:00-16:30    Emily Dittmar (Michigan State University): Local adaptation and fitness trade-offs in a California wildflower

16:30-17:00    Douglas Schemske (Michigan State University): Ecological genetics of adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana


Winners of the student abstract awards_____ Fred Farr Forum

17:00-17:10    Brittany Verrico (University of Vermont): Microgeographic analysis of local adaptation and gene flow across an elevational
    gradient in northeastern red spruce forests

17:10-17:20    Sophie Archambeault (University of Washington): The architecture of adaptation: a master mutation or a mass of mutations?


17:20-18:00    Free time

18:00-19:00    Dinner ______ Crocker                                                                   

19:30-21:30    Poster Session _____ Oak Shelter                                                        


Saturday, July 16

07:30-09:00     Breakfast ______ Crocker   


Genetically focused studies _____ Fred Farr Forum

09:00-09:30    Rena Schweizer (University of California): Evidence for environmentally driven functional variation in gray wolves                             

09:30-10:00    David Field (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria): Selection on flower colour in snapdragon hybrid zones

10:00-10:30    Lila Fishman (University of Montana): Genetics of adaptation in monkeyflowers   

10:30-11:00    Coffee Break       

11:00-11:30    Robert Reed (Cornell University): Genetic basis of butterfly wing pattern evolution     

11:30-12:00     Zach Cheviron (Assistant Professor), University of Montana: Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice

12:00-13:00    Lunch _____ Crocker   


Trait-based studies_____ Fred Farr Forum

13:30-14:00    Kerry Shaw (Cornell University): Genetics of adaptation in the mate recognition environment

14:00-14:30    Jannice Friedman (Syracuse University): The evolution of reproductive strategies in annual and perennial plants

14:30-15:00    Brian Langerhans (North Carolina State University): Multidimensional adaptation: multifarious parallel evolution and the complex road to speciation

15:00-15:30    Coffee Break                                                             


Winners of the student abstract awards _____ Fred Farr Forum

15:30-15:40    Zac Cabin (University of California, Santa Barbara): Herbivory drives selection for a floral homeotic mutant in Aquilegia coerulea

15:40-15:50    Jennifer Madrid Thorson (Washington State University): Habitat-specific shell morphology and epigenetic variation in an asexual invader

15:50-16:00    Noah H. Rose (Stanford University): Polygenic regulatory adaptation in the ocean

16:00-16:10    Katherine Toll (Duke University): Genetic basis and adaptive significance of leaf shape divergence in Mimulus


16:10-17:00    Poster Session _____ Oak Shelter   


17:00-18:00    Free time                                                      

18:00-19:00    Dinner _____ Crocker                                                                     

19:00-22:00    Reception/Bar   


Sunday, July 17

7:30-9:00       Breakfast

9:00-12:00    Beach hike

12:00-1:00    Lunch                                                                        




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