Indirect genetic effects (IGE) are genetic effects of an individual on the trait values of other individuals in the same species. These effects are also known as social genetic effects and associative genetic effects. Although the concept first arose in the agricultural genetics literature in the 1960s, it did not receive much attention outside that community until the late 1990s. Since then, there has been a great deal of development of the theoretical literature, which has emphasized that IGE provides a unifying framework for traditional quantitative genetics, maternal and paternal genetic effects, inclusive fitness, and multilevel selection.
Incoming AGA President Kimberly Hughes’ symposium will bring together empiricists, statisticians, and theoreticians using this concept to investigate both applied and basic research questions. Other speakers will focus on model organisms, agricultural systems, and natural populations of non-model species.
Individual member $175
Individual non-member $275
Student/postdoc member $150
Student/postdoc non-member $175
Registration includes all talks, a registration reception on May 31st, poster reception on June 1st, lunches and breaks. There will be a banquet on June 2nd for an additional $50.
POSTER INFO: All registrants may submit a poster abstract after registering. All abstracts will be accepted. AGA student and postdoc members who submit a poster abstract early will receive free registration.