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IMA Hot Topics Workshop
Evolutionary Consequences of Invasions by Exotic Species
April 12-13, 2002


Mathematics in Geosciences, September 2001 - June 2002

Partial funding from the NSF-Biocomplexity Research Project.

Cosponsored by the Minnesota Center for Community Genetics (College of Biological Sciences) and the Invasion Biology Research Consortium, both at the at the University of Minnesota.

Organizers (All from the University of Minnesota):

David Andow
Department of Entomology
dandow@umn.edu

Peter H. Graham
Department of Soil, Water, Climate
graha019@umn.edu

Nicholas R. Jordan
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
jorda020@umn.edu

Claudia Neuhauser
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
cneuhaus@cbs.umn.edu,

Ruth Geyer Shaw
Department Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
rshaw@superp.ecology.umn.edu

Description: Invasions of exotic species or genotypes pose a major biological threat to native biodiversity, food and fiber production, ecosystem functioning, and continued international commercial trade. While the ecology of these invasions has begun to receive considerable attention within the United States and internationally, understanding of the evolutionary dimensions of this problem remains rudimentary. Adaptation by an invader may exacerbate or mitigate adverse environmental effects, and the invader can induce evolution in native species resulting in greater or lesser environmental impacts. Moreover, many native communities have been so highly disturbed by human influences, that they cannot be considered in an evolutionary equilibrium. The non-equilibrium dynamics of invasions into such communities remains unexplored. In this symposium, some of these issues will be explored from mathematical and empirical perspectives. This program should be of interest to mathematicians and biologists, as well as postdocs and graduate students in these areas.

SPECIAL MINISYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Saturday
FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Keynote Address (Public Lecture) in Physics 150:

7:00 pm James Carlton
Professor of Marine Sciences, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts and Director, Williams-Mystic, The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport
The Flood of Exotic Species Invasions of America's Coastal Oceans: Why Now. Why We Should Care and What We Can Do About It.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13
All talks are in Lecture Hall EE/CS 3-180 unless otherwise noted.
8:30 am Coffee and Registration Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
8:50 am Organizers Welcome and Introduction
9:00 am Michael Gordon Milgroom
Cornell University
The chestnut blight fungus and its viruses: an example of Murphy's Law for introduced species?
9:50 am Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
10:10 am Richard Gomulkiewicz
Washington State University
Evolution, population dynamics, and the potential for invasions in demographic sinks
11:00 am John L. Maron
University of Montana
Altered size, fecundity and herbivore defense in introduced versus native St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum): Evolution or plasticity?
11:50 am
Lunch Break
1:30 pm James Hancock
Michigan State University
How analogous are exotic introductions to genetically engineered plants?
2:20 pm Ann Hirsch
University of California, Los Angeles
Rhizobium species form biofilms: A survival strategy?
3:10 pm Coffee Break Reception Room EE/CS 3-176
3:20-4:30 pm Diane Campbell
University of California, Irvine
Evolutionary consequences of hybridization with invasive plants: two key questions
7:00 pm Minisymposium Dinner Radisson Hotel
8:00 pm Poster Session Radisson Hotel
Saturday

LIST OF CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS
(in addition to postdocs and long-term participants)

As of 4/12/2002
Name Department Affiliation
Neil Anderson Horticultural Science University of Minnesota
David Andow Entomology University of Minnesota
Douglas N. Arnold   Institute for Mathematics & its Applications
Charlie Barnes Plant Pathology University of Minnesota
Diane R. Campbell Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of California, Irvine
Eileen Carey Forest Resources University of Minnesota
James Carlton Director, Williams-Mystic Williams College
Iris Charvat Biological Sciences University of Minnesota
Karen M. Clancy Research Entomologist & Project Leader, Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service Research
Timothy P. Craig Biology University of Minnesota Duluth
Keith N. Crank Mathematical Sciences National Science Foundation
Charles Dale Agronomy and Plant Protection Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Julie R. Etterson Biology University of Virginia
Susan Galatowitsch Horticultural Science University of Minnesota
Richard Gomulkiewicz Mathematics and School of Biological Sciences Washington State University
Gisela Garcia-Ramos Center for Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Kentucky
Peter H. Graham Soil, Water, Climate University of Minnesota
Robert Gulliver   Institute for Mathematics & its Applications
James Hancock   Michigan State University
Jason Harmon Entomology University of Minnesota
Bonnie L. Harper-Lore Natural Environment, HEPN-30 Federal Highway Administration
George Heimpel Entomology University of Minnesota
Janneke HilleRisLambers Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
Ann Hirsch Mol, Cell & Devlmt Bio UCLA
Stan C. Hokanson Horticultural Sciences University of Minnesota
Katherine Howe Zoology University of Washington
Nick Jordan Agronomy and Plant Genetics University of Minnesota
Brooks Kaiser Economics Gettsburg College
EunSuk Kim Biological Science University of Kentucky
Cecilia Lynn Kinter Biological Sciences Washington State University
Diane Larson Research Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jennifer Lau Evolution and Ecology University of California, Davis
Eric Lonsdorf Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
James Luby Hort. Science - IBRC University of Minnesota
John L Maron Botany University of Washington
Georgiana May Ecology, Evolution and Behavior/Plant Biology University of Minnesota
Michael Milgroom Plant Pathology Cornell
Loren M. Miller Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology University of Minnesota
Thomas E. Miller Biology Colgate University
Patrice A. Morrow Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
Claudia Neuhauser Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
John L. Nieber Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering University of Minnesota
 
Maria E. Ordonez Plant Pathology University of Minnesota
Joe Paul Horticultural Sciences University of Minnesota
Nick Proulx Exotic Species Program MnDNR Ecological Services
Paul Antoni Rabie Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
Jay Rendall Exotic Species Program Coordinator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Fadil Santosa   Institute for Mathematics & its Applications
Sandra Scherrer   University of Minnesota
Laura C. Schoessler Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior University of Minnesota
Ruth Geyer Shaw Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
Paul F.Slade Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota
Peter Tiffin Plant Biology University of Minnesota
Jason Van Driesche Institute for Environmental Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
Peter H. Wyckoff Biology University of Minnesota, Morris Campus

 

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