SYMP 18 - SYMP 18 - The Ecological Consequences of Intraspecific Variation
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

No population is homogeneous. Can ecologists safely ignore intraspecific variation? This symposium will synthesize recent conceptual advances in the study of individual variation, highlight the novel insights of recent empirical experiments and observations, and help translate newly developed mathematical theory into testable hypotheses for future empirical study.

Organizer:Mark Novak University of California, Santa Cruz
Co-organizers:Daniel Bolnick, University of Texas, Austin
Moderator:Mark Novak University of California, Santa Cruz
Endorsement:ESA Theoretical Ecology Section

SYMP 18-1Intraspecific trade-offs in competitive ability and the coexistence of competitors.
RA Lankau, University of Georgia
SYMP 18-2Eco-evolutionary dynamics of coexistence via neighbor-dependent selection.
DA Vasseur, Yale University, P Amarasekare, University of California, Los Angeles, VHW Rudolf, Rice University, and J Levine, University of California, Santa Barbara
SYMP 18-3Population and community effects of marine plant genetic diversity.
AR Hughes, Florida State University, JJ Stachowicz, University of California, Davis, S Kamel University of California, Davis, and R Grosberg, University of California, Davis
SYMP 18-4Does rapid evolution matter? Measuring the ecological impacts of heritable and plastic trait dynamics.
SP Ellner, MA Geber and NG Hairston Jr., Cornell University.
SYMP 18-5Contact networks and the spread of disease: The epidemiological consequences of individual variation in movement and behavior.
LA Meyers, The University of Texas at Austin.
SYMP 18-6The structure and mechanisms of intraspecific diet polymorphism.
MT Tinker, Center for Ocean Health, P Guimar„es Jr., Universidade de S„o Paulo, and M Novak, University of California, Santa Cruz.
SYMP 18-7The community effects of phenotypic and genetic variation within a predator population.
S Schreiber, University of California, Davis, R Buerger University of Vienna, and DI Bolnick, University of Texas at Austin.
SYMP 18-8Why does intraspecific trait variation matter in ecology?
DI Bolnick, University of Texas at Austin, P Amarasekare, University of California, Los Angeles, MS Araķjo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, R BŁrger, University of Vienna, J Levine5, M Novak, University of California, Santa Barbara, VHW Rudolf, Rice University, S Schreiber, University of California, Davis, MC Urban, University of Connecticut, and DA Vasseur,Yale University