Konnevesi Research Training Meeting 25-28.3.2009
The Konnevesi Research Training meeting 25-28.3.2009
DUE TO THE UNEXPECTED ABSENCE OF PROF. HUBBELL AND PROF. GOWATY THE PROGRAM WAS CHANGED
After the Darwin Seminars and banquet in Jyväskylä a bus will bring us to the Konnevesi Research Station.
The next 3 days will be held as Research Training Meeting in Konnevesi Research Station. Here we will have plenary talks mixed with student talks. It will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss with many of the Finnish senior scientists and a few international stars in the field. In addition to the international speakers of the Darwin seminars, we will have attending a.o.: Professor Lotta Sundström (University of Helsinki), Professor Jaana Bamford (University of Jyväskylä), Professor Craig Primmer (University of Turku), Professor Outi Savolainen (University of Oulu), Professor Pekka Pamilo (University of Helsinki), Professor Janne Kotiaho (University of Jyväskylä), Professor Mikko Mönkkönen (University of Jyväskylä), Professor Anneli Hoikala (University of Jyväskylä) and Dr. Tapio Mappes (University of Jyväskylä).
(may still change)
Theme: Life history, sexual selection and mating systems (Organised by Professors Johanna Mappes and Hanna Kokko)
9.30 -10.15 plenary Hanna Kokko Which sex does what and why?
10.15-10.35 small Mikael Mökkönen Notes from a field experiment: testing frequency-dependent and sexually antagonistic selection in bank voles.
11.00-11.20 small Annika Reckordt Infanticide and population growth in the bank vole (Myodes glareolus): the effect of male turnover and density.
11.20-11.40 small Jelmer Elzinga The role of the parasitoid complex for the coexistence of sexual and asexual bagmoths
13.30-14.15 plenary Janne Kotiaho To be announced
Theme: Applications of evolutionary theory and integrating conservation biology with evolution (Organised by Professors Mikko Mönkkönen and Janne Kotiaho)
14.15-14.35 small Tero Toivanen The potential of forest restoration as a conservation tool.
14.35-14.55 small Mikail Ozerov Genetic diversity of fresh water Atlantic salmon in Russian Karelia and priorities for conservation.
15.30-16.15 plenary Janne Seppänen The tangled bank revisited.
16.15-16.35 small Nina Pekkala Effects of inbreeding rate on inbreeding depression, population viability, and purging of genetic load.
16.35-16.55 small Paula Lehtonen Is there genetic structuring in pied flycatcher populations across their breeding range?
17.15 -18.00 conclusion and discussion
Theme: Genetics of evolutionary processes (organized by Professor Anneli Hoikkala).
9.00-9.45 plenary Pekka Pamilo Evolution of the immune defense genes in social insects.
9.45 -10.05 small Carita Lindstedt Diet quality can constrain the efficacy of warning signal strategy.
10.05-10.25 small Jonna Saapunki Hybridization causes stable differences between male and female genomes in an ant.
10.55-11.40 plenary Outi Savolainen Genetic basis of reproductive isolation, especially in plants.
11.40-12.00 small Joanneke Reudler Talsma To be announced
14.00 -14.45 plenary Craig Primmer Finding needles in the haystack: hitch-hiking mapping for identifying functionally important genetic variation in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar.
14.45 -15.05 small Jukka Kekäläinen Major histocompatibility complex variability in natural salmonid populations.
15.05-15.25 small Anti Vasemägi Genetic basis of fitness related traits in Atlantic salmon: insights from linkage mapping and common garden experiments.
16.00-16.20 plenary Katja Riika Louhi Parasite population genetic structure and host dispersal.
16.20-16.40 small Tuomas Leinonen Body shape divergence along the lines of genetic variance.
16.40- 17.00 small Jukka Forsman Interspecific non-genetic transmission of behavioural traits: adoption and effects across generations.
17.15 -18.00 conclusion and discussion
9.00 -9.45 plenary Niklas Wahlberg An awkward age for butterflies: Molecular phylogenetics and the timeframe of macroevolution.
9.45 -10.05 small Sanna Leppänen Evolution of tritrophic interactions: plants, leaf-mining sawflies and parasitoids.
10.05-10.25 small Melanie Monroe On the origin of phenotypic differences between species - what’s selection got to do with it.
10.55-11.15 small Erica Leder Sex-biased expression and the evolution of sex chromosomes in three-spine stickleback.
11.15-11.35 small John Loehr Heritability of fluctuating asymmetry in three-spined sticklebacks' lateral plates.
11.35-12.00 concluding remarks
15.00 arrival in Jyväskylä
There will be an oppurtunity to present your own work in a poster-session.
There will be a bus to the Konnevesi Research Station (leaving at 21.00 from Agora Main Hall) where accommodation is available until Saturday after lunch, when a bus will go back to Jyväskylä (back in Jyväskylä 15.00).
Attending the Darwin Seminars in Jyväskylä is free of charge.
Attending the banquet and the meeting will cost 150 € per person. Details on payment will be sent to you after your registration is confirmed.
(Deadline for registration Research Training Meeting is closed, deadline for banquet closed)
Attending the Darwin seminars on wednesday does not require registration. For more information send an e-mail to Jelmer Elzinga .