4th Annual ECSS:  Networks in Ecology and Evolution

On Saturday March 15, 2008, the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Michigan will sponsor the fourth annual U-M Early Career Scientists Symposium. This one-day symposium is focused on the topic of networks in ecology and evolution. Eight outstanding early career scientists were chosen from an international pool of applicants. They will present current research that investigates how the consideration of network structures can improve our understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes.

The symposium will also include keynote talks by Dr. Andreas Wagner (University of Zurich) and Dr. Jordi Bascompte (Biological Station of Doñana, Spanish Research Council).
LOCATION: East Hall Auditorium # 1324, University of Michigan Central Campus, Ann Arbor.

Organizers:

Trisha Wittkopp wittkopp@umich.edu
Annette Ostling aostling@umich.edu
Wenfeng Qian wfqian@umich.edu
Susanna Messinger susmess@umich.edu
Gail Kuhnlein kuhnlein@umich.edu
David Bay, production/photography dbay@umich.edu

Speakers    |    Poster Titles and Abstracts

Stefano Allesina National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California
Postdoctoral Associate
Paulo Guimarães Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Postdoctoral Associate
Christian Landry University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
Sasha Levy New York University, New York
Postdoctoral Fellow
Emily Stuart Minor University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science,
Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, Maryland
National Parks Ecological Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Kristi Montooth Indiana University, Bloomington
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Samraat Pawar University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D. candidate, Section of Integrative Biology
Steve Proulx Iowa State University, Ames
Assistant Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Keynote Speakers  
Jordi Bascompte Biological Station of Doñana, Spanish Research Council, Sevilla, Spain
Associate Professor of Research, Integrative Ecology Group
Andreas Wagner University of Zurich, Switzerland
Professor, Department of Biochemistry