Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thermal Adaptaptation Conference, April 2011, Estonia

From EvolDir
"Evolutionary and plastic responses of animal growth to different temperatures: adaptations and constraints"
will be held in Tartu, Estonia from April 28 to April 30, 2011.

The meeting is organized by the European Science Foundation research networking programme "Thermal adaptation in ectotherms: Linking life history, physiology, behaviour and genetics". For further information and registration, see http://www.ut.ee/~tiited/thermadapt/ SUMMARY: The symposium aims to bring together evolutionary ecologists and physiologists working on temperature-driven a) plastic and b) evolutionary changes in 1) growth rates and 2) body sizes of various (invertebrate and vertebrate) ectothermic animals. Responses to temperature is a topic in which the interplay of different evolutionary forces (primarily, selection and constraints) is particularly obvious. Interdisciplinary efforts in this field are therefore likely to contribute substantially to an improved and more integrated understanding of evolutionary processes. Furthermore, clarifying conceptual and terminological problems would serve the needs of both theoretical and applied research on thermal adaptation, and beyond.

contact: Toomas Tammaru professor of zoology http://www.ut.ee/~tammarut tammarut@ut.ee

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