CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF PLANT-POLLINATOR INTERACTIONS ~ Bioblogia.net

21 de diciembre de 2007

CONFERENCE ON THE ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF PLANT-POLLINATOR INTERACTIONS

A two-day conference on the Ecology and Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Interactions will be held on August 2-3, 2008, immediately prior to the Ecological Society of America Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

The goal of this conference is to highlight the most exciting recent advances in community and evolutionary pollination biology, and foster interaction among pollination biologists. We aim to encourage a unified framework to the study of community and evolutionary approaches, and to draw attention to largely unexplored questions at the intersection of these disciplines. This two-day conference will feature 23 speakers from five continents, as well as a poster session.

Conference speakers and topics have been selected to complement, rather than repeat, the major themes covered at the 2007 International Pollinator Symposium. The 30 minute symposium presentations will be scheduled throughout the day on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. To promote interaction between symposium speakers and participants, there are planned breaks with time for discussion as well as a two-hour poster session and reception on the evening of Saturday, August 2. The poster session will provide an outstanding opportunity for pollination ecologists at all levels to share ideas. We encourage all conference attendees to present a poster. Note that individuals presenting a talk or poster in this Pollination Conference are also welcome to present a contributed paper or poster (even the same poster) at the Ecological Society of America meeting.

REGISTRATION: Individuals planning to attend the Pollination Conference must register online at the ESA website: http://www.esa.org/milwaukee/ Registration will open in early April, 2008 and must be completed by June 2, 2008. There are two registration options:

a) If you plan to attend BOTH the Pollination Conference and the Main ESA meeting, you should pay the ESA annual meeting fee (approx. $ 140 for student members; $ 285 for regular members) PLUS the Pollination Conference fee of $ 50.

b) If you plan to attend the Pollination Conference, but will NOT be attending the Main ESA meeting, you should pay the "ESA one-event registration fee" of $ 45 PLUS the Pollination Conference Fee of $ 50. Note that the total cost of registration for this option would be $95.

POSTER PRESENTATION: All participants in the Pollination Conference are encouraged to present posters. Poster titles should be submitted to Jeff Karron by June 2, 2008 at: karron@uwm.edu. In the subject line of the email, list "pollination ecology poster". Due to space limitations, we will only be able to accommodate 150 posters. Titles will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Note that poster presenters do not register their posters for the Pollination Conference on the ESA website; they can only do so by emailing Jeff Karron.

POSTER DIMENSIONS: Poster boards are approximately 2.4 m wide x 1.2 m tall (8 x 4 feet). Please design your poster to be at least 5 cm (2 inch) smaller on each margin.

HOUSING: ESA has reserved a limited number of hotel rooms and dorm rooms for
Friday and Saturday evenings. See the ESA housing link for more information.

ESA MEETINGS: We encourage participants to stay throughout the week and attend the ESA annual meeting (August 3-8) that follows the Pollination Conference. Participants in the Pollination Conference can present a talk and/or poster at the ESA meeting as well. Titles of talks and posters for the ESA meeting should be submitted online between December 17, 2007 and February 28, 2008. The link for the ESA meeting page is: http://www.esa.org/milwaukee/

CONTACT: If you have questions about this Pollination Conference, please contact Jeff Karron (karron@uwm.edu), Randy Mitchell (rjm2@uakron.edu), or Rebecca Irwin (Rebecca.Irwin@Dartmouth.edu).

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://www3.uakron.edu/biology/pollination/

The Pollination Conference is being generously supported by the Ecological Society of America.

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