the Ecology and Evolution
of Plant-Pollinator Interactions
Milwaukee Wisconsin USA
August 2-3 2008
A conference held in conjunction with
the annual meeting of
the Ecological Society of America
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.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM (PDF)
ONLINE POSTER SESSION
In response to popular demand, and because so few of us had time to look at the many interesting posters at the conference, poster presenters were invited to send a pdf which we have placed on the poster webpage for your enjoyment.
Thanks to everyone for an enjoyable conference!
Jeff, Randy, Becky
UPDATE May 2009
Many papers from the symposium are included in a special 'Plant-Pollinator Interactions' issue of Annals of Botany
(June; Volume 103, #9).
Click here for more.
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.
REGISTRATION: Individuals planning to attend the Pollination Conference must register for the ESA meeting as well: http://www.esa.org/milwaukee/) . 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 PRESENTATIONS: The deadline for submitting poster titles has now passed.
POSTER DIMENSIONS: ESA 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. The link for the ESA meeting page is: http://www.esa.org/milwaukee/
Other ESA Pollination talks - Five sessions are likely to be of particular interest to students of pollination include:
Monday afternoon: "The Landscape-scale Ecology of Pollinators and Pollination: mechanisms, patterns and processes." Organized by Neal Williams and James Cresswell: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2008/techprogram/S2791.HTM
Tuesday Morning Contributed Oral Session 30 on Pollination: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2008/techprogram/S3222.HTM
Wednesday Morning Contributed Oral Session 59 on Plant-Insect Interactions: Pollination http://eco.confex.com/eco/2008/techprogram/S3768.HTM
Wednesday afternoon, "Evolution in a Community Context" organized by Casey Terhorst and Tom Miller: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2008/techprogram/S2771.HTM
Friday morning: "Changing times: The impact of variability in plant phenology at multiple scales" organized by Abraham Miller-Rushing, moderated by David Inouye,: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2008/techprogram/S2789.HTM
CONTACT: If you have questions about this Pollination Conference, please contact Jeff Karron (karron_at_uwm_dot_edu), Randy Mitchell (rjm2_at_uakron_dot_edu), or Rebecca Irwin (Rebecca_dot_Irwin_at_Dartmouth_dot_edu).
The Pollination Conference is being generously supported by the Ecological Society of America and the Annals of Botany Company
images by Jeff Karron, Rebecca Irwin, Brad Taylor, Wendy Brown, Nathan Muchhala, and Randy Mitchell
Last updated May 14, 2009