Early Career Scientists Symposium 2014: Humans as a force of ecological and evolutionary change


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  • Speaker: Alison G. Power, Cornell University and Andrew F. Read, Penn State University
  • Host Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
  • Date: 03/29/2014
  • Time: 07:45 AM - 06:00 PM

  • Location: 1360 East Hall, central campus, Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Description:

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    10th Annual University of Michigan Early Career Scientists Symposium


    The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan presents an exciting international symposium about how human activities have affected processes of ecology or evolution in ecosystems around the world.

    The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Room 1360 East Hall on the campus of Ann Arbor, Mich. Registration for the symposium is now open. 

    Our outstanding lineup of keynote and emerging leaders will address topics such as changes in nutrient cycling, food-web interactions, evolution of resistance to antibiotics or pesticides, as well as facilitation of ecosystem function through maintenance of diverse managed ecosystems. Their research topics range from organisms (microbes to mammoths) to ecosystems in modern or prehistoric times, using observational, experimental, or theoretical approaches.

    We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers and presenters: Alison G. Power, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, and Andrew Read, Professor of Biology and Entomology, Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University. Read more about them and the seven early-career speakers on the ECSS 2014 website.

    Graduate students from all universities and all disciplines are invited to present their work during a lunchtime poster session, and can indicate so when they register.  University of Michigan EEB students are particularly encouraged to show their own work and seek feedback from the scholars in attendance.  For poster specifications, please refer to the poster link on this page. Lunch will be provided at the poster session and a dinner reception will follow the symposium.

    For more information, contact Cindy Carl at cacarl@umich.edu.

    2014 Early Career Scientists Symposium organizing committee:

    Catherine Badgley cbadgley@umich.edu

    Bradley Cardinale bradcard@umich.edu

    Vincent Denef vdenef@umich.edu

    Thomas Jenkinson tsjenkin@umich.edu

    Theresa Ong weiyingo@umich.edu

    Funding provided by the generous support of the late alumna Dr. Nancy Williams Walls

    See more on the ECSS 2014 website.

    Images (from top banner) used with permission. Electron micrographs of infected mosquito midguts by John Findlay, University of Edinburgh; Longhorns by Emily Jane McTavish; Leaf phylogeny by Mike Martin; Algae by Sophie McCoy; Bird by Daniel Karp; Tiny fossils by Rick Eagan, Salt Lake City Tribune.