Biotech China 2014
Gordon Research Conference: Predator-Prey Interactions
Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura
CA, USA
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=predator
Gordon Research Conference: Predator-Prey Interactions
GRC
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=predator
Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura
CA
USA

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, January 5, 2014
08:00:00 Developing a cohesive, holistic view of predator-prey interactions Oswald Schmitz
16:00:00 Arrival and Check-in
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Welcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
19:40:00 Welcome by Chair / Discussion Leader: Larry Dill (Simon Fraser University)
19:40:00 Establishing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Predator-Prey Interactions
20:30:00 Discussion
20:45:00 Predator-prey interactions provide insight into adaptive and maladaptive aspects of the psychobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) David Diamond
21:15:00 Discussion
Monday, January 6, 2014
06:00:00 New Presentation
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Discussion Leader: Phillip Zoladz (Ohio Northern University) Newton Canteras
09:00:00 The Neurobiology of Predator-Induced Fear
09:45:00 Discussion
09:55:00 Reciprocal interactions between innate fear, parasitism and reproductive effort Ajai Vyas
10:25:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Coffee Break
11:10:00 Ecology of Fear: Using behavioral titrations to measure fearfulness and its consequences Joel Brown
11:40:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Predator-induced fear induces long lasting neuroplastic changes in key brain areas Jacqueline Blundell
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Inducible Morphological Defences
19:30:00 Discussion Leader: Peter Eklöv (Uppsala University) Peter Eklöv
19:45:00 Inducible anti-predator defences and the phylogeny of fear: insights from the world of amphibians Rick Relyea
20:15:00 Discussion
20:30:00 The genetics and neurophysiology of inducible defences in Daphnia Ralph Tollrian
21:00:00 Discussion
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
07:30:00 Breakfast
08:30:00 Group Photo
09:00:00 Discussion Leader: Jay Schulkin (Georgetown University) Jay Schulkin
09:00:00 Predators as Stressors: Integrating Human and Animal Models
09:15:00 Physiological, behavioural and demographic effects of fear in free-living vertebrates Michael Clinchy
09:45:00 Discussion
09:55:00 Predator-induced maternal stress and its effect on population dynamics Michael Sheriff
10:25:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Coffee Break
11:40:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Protective and damaging effects of the bio-behavioral stress response: cognitive and clinical aspects Rachel Yehuda
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Discussion Leader: Barbara Peckarsky (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Barbara Peckarsky
19:30:00 Fear Effects on Population- and Ecosystem-Level Processes
19:45:00 The role of predation risk in mediating the predator-prey dynamics of large carnivores and their ungulate prey Scott Creel
20:15:00 Discussion
20:30:00 Fear of predation affects ecosystem elemental cycling Dror Hawlena
21:00:00 Discussion
23:10:00 Maternal stress during pregnancy predicts cognitive and behavioural changes in the human child, including increased fearfulnesss Vivette Glover
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Learning, Unlearning and Communicating Fear
09:00:00 Discussion Leader: Ken Lukowiak (University of Calgary) Ken Lukowiak
09:15:00 The role of uncertainty in learning and retention of predator information Maud Ferrari
09:45:00 Discussion
09:55:00 Predator naiveté: when and how do prey lose their fear of predators? Dan Blumstein
10:25:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Coffee Break
11:10:00 Signals of danger: how and why to eavesdrop on the neighbours Robert Magrath
11:40:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Dangerous liaisons: the predation risks of receiving social signals Peter Banks
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:00:00 Business Meeting
19:30:00 Predators, Prey and Plants: Does Fear Make the World Green?
19:30:00 Discussion Leader: Evan Preisser (University of Rhode Island) Evan Preisser
19:45:00 Factors determining the strength of fear effects on food chains Geoffrey Trussell
20:15:00 Discussion
20:30:00 Does fear of large carnivores reduce the impacts of ungulates on the plants ungulates eat? Mark Boyce
21:00:00 Discussion
Thursday, January 9, 2014
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
06:00:00 New Presentation
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Discussion Leader: James Estes (UC Santa Cruz) James Estes
09:00:00 Restoring the Balance between Predators and Prey
09:15:00 Large carnivore conservation: is the solution fenced reserves? Craig Packer
09:45:00 Discussion
09:55:00 Ecological consequences of marine top predator declines Michael Heithaus
10:25:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Coffee Break
11:10:00 Top predators, mesopredators and their prey Bodil Elmhagen
11:40:00 Discussion
11:50:00 Paying for predator conservation David Macdonald
12:20:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Free Time
16:00:00 Poster Session
18:00:00 Dinner
19:30:00 Discussion Leader: Andrew Beckerman (University of Sheffield) Andrew Beckerman
19:30:00 Evolutionary Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions
19:45:00 Prey community structure affects how predator foraging selects for variation in defence strategies Johanna Mappes
20:15:00 Discussion
20:45:00 Evolution and novel predator-prey interactions in a human-altered world Andrew Sih
21:15:00 Discussion
Friday, January 10, 2014
07:30:00 Breakfast
09:00:00 Departure
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