Our planet is currently in the midst of two very dramatic global changes; the loss of its biodiversity and a rapid change in its climate. This symposium aims to advance our general understanding of how biodiversity in the southeastern US will respond to climate change by bringing together scientists with intimate knowledge of how ecological systems in the southeast respond to climate change.
307 Science and Technology Building
Cost and registration:
Free! We encourage you to register your intended attendance for any of the public lectures by sending an email containing your name and number of individuals accompanying you to firstname.lastname@example.org. Though registration for the scientific poster session for the evening of March 14 is closed you can contact us at email@example.com to inquire about any possible openings.
Symposium lecture schedule:
8:30 AM David Chalcraft (East Carolina University): Welcome!
8:45 AM Terry Root (Stanford University): Changing Climate: Changing Species.
9:30 AM Ryan Boyles (North Carolina State University): Future climates for the southeastern US.
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Jim Clark (Duke University): Forest response to climate change in the Southeast: perspectives on the Piedmont and southern Appalachians.
11:15 AM Ray Semlitsch (University of Missouri): Abundance, diversity, and disturbance relationships: examples from pond-breeding amphibians.
1:30 PM Bob Christian (East Carolina University), Dennis Allen (University of South Carolina), David Kimmel (East Carolina University), Anthony Overton (East Carolina University), and Enrique Reyes (East Carolina University): Potential future of the Pamlico Sound ecosystem: a space for time analysis.
2:15 PM Joel Kingsolver (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill): Ecological and evolutionary responses of insects to climate changes: are means or extremes more important?
3: 00 PM Break
3:15 PM Allen Hurlbert (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill): The consequences of climate change for avian biodiversity and migration.
4:00 PM Ellen Damschen (University of Wisconsin- Madison): How complex landscapes shape plant movement and persistence in a changing climate.
4:45 PM Brian Silliman (Duke University): Food webs, climate change and new theory in ecology.
7:30 PM Poster session (For individuals registered prior to Feb. 24)
8:30 AM Mike McCoy (East Carolina University): Recap of prior day.
8:45 AM Erik Sotka (College of Charleston): Adaptation to warming estuaries of the northwestern Atlantic: an evolutionary perspective.
9:30 AM Rob Dunn (North Carolina State University): Dead trees and stinging ants. The future of the South in a warming and less predictable world.
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Reed Noss (University of Central Florida) & Joshua Reece (Valdosta State University): Climate change and biodiversity in Florida: long-term and short-term concerns.
11:15 AM Marcelo Ardon (East Carolina University): Panel-Audience discussion