Applied Evolution and Ecology

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 303AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Jory Weintraub, PhD, Assistant Director, Education and Outreach, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Description: This symposium focuses on applied evolution and ecology; that is, how we combine principles of evolution and ecology with mathematical and computational approaches to understand the world around us, from things as basic as the last common ancestor of all living organisms to as complex as medicine and food webs.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
Cell Membranes in the Last Common Ancestor of Organisms
Jonathan Lombard, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
4:10 PM
Ecological Stoichiometry and its Role in Population Models
Angie Peace, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
4:30 PM
Experimental Coevolution in Two Engineered Systems
Luis Zaman, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow , BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action