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Ecological Society of Australia Conference 2020, Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism and a Pop Up Evo Devo Symposium
Ecological Society of Australia 2020
Date: November 14th-16th
Abstract Deadline: August 21st
Understanding Ecological Extremes: Mechanisms of Resilience and Recovery
Understanding the responses of species at the limits of their distribution or when subjected to disturbances forms a core element of ecological theory. With significant changes in the frequency of disturbances associated with changes in climate, pollution and habitat modification, species and ecological communities are encountering extreme conditions more often. Our knowledge now needs to extend to the future potential of species and systems within this new landscape. Building on current knowledge of species already living in extreme habitats, we need to understand mechanisms that underpin the recovery and resilience of species and ecosystems, including rapid evolution of characteristics, effects of small population sizes, and changes in behaviour. This conference will explore our understanding of extreme events and their impacts on species, communities and ecosystems, developing theories and methods to enhance this understanding, and investigating mechanisms that enable resilience in a more extreme future.
The Molecular Basis and Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism - Virtual Symposium
Date: September 14th-16th
Registration Deadline: August 25th
This symposium will focus on the molecular basis and evolution of sexual dimorphism across animals and other organisms, including the origins, evolution and biology of sex chromosomes. It will cover topics ranging from the evolution of sex determining systems, sex linkage and sex chromosomes, sex-biased gene expression (on autosomes and sex chromosomes) and X chromosome dosage compensation mechanisms, to the evolution of associated dimorphic phenotypes and the underlying selective pressures.
The diversity of genetic sex determining regions and sex chromosomes
Evolutionary challenges for sex-linked genome regions: Genetic degeneration and dosage compensation
Adaptive evolution I: Sexual antagonism
Adaptive evolution II: Evolution of sexually dimorphic phenotypes and gene expression
Sexual dimorphism in human disease
Pop Up Early Career Symposium Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Date: August 26th
Stowers Research Conferences offers a series of four biennial meetings as well as “Pop-Up” Early Career Symposia to inspire creativity, collaboration, and career development in the basic sciences.