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January 8-9, 2016; Irvine, CA
Organized by John C. Avise, Brian W. Bowen, and Francisco J. Ayala
This colloquium was held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, Calfiornia on January 8-9, 2016.
In recent decades, phylogeographic thought has bridged and thereby enriched the fields of population genetics, phylogenetics, and conservation biology. Phylogeographic perspectives emphasize a genealogical approach to intraspecific evolution and have had transformative impacts on population biology, biogeography, systematics, ecology, genetics, and biodiversity assessment.
This colloquium surveyed the current state of phylogeographic thinking in the ecological and evolutionary sciences and bring together leading scientists representing the best of what phylogeography can offer biology writ large. This Colloquium will be the tenth and final installment in what has been a series of annual colloquia under the umbrella title “In the Light of Evolution” (ILE).
In the Light of Evolution X: Comparative Phylogeography was co-sponsored by the University of California, Irvine.
Videos are available on the Sackler YouTube Channel.
I. Comparative Phylogeography in a Spatial Sense
Overview: The ILE Series, Chair John C. Avise, University of California, Irvine
Comparative Phylogeography in the Marine Realm, Brian W. Bowen, University of Hawaii
Comparative Phylogeography in Continental Biotas, Brett R. Riddle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Comparative Phylogeography in the Tropics, Ana Carolina Carnaval, City College of New York
Comparative Phylogeography on Islands, Kerry L. Shaw, Cornell University
II. Comparative Phylogeography in a Genomic Sense
Chair, Brian W. Bowen, University of Hawaii
Genealogy and Historical Demography, John Wakeley, Harvard University
Coalescent Computations for Multi-Species Gene Genealogies, Noah A. Rosenberg, Stanford University
The Phylogeography-Phylogenetics Continuum In Practice, Scott V. Edwards, Harvard University
Phylogeographic model selection leads to insight into the evolutionary history of four-eyed frogs, Bryan C. Carstens, The Ohio State University
Introduction, Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine
Phylogeography and Human Cultural Diversity, Alexander Harcourt, University of California, Davis
III. Comparative Phylogeography in a Taxonomic Sense
Chair, Ana Carolina Carnaval, City College of New York
Evolutionary Lessons from Vertebrate Phylogeography, Kelly Zamudio, Cornell University
Refined hypotheses based on taxon-specific traits in comparative phylogeography, L. Lacey Knowles, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Evolutionary Lessons from Plant Phylogeography of Western North America, Victoria L. Sork, University of California, Los Angeles
Phylogeography of Microbial Traits, Jennifer B.H. Martiny, University of California, Irvine
IV. Comparative Phylogeography in a Relational or Historical Sense
Chair, Scott V. Edwards, Harvard University
The Union of Comparative Phylogeography and Landscape Genetics, Leslie J. Rissler, National Science Foundation
A Conceptual Framework for Pylogeographic Analysis, Anne D. Yoder, Duke University
Relationship to Ecology and Paleoecology, Beth Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz
Relevance to Systematics and Conservation Biology, Oliver A Ryder, University of California, San Diego
Concluding Remarks, John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala, University of California, Irvine