Second Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology – Montpellier 2018

19 août 2018 - 22 août 2018

Corum, Montpellier, France

Joint Congresses take place every six years and bring together four of the world's largest academic societies in the field of evolutionary biology

There will be 78 symposia during the meeting, running as parallel sessions. Each symposium will be either half-day or full-day long.

S1. SSE W. D. Hamilton Award Symposium

S2. SSB Ernst Mayr Award Symposium

S3. ASN Vice- President Symposium: Advances through theory: an exploration of mathematical models in ecology and evolution

S4. Evolution on the edge: eco-evolutionary dynamics, range expansion, and local adaptation.

S5. Evolution in Metapopulations and Structured Populations: A Symposium in honor of Ilkka Hanski, Isabelle Olivieri and Dave McCauley

S6. Microgeographic adaptation and adaptive landscape genomics

S7. Social evolution and kin selection: confronting nature with theory

S8. Social behaviour and evolution in the omics era

S9. Mechanisms of communication and recognition in social evolution

S10. Major transitions in individuality and levels of selection

S11. Multi-level selection and the origins of life

S12. The Evolution of Resistance

S13. Pathogen evolution during chronic infection – towards evolutionary disease management

S.14. New horizons in host-parasite co-genomics and co-evolution

S15. Evolutionary immunology: tradeoffs and mechanisms

S16. Parasite and symbiont niches: host specificity and beyond

S17. Evolutionary Epidemiology across multiple scales

S18. Evolution of hosts and parasites with their microbiomes: a problem of unfaithful relationships

S19. The evolution of mutualisms and their evolutionary impact on biodiversity

S20. How Predictable is Evolution?

S21. In vivo, in vitro, in silico experimental evolution. Convergence and insights into evolution

S22. The molecular basis of convergent evolution: shared and unique features

S23. From development to function: what does drive morphological convergences?

S24. Evolution and development in deep time, merging insights from paleontology and developmental biology

S25. The macroevolutionary dynamics of form-function relationships

S26. Horizontal transfer of genetic material: its vectors, patterns and eco-evolutionary consequences

S27. Moving beyond point mutations: the role of structural genomic variation in adaptation and novelty

S28. The role of repetitive genetic elements in genome evolution and adaptation and speciation

S29. Comparative and mechanistic phylogeography in the big data era

S30. Novel approaches in phylogenetic comparative methods for modelling trait evolution

S31. New approaches to phylogenomics

S32. Comparing phylogenetic trees: why and how?

S33. Ecological models of macroevolution

S34. Experimental and theoretical studies of the origins and consequences of diversification

S35. Combining fossils and phylogenies in studies of diversification

S36. Ecological and genetic mechanisms underlying balanced polymorphisms

S37. Systematics Research in Africa: Impact for millions

S38. Species in the Theory of Evolution: from concepts to methods and applications

S39. Late stages in speciation: evolution of strong reproductive isolation in the presence of gene flow

S40. Towards an integrated understanding of genomic and phenotypic divergence

S41. Consequences of hybridization: from swamping to speciation

S42. From theory to genome-wide data: inferring selection, demography, gene flow and admixture

S43. Ancient DNA studies of Adaptive Processes through Time

S44. Gene regulatory evolution in natural populations

S45. The evolution of complex traits and polygenic adaptation: where do we stand?

S46. Role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution: Where are we now?

S47. The theory of fitness landscapes: where is this path taking us?

S48. Epigenetics and adaptation

S49. The making and breaking of genetic constraints

S50. Evolvability: a unifying concept in evolutionary biology

S51. Causes and Consequences of Recombination Rate Evolution

S52. New directions in sex chromosome evolution

S53. Evolution of reproductive systems

S54. Fitness Effects of mutations

S55. Ecological and evolutionary genomics of polyploidy

S56. Manifestation and resolution of sexual conflict

S57. Modes of inheritance and genomic conflicts

S58. Causes of maladaptation: environmental change, demography, inbreeding and genetic constraints

S59. Towards a unified biology of populations: Integrating ecology, evolution and demography

S60. Evolutionary rescue

S61. The Evolution of Community Ecology

S62. Experimental evolution in the context of ecosystems

S63. Evolution in an urbanizing world

S64. Rapid Evolutionary Responses to Global Change

S65. Domestication: human-induced evolution

S66. Celebrating 10 years of Evolutionary Applications and a look to the future

S67. Evolution-smart agriculture: breeding and protection

S68. The ecology and evolution of cancer

S69. Evolutionary Physiology

S70. Floral evolution: breeding systems, pollinators, and beyond

S71. Human evolutionary biology

S72. Virus Evolution

S73. Exploring life history evolution across multiple scales

S74. Understanding mate preferences and mating systems: from genetics to behavior

S75. Public communication? Don’t shout...SCREAM (Science Communication Research Empowers AMazing) outreach

S76. Evolutionary management of wild populations

S77. The evolution of cognition: the interplay of individual and environmental factors

S78. Open symposium

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