Held February 8-10, 2007
Institute of the Environment
University of California, Los Angeles


Evolutionary Change in
Human-altered Environments

An International Summit


Scheduled Poster Presentations - Friday, February 8th, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
(in alphabetical order by first author; numbers correspond to assigned posterboard number)

1. Rapid adaptation of sea-run threespine stickleback fish after introduction to a lake.
Windsor E. Aguirre and Michael A. Bell
2. Did Florida populations of the root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus L. come from Puerto Rico? A mitochondrial analysis of populations from Puerto Rico and Florida.
Marina S. Ascunce
, Ann Marie Clark, Rosa A. Franqui, and Herbet N. Nigg
3. Evolutionary responses of associated hormonal, behavioral, and  morphological traits following colonization: conservation or potential?
Jonathan W. Atwell
, Goncalo C. Cardoso, and Ellen D. Ketterson
4. Discovering genes associated with whirling disease resistance using microarray analysis.
Melinda Baerwald
, Ronald Hedrick, and Bernie May
5. Population genetic structure of a rodent reservoir for Hantavirus, O. longicaudatus,in Chile and its human implications.
Brittany S. Barker
, Fernando Torres-Perez, R. Eduardo Palma, and Joseph A. Cook
6. Models of rapid life history evolution in marine reserves.
Marissa L. Baskett
, Joshua S. Weitz, Jonathan Dushoff, Steven D. Gaines, and Simon A. Levin
7. Differences in genetic diversity for mitochondrial DNA among hatchery and wild populations of Oncorhynchus mykiss with suspected resistance to Myxobolus cerebralis the causative agent of salmonid whirling disease.
Katherine A. Beauchamp, Mansour El-Matbouli, E. Richard Vincent, Ronald P. Hedrick
8. The role of genetically engineered traits in future evolution.
Thomas Bøhn and Raul Primicerio
9. Comparative phylogeography in southern California: Evolutionary processes and current reserve design.
Andrew J. Bohonak, Joshua Boys, Robert Fisher, and Amy G. Vandergast
10. Effects of forest fragmentation on prevalence and host specificities of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus spp. in African rainforest birds.
Camille Bonneaud, Irem Sepil, Borja Milá, Wolfgang Buermann, Ravinder N.M. Sehgal, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Tatjana A. Iezhova, Sassan Saatchi, and Thomas B. Smith
11. Ecotoxicology of wild yellow perch (Perca flavescens) populations chronically exposed to a polymetallic gradient: A genetic approach.
Vincent Bourret, Louis Bernatchez, Patrice Couture, and Peter G.C. Campbell
12. Bird translocations as an effective tool for the genetic restoration of isolated populations.
Juan L. Bouzat, Jeff A. Johnson, John E. Toepfer, Scott A. Simpson, Terry L. Esker, and Ronald L. Westemeier
13. Conservation genetics of the east Pacific green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Michoacan, Mexico.
Omar Chassin-Noria, Alberto Abreu-Grobois, Peter H. Dutton, and Ken Oyama
14. A hybrid zone between two species of spadefoot toads.
Amanda J. Chunco and Karin Pfennig
15. Understanding the causes and fates of hybrid swarms.
Matthew P. Corsi, Paul Spruell, Robb F. Leary, and Fred W. Allendorf
16. Modern human predators as agents of selection.
Chris Darimont, Paul C. Paquet, and Thomas E. Reimchen
17. Endemic lineages reflect hotspots of biodiversity within the Alexander Archipelago, Alaska.
Natalie G. Dawson, S.O. MacDonald, A.G. Hope, and J.A. Cook  
18. Fishatlas: integrating available and new genetic data on Belgian freshwater fish for conservation management.
Koen De Gelas, Jeroen Van Houdt, Filip A.M. Volckaert, and Daniel De Charleroy
19. Patterns of genetic variation in anthropogenically impacted populations.
Joseph D. DiBattista
20. Fish-stocking imposes rapid micro-evolution on the zooplankter Daphnia.
Cathy Duvivier, Robby Stoks, and Luc De Meester
21. Parallel responses of species and genetic diversities of Indonesian butterflies to disturbance in tropical rainforests.
Cécile Fauvelot, Daniel F.R. Cleary, and Steph B.J. Menken
22. The effects of size-selective harvesting on the population biology of a sex-changing limpet, Lottia gigantea.
P.B. Fenberg and K. Roy
23. Climate change alters phenology and gene flow in an annual plant.
Steven J. Franks and Arthur E. Weis
24. Fitness and phenotypic consequences of multigenerational hybridization between farmed and wild salmon from two divergent populations.
Dylan J. Fraser and Jeffrey A. Hutchings
25. Restricted gene flow among populations of the endangered pygmy bluetongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis.
Michael G. Gardner, Annabel Smith, Aaron Fenner, and C. Michael Bull
26. Evolutionary responses of a butterfly population to climate change – explorations with a stochastic, individual-based model.
Richard S. Gejji, James J. Boyle, Ward B. Watt, Mark S. Alber, and Jessica J. Hellmann
27. MHC versus microsatellite diversity in spotted suslik Spermophilus suslicuspopulations from two different parts of its range.
Aleksandra Gondek and Jacek Radwan
28. Speciation in reverse: the collapse of a threespine stickleback species pair highlights the fragility of reproductive barriers between evolutionarily young species.
Jennifer L. Gow, Janette W. Boughman, Matt Groenenboom, Marian Sniatynski, Dolph Schluter, Catherine L. Peichel, and Eric B. Taylor
29. Rapid evolution of a desert plant invader  in response to elevated atmospheric CO2 at the Nevada Desert FACE  Facility.
Judah Grossman and Kevin J. Rice
30. The fate of mixed populations:  Exploring the outcomes of many generations of experimental hybridization under both benign and stressful conditions.
AnnMarie S. Hwang and Suzanne Edmands
31. Integrating data, biological and decision models for invasive species management: Application to leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula).
Ayaz Hyder, Brian Leung, and Zewei Miao
32. Flowering phenology and the evolution of fragmented prairie plant populations.
Jennifer Ison and Stuart Wagenius
33. Genetic and phenotypic diversity in Western aspen.
M.K. Kanaga, M.E. Pfrender, R.J. Ryel, and K.E. Mock
34. The role of local adaptation in the spread of an invader: Recent range expansion of Bromus tectorum.
Rebecca H. Kao, Cynthia S. Brown, and Ruth A. Hufbauer
35. If you build it, who will come? Casting an evolutionary eye on ecological restoration.
Madhusudan Katti and Karl Kraft
36. Does the native predator Corethrella appendiculata determine the invasive success of the mosquito Aedes albopictus?
Banugopan Kesavaraju,Kavitha Damal, and Steven A. Juliano
37. Genetic impacts of ranch mink on wild mink populations.
Anne Kidd, Jeff Bowman, and Albrecht Schulte-Hostedde
38. Impact of human development on contemporary evolution in threespine stickleback fish.
Jun Kitano, David A. Beauchamp, Seiichi Mori, Takanori Nakano, and Catherine L. Peichel
39. Human-induced habitat modification drives rapid and predictable morphological evolution in an endemic livebearing fish.
R. Brian Langerhans and Craig A. Layman
40. The interplay of hybrid vigour, hybrid breakdown and recombination in adaptation to novel environments.
Robert G. Latta and April D. Johansen
41. Exploitation-induced changes in farmed stocks Pacific oysters in France.
Ane T. Laugen, Pierre Boudry, and Bruno Ernande
42. Local adaptation to climatic variation in the common frog (Rana temporaria).
Ane T. Laugen, Anssi Laurila, Katja Räsänen, and Juha Merilä
43. Immune defense strategies differ between invasive New World House Sparrows and their Old World ancestors.
K. A. Lee, K.C. Klasing, L.B. Martin, L. Fusani, G. Sorci, B. Faivre, and M. Wikelski
44. Application of microsatellite data to the design of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Hawaiian Islands.
Catherine Lippé and David B. Carlon
45. Exotic vs. Native species: effects of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) on the native bird communities of a subtropical area.
Ian MacGregor-Fors, Lorena Morales-Pérez, Javier Quesada, and Jorge E. Schondube
46. Inferring regions of concern for a wide-ranging species endemic to California.
Mersee Madison-Villar,Andrew Bohonak, and Tod Reeder
47. An investigation of ecological function in replanted, degraded and non degraded mangrove forests of Menai bay, Zanzibar.
Makame Kitwana Makame and Gregory Atambi
48. The mysid model of adaptive constraints in a rapidly changing environment.
Jeffrey Markert, Denise Champlin, Jason Grear, Anne Kuhn, Sarah Winnicki, Mark Bagley, and Diane Nacci
49. Anthropogenic habitat alteration affects the form of natural selection in the brown anole, Anolis sagrei.
Erin Marnocha, Ryan Calsbeek, and Thomas B. Smith
50. Change in species composition and phenotypic variation as a function of forest degradation, in Loma Alta, Ecuador.
C.C. Martínez Rivera
51. Genomic analysis of hatch timing in coho salmon.
Erin McClelland and Kerry Naish
52. Phenotypic responses of two oceanic island endemic bird species to recent anthropogenic habitat changes.
Martim Melo
53. Local adaptation of maize landraces to an environmental gradient.
Kristin L. Mercer and Hugo Perales Rivera
54. Human movement of fish obscures evolutionary history: Colorado’s native trout and their non-native genes.
J. L. Metcalf, V. L. Pritchard, D. E. Cowley, S. M. Silverstri, J. S. Woods, J. b. Mitton, and A. P. Martin
55. Rapid natural selection for resistance to an introduced parasite of rainbow trout: preserving genetic diversity matters in changing environments.
Mark P. Miller and E. Richard Vincent   
56. Analysis of phenotypic and genetic variation in the endangered beach mouse.
Lynne M. Mullen, Sacha Vignieri, Linda Botteger, Cynthia Steiner, Jeff Gore, and Hopi E. Hoekstra
57. Combining scientific and fist hand local knowledge for raising awareness on gorilla conservation in Cameroon; Great Apes conservation education in Lebialem Highlands.
Denis Ndeloh and Louis Nkembi
58. The emergence of a hybrid fish in perturbed habitats.
A. Nolte, K. Stemshorn, J. Freyhof, and D. Tautz
59. Properties of principal components analysis when applied to isolation-by-distance populations.
John Novembre and Matthew Stephens
60. Trampsnails: genetic evidence for natural colonization and human-mediated introductions of the land snail Praticolella.
Kathryn E. Perez and Cliff Cunningham
61. Strong artificial selection in the wild results in predicted small evolutionary change.
Erik Postma, Jan Visser, and Arie J. van Noordwijk
62. Human impacts on the population genetic structure of cutthroat trout.
 V. L. Pritchard
, K. Jones, and D. E. Cowley
63. Population connectivity in the recreationally and commercially targeted species, striped marlin.
Catherine Purcell and Suzanne Edmands
64. Conservation of biodiversity and habitat destruction: do economic incentives based policies work? Conservation of Ibex (Capra sibirica hemalayanus) and Markhor in Arkari valley Chitral, Pakistan.
Fazli Rabbi and Siegfried Bauer
65. Genetic structure and genetic diversity of natural populations of crabwood (Carapa guianensis Aulb).
Andréa Raposo, Ana Y. Ciampi, Lúcia H. Wadt, and Elizabeth A. Veasey
66. The role of maternal effects in responses to human induced environmental change: acidification 7and amphibians.
Katja Räsänen, Anssi Laurila, Fredrik Söderman, Micael Persson, and Juha Merilä
67. Responding to environmental change: can a need for breeding synchrony in common guillemots (Uria aalge) limit individual plastic responses?
Thomas E. Reed, Sarah Wanless, Michael P. Harris, Morten Frederiksen, Loeske E.B. Kruuk, and Emma J. A. Cunningham
68. Evolutionary consequences of a rapidly evolving invasive species to the viability of a native threatened species.
David C. Richards and Tristan Arrington
69. A follow up on the evidence of rapid evolutionary changes of gene expression profiles in farmed Atlantic salmon.
Christian Roberge, Éric Normandeau, Sigurd Einum, Helga Guderley, and Louis Bernatchez
70. Elucidating the mechanisms of invasion success: novel molecular tools for the invasive Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus).
Vinodkumar Saranathan and Michael A. Russello
71. Conservation genetics of the American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus): declining population size in an impacted population in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Shane Sarver, Carolyn Ferrell, Raeann Mettler, Garth Spellman, and Cynthia Anderson
72. Practical guidelines for incorporating evolutionary concepts into conservation biology.
Martin A. Schlaepfer
73. Of Guppies and Clear-Cuts: Isolating the Role of Light in Contemporary Evolution.
Amy K. Schwartz and Andrew P. Hendry
74. Changes in genetic diversity and population structure of Sacramento perch due to anthropogenic translocations to new environments.
Rachel S. Schwartz and Bernie May
75. Invasive plant promotes hybridization and speciation in native host specialist insects.
Dietmar Schwarz and Bruce A. McPheron
76. Implications of genetic diversity for the conservation in endangered bird species.
Gernot Segelbacher
77. Effects of deforestation on the prevalence of blood-borne pathogens in African rainforest birds.
Ravinder Sehgal, Anthony Chasar, Wolfgang Buermann, Camille Bonneaud, Sassan Saatchi, Gediminas Valkiūnas, and Thomas B. Smith
78. The role of selection, gene flow, and range edges in determining ecological responses to climate warming in the cut-leaved monkeyflower (Mimulus laciniatus).
Jason P. Sexton, Kevin J. Rice, and Sharon Y. Strauss
79. Floristical and phytosociological survey in the edge of Núcleo Cabuçu, Cantareira State Park, São Paulo, Brazil.
Vanda S. Silva, Eduardo L. M. Catharino, Giancarlo C.X. Oliveira, and Elizabeth A. Veasey
80. Inferring past and recent evolutionary processes of Quetzals in a fragmented landscape.
Sofia Solorzano, Allan J. Baker, and Ken Oyama
81. Impervious land cover predicts anthropogenic disturbance and variation in fitness of nesting house wrens (Troglodytes aedon).
Pacifica Sommers, Louise Gava, Caitlin Kight, and John Swaddle
82. Cryptic genetic variation in a coniferous forest management indicator species (Aves, Certhiidae: Certhia americana).
Garth M. Spellman, Raeann Mettler, Shane Sarver, and John Klicka
83. Rapid evolutionary divergence of pupfish morphology surpasses historical divergence.
Craig A. Stockwell and Michael L. Collyer
84. Purging of deleterious recessive alleles during historical inbreeding reduces the magnitude of inbreeding depression.
William R. Swindell and Juan L. Bouzat
86. Genetic structure of a native fish species, Etheostoma nigrum (Rafinesque) in the upper Midwest.
Ali G. Tackett, Jeffrey S. Heilveil, and Craig A. Stockwell
87. Long term genetic consequences of intense hunting pressure on Scandinavian moose (Alces alces).
Carl-Gustaf Thulin, Göran Ericsson, Kjell Danell, and Roger Bergström.
88. Variation in the major histocompatibility class IIDB gene region between polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated and reference populations of the mummichog fish, Fundulus heteroclitus.
Joëlle Tirindelli, Sarah Cohen, Diane Nacci, and Denise Champlin
89. The effect of human-mediated interpopulation hybridization on population fitness and species interactions.
Michelle Tseng
90. Life history and environmental variation interact to determine effective population to census size ratio.
Thomas F. Turner, Megan J. Osborne, Gregory R. Moyer, Melissa A. Benavides, and Dominique Alò
91. Genetic variability and population structure of an island endemic rodent (Oryzomys couesi cozumelae): conservation implications. Ella Vázquez-Domínguez, Rodrigo Vega, and Alfredo D. Cuarón
92. U.S. EPA Partnerships & Climate Change.
André Villaseñor
93. Reproductive failure and reduced progeny fitness: two genetic consequences of fragmentation in the widespread prairie plant Echinacea angustifolia.
Stuart Wagenius
94. Evidence for habitat fragmentation altering within-population processes in wombats.
Faith M. Walker, Paul Sunnucks, and Andrea C. Taylor
95. Project baseline:  Preserving genetic materials for future studies on evolutionary change.
Arthur E. Weis, Jeffrey K. Conner, Julie R. Etterson, Susan J. Mazer, and Ruth G. Shaw 
96. The build-up of genetic structure during colonization of recently deglaciated habitat.
Andrew R. Whiteley, Scott Gende, Anthony J. Gharrett, and David A. Tallmon
97. Effects of an invasive social wasp on endemic Hawaiian arthropods.
Erin E. Wilson and David A. Holway
98. Dramatic resistance of the Atlantic tomcod population in the Hudson River to PCBs and Dioxin.
Isaac Wirgin, Nirmal Roy, and R. Christopher Chambers
99. Evolutionary consequences of heavy metal contamination to deer mice and their intestinal microbial community.
Samantha M. Wisely, Susan J. Brown, and Sanjeev Naranayan
100. The genetics of copper tolerance in Mimulus guttatus.
Kevin Wright, David Lowry, Mark Macnair, and John Willis
101. Scale dependent responses of beetle genetic and phenotypic diversity to temporal variability.
Gal Yaacobi and Dafna Kaufman
102. Effects of habitat fragmentation on pollinator communities in New England.
Helen J. Young and Kristen Pelz
103. The Achilles' heel of DNA barcoding: mtDNA introgression in skipper butterflies.
Evgueni V. Zakharov and Jessica J. Hellmann
104. Population responses to inbreeding and environmental perturbations: an experimental study.
Audrey Zannese and Tim Benton