14TH MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE ON POPULATION BIOLOGY

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                                The 14th Annual
                   MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON POPULATION BIOLOGY
 
                        University of Kansas, Lawrence
                              12-14 November 1993
 
 
      This year's Midwest Conference on Population Biology will take
place at
the University of Kansas on 12-14 November 1993.  The MCPB provides an
excellent opportunity for the exchange of ideas within the broad scope
of
population biology, including (but not limited to) genetics, ecology,
evolution, and behavior, and from both empirical and theoretical
perspectives.
Besides the customary selection of outstanding speakers (see SCHEDULE
OF
EVENTS), this year's program will feature a contributed poster session
(see
POSTER SESSION for details) and a panel discussion on the topic:
"Reconciling
"Good" Science with Conservation Imperatives: Problems and Prospects."
 
LOCATION:  All talks will be held in Haworth Hall, room 1005.  Posters
will be
displayed in the foyer.
 
PARKING:  Free parking begins after 4:00 PM on Friday in all Yellow
Zones.  We
recommend the use of Lot 90, located just south of Haworth Hall; it
has many
spaces and is convenient to the meeting site.
 
FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTION:  Conference participants and friends are
invited to
meet at the 2nd floor lobby of the Burge Union on Friday evening from
6:00 to
11:30 PM.  Late registration will also be available.  Please park in
lot 72 on
the east side of the building.
 
MIXER, BANQUET, AND PLENARY ADDRESS:  These Saturday evening events
will be
held at The American Bistro; all participants are encouraged to
attend.
Daniel Simberloff, Florida State University, will present the plenary
address
following the meal.
 
LODGING:  The following is a list of twelve Lawrence hotels (area code
913):
                                               Singl./dbl.
      1. Best Western (800/528-1234, 841-6500)    $29/$33
      2. Bismark Inn (749-4040)                   $32/$38
      3. College Motel (843-0131)
      4. Days Inn (800/325-2525, 843-9100)        $43/$46
      5. Eldridge Hotel (800/527-0909, 749-5011)  $66/$74
      6. Holiday Inn (800/465-4329, 841-7077)     $64/$70
      7. Jayhawk Motel (843-4131)                 $22/$25
      8. Quality Inn (842-7030)                   $46/$54
      9. Super 8 Motel (800/800-8000, 842-5217)   $34/$40
      10. Travelodge (842-5100)                   $39/$43
      11. Virginia Inn (800/468-8979, 843-6611)   $33/$40
      12. Westminister Inn (841-8410)             $34/$42
 We encourage you to make reservations early to ensure room
availability, but
please note that hotels are not within easy walking distance of
Haworth Hall.
 For those willing to bring their own sleeping bag, floor space will
be available at no cost, although space is limited.  Contact Barbara
Hayford
at 913/842-4776 for further information.
 
POSTER SESSION:  Abstracts of posters should be sent to Jim
Danoff-Burg (see
address below) by 31 October 1993 and _must_ be submitted on diskette
(IBM or
Macintosh format) to be included in the MCPB program.  Please also
enclose a
hardcopy and a note explaining what software was used.  Bring both
thumb tacks
and tape to mount your poster (1.2 x 2.4 m).  Posters will be on
display all
day Saturday, although authors will be available for questions during
a period
immediately following lunch.  NB: A prize will be awarded.
 
 
                              SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Friday, 12 November
 
      6:00 - 11:30 PM   Reception and late registration (2nd floor
lobby,
                        Burge Union).
 
Saturday, 13 November
Morning Session (1005 Haworth Hall):  "Population Ecology"
 
      8:45 - 9:00 AM    Welcome and Introductory Remarks.
      9:00 - 9:40       Jane H. Bock, University of Colorado.  Soil
seed
                        banks: Records of the past and predictors of
the
                        future.
      9:40 - 10:20      Victoria L. Sork, University of Missouri --
St. Louis.
                        Impact of natural selection and gene flow on
genetic
                        differentiation among local subpopulations of
                        temperate forest oaks.
      10:40 - 11:20     Carl E. Bock, University of Colorado.  Effects
of
                        ungulate grazing on grassland ecosystems:
Evidence
                        from the Great Plains and American Southwest.
      11:20 - 12:00     Andrew Sih, University of Kentucky.
Ecological
                        factors influencing the 'battle between the s
                     Experimental studies on water strider mating
dynamics.
 
Afternoon Session (1005 Haworth Hall):  Posters, "The Genetics and
Evolution
of Sociality," and Panel Discussion
 
      1:00 - 1:40 PM    Poster presentations.
      1:40 - 2:20       Deborah R. Smith, University of Kansas.
Population
                        genetics in cooperative spiders.
      2:20 - 3:00       Zuleyma Tang-Martinez, University of Missouri
-                        Louis.  Inclusive fitness and the evolution
of
                        sociality:  Cause or consequence?
      3:20 - 4:00       Diana Wheeler, University of Arizona.  Castes
in
                        social insects as alternative phenotypes.
      4:00 - 5:00       Panel Discussion:  Reconciling "Good" Science
with
                        Conservation Imperatives:  Problems and
Prospects.
 
Evening Session (The American Bistro, 1st floor of the Eldridge Hotel)
 
      5:00 - 6:30 PM    Mixer.
      6:30 - 8:00       Banquet.
      8:00 - 9:00       Plenary Address:  Daniel Simberloff, Florida
State
                        University.
 
Sunday, 14 November
Morning Session (1005 Haworth Hall): "Evolutionary Biology"
 
      9:00 - 9:40 AM    Michael Ryan, University of Texas.  Historical
and
                            genetics of plant interactions.
      11:20 - 12:00     Mark Kirkpatrick, University of Texas.
Constraint and
                        adaptation in the evolution of growth.
      12:00 - 12:30     Closing Remarks and Business Meeting.
 
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REGISTRATION FORM:  Please return this form and a check by 31 October
1993 to
Jim Danoff-Burg, MCPB, Snow Entomological Museum, University of
Kansas,
Lawrence, KS 66045.  Late registrants will be charged an additional
$10.
 
REGISTRATION (Students $15.00, Professionals $25.00):
$______________
 
BANQUET ($17.50):
$______________
 
      Menu preference (circle one):  SPINACH MANICOTTI or CHICKEN
DIJON.
      The delicious buffet will also include a full salad bar, two
      vegeta      I plan to present a poster _______ (yes/no)
 
INSTITUTION:
 
ADDRESS:
 
 
 
 
 
 
PHONE:                              EMAIL:
 
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact Jim Danoff-Burg, 913/749-1034.
(Email:
jimdb at kuhub.cc.ukans.edu).
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