16th Midwest Conference on Population Biology

Ben Klaas bklaas at iastate.edu
Tue Sep 19 20:04:18 EST 1995

Below is a facsimile of the announcement for the 16th Annual Midwest
Population Biology. Please forward this announcement to colleagues who
might be interested. Questions regarding the conference or this
announcement may be directed to bklaas at iastate.edu. This document can be
printed to be used for registration purposes. 


Ben Klaas
Interdepartmental Program in
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Iowa State University


We are pleased to announce that the 16th annual Midwest Conference on
Population Biology will be held November 4-5, 1995 at Iowa State
University in Ames, Iowa. The conference is an excellent opportunity for
the exchange of ideas within the broad field of population biology,
including genetics, ecology, evolution, and behavior, from both empirical
and theoretical, botanical and zoological perspectives. This year's
conference will include a poster session, eleven invited speakers, and a
keynote address and banquet. 

Invited Speakers

Simon Levin, (Keynote Speaker) - Princeton University
Scaling from individuals to ecosystems

Catherine Bach - Eastern Michigan University
Effects of herbivory and sand burial on growth and mortality of Ipomoea

Jeff Baylis - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sins of the fathers:  The consequences of adult reproductive competition
for their offsprings9 life history characteristics

Brent Danielson - Iowa State University
The relative importance of regional vs. local habitat variables in
explaining the distributions of small mammals.

Steve Hendrix - University of Iowa
Effects of habitat fragmentation on the reproductive biology of prairie

Tony Ives - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Predicting the response of species to environmental change

Mark Kaiser - Iowa State University
Estimating the relation between environmental gradients and animal

Kirk Moloney - Iowa State University
Pattern: a two-fold template for understanding spatial dynamics in an
ecological system

K. Greg Murray - Hope College (MI)
Coexistence of tropical pioneer plants in an intensely competitive

O.J. Reichman - National Biological Service
Inventory strategies for long-term food storage:  simulation models and
experimental results

Steve Tonsor - University of Pittsburgh
The genetic basis of inbreeding depression: fluctuating dominance and
environmental dependence of gene action

Don Waller - University of Wisconsin-Madison
When is enough too many?  Regional variation in deer abundance and the
concept of carrying capacity

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 3
   7:00 p.m. - midnight- Informal welcome reception at the Campanile Room,
ISU Memorial Union.  Early check-in and conference materials will be
Saturday, November 4
   8:00-8:45 a.m.- Check-in and refreshments; Molecular Biology Building
   8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.- First session; Molecular Biology Building
Auditorium, Room 1414
   1:30-4:20 p.m.- Second session; Molecular Biology Building Auditorium,
Room 1414
   4:45-5:30 p.m.- Mixer; Cardinal Room, ISU Memorial Union
   5:30-7:00 p.m.- Banquet; Campanile Room, ISU Memorial Union
   8:00 p.m.- Keynote Address:  Dr. Simon Levin, Prinecton University,
"Scaling from Individuals   to Ecosystems"; Campanile Room, ISU Memorial
Sunday, November 5
   9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.- Third session; Molecular Biology Building
Auditorium, Room 1414


Best Western Starlite Village 515-232-9260   Budgetel    515-296-2500
Comfort Inn    515-232-0689   Heartland Inn   515-233-6060
ISU Memorial Union   515-292-1111   Ramada Inn   515-232-3410
Silver Saddle Motel  515-232-8363   Super8   515-232-6510
University Inn    515-232-0280   

For more information on this conference, contact 
Ben Klaas (515-294-4033/bklaas at iastate.edu) or
Paul Wetzel (515-294-3982/prwetzel at iastate.edu)


Please return this form and a check payable to 16th Midwest Conference on
Population Biology by 20 October 1995. Late registrants will be charged an
additional $10.

Name  ____________________________________________________

Institution ____________________________________________________

Mailing address   ____________________________________________________



Telephone (include area code) _______________Email______________________

I will be presenting a poster (circle one)   Yes    /     No      

Poster title   ____________________________________________________

Registration Fees:   Student ($15), Faculty ($25)  _____________

      Banquet (optional; $15) _____________

      TOTAL _____________

Please send registration to: Jana Stenback, Registration Coordinator,
Dept. of Botany, 353 Bessey Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011


Ben Klaas
Interdepartmental Program in
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
111 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-4033            bklaas at iastate.edu

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