A follow-up workshop for

“Eco-evolutionary approaches to understanding and predicting the response of species and ecosystems to climate change” (Paris, Aug 2009)


Eco-Evolutionary Approaches to Climate Changes

Rapid Adaptation to Climate Changes in Plants

August 28-30, Kyushu University 








Introductory Remarks and Objectives


- Paul Leadley

(chair bioDISCOVERY core project of DIVERSITAS




Section 1: Overview


-Antoine Kremer (France, Evoltree):

Evidence for a genetic basis for local and range-wide phenotypic variation in key functional traits in European trees.


-Jason Holliday (USA):

Genomics of adaptation to local climate in a widespread conifer.


-Yoshihiko Tsumura (Japan):

Evidence for a genetic basis for local and range-wide phenotypic variation in key functional traits in Japanese trees.


-John Stinchcombe (Canada):

Importance of functional tradeoffs in controlling genetic adaptation to environment.


-Ophelie Ronce (France):

How does evolution affect extinction and species range dynamics in the context of global change?



Section 2: Observation networks

Integrating functional genetics into observation networks: what to measure,

how to measure and how to integrate with other biodiversity and ecosystem observations.



Overview of GEO-BON and AP-BON


-Antoine Kremer (France, Evoltree):

Observation networks for trees in the context of the EU-Evoltree program.

-Tet Yahara (Japan, DIVERISITAS):

Genetic diversity assessments in the century of genome science.



Section 3: Experimental approaches

Deciphering the genetic basis of phenotypic response to climate using experiments.


-Shin-Ichi Morinaga (Japan):

Ecological genomics of a wild species of Arabidopsis growing along an altitudinal gradient.


-Outi Savolainen (Finland):

Genetic basis of adaptation of trees and Arabidopsis to climate.


-Steven Strauss (USA):

Genetic transformation: a powerful tool for dissection of adaptive traits in trees.


-Benedicte Riber Albrectsen (Sweden):

Phenotypic variation in key functional traits of Populous tremula, their genetic basis, distribution and abundance.



Section 4: Models

Modeling species response to climate change: is "rapid evolution" in response to climate change likely to occur and,

if so, what are the potential consequences?


-Jon Bridle (UK):

Local adaptation and ecological margin.


-Tongli Wang (Canada):

Accounting population variation into modeling species distribution.


-Koen Kramer (Evoltree):

Adaptive responses in functional traits at the limits of species’ range distribution, with applications on Fugus sylvatica.


-Marta Benito (France, Evoltree):

Including fitness in population genetics models.


-Andrew Gonzales (Canada):

species’ range distribution with environmental changes and evolutionary responses.




Closing Remarks


   -Tet Yahara

   (co-chair bioGENESIS core project of DIVERSITAS)


liang shi,
Jun 2, 2010, 11:11 PM