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The Evolution of Thermal Reaction Norms for Growth Rate and Body Size in Ectotherms

Symposium organized by Michael J. Angilletta Jr.

Sponsored by DEE

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1	

8:20 Opening Remarks-Mike Angilletta
8:30 Kyle Ashton
9:00 George Gilchrist
9:30 Wolf Blanckenhorn
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Goggy Davidowitz
11:00 Brian Bayne
11:30 Mike Sears
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch

Day 2

8:30 Jan Kozlowski
9:00 David Conover
9:30 Joel Kingsolver
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Karl Gotthard
11:00 Jamie Gillooly
11:30 Mike Angilletta
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch

Participants & Titles of Presentations:

Kyle G. Ashton, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA


Are there general body size-latitude (and temperature) trends in vertebrates?

George W. Gilchrist, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia


Is plasticity an adaptation? Body size as a function of temperature within and among parallel clines in Drosophila subobscura

Wolf Blanckenhorn, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Bergmann's rule, the converse and countergradients: clinal body size variation in the yellow dung fly

Goggy Davidowitz, University of Arizona, Tucson

The Phsyiological Basis of Reaction Norms: Where Developmental Rate and Duration of Development Connect

Brian L. Bayne, retired, United Kingdom

Environmental and genetic correlates of growth plasticity in bivalve mollusks

Michael W. Sears, Indiana State University, Terre Haute

Geographic variation in growth and body size in squamate reptiles: patterns and processes

Jan Kozlowski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

The meaning of terms "growth rate" and "adult size" in determinate and indeterminate growers

David O. Conover (State University of New York, Stony Brook)


Countergradient variation and the evolution of growth rate: lessons from silverside fishes

Joel G. Kingsolver, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Genetic variation and selection on size and growth in fluctuating thermal environments

Karl Gotthard (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)


Optimal body size and growth strategies in temperate butterflies

James F. Gillooly, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The central role of metabolism from genes to ecosystems

Michael J. Angilletta Jr. (Indiana State University, Terre Haute)


Temperature, growth rate, and body size in ectotherms: fitting pieces of a life-history puzzle