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Adaptations for Life at High Elevation

Douglas Altshuler (Caltech) and Robert Dudley (U. of California/Berkeley)

Sponsoring Divisions: DVM and DCPB (primary)

Thursday, January 6

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Cameron Ghalambor (Colorado State University) and Ray Huey (University of Washington): "Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics - revisited."

1:30 - 2:00 p.m: Ray Huey (University of Washington): "Himalayan mountaineering: patterns of success and death in thin air."

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Cynthia Beall (Case Western Reserve University): "Andean, Tibetan and Ethiopian patterns of human adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia."

2:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.: John West (UC San Diego): "Human adaptation to extreme altitude."

Friday, January 7

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.: Russell K. Monson, Todd N. Rosenstiel (University of Colorado) and David A. Lipson (San Diego State University), "Carbon and nitrogen storage by alpine herbs."

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Amy Angert and Doug Schemske (Michigan State University): "Trade-offs and the evolution of altitude range limits in monkeyflowers."

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Michael Dillon, Melanie Frazier (University of Washington), and Robert Dudley (UC Berkeley): "Physiological and biomechanical performance of arthropods at high altitude"

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: John Edwards (University of Washington): "Sustenance of arthropod populations at high altitude"

10:00 - 10:30 am: Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Doug Altshuler (Caltech) and Robert Dudley (UC Berkeley): "The physiology and biomechanics of bird flight across elevations."

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.: Lesley J. Evans-Ogden and Kathy Martin (University of British Columbia): "Impacts of Elevation on Life History."

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Carsten Rahbek and Jon Fjeldsa (University of Copenhagen): "Speciation and species persistence in birds: diversification processes in highlands and lowlands across South America."

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Kim Hammond (UC Riverside): "Genetic and phenotypic responses of small mammals to life at high altitudes"

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Kate Lyons (NCEAS): "The effects of elevation on two aspects of local community structure of late Pleistocene mammals."

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Carlos Navas (University of Sao Paulo): "Physiology of high-elevation amphibians: relationships with behavior and ecological challenge."

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.: David Wake (UC Berkeley): "Effects of altitudinal gradients on salamander biodiversity in tropical America."