SICB Annual Meeting 2016
January 3-7, 2016
Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR

Symposium: Beyond the mean: Biological impacts of changing patterns of temperature variation

Changing climate is having far-reaching impacts on ecosystems around the globe. Much research has documented changes in mean temperature and correlated shifts in the distribution, phenology, abundance of organisms and their populations and species. Much less work has evaluated biological impacts of changes in temporal and spatial variation in temperature, and in the frequency of extreme events. Mean temperatures may be far less relevant for physiology and life history of most organisms, so understanding the biological impacts of these other aspects of temperature change is a critical emerging challenge. We are on the cusp of an explosion of work in this area. This is a prime time to drive the field forward by bringing together established and early-career biologists for a wide-ranging discussion of theory and data approaches to the problem.

Sponsors: DAB, DCE, DCPB, DEE, DIZ



S9.1 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 08:00 POERTNER, Hans-O.: Impacts of climate variability and change on marine animals: physiological underpinnings and evolutionary consequences.

S9.2 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 08:30 MURDOCK, C.C.*; THOMAS, M.B.: Estimating vector-borne disease transmission in a thermally variable environment

S9.3 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 09:00 VASSEUR, David A.: Incorporating short-term temporal variability into model projections of performance and population dynamics.

S9.4 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 10:00 WILLIAMS, C.M.*; SZEJNER, A.; MORGAN, T.S.; SUNNY, N.E.; MCCUE, M.D.; HAHN, D.A.: Extreme low temperatures remodel metabolic physiology and life history in Drosophila melanogaster

S9.5 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 10:30 VICKERS, MJ*; ARNOLDI, JF; HART, S; SCHWARZKOPF, L: Individual heterogeneity in thermoregulatory behaviour under strict thermal regimes in a tropical skink.

S9.6 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 11:00 PINCEBOURDE, S.*; SAUDREAU, M.; CAILLON, R.; EZANIC, A.: The thermal heterogeneity at leaf, canopy and biogeographical scales: consequences for leaf dwelling insects

S9.7 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 11:30 WANG, G: Tempcycles: R tools for exploring the ecological consequences of temperature cycling, with examples from plants.

S9.8 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 13:30 BUCKLEY, L.B.*; HUEY, R.B.: How extreme temperatures impact organisms and the evolution of their thermal tolerance

S9.9 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 14:00 SHELDON, K.S*; DILLON, M.E.: Integrating climatic variation and population-level variation into models to predict climate change impacts

S9.10 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 14:30 MARSHALL, Katie E.*; HARLEY, Christopher D. G.; SINCLAIR, Brent J.: Integrating the effects of repeated cold exposure from transcriptome to species distribution in the eastern spruce budworm

S9.11 Wednesday, Jan. 6, 15:00 SEARS, Michael*; ANGILLETTA, Michael; APANOVITCH, Evan; CARLO, Michael; LEVY, Ofir; RIDDELL, Eric; RUSCH, Travis: The influence of thermal heterogeneity on species interactions