SICB Annual Meeting 2017
January 4-8, 2017
New Orleans, LA

Symposium: Indirect Effects of Global Change: from Physiological and Behavioral Mechanisms to Ecological Consequences (SICB wide)

An important goal of current biological research is to understand how global change makes species vulnerable to extirpation. Many, if not most, analyses of global change vulnerability focus solely on the direct effects of changing abiotic stressors on single species. However, species do not live in isolation within their physical environments and direct effects of climate change on a species are likely to be compounded by indirect effects that result from altered interactions with other species, such as competitors and predators.

This symposium is designed to synthesize empirical and theoretical analyses of the indirect effects of global change by bringing together researchers that study the indirect effects of global change from multiple perspectives in terms of habitats (aquatic, terrestrial), type of anthropogenic change (e.g., temperature, ocean acidification, noise pollution), biological fields (physiologists, behaviorists, ecologists), and levels of biological organization (from molecules to whole communities). Our goal in bringing together researchers from such traditionally disparate fields in biology is to foster cross-disciplinary insights into the mechanistic bases and higher-order ecological consequences of indirect effects of global change, and to promote collaboration among fields.

Sponsors: DAB, DCPB, DEE, DIZ, DNB, & TCS



S1-1 Thursday, Jan. 5, 08:00 FERRARI, Maud C.O.: Behavioural and cognitive ecology of predation risk assessment in a changing world

S1-2 Thursday, Jan. 5, 08:30 SWADDLE, John P: Animal Communication and Species Interactions in a Changing World: Consequences of noise pollution

S1-3 Thursday, Jan. 5, 09:00 DIXSON, Danielle L: Understanding the direct effects of pH on the sensory systems of marine organisms

S1-4 Thursday, Jan. 5, 10:00 GUNDERSON, A.R.*; KING, E.; BOYER, K.; TSUKIMURA, B.; STILLMAN, J.H.: Species interactions and the cellular stress response in an intertidal crustacean system

S1-5 Thursday, Jan. 5, 10:30 DELONG, John/P*; GIBERT, Jean/P; LUHRING, Tom/M; BACHMAN, Gwendolyn; REED, Benjamin; NEYER, Abigail; MONTOOTH, Kristi/M: The combined effects of reactant kinetics and enzyme stability explain the temperature dependence of metabolic rates

S1-6 Thursday, Jan. 5, 11:00 FEY, SB: Species interactions in variable environments: How temporal patterns of temperature can influence competitive interactions

S1-7 Thursday, Jan. 5, 11:30 DIAMOND, SE*; CHICK, L; DUNN, RR; ELLISON, AM; SANDERS, NJ; GOTELLI, NJ: Heat tolerance predicts the strength of species interaction effects under global climate change

S1-8 Thursday, Jan. 5, 13:30 BARTON, Brandon T*; MURRELL, Ebony G: Comparing the effects of climate warming on biological control in conventional and organic agriculture

S1-9 Thursday, Jan. 5, 14:00 URBAN, Mark C.: Searching for the biotic multipliers of climate change

S1-10 Thursday, Jan. 5, 14:30 GILMAN, Sarah E.: Indirect Effects of Temperature in Rocky Intertidal Communities: When Do They Matter?

S1-11 Thursday, Jan. 5, 15:00 LANY, N.L.*; ZARNETSKE, P.L.; GOUHIER, T.C.: Incorporating the effects of climate change on species interactions into species distribution models