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We initially are planning on the basis of 40 oral presentations of 15 minutes (including questions) and a similar number of posters. Please register early as availability is limited.



Authors: Presentation Title:
Matzke, N. J.
University of California, Berkeley

Moving from historical biogeographic inference in discrete space to historical biogeographic inference in continuous space, by moving from species distribution modeling to phylogenetic lineage distribution modeling

Pigot, A. L., et al.
University of Oxford

Speciation, extinction and the illusion of range size trajectories in phylogenies and the fossil record

Boston, S. M. E., et al.
Queen's University Belfast/University College Dublin

New perspectives on postglacial colonisation in Western Europe: the phylogeography of the Leisler's bat (Nyctalus leisleri)

Moreno-Letelier, A., et al.
Imperial College London, UK

The effects of Pleistocene glaciations on three montane pine species: hybridisation, shared polymorphism and niche evolution

Dalsgaard, B., et al.
University of Cambridge, UK

Specialization in plant-hummingbird networks is associated with Quaternary climate-change velocity

Särkinen, T., et al.
Natural History Museum, London, UK

Evolutionary islands in the Andes: persistence, isolation and endemism in Andean dry tropical forests

Hawk, H. and Geller, J.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, USA

Historic genetic diversity of the endangered white abalone in California and Mexico

Álvarez-Presas, M., et al.
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Molecular phylogeography of land flatworms from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot

Early, R. and Sax, D. F.
Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Independent data reveal that bioclimate niche models consistently underestimate species climatic tolerances
Hekkala, E.
Fordham University, NY, USA
How archival DNA enhances conservation planning, case studies from mummies to mountains
Reynolds, R., et al.
University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Archipelagic Genetics: a test of a more inclusive approach for evaluating non-equilibrium dynamics in an island lizard

González, J. C., et al.
University of Oxford, UK

Defying Wallace: phylogeography and conservation of insular Asian hornbills

Belmaker, J. & Jetz, W.
Yale University, USA

Global scaling of functional turnover in birds and mammals

Cunningham, S., et al.
Fordham University, NY, USA

Patterns of molecular genetic variation among Crocodylus suchus populations throughout West and Central Africa.

García-Amorena, I., et al.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Palaeobotanical based species distribution models in ecosystem management: lessons from rear edge pine populations in Spain

Sarmento Cabral, J. and Kreft, H.
University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Emerging community properties and single-species range dynamics: lessons from a mechanistic model integrating demographic processes with biotic interactions and speciation under metabolic constraints

Capinha, C., et al.
Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Disentangling the relative influence of human, biological and environmental factors in shaping the invasion of the Signal and the Red swamp crayfish in Europe

Decu, V., et al.
Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijic", SASA, Belgrade
Endemic fauna in Serbia with distribution of some cave-living taxa

Vaclavik, T. & Meentemeyer, R.K.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

use by birds in a tropical countryside landscape, Assam

Cottee-Jones, H.E.W.
University of Oxford, UK

Equilibrium or not? Modelling potential distribution of invasive species in different stages of invasion

Pliscoff, P.
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Predicting the past, present and future of plant biodiversity in Chile: a species distribution modeling approach

Abrahamczyk, S., & Kessler, M.
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Impact of climatic seasonality on the diversity of hummingbird assemblages and their food plants: What can we deduce for climate change?

Karger, D.N., et al.
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Patterns of fern diversity in the southeast Asian archipelago

Jones, K., et al.
Natural History Museum, London and Bristol University

What explains the Azores diversity enigma?

Dobrovolski, R. et al.
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil

Climatic history and dispersal ability explain the relative importance of turnover and nestedness components of beta diversity

Beatty, C. D, Ware, J. L
Santa Clara University, USA

Biogeography, population genetics and life history of a "living fossil" dragonfly (Insecta: Odonata)

Borges, L.M.S. et al.
University of Minho, Portugal

Biogeography of wood borers in European coastal aaters: a tale of two distinct taxa sharing the same niche

Santos A. M. C.
Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil

Diversity and structure of island parasitoid communities worldwide

Múrria, C.
University of Barcelona, Spain

How is genetic diversity structured geographically? Testing the influence of disturbance regimes and dispersion of aquatic insects at local and regional scales

Dexter, K. G. & Chave, J.
University of Leeds, UK

Phylogeography of Amazonian trees with implications for Amazonian biogeography

Nogué, S. et al.
University of Oxford, UK

Vegetation dynamics through time: an inter-island comparison on the Canary Islands

Laube, I. et al.
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany

Niche availability in space and time: migration in Sylvia warblers

Sanchez-Fernandez, D. et al.
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF); Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC); Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Habitat type mediates equilibrium with climatic conditions in the distribution of Iberian diving beetles

Ochoa-Ochoa, L.M.
Oxford University Centre for the Environment, UK

Short-term changes in the amphibian meta-community structure in two Mexican fragmented landscapes

Wüest, R. al.
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland

Available niches canalize climatic diversification in the grass subfamily Danthonioideae

Murria, C., et al.
University of Barcelona, Spain

How is genetic diversity structured geographically? Testing the influence of disturbance regimes and dispersion of aquatic insects at local and regional scales

Lander, T.A., et al.
Unité Écologie Forestière Mediterranéenne, France

The effect of landscape heterogeneity and anthropogenic land-uses on pollination patterns for wild cherry trees in northern France

Dool, S.E., et al.
University College Dublin, Germany

The importance of the Balkan refuge for the post-glacial recolonization of Europe by Rhinolophus hipposideros

Morris, J.L.
University of Helsinki, Finland

Linking historical observations with paleoenvironmental reconstructions using lake sediments

Cooke, E.L., et al.
University of Oxford, UK

Phylogeography of the emerging model plant Cardamine hirsuta L.

Rosauer, D.F. and W. Jetz
Yale University, USA

Geography, predictors and conservation consequences of global centres of mammal phylogenetic endemism

O'Brien, J.D. and D. Kwiatkowski
University of Oxford, UK

The worldwide migration patterns of Plasmodium falciparum through its organelles

Hughes, A.C., et al.
University of Bristol, UK

Cryptic clues to a complex problem

Picazo, F., et al.
University of Murcia, Spain

Local and regional diversity patterns in lentic and lotic freshwater habitats across the Western Palaearctic

Jeffers, D. and K. J. Willis
University of Oxford, UK

Glacial to glacial palaeoclimate and vegetation dynamics of the southern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Hula, M.A.
Benue State University, Makurdi-Nigeria

Modelling farming practice as a driver of vegetation change in Benue State, Nigeria

Chefaoui, R., et al.
Museo de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Spain

Species distribution models of threatened Iberian invertebrates

Gamisch, A., et al.
University of Salzburg, Austria

The evolution of auto-pollination in tropical orchids: morphological, experimental, and phylogenetic studies in Bulbophyllum thouars from Madagascar

Papadopoulou, A., et al.
Instituto de Biologia Evolutiva (CSIC-UPF), Spain

Lineage diversification and community differentiation in a continental archipelago: the case of the Aegean darkling beetles

Mcinnes, L., et al.
Imperial College London, UK

Untangling the drivers of monocot diversity: can we determine the relative roles of phylogeny, geography and history?

Jeffers, L., and Mclauchan, K.
University of Oxford, UK

Testing the progressive nitrogen limitation hypothesis with long-term data: a global synthesis of long-term changes in terrestrial nitrogen availability associated with increasing CO2 concentrations




Norman, C. et al.
Grenade University, Spain

New exotic species in the western Mediterranean Sea

Hoppe, K. et al.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ

Geographic variation of species-area relationships improves prediction of extinction rates

Santos, A. and Dawson, M.N.
International Biogeography Society

Frontiers of Biogeography

Bennett, M., et al.
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford

Andean cat biogeography and conservation: an application of a niche model

Capinha, C. and Anastácio, P.
Universidade de Évora, Portugal

Predicting the impact of climate change on the invasive decapods of the Iberian inland waters: An assessment of reliability

Salisbury, C. L et al.
University of Oxford, UK

River dynamics, species ecology, and the biogeography of Amazonian birds

Cooney, C. et al.
University of Oxford, UK

Examining the link between climatic niche evolution and the production of avian diversity

Trisos, C. H. et al
University of Oxford, UK

Tests of community assembly across small spatial scales in Andean bird communities

Perktas, U. &Quintero, E.
American Museum of Natural History, USA

Phylogeography and species limits in the great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major

Jones, S. et al.
University of Oxford, UK

The importance of place: a methodology for evaluating the biodcultural diversity of SE Alaska using Tlingit place names as an indicator of cultural diversity

Thomson, R. F.
Universidad de Chile, Chile

Predicting potential risk of invasion of Anas platyrhynchos in South America through Niche Modeling

Chan Aguilar, I. J. et al.
Bournemouth University, UK

Analysis of tree beta diversity patterns for conservation planning in the Mesoamerican region

Manafzadeh, S. et al.
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Evolutionary history of Haplophyllum (Citrus family) in the Irano-Turanian and Mediterranean floristic regions

Xiaoyun, S.
Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Fishes of Yunnan ? an example of distributive pattern and course correlative with the global change


Oceanic island biogeography: emerging perspectives and questions
Lawrence Heaney
Following several decades of research that took place within the framework of the equilibrium model of MacArthur and Wilson, island biogeography for the last decade has gradually moved to a new set of perspectives and questions. Although habitat fragments and some small, near-shore islands have the rapid turnover postulated by M&W, oceanic islands - those never connected with a mainland area - are characterized by biological processes that operate on a geological time scale, typically with many groups of organisms showing 1) low rates of colonization, 2) a high proportion of species that diversified in situ, 3) long-term persistence of species, 4) occasional colonization among islands and (more rarely) back to the continent, 5) resistance to invasion by similar species from nearby islands or continental areas. Oceanic islands that form over geological hot-spots often have a consistent history of initial eruption and increase in area and height, followed by erosion and disappearance, which strongly impacts the development of biodiversity. Islands that form as island arcs along subduction zones often persist over much longer periods and gradually increase in area, resulting in rich, complex communities that have developed in situ. Much research is needed to provide accurate information on the extent of biodiversity on oceanic islands (since species richness is often severely under-estimated), on phylogenetic relationships, and on the ecology of endemic communities so that basic questions about the dynamics of diversification and species richness can be answered and the necessarily complex models of oceanic island biogeography can be developed. I use examples from Philippine mammals to illustrate many of these points.

Untangling the mechanisms influencing hummingbird assemblages: new tools to answer old questions
Catherine Graham

Phylogenetic community ecology combines phylogenetic hypotheses with local species composition and functional trait information to evaluate historical and contemporary mechanisms influencing local assemblage structure. Approaches developed in phylogenetic community ecology cannot always adequately differentiate between processes acting at different spatial and temporal scales. New approaches are needed that quantify the relative importance of the various mechanisms affecting the generation and maintenance of local diversity changes as one moves from local to biogeographic scales. Here I briefly review some of the limitations of current approaches and present new tools, or novel applications of existing tools, that might provide new or different insights on the importance of different mechanisms that influence patterns of local diversity. I use Andean hummingbirds as a case study to illustrate these approaches.

Advances in predicting the impacts of climate change on tropical forests
Ken Feeley
Tropical forests represent some of the most species rich, most important, and most threatened ecosystems on Earth. To predict, and hopefully mitigate, the responses of tropical forests to ongoing large scale anthropogenic disturbances such as climate change, we must understand the factors that limit species' current distributions. Unfortunately, this presents a daunting challenge given the extreme paucity of data available for most tropical forest species (e.g. most tropical plant species are represented by a single herbarium specimen, and specimens are unavailable for vast areas of the tropics). I highlight some of the challenges facing tropical forest biogeographers, recent advances in understanding and mapping tropical species distributions, and areas where research is still desperately needed.

Advances in marine biogeography
Michael Dawson
Marine biogeography has, for approximately three decades, often focused on exploring the influence of pelagic larval duration on gene flow. Impacts of population size and fecundity on dispersal, the role of genetic drift, and the age of events have been largely neglected. Considering the full suite of evolutionary mechanisms, and their causes, in a rigorous comparative framework, promises a clearer picture of marine biogeographic patterns and processes, and should encourage comparisons and contrasts across realms.