|Venue:||Bute Building, Westburn Lane, St Andrews, KY16 9TS, and Hew Hall, St Andrews.
|Sunday 13th June, 2010|
|14:00 - 19:00||Registration at New Hall|
|19:00||Introductory Drinks New Hall
|Monday 14th June, 2010|
|09.00||Session 1 Ecology (Chair: Douglas Fraser)|
|09.00-09.40||Joel Trexler - Population dynamics and control of local density of three poeciliid species in a dynamic landscape.|
|09.40-10.00||William J. Matthews - Gambusia affinis population dynamics: boom and bust, and why?|
|10.00-10.20||Jon Ward - The role of temporal predator variation in prey behaviour using the guppy as a model system.|
|10.20-10.40||Rüdiger Riesch - Female life–history in an extremophile fish (Poecilia mexicana): evolutionary responses to toxicity and darkness.|
|11.10||Session 2 Invasiveness (Chair: Indar Ramnarine)|
|11.10-11.30||Amy Deacon - The behavioural and life-history traits contributing to the remarkable colonisation ability of the guppy (Poecilia reticulata).|
|11.30-11.50||E. Ramírez Carrillo - Temperature-mediated interactions between an invasive poeciliid and a native goodeid.|
|11.50-12.10||Emili Garcia-Berthou - Understanding the invasive success of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) in Europe.|
|12.10-12.30||Caya Sievers - Enemy within the gates. Finding reasons for the invasive success of a guppy population.|
|14.00||Session 3 Social Environment (Chair: Iain Matthews)|
|14.00-14.40||David Bierbach - Mate choice in communication networks. familiarity among males influences audience effect in Atlantic mollies (Poecilia mexicana)|
|14.40-15.00||Dawn Thomas - Association patterns in social networks. the effect of behavioural phenotype and predation risk.|
|15.00-15.20||Amber Makowicz - Modification of poeciliid behaviors in a social environment.|
|15.20-15.40||Sabine Noebel - Audience matters in male and female sailfin mollies Poecilia latipinna.|
|16.10||Session 4 Behaviour (Chair: Raelynn Deaton)|
|16.10-16.30||Christian Agrillo - Ontogeny of numerical ability in Poecilia reticulata.|
|16.30-16.50||Marco Dadda - Brain lateralization and mating success in male goldbelly topminnow.|
|16.50-17.10||Alessandro Macario - Early social experience and female mate choice in Guppies (Poecilia reticulata).|
|17.10-17.30||Chris Kroll - A comparative field study on mating behavior across three isolated populations of the spring dwelling gambusia, Gambusia geiseri|
|19.30||Dinner and ceilidh (Scottish dance)
|Tuesday 15th June, 2010|
|09.00||Session 5 Reproductive Biology (Chair: Carl Smith)|
|09.00-09.40||Edie Marsh-Matthews - Effects of Stress Hormone on Morphology, Behavior and Reproduction of Western Mosquitofish.|
|09.40-10.00||Clelia Gasparini - Effects of ovarian fluids on sperm performance in the guppy.|
|10.00-10.20||Manfred Schartl- Determination of onset of sexual maturation and mating behavior by melanocortin receptor 4 polymorphisms.|
|10.20-10.40||Stacy B Stoops - Interpopulation and intrapopulation variation in gonopodial morphology of two congeners of livebearing mosquitofishes (Gambusia geiseri and G. affinis).|
|11.10||Session 6 Mating System (Chair:Amy Deacon)|
|11.10-11.30||Richard Lewis - Effects of Black Spot Disease on the Gambusia affinis Mating System.|
|11.30-11.50||M. Barbosa - Effects of polyandry on male phenotypic diversity.|
|11.50-12.10||Jessica L Sanchez - Effects of Density, Time and Female Presence on Male Same-Sex Mating in Western Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis.|
|12.10-12.30||Manfred Schartl- Sex chromosome polymorphisms in guppies.|
|12.30|| Spoken posters
9. Ji Hyoun Kang - Hybrid origin of another southern swordtail species Xiphophorus monticolus.
10. Laura Piffer - Discrimination of quantity in the Eastern mosquitofish: does numerical information require a higher cognitive load than continuous extent?
11. Madlen Ziege - Perceived sperm competition risk, audience effects, and male mate choice in Poecilia mexicana.
12. Mike Webster - Eavesdropping on courtship behaviour by male guppies.
|14.00||Session 7 Evolution I (Chair: Manfred Schartl)|
|14.00-14.40||Martin Plath - Maintenance of small-scale genetic differentiation despite perturbation by a catastrophic flood in extremophile Poecilia mexicana.|
|14.40-15.00||Julia Jones - The phylogeography of the hybrid origin of a swordtail species from Mexico.|
Uribe Aranzábal Mari Carmen - Oogenesis of extreme microlecithal oocytes in the poeciliid Heterandria formosa.
|15.20-15.40||Janalyn West - Effects of male harassment and gonopodial structure on female fitness in coercive livebearing fishes of the genus Gambusia.|
|16.10||Session 8 Sexual selection (Chair: Anne Houde)|
|16.10-16.30||Ingo Schlupp - A novel, sexually selected trait in poeciliid fishes. Female preference for mustache-like, rostral filaments in male Poecilia sphenops.|
|16.30-16.50||Raelynn Deaton - Male reproductive success in a coercive livebearer. a test of the paternity assurance hypothesis.|
|16.50-17.10||Janalyn West - Female latency to remating increases with male coercion in a livebearing fish.|
|17.10-17.30||Stacy B Stoops - Effects of male gonopodial length on female mate choice in livebearing coercive mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis.|
13. Raelynn Deaton - Genetic structure of five isolated populations of the largespring gambusia, Gambusia geiseri in Texas.
14. Richard Lewis - Effect of black spot disease on female fecundity and body condition in the western mosquitofish.
15. Richard Lewis - Effects of competition and predation on life history strategies of Gambusia species.
16. Stacy B Stoops - Effects of Parasites on Reproduction in Isolated Spring Populations of Gambusia geiseri.
17. Jessica L Sanchez - Hydrological seasonality of reproductive activity in the least killifish, Heterandria formosa.
|19.30||Barbecue and pub quiz|
|Wednesday 16th June, 2010|
|09.00||Session 9 Evolution II (Chair: Christine Dreyer)|
|09.00-09.40||Kimberly Hughes - From model to supermodel? Sequencing and annotation of transcribed genes in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata).|
|09.40-10.00||Serinde van Wijk - Genetic basis of life history evolution in Trinidadian guppies. a model for fisheries-induced evolution.|
|10.40||Coffee/tea break and posters
|11.30||Session 10 Genetics (Chair: Kim Hughes)|
|11.10-11.30||Christine Dreyer - An (almost) comprehensive genetic map of the guppy, Poecilia reticulata.|
|11.30-11.50||Eva-Maria Willing - Strategies to detect regions under selection in the Guppy genome.|
|12.10-12.30||Ronald B. Walter - Progress in Xiphophorus OMIC Resources.|