Invasion Biology Symposium


27 October 2008

10 am - 5 pm


University of Kentucky Ag Campus

Cameron Williams Lecture Hall

Plant Sciences Building
Lexington, Kentucky

10:00 Opening comments Charles Fox
10:15 Lorne Wolfe (Georgia Southern University) A tale of two continents: The role of ecological and evolutionary forces in biological invasions
11:00 Mark Torchin (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) The role of parasites in biological invasions
11:45 Ingrid Parker (University of California at Santa Cruz) The ecology and evolution of novel host-pathogen interactions and invasion
12:30 Catered Lunch
1:15 Ruth Hufbauer (Colorado State University) Hybridization and invasion: the interaction between novel variation and novel environments
2:00 Andrew Suarez (University of Illinois) Contrasting native and introduced populations of invasive species: a case study with Argentine ants
2:45 Scott P. Carroll (University of California, Davis) Facing change: forms and foundations of contemporary adaptation to biotic invasions
3:30 Break
3:45 Round table discussion
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Social

Open to ALL scientists from UK and other local organizations/colleges

Free - no registration fee for anyone
Lunch provided for free!!




For further information contact:

Charles Fox,, 859-257-7474  

Our symposium is sponsored by:
The University of Kentucky Center for Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
The University of Kentucky Department of Entomology
The University of Kentucky Department of Biology
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture