Programme

Monday 9th November 2015
Time Speaker Topic
09:00 – 10:00 Introduction Workshop outline and overview. Participants to present 1-2 slides on their research background and interests in functional responses [1 min per slide automatic advance]
Session 1 Foundations of functional responses in invasion biology
10:30 - 11:00 Jaimie Dick Introduction to functional responses in invasion biology
11:00 - 11:30 Mhairi Alexander Introduce data collection, experimental design and analysis (I)
11:30 - 12:00 Danny Barrios-O'Neill Introduce data collection, experimental design and analysis (II)
12:00 - 12:30 Round up discussion for session 1 – Jaimie/Mhairi
Session 2 How behaviour and other species traits influence functional responses
13:00 - 14:00 Jonathan Jeschke Predator-prey interactions, the predation cycle and functional response models
14:00 - 14:30 Wolf-Christian Saul Eco-evolutionary experience in novel species interactions
14:30 - 14:45 Stefan Linzmaier Mechanisms of exploitation and interference competition in a novel invader
14:45 - 15:00 Kate Laskowski Implications of animal behaviour for the functional response
15:30 - 16:00 Round up discussion for session 2 – Jonathan
16:00 - 17:00 ID topics from day 1 Synopsis for day 1 and trying to identify targets for further discussion and research – Facilitator: John Measey
Tuesday 10th November 2015
Time Speaker Topic
Session 3 Extending the framework to populations and communities
9:00 - 9:30 Res Altwegg Scaling from functional responses to populations dynamics - it’s not so easy: Lessons from model systems
9:30 - 10:00 James Vonesh Sequential predator effects of multiple predator on prey with complex life cycles - ratcheting of predation impacts mediated through the form of density dependent predation.
10:30 - 11:00 Mike McCoy Size dependent functional response surfaces, role of prey growth, and new null model for MPEs
11:00 - 11:30 Ben Toscano TMII and parasites on functional responses
11:30 - 11:45 Ryan Wasserman MPE via functional responses
11:45 - 12:00 TBA TBA
12:00 - 12:30 Round up discussion for session 3 – Mike/James
13:30 - 14:00 ID topics from day 2 Synopsis for day 2 and trying to identify targets for further discussion and research – Facilitator: John Measey
14:00 - 15:30 Speed dating on Key topics 3 topics x 30 minutes; random mixing of groups at every change of topic
16:00 - 16:30 Wrap up and synthesis

Picture credits: (top left) Dr. James Vonesh; (top right) McCoy et al. 2011 Am. Nat; (bottom left) Dr. Justin Touchon; (bottom right) Dr. Karen Warkentin.