Featured speakers

Prof. Jaime TA Dick

School of Biological Sciences, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Dick et al. 2014. Advancing impact prediction and hypothesis testing in invasion ecology using a comparative functional response approach. Biological Invasions 16(4): 735-753

Prof. Jonathan Jeschke

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, IGB, Germany

Jeschke et al. 2002. Predator functional responses: discriminating between handling and digesting prey. Ecological Monographs 72:95-112

Dr. Michael McCoy

Department of Biology, East Carolina University,, Greenville, NC 27858, USA

McCoy, M.W., A. Stier, and C.W. Osenberg (2012). Emergent effects of multiple predators on prey survival: The importance of depletion and the functional response. Ecology Letters 15(12):1449-56

Dr. Mhairi Alexander

Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Alexander et al. 2014. Existing and emerging high impact invasive species are characterised by higher functional responses than natives. Biology Letters. 10: 20130946

Dr. James Vonesh

Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

McCoy, Bolker, Warkentin & Vonesh. 2011. Predicting predation through prey ontogeny using size-dependent functional response models. American Naturalist 177(6):752-66

Prof. Res Altwegg

Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Altwegg et al. 2006. Functional response and prey defence level in an experimental predator-prey system. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8:115–128

Workshop participants conducting research in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract [250 words] for research they would like to present.

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.