Evolutionary response to climate change

The Third International Symposium on “Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans” will be held in Brazil in 2015. The conference will be held in Santos, Brazil occur between 23 and 27th March 2015. The closing date for early-bird registration and abstract submission in 31 Oct 2014.

Einar Nielsen (Denmark) and Jennifer Ovenden (Australia) invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium that they are organising: S7: Evolutionary response of marine organisms to climate change

Can organisms keep track with the environmental changes, and what is the evidence? Global change is affecting marine organisms through alterations of both the biotic and abiotic environment. Significant changes have been observed in relation to temperature, oxygen and other biogeochemical properties, but also changes in species composition and interactions are abundant. When organisms face altered environmental conditions they can acclimatize through phenotypic plasticity, migrate to favorable conditions or adapt genetically to the altered selection regime.

Einar Eg Nielson (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Jennifer Ovenden (University of Queensland, Australia)

Plenary Speaker:
Philip Munday (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/School of Marine
and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Australia)

Invited Speaker:
Robin Waples (Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA)