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Gordon Research Conference on Predator-Prey Interactions 5-10 Jan 2014

Please plan to attend the first ever

Gordon Research Conference on Predator-Prey Interactions

5-10 January, 2014; Ventura, California

The theme of this inaugural conference is

From Genes to Ecosystems to Human Mental Health

Liana Zanette (Chair, Western U), Andy Sih (Vice-Chair, UC Davis)

We have an outstanding list of confirmed speakers and contributors (below) and our meeting is filling-up fast so please register soon.

Gordon Conferences are recognized as the “world's premier scientific conferences”, where 150-200 leading investigators from across the globe meet biennially for a full week of intense discussion of the frontier research in their field.

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The goal of the Predator-Prey Interactions Gordon Research Conference is to explore the unique insights to be gained from an interdisciplinary focus on phenomena specific to predator-prey interactions, and our list of confirmed speakers and contributors accordingly includes evolutionary biologists, ecologists, neuroscientists, physiologists, developmental biologists and human psychologists.

The structure of the meeting aims to foster as much dialogue as possible in order to facilitate as many new collaborations as possible, that are sure to lead to new synergies and new avenues of research.
Please visit our updated website that includes details on registration, organization and the confirmed speakers.  Please spread the word about this exciting new conference among your colleagues and please also encourage post-docs and students to attend.  Our primary objective is to ensure that every attendee is an active participant.


Establishing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Predator-Prey Interactions
Larry Dill (Discussion leader)
Oswald Schmitz, David Diamond

The Neurobiology of Predator-Induced Fear
Joel Brown (Discussion leader)
Newton Canteras, Ajai Vyas, Jacqueline Blundell

Inducible Morphological Defences
Peter Eklöv (Discussion leader)
Rick Relyea, Ralph Tollrian

Predators as Stressors: Integrating Human and Animal Models
Jay Schulkin (Discussion leader)
Michael Clinchy, Michael Sheriff, Vivette Glover, Rachel Yehuda

Fear Effects on Population- and Ecosystem-Level Processes
Barbara Peckarsky (Discussion leader)
Scott Creel, Dror Hawlena

Learning, Unlearning and Communicating Fear
Ken Lukowiak (Discussion leader)
Maud Ferrari, Dan Blumstein, Robert Magrath, Peter Banks

Predators, Prey and Plants: Does Fear Make the World Green?
Evan Preisser (Discussion leader)
Geoffrey Trussell, Mark Boyce

Restoring the Balance Between Predators and Prey
James Estes (Discussion leader)
Craig Packer, Michael Heithaus, Bodil Elmhagen, David Macdonald

Evolutionary Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions
Andrew Beckerman (Discussion leader)
Johanna Mappes, Andy Sih


Zvika Abramsky, Brad Anholt, Joy Anogwih, Erica Baken, Adalbert Balog, Brandon Barton, Lutz Becks, Peter Bednekoff, James Biardi, Leon Blaustein, Sonny Bleicher, Rudy Boonstra, Stan Boutin, Justin Brashares, Tomas Brodin, Grant Brown, Joseph Bump, Lauren Chaby, Anna Chalfoun, Simon Chamaille, David Christianson, Rulon Clark, Alan Covich, Adam Crane, Will Cresswell, Christopher Dickman, Ian Donohue, Maggie Douglas, Sean Ehlman, Cady Etheredge, Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Joseph Fontaine, Daniel Fortin, John Fryxell, Grant Gilchrist, James Gilliam, Jarl Giske, Blaine Griffen, Daniel Gruner, Lars-Anders Hansson, James Harwood, Andrew Higginson, Mark Hixon, Emily Jones, Francis Juanes, Bart Kempenaers, Burt Kotler, Joseph LaManna, David Lank, John Laundré, Robert Lonsinger, Barney Luttbeg, Ross Macleod, Dan MacNulty, Elizabeth Madin, Katie McGhee, Lindsey Messinger, Jennie Miller, Andrea Morehouse, Chiara Morosinotto, Dennis Murray, Rahmat Naddafi, Tobin Northfield, Maria Ocasio-Torres, John Orrock, Marinde Out, Scott Peacor, Rolf Peterson, Nicholas Pilfold, Lauren Pinter, Catharine Pritchard, Laura Prugh, Jennifer Rehage, Pamela Reynolds, April Ridlon, Euan Ritchie, Gary Roemer, Bernard Roitberg, Adam Rosenblatt, Timothy Roth, Lauren Sallan, Stuart Sandin, Ken Schmidt, Vahan Serobyan, Robert Serrouya, Jonathan Shurin, Michael Sitvarin, David Skelly, Justine Smith, Theodore Stankowich, Adrian Stier, Justin Suraci, Maria Thaker, Jennifer Thaler, Sarah Thomsen, Robert Thomson, Strahan Tucker, Abi Vanak, Kevina Vulinec, Aaron Wagner, Wolfgang Weisser, Shawn Wilder, Terrie Williams, Christopher Wilmers

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

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