8th to 12th January, 2015 - Bayreuth, Germany

Thursday, 08.01.2015

TimeH 21, RW IIH 22, RW IIH 24, RW IH 25, RW I

Pre-conference Field Trips and Workshops

17:30Bus shuttle to Welcome Evening

Welcome Reception (Ecological-Botanical Gardens)

with Registration


- Shuttle buses back to hotels from 22:00 on -

Friday, 09.01.2015

TimeH 21, RW IIH 22, RW IIH 24, RW IH 25, RW I

Bus shuttle from hotels,

Registration and Poster Check-in

08:30Opening and welcome adresses (Audimax)

Opening Lecture: Helmut Schwarz, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation:

Alexander von Humboldt as a role model for modern scientists and science institutions

09:15PS4.1: Robert Ricklefs:

Traits, niche occupancy, coexistence, and geographic distribution

09:40PS4.2: Alejandro Ordonez et al.:

Long-term historical effects on functional diversity and potential impacts on ecosystem functioning

09:55PS4.3: Aveliina Helm et al.:

Large-scale distribution of pollination systems in Europe

10:10Coffee Break (Foyer Audimax)
10:40PS4.4: Simon Scheiter et al.:

Projecting traits, communities and functional diversity: novel approaches to ecosystem modeling

11:05PS4.5: P. Ruiz-Benito et al.:

Does functional diversity modulate demographic responses to stand structure and climate in European forests?

11:20PS4.6: Bradford Hawkins et al.:

Community diversity and structure in geographical space: the roles of functional diversity and all other intrinsic properties may be very challenging to evaluate

11:45Break (salty snacks)
12:15PS2.1: Woody Turner:

Remote sensing for biogeography: Networking our future

12:45PS2.2: Duccio Rocchini:

Advances in estimating species diversity by remote sensing: a challenge for biogeography

13:15Lunch (Mensa)
14:15PS2.3: Christine Wallis et al.:

Benefits of multi-sensor remote sensing and image texture extraction for biodiversity mapping in the High Andes of Ecuador 

14:30PS2.4: Walter Jetz:

Remote-sensing based prediction and monitoring of global species distributions

14:45PS2.5: Bethany Bradley:

Invaders from space: Remote sensing of invasive plants

15:15PS2.6: Sebastian Schmidtlein:

What you can't expect from remote sensing



Coffee Break (Foyer RW I)

16:15Lightning talks
Lightning talks
Lightning talks
Lightning talks

Poster session #1

with food and drinks

19:15Bus shuttle to hotels

Saturday, 10.01.2015

TimeH 21, RW IIH 22, RW IIH 24, RW IH 25, RW I
08:00Bus shuttle from hotels, Registration
08:30PS3.1: Alycia Stigall et al.:

Paleobiogeography: The importance of fossil data to species biogeography past, present, and future

08:45PS3.2: Thomas Servais et al.:

Origin of biogeography: 500 million years ago?

09:10PS3.3: Wolfgang Kiessling et al.:

Biogeographic structure of marine benthic assemblages over the last 300 Million years

09:35PS3.4: Thomas Denk:

Do we need fossils for historical biogeography?

10:00Coffee Break (Foyer Audimax)
10:30PS3.5: Andrea Sánchez Meseguer et al.:

Integrating fossils, phylogenies, and niche models into biogeography to reveal ancient evolutionary history: The case of Hypericum (Hypericaceae)

10:50PS3.6: Catherine Badgley:

Continental gateways and the dynamics of mammalian faunal change

11:15MacArthur & Wilson Award Presentation and Lecture (Audimax)
12:00Lunch (Mensa)

"Climate-Change Biogeography"

Chair: Jessica Blois

CT2.1: Christy McCain et al.:

The importance of population variability to the accurate detection of climate change responses

"Historical and Paleo-Biogeography"

Chair: Corinne Myers

CT4.1: Hans Peter Linder et al.:

Cenozoic palaeofloristic regionalization – dispersal barriers rather than global climates as drivers of global regionalization

"Island Biogeography"

Chair: Manuel Steinbauer

CT1.1: Patrick Weigelt et al.:

Global patterns and drivers of phylogenetic structure in island floras

"Gradients, Range Limits, and Beta Diversity"

Chair: Carl Beierkuhnlein

CT3.1: Jonathan M. Chase:

β-diversity is like a Siren’s song: Conceptually beautiful but operationally deadly

13:15CT2.2: Morgane Barbet-Massin et al.:

Testing the “space-for-time” substitution in biodiversity modeling and projection

CT4.2: S P Vijayakumar et al.:

Born in the mountains: dominance of geological processes in the diversification of bush frogs in the Western Ghats Escarpment

CT1.2: Maria Novosolov et al.:

The characteristics of population density in insular endemic lizards

CT3.2: David Nipperess:

Putting evolutionary history on the map: finding the unique phylogenetic contribution to spatial patterns of biodiversity

13:30CT2.3: Ishan Agarwal et al.:

Did montane refugia in peninsular India allow the persistence of mesic forest biota through Miocene climate change?

CT4.3: Nicholas Matzke:

Bayesian stochastic mapping for estimating biogeographic history on phylogenies

CT1.3: Eleanor Velasquez et al.:

Havre Pumice Rafts: A unique test of the theory of Island Biogeography

CT3.3: Even Tjørve:

Which spatial patterns of species diversity overthrow Diamond’s reserve-design rules? – Predicting outcomes of the SLOSS question by combining species-area curves at landscape and geographic scales

13:45CT2.4: Carlos E. González-Orozco et al.:

Branches of the tree of life weakened under climate change

CT4.4: Jason Pither:

Historical-biogeographical and evolutionary hypotheses for diversity-environment correlations among microbes

CT1.4: Anna Papadopoulou et al.:

Species-specific responses to island connectivity cycles: refining the ‘Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complex’ (PAIC) model of diversification.

CT3.4: Laura Nunes et al.:

A novel null biogeographical model to study ecological speciation

14:00CT2.5: Corinne Myers et al.:

Determining the evolutionary impact of biogeographic characters under climate change using simulation studies

CT4.5: Jens-Christian Svenning et al.:

Late Cenozoic climate change and the phylogenetic structure of conifer assemblages worldwide

CT1.5: Jacob Esselstyn et al.:

Diversification of Sulawesi’s murid rodent fauna

CT3.5: Alessandro Chiarucci et al.:

Biogeography is the major determinant of plant diversity in European forests

14:15CT2.6: Qin Li et al.:

Global patterns and attributions of non-analogous climate for terrestrial plants in the past and future

CT4.6: Judith Masters et al.:

The red island and the seven dwarfs: body size reduction in Cheirogaleidae

CT1.6: Jonathan Price et al.:

Bioclimatic origins of the Hawaiian flora: niche conservatism or adaptive free-for-all?

CT3.6: Dirk N. Karger et al.:

Unifying species pools in ecology and biogeography

14:30CT2.7: Anja Jaeschke et al.:

Including ecological constraints of pathogen and vector in modelling vector-borne diseases: Risk assessment for Aedes albopictus and Dengue

CT4.7: Susanne Renner et al.:

No longer relying just on oldest fossils forced to specific nodes: The fossilized birth-death process illustrated in the worldwide fern family Osmundaceae

CT1.7: Robert Whittaker et al.:

Functional island biogeography: from isolated trees to oceanic islands

CT3.7: Howard Cornell:

How are regional species pools used in community ecology?

14:45CT2.8: Frank La Sorte et al.:

The implications of mid-latitude climate extremes for migratory birds

CT4.8: Thomas A. Neubauer et al.:

Establishing a paleobiogeographic framework for European Neogene freshwater systems

CT1.8: Rosemary Gillespie et al.:

Community dimensions of island biogeography

CT3.8: Ole R. Vetaas et al.:

Principal factors controlling biodiversity: water, energy and their interaction


Coffee Break (Foyer RW I)

15:30Lightning talks
Lightning talks
Lightning talks
Lightning talks

Poster Session #2

with food and drinks

Foyer RW I

18:30Shuttle transport to the location of the banquet dinner

Banquet Dinner/Party


- Shuttle buses back to hotels from 22:30 on -

Sunday, 11.01.2015

TimeH 21, RW IIH 22, RW IIH 24, RW IH 25, RW I
08:00Bus shuttle from hotels
08:30Session Introduction PS1.0: Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez:


08:40PS1.1: Steve Jackson:

The fossil record and the future: Using the past to assess climate-change vulnerability and adaptation

09:05PS1.2: Hélène Morlon:

Testing the effect of past climatic changes on biodiversity

09:30PS1.3: Luisa Orsini:

A revolutionary way to reconstruct evolutionary dynamics in nature over centuries

09:55Coffee Break (Foyer Audimax)
10:25PS1.4: Damien Fordham:

Reassessing extinction risk from anthropogenic climate change using fossils and molecular log books

10:50PS1.5: Roland Jansson et al.:

Stability begets diversification: effects of climatic stability on the diversification of birds in the New World

11:05PS1.6: Erik J de Boer et al.:

Ecosystem response to climate change in the tropical island of Mauritius, SW Indian Ocean

11:20Session Introduction PS1.7: David Nogués-Bravo:



Lunch (Mensa)

with Student Discussion Groups


"Conservation Biogeography"

Chair: Jan Axmacher

CT5.1: Sebastien Villeger et al.:

Spatial insurance of fish functional diversity across coral reefs

"Quaternary and Cultural Legacies"

Chair: Daniel Gavin

CT8.1: Henry Hooghiemstra et al.:

Pleistocene oscillations and Anthropogene reduction of biome surface in the Andean and Indian Ocean tropics; implications for biodiversity

"Modelling Species and Ecosystems"

Chair: Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez

CT6.1: Thomas Hickler et al.:

Modelling the coupled dynamics of large grazers, vegetation and fire across Africa


Chair: Anna Papadopoulou

CT7.1: Henrik Krehenwinkel et al.:

The poleward range expansion of European populations of the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi is associated with a recent genome-wide admixture of Eastern and Western Palearctic glacial lineages

13:15CT5.2: Werner Ulrich et al.:

The interplay of competition and habitat selection determines the colonisation pattern of bird communities in small forest fragments of East Africa

CT8.2: Edward Davis et al.:

Geospatial analysis of human-megafaunal overlap in North America

CT6.2: Manuela D'Amen et al.:

New insights on the implementation of the SESAM framework

CT7.2: Orly Razgour et al.:

Insights from the past into biodiversity responses to future climate change using bats as a model

13:30CT5.3: Laura Kehoe et al.:

Global patterns of agricultural land use intensity and biodiversity 

CT8.3: Ella Vázquez-Domínguez et al.:

The story of a rodent’s Holocene extinction from the tropical Loltún cave, Yucatan, Mexico

CT6.3: Ignacio Morales-Castilla et al.:

Using phylogeny to improve single species distribution models

CT7.3: Rafe Brown:

UCE-primed sequence capture and the resolution of shallow divergences in cryptic species complexes: empirical applications in gecko and monitor lizard radiations in a Southeast Asian island archipelago

13:45CT5.4: Jenny McGuire et al.:

How far can they go?: Tracking climate across a fragmented landscape using climate corridors

CT8.4: Felisa Smith et al.:

Beyond causation? The ecosystem consequences of the terminal Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinction    

CT6.4: Petr Keil et al.:

Multi-scale models for biogeography

CT7.4: Cecilia Banag et al.:

Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Philippine Ixora L. (Rubiaceae)

14:00CT5.5: Carsten Meyer et al.:

Global determinants of species distribution knowledge across taxa and spatial scales

CT8.5: Milan Chytrý et al.:

Refugium of the Late Pleistocene biota in the mountains of southern Siberia

CT6.5: Babak Naimi et al.:

From geographical distributions to ecological niches and back

CT7.5: Alexander Florez-Rodriguez et al.:

A step backwards to move forward: Footprints of climate change on genetic populations dynamics

14:15CT5.6: Ricardo Dobrovolski et al.:

Habitat amount determines species’ extinction risk threshold 

CT8.6: Wolfgang Willner et al.:

Floristic legacies of the Quaternary climate change: an example from European beech forests

CT6.6: Damaris Zurell et al.:

Benchmarking range dynamic models with virtual community data

CT7.6: Hanna Tuomisto et al.:

Diversification of neotropical ferns: some do it in Amazonia, others outside

14:30Change of Rooms


Chair: Bethany Bradley

CT10.1: Marten Winter et al.:

The global biogeography of alien plants in the Anthropocene: human legacy and future outlooks

"Biodiversity Hotspots"

Chair: Jürgen Dengler

CT12.1: Sushma Reddy et al.:

Island and continental biogeography dynamics in the assembly of the Western Ghats (India) avifauna

"That Grand Subject"

Chair: Lawrence Heaney

CT9.1: Joaquin Hortal et al.:

Mapping biogeographical ignorance

"Latitudinal Biodiversity Gradients"

Chair: Roland Jansson

CT11.1: Jonathan Kennedy et al.:

Into and out of the tropics: the generation of the latitudinal gradient among New World passerine birds

15:00CT10.2: Marc Rius et al.:

Range expansions across ecoregions: interactions of climate change, physiology and genetic diversity    

CT12.2: Simon Loader:

Temporal stability of Eastern Afromontane forests: evidence from Amphibians and Reptiles

CT9.2: David J. Currie:

On hypothesis testing in macroecology

CT11.2: Manuel Steinbauer et al.:

Topography-driven isolation, speciation and global plant biodiversity

15:15CT10.3: Songlin Fei et al.:

Macroscale invasion patterns and processes

CT12.3: Jan Axmacher:

Diverging diversity patterns in species-rich taxa – Implications for biodiversity conservation

CT9.3: Catherine Graham et al.:

Deconstructing phylogenies:  Phylogenetic scale in ecology and evolution

CT11.3: Véronique Boucher-Lalonde:

Climatic tolerances and geographical patterns in species richness

15:30CT10.4: Jennifer Firn et al.:

Grasses and forbs respond similarly to eutrophication and vertebrate herbivory at sites home and away

CT12.4: Harry Seijmonsbergen et al.:

Geodiversity, a novel predictor for biodiversity?

CT9.4: Mark V. Lomolino et al.:

The silence of biogeography

CT11.4: Fabricio Villalobos et al.:

Global patterns of mammalian coexistence: phylogenetic and morphological structure within species ranges 



Coffee Break (Audimax)

16:15Business Meeting
16:30Awards Ceremony and Wallace Award Lecture (Audimax)
17:30Bus shuttle to hotels

Monday, 12.01.2015

TimeH 21, RW IIH 22, RW IIH 24, RW IH 25, RW I

Post-conference Field Trips and Workshops