The Yoder Lab’s very first group conference will be the Evolution 2019 meeting in Providence, Rhode Island this June. Multiple lab members will be presenting posters with results from fieldwork with Joshua tree and its pollinators, our contribution to the GLUE Project, and some exciting new pollination ecology, among other topics.
I’m particularly excited to be organizing a Spotlight Session for the American Society of Naturalists, on the general topic of mutualisms and how they respond to changing environmental contexts. "Origins, stability, and benefits of interspecific cooperation in a changing world" will take place the afternoon of Sunday, June 23, with nine speakers presenting research on mutualism in study systems as varied as duckweed, leaf-cutter ants, and pure mathematical theory. The full lineup will be
|Jeremy B. Yoder
|Floral symmetry and the structure of pollination networks
|Can nectar chemistry alleviate pesticide toxicity in bees?
|What makes a good partner? – Genetic underpinnings of partner quality variation in the model legume-rhizobium mutualism
|Do symbionts benefit from symbiosis?: fitness of facultative symbionts in host and non-host environments under different contexts
|The evolution of transmission mode in variable environments
|Testing the environment dependence of fitness alignment in the legume-rhizobia symbiosis
|Mutualism and adaptation in the Lemna minor microbiome
|Ant farmers and their fungal crop: coevolution in an ancient agricultural system
|When bad partners do good: Maintenance of partner quality variation in multispecies mutualism