Orchid symbioses: models for evolutionary ecology

Programme

 

Tuesday 14 May

8:00–9:30

Registration

9:30–9:45

Welcome from the organisers

Session 1:

Mycorrhizal associations 

9:45–10:15

Introduction to evolution of orchid mycorrhizae and symbiotic germination

 

Hahne Rasmussen

10:15–10:45

From germination to green plants

 

Jonathan Leake

10:45–11:05

Selected poster talk: Hong-Hwa Chen. P17 Floral scent production

11:05 –11:30

Coffee break

11:30–12:00

Hydrogen stable isotope abundance patterns provide further insight into organic matter exchange in orchid mycorrhiza

 

Gerhard Gebauer 

12:00–12:30

Evolution to partial and full mycoheterotrophy

 

Marc-André Selosse

12:30–13:00

Distribution of orchid populations - a matter of fungi?

 

Melissa McCormick

13:00–14:00

Lunch

Session 2:

Entomogamous pollination

14:00–14:30

Evolutionary Biology of Pollination: Male Interference Competition and Realised Adaptive Accuracy

 

Scott Armbruster

14:30–15:00     

Pollination Trends of Cypripedium and Paphiopedilum

 

Yi-Bo Luo

15:00–15:20     

Selected poster talk: Hai-Qin Sun. P46 Trade-offs between quantity and quality of fruit and seed

15:20–15:50     

Coffee break

15:50–16:20

Orchid deception pollination: paradoxes and conundrums 

 

James Ackerman

16:20–16:50     

Process and pattern in the evolution of floral signals

 

Florian Schiestl

16:50–17:20      

Above ground orchid interactions: pollination AND mycorrhizae in tropical epiphytic orchids

 

J. Tupac Otero

17:20–18:30     

Poster Session

 

 

Wednesday 15 May

8:45–9:00

Announcements

Session 3:

Linking above and below-ground mutualisms

9:00–9:30

Cheating in mutualisms: A general introduction

 

Judith Bronstein 

9:30–10:00

Coevolution within networks of interacting species

 

John Thompson

10:00–10:30

Plants that cheat mycorrhizal mutualisms

 

Martin Bidartondo

10:30–11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

The community context of floral specialization in orchids

 

Steve Johnson

11:30 – 12:00

Niche partitioning and coexistence in orchids: the role of mycorrhizal fungi

 

Hans Jacquemyn

12:00 – 12:20

Selected poster talk: Tamara TÄ›šitelová. P48 Ploidy-specific symbiotic interactions

12:20 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

Discussion

15:30 – 16:00

Tea

16:00 – 16:30

Specialised ecological interactions in orchids and their importance for species rarity and conservation

  Ryan Phillips

16:30 – 18:00

Poster Session

19:30

Conference Dinner

 

Villa Santa Caterina’ restaurant

 

 

Thursday 16 May

Field trip to a typical orchid habitat in Southern Italy. You will see an orchid meadow high in the mountains (National Park of Pollino) where many orchid species live sympatrically.