A seminar day in Turku organised by the European Research Training Network ModLife and by the Research Consortium STADYCS

funded by the Human Potential Programme of the European Commission (for ModLife) and
by the Academy of Finland (for STADYCS)


Organisers: Mats Gyllenberg & Eva Kisdi, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Turku

Time: Thursday 13 December, starting from 10am, ending at approx. 5pm

Place: University of Turku, Luonnontieteiden talo II, 2nd floor, lecture room XXIV


This seminar is free of charge. If you will attend, we nevertheless kindly ask you to register by dropping a line to eva.kisdi@utu.fi asap and not later than 25 November, such that we can estimate the number of participants and make reservations accordingly. Lunch will be provided, and coffee & cookies will be available during the breaks. In the evening, join us for dinner if you like (FIM 100 for non-speakers; please indicate when you register).

If you come from elsewhere and wish to stay overnight in Turku, see http://www.turku.fi/ for hotels and other local information. Unfortunately we cannot give financial assistance for travel or accommodation.




10:00 - 10:30 Ophelie Ronce (University of Montpellier, France)

The ambiguous relationship between local adaptation and dispersal: Migrational meltdown and rescue effects

10:30 - 11:00 Ilkka Hanski (University of Helsinki)

Evolution of insect host plant preference driven by extinction-colonization dynamics


11:00 - 11:30 -- coffee --


11:30 - 12:00 Jane Molofsky (University of Vermont, USA)

Spatial structure and population persistence in experimental plant metapopulations

12:00 - 12:30 Kalle Parvinen (University of Turku)

Evolution of dispersal in structured metapopulations: Evolutionary branching and suicide


12:30 - 14:00 -- lunch --


14:00 - 14:30 Hans Metz (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)

Fitness in metapopulations

14:30 - 15:00 Mats Gyllenberg (University of Turku)

Steady-state analysis and adaptive dynamics of structured (meta)populations


15:00 - 15:30 -- coffee --


15:30 - 16:00 Diana Ion (University of Turku)

Vertically transmitted symbionts in structured host metapopulations

16:00 - 16:30 Eva Kisdi & Stefan Geritz (University of Turku)

The competition-colonisation trade-off is alive and well


For further information please contact eva.kisdi@utu.fi.