25 September (Monday)
15:00 – 18:00 registration
18:00 – 19:30 welcome reception
26 September (Tuesday)
08:00 – 08:45 registration
08:45 – 09:00 welcome
09:00 – 10:00
plenary lecture I
Natural hybridization and adaptation
W. Babik, A. Fijarczyk, K. Dudek, M. Pabijan, M. Niedzicka, and P. Zieliński
10:00 – 10:10 short break
oral session 1
10:10 – 10:30 Linkage map of Lissotriton newts provides insight into genetic basis of reproductive isolation
M. Niedzicka, K. Dudek, A. Fijarczyk, P. Zieliński, and W. Babik
10:30 – 10:50 Patterns of interspecific gene flow in natural hybrid zones of the Carpathian and smooth newts
P. Zieliński, K. Dudek, and W. Babik
10:50 – 11:10 Between the Balkans and the Baltic: phylogeography of a common vole lineage limited to central Europe
J. Stojak, A. D. McDevitt, J. S. Herman, J. B. Searle, and J. M. Wójcik
11:10 – 11:40 coffee break
oral session 2
11:40 – 12:00 Can environment-dependent intralocus sexual conflict explain alternative reproductive tactics frequencies in the bulb mite populations?
A. Plesnar-Bielak, A. Skwierzyńska, K. Hlebowicz, and J. Radwan
12:00 – 12:20 Is sexual selection directional? Non-linear relationship between male mating success and fitness in the guppy?
K. Przesmycka, M. Herdegen-Radwan, K. Phillips, and J. Radwan
12:20 – 12:40 Breeding performance of urban birds nesting in natural cavities vs. nest-boxes
J. Sudyka and M. Szulkin
12:40 – 13:00 To overlap or not overlap: strategies of singing in a lek-breeding hummingbird
K. Wojczulanis-Jakubas, M. Araya-Salas, E. M. Phillips, D. J. Mennill, and T. F. Wright
13:00 – 14:30 lunch
14:30 – 15:30
plenary lecture II
Use and misuse of comparative methods in the study of adaptation
T. F. Hansen
15:30 – 15:40 short break
oral session 3
15:40 – 16:00 How diverse is a phylogenetic sample?
K. Bartoszek
16:00 – 16:20 Wood paedomorphosis in secondarily woody species of Apiaceae subfamily Apioideae: evolutionary vs. functional constraints
K. Spalik, K. Frankiewicz, A. A. Oskolski, and Ł. Banasiak
16:20 – 16:40 Meta-analyses of variation: applications in evolutionary medicine and beyond
M. Lagisz, A. Senior, R. O’Dea, and S. Nakagawa
16:40 – 17:00 The evolution of ecology: Does ecological stability evolve?
W. Ulrich
17:00 – 18:30 poster session
19:30 – 21:30 conference dinner
27 September (Wednesday)
08:30 – 09:30
plenary lecture III
Animal personality: the power of the individual
C. Carere
09:30 – 09:40 short break
oral session 4
09:40 – 10:00 Oxidative stress during thermogenesis in mice divergently selected for high and low basal metabolic rate
P. Selewestruk, P. Brzęk, A. Książek, D. Fieducik, A. Gębczyński, J. Sadowska, and M. Konarzewski
10:00 – 10:20 Heterothermy, but not basal metabolic rate, is repeatable in yellow necked mice
J. S. Boratyński and W. Bogdanowicz
10:20 – 10:40 Daily energy expenditure and basal metabolic rate, but not maximum metabolic rate, are related to haematological variables
J. Niedojadlo, A. Bury, M. Cichoń, E. T. Sadowska, and U. Bauchinger
10:40 – 11:00 Effects of antioxidant requirements and diet availability on basal metabolic rate in female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
M. Działo, A. Bryła, K. DeMoranville, E. T. Sadowska, L. Trost, B. J. Pierce, S. R. McWilliams, and U. Bauchinger
11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
oral session 5
11:30 – 11:50 Testing optimality hypothesis for MHC genes copy number: is it associated with TCR diversity?
M. Migalska, A. Sebastian, and J. Radwan
11:50 – 12:10 Strong introgression of Major Histocompatibility Complex genes between two newt species: evidence from multiple hybrid zones
K. Dudek, W. Babik, and P. Zieliński
12:10 – 12:30 Evolution of the components of the immune system in the wild: role for intronic variance
A. Kloch, M. A. Wenzel, D. R. Laetsch, O. Michalski, and S. B. Piertney
12:30 – 12:50 Contrasting response of haematological variables to short exercise bout and long-term training in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
A. Bury, J. Niedojadlo, M. Cichoń, E. T. Sadowska, and U. Bauchinger
12:50 – 14:20 lunch
14:20 – 15:20
plenary lecture IV
Evolutionary drivers of biodiversity in Europe. Genetic legacy of the Quaternary Ice Ages or even more intriguing story?
M. Grabowski
15:20 – 15:30 short break
oral session 6
15:30 – 15:50 Interaction between genetic effects and experimentally manipulated pre-hatching hormonal conditions
S. Drobniak, K. Janas, and D. Lutyk
15:50 – 16:10 Adaptive mutations and fitness tradeoffs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae populations selected for altered quiescent (G0) cells production
D. M. Wloch-Salamon, K. Tomala, D. Aggeli, and B. Dunn
16:10 – 16:30 Testing Hamilton and Zuk with meta-analysis reveals complex patterns of relationship between male ornaments and disease
M. Buczek, A. Plesnar-Bielak, S. Nakagawa, T. Horváthová, Ł. Michalczyk, and Z. M. Prokop