PDF program 29May2016

Monday May 30


9:00     Coffee

9:30     Welcome—Regis Ferriere (Ecole Normale Superieure & University of Arizona)

9:35     Opening Remarks—The Organizers

9:40     Introductions—All Speakers

10:00   Megan Frederickson (University of Toronto)

Mutualisms are not on the verge of breakdown

10:25   Judie Bronstein (University of Arizona)

When are cheaters not “cheaters”? Expanding the concept of exploitation of mutualism

10:50   Group Discussion TBD 

11:15   Coffee Break

11:35   Discussion

How narrowly or broadly do we/should we delineate the concept of cheating?

1:00     Catered Lunch Buffet


2:00     Melanie Ghoul (University of Oxford)

Social dynamics in bacterial populations

2:25     Christina Riehl (Princeton University)

Cooperative interactions within species: is there cheating, and if so, what limits it? 

2:50     Christoph Hauert (University of British Columbia)

Asymmetric games and variable populations 

3:15     Coffee Break

3:45     Discussion

Is cheating more or less common, or does it take different forms, in intraspecific or interspecific cooperative systems?

Tuesday May 31


9:00     Announcements & Coffee

9:35     Stephanie Porter (Washington State University, Vancouver)

Disentangling fitness conflict and alignment in mutualism

10:00   Joel Sachs (University of California, Riverside)

The genetics of mutualism and exploitation in microbial symbionts

10:25   Toby Kiers (Vrije Universiteit)

Evolving control

10:50   Coffee Break 

11:20   Discussion

How do mechanisms controlling cheating/exploitation evolve?

12:50   Catered Lunch Buffet


2:00     Maren Friesen (Michigan State University)

Integrating theory and data by parameterizing a model of resource trade

2:25     David Hembry (University of Arizona)

What are the evolutionary consequences of mutualism loss?

2:50     Chris Johnson (ETH Zurich)

Evolution of cheating as a competitive strategy

3:15     Regis Ferriere (ENS/University of Arizona)

Evolutionary transitions in ecological interactions

3:40     Coffee Break

3:50     Discussion

New theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of cheating

5:15     Closing Remarks—Regis Ferriere & The Organizers