Monday May 30
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
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
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)
10:50 Coffee Break
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
New theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of cheating
5:15 Closing Remarks—Regis Ferriere & The Organizers