Parental effects occur when the phenotype of one or both parent(s)
affects the phenotype of offspring beyond direct effects of
genetic inheritance. Effects can be maladaptive, for instance when
offspring lifespan and/or reproductive success are reduced because
of transgenerational senescence, or adaptive, for example when
parasite exposure of parents primes the immune responsiveness of
offspring. From a mechanistic perspective, the question which processes
underlie transgenerational inheritance remains open. Moreover, from an
evolutionary point of view, the fitness consequences of transgenerational
inheritance and its impact on adaptation to changing environments
are also mostly unknown. In this workshop, we aim to discuss examples
of transgenerational inheritance in natural populations of non-model
organisms, potential mechanisms underlying such patterns, as well as
its evolutionary underpinnings and consequences.
Pat Monaghan (University of Glasgow, UK), Olivia Roth (GEOMAR Kiel, Germany), Virpi Lummaa (University of Turku, Finland),
Bram Kuijper (University
of Exeter, UK), Alexei Maklakov (University of East Anglia, UK), Eric Miska (University of Cambridge,
UK), Frank Johannes (Technical University of Munich, Germany), and Tobias
Uller (Lund University, Sweden).
Plenary talks are scheduled for 30 min (25 + 5 min for questions),
classic talks for 15 min (12 + 3 min for questions). Poster presenters
are invited to give a 3 min flash talk at the start of the workshop to
advertise their poster prior to the poster session.
We do not charge a registration fee. A limited number of travel grants
will be available on a competitive basis. To apply, please explain your
funding situation, indicate your motivation for joining the meeting and
send your abstract and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract submission is open until April 30th, registration until October
21st. We will inform participants about the outcome of abstract selection
by early June.
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