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Impacts of environmental change on reproduction and development in wildlife (day 1)

Impacts of environmental change on reproduction and development in wildlife - a 2-day ZSL symposium (day 1)


IMAGE CREDITS (from top): Ji-Elle; Ed Uthman, MD; Commander John Bortniak, NOAA Corps; Kalev Kevad; Alex D. Rogers.

Species adapt to the environment over millennia, and reproduction is therefore highly controlled by environment, but what happens when the environment changes more quickly than expected? Will reproduction go wrong or is it sufficiently robust to cope?

The symposium will examine the ways in which environmental change, such as global warming, increased radiation and exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, influence not only short-term reproductive success and development, but also long-term survival and fitness. We will focus on the following questions:

• Will environmental change lead to mismatches between food supplies, optimal physical environments and reproductive demands?

• How will these changes interact at the population level to cause the collapse or alteration of food web structures?

• What are the direct effects of environmental stresses (e.g. temperature, drought, environmental pollutants) on the reproductive success of individuals and populations?

• To what extent do environmental stresses during early life affect adult health through developmental programming mechanisms?

In this symposium, experts in ecology, nutrition, reproductive physiology, developmental biology and molecular biology share their insights into these questions.

Organised by William V. Holt, Stuart R. Milligan and Rhiannon E. Lloyd.

For further details or to book your places, please see www.zsl.org/science/scientific-meetings/ or contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY; tel: +44 (0)20 7449 6227; fax: +44 (0)20 7449 6411; e-mail: joy.hayward@zsl.org.


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Date and Time:

15 October 2009 at 8:30 am

Duration:

Full Day

 

Venue:

ZSL London Zoo's Meeting Rooms
Regent's Park (Outer Circle)
London
NW1 4RY
0207 449 6227
http://www.zsl.org/science/scientific-meetings
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Organised by:

The Zoological Society of London
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Tickets:

£130 for both days; £80 per day. 50% discount for students and ZSL/SRF members.

Available from:

This is a two-day symposium to be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October 2009. Tickets must be booked in advance and can be purchased from Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator - joy.hayward@zsl.org or call +44 (0)20 7449 6227 for further details. Lunch and refreshments are included in ticket; we are also hosting a dinner on the Thursday evening. Tickets are an extra £40 per person and must be booked in advance.

Additional Information:

If you would like to be added to our e-mailing list for future meetings, please contact joy.hayward@zsl.org

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