The 5th Annual Meeting on Plant Ecology and Evolution (AMPEE5)
"Share your research"
29th November 2019
You are kindly invited to the 5th Annual Meeting on Plant Ecology and Evolution (AMPEE5). AMPEE is an open and lively meeting with a wide range of plant scientists from Belgium and elsewhere. It is an excellent occasion for promoting your research, and for meeting and sharing your research ideas with other botanists. We particularly encourage young researchers to participate, but everyone is welcome. Feel free to circulate this information among your colleagues. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the meeting!
The meeting will take place on Friday the 29th of November 2019 in the Castle of Bouchout, Meise Botanic Garden.
Registration and abstract submission are now closed. Still interested to join? Please email the organizers (emails below).
Everyone must register in order to attend the meeting. Registration is free for members of the Royal Botanical Society of Belgium. For non-members, the registration fee is 10 euro and includes a printed program with abstracts, coffee, and lunch. The registration fee is payable upon arrival at the meeting. Only cash will be accepted
If you have questions about the meeting, please contact the organizers Ann Bogaerts (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Frederik Leliaert (email@example.com).
Program & Abstracts
9.00-9.40: Registration / Coffee
9.40-9.50: Opening welcome - Frederik Leliaert (head of science, Meise Botanic Garden) and Renate Wesselingh (General Secretary, Botanical Society of Belgium)
9.50-10.15: Keynote Lars Chatrou (Ghent University) "Plant evolution - gather around the Tree of Life"
10.15-11.10: Contributed talks: Plant systematics and evolution - new tools, new insights
10.15-10.25: Oscar Doré Ahossou (Université libre de Bruxelles): Species delimitation and phylogeography of African trees of the genus Parkia (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae)
10.25-10.35: Maurizio Mascarello (Meise Botanic Garden): The use of high-throughput sequencing for the identification of illegally logged African trees
10.35-10.45: Yves Bawin (KU Leuven): How old is coffee? Using phylogenomic data to infer the evolutionary history of the allotetraploid species Coffea arabica L.
10.45-10.55: Nicolas Magain (ULiège): Building on a solid foundation: a case study of how careful systematics can enhance ecology and genomics
11.10-11.30: Coffee break
11.30-13.00: Contributed talks: Plant ecology and evolution in a changing world
11.30-11.40: Langlois Alban (UCLouvain): Flower resources for pollinators at an agricultural landscape level. How can we link floral resources to bee health?
11.40-11.50: Estelle Barbot (Université de Lille): Selection on attractive floral traits: are there differences between males and females in a dioecious species?
11.50-12.00: Sanne Govaert (Ghent University): Rapid thermophilization of forest understorey plant communities
12.00-12.10: Chadrack Kafuti (Ghent University): Daily stem size fluctuations and growth phenology of a light demanding tree species from the Congo Basin
12.10-12.20: Claire Baudoux (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Growth strategy and phenology of the invasive species Cecropia peltata in Cameroon and comparison with its native equivalent Musanga cecropioides
12.20-12.30: Heriniaina Olivier Radosy (Université d’Antananarivo): Effects of slash-and-burn practice and woody charcoal production on xerophytic thickets of southwestern Madagascar.
12.45-13.45: Lunch & group photo
13.45-15.00: Contributed talks: new insights in diversity and evolution of Fungi and Algae
13.45-13.55: Nathan Schoutteten (Ghent University): Unveiling the hidden: mycoparasitism and the evolution of Basidiomycota
13.55-14.05: Matthieu Jérusalem (ULiege): Phylloporia (Basidiomycota, Hymenochaetales) in tropical Africa: an overview
14.05-14.15: Bart Van de Vijver & Käthe Robert (Meise Botanic Garden & University of Antwerp): Diatoms on loggerhead sea turtles: ecology & biogeography
14.15-14.25: Quinten Bafort (Ghent University): A first look at the effects of whole genome duplication on the phenotype and evolvability of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
14.40-15.00: Coffee break
15.00-15.20: Proclamation of the E. Van Rompaey award
15.20-16.00: Contributed talks
15.20-15.30: Maarten Trekels (Meise Botanic Garden): Herbarium specimens on your desktop from anywhere: hosting IIIF compliant images at Meise Botanic Garden
15.30-15.40: Audrey Le Veve (Université de Lille): Impact of dominance hierarchy on deleterious mutations linked to the S locus in Arabidopsis
15.40-15.50: Alexander Vrijdaghs (KU Leuven): The search for common origin: Homology revisited
16.00-16.30: 90-second lightning talks to introduce the posters
16.30-18.30: Posters, reception, and proclamation of best student poster awards (judged on design, clarity and novelty).