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Föstudagur/Friday 16. AprilFöstudagur/Friday 16. April
9:15 SESSION I – CONSERVATION & CLIMATE CHANGE A
Chair: Filipa Samarra
Population regulation in fox sanctuaries: a new experience for the management of a native apex predator
Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir
Mapping herbivore studies in the Arctic – how robust are the conclusions we can draw from our current knowledge?
Isabel C. Barrio
Long-term monitoring reveals topographical features and vegetation explain winter habitat use of an Arctic rodent
Xaver Von Beckerath
Surveying salmonid spawning grounds in Thingvallavatn: A crucial step in evaluating the effects of a changing climate
Changes in salmonid communities of Lake Thingvallavatn – how stable and resilient are they?
10:45 SESSION II – SHORT TALKS A
Chair: Quentin Horta-Lacueva
Machine learning for entomological discovery
Morphological and molecular characterization of adult hairworms (Phylum Nematomorpha) from Iceland and the Faroe Islands, and documentation of their non-adult stages and hosts"
Migration and non-breeding distribution of Icelandic Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus as revealed by ringing recoveries and colour-ring sightings.
Sölvi Rúnar Vignisson
Serenade of a whimbrel: using acoustic monitoring to investigate display behaviour"
Cortisol and toxin levels in stranded Long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in Iceland
12:00 SPECIAL ISSUE SEMINAR – INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES IN ICELANDIC TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS: CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND FUTURE STEPS
Chairs: Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir and Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir
Invasive plants in Iceland: Context and changes
Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir
A future planet of weeds?
Pulse dynamics in ecosystems under species invasion
13:30 SPECIAL ISSUE SEMINAR – Continued
Non-native flora of Iceland: past, present and future
Invasive alien species in paradise? Nootka lupin and soil erosion.
Vegetation succession in Lupinus nootkatensis patches in East Iceland
14:35 SPECIAL ISSUE SEMINAR – Continued
14:35 Panel discussions
16:15 SESSION V – BIODIVERSITY
Chair: Camille LeBlanc
Re-assessing Iceland's biodiversity
Community structure in tundra ponds in central Iceland
Gísli Már Gíslason
Spatial temperature and precipitation gradients predict ten year shift in community trait composition
Unveiling the myrmecofauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Iceland. A survey of invasive ant species diversity and distribution
Promoting greater awareness and understanding of biodiversity in Iceland
Laugardagur/Saturday 17. April 2021Laugardagur/Saturday 17. April 2021
9:45 SESSION VIa – EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT
Chair - Han Xiao
Is mitogenomic variation in White-tailed eagles maintained due to selection on sex chromosomes?
Unleashing of cryptic genetic variation by environmental challenges and genetic assimilation studied at level of gene expression
Molecular signatures of canalisation unravel Arctic charr evolution.
9:45 SESSION VIb – TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY
Chair - Isabel Barrio
Genetic diversity, population structure, and relationships in a downy birch (Betula pubescens) across Iceland revealed by genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS)
Kristinn P. Magnússon
Correlates of annual growth fluctuations in a colonizing birch population.
Hulda Margrét Birkisdóttir
High seed quantity and seedling survival of Betula pubescens can counteract poor seed quality
SESSION VIa – EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT – Continued
Intraspecific variation in brain size and shape in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) juveniles from streams or lakes
DNA methylation in Arctic charr: Epigenetics to explain resource polymorphism
The dynamic ontogenetic patterns of adaptive divergence and sexual dimorphism in Arctic charr
Marina De la Cámara
Correspondence of morphological divergence across genotypes in response to diet follows evolutionary divergence of ecologically specialized morphs
SESSION VIb – TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY – Continued
Tiny changes – how do soil fungal communities change during downy birch (Betula pubescens) succession?
Jóhannes Bjarki Urbancic Tómasson
Allelopathic capacity by dominating species in degraded rangelands
Pseudomonas syringae in non- agricultural environments in Iceland. Are lichens non-host reservoirs?
Spatial distribution of grazing pressure in the Icelandic highlands
12:50 SESSION VII – CONSERVATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE B
Chair - Starri Heiðmarsson
Vistfræði náttúruverndar á Íslandi [Ecology of nature conservation in Iceland]
Long-term warming manipulations reveal complex decomposition responses across different tundra vegetation types
Warm air temperatures alter longevity and oviposition of Subarctic summer-emerging chironomids
The evolution of ecosystem management in Framengjar Wetlands, Lake Mývatn NE Iceland; A story told by trolls, placenames, historical documents and biodiversity
14:05 SESSION VIII – SHORT TALKS B
Chair: Jóhannes Bjarki Urbancic Tómasson
Evidence of density-dependent growth in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in an Icelandic river
Impact of enriched environment on brain morphology and link with boldness in the Arctic charr large benthic morph of Thingvallavatn.
Effect of physical enrichment on brain morphology in juvenile Arctic charr
The social aspects of biological invasions – involving stakeholders in research on the European flounder (Platichthys flesus) in Iceland
What reward for spatial cognition tests in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) ? Comparison of different ecologically meaningful stimulus between two morphs
Pauline Del Ben
Environmental enrichment influences behavioural syndrome and relation between behaviour and growth in juvenile Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus).
14:45 SESSION IXb – MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
Chair: Freydís Vigfúsdóttir
Primary carbon sources in the coastal fish assemblage of Breiðafjörður
Spatial patterns in genetic and phenotypic variation in the common whelk (Buccinum undatum) reveal population and migration patterns in Breiðafjörður, Iceland
Transient dynamics of spatially structured fluctuations in a threespine stickleback population
Comparison of the gut microbiota in the groundwater amphipod to biofilms in its spring-source habitat
Diel activity and growth of three sympatric species of stream salmonids
Patterns of genetic divergence and diversity among populations of Arctic charr and Brown trout in Iceland.
14:45 SESSION IXa – BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY
Chair - Paul Wensveen
The correlation between personality and partial migration in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Would rising temperatures affect the spawning behaviour of salmonids?
First insight into Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) cognition and personality: impact of environmental factors and eco-evolutionary context.
Effect of physical environmental factor on personality expression, brain development and their interaction in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)
Characterization and influence of the rearing environment on spatial cognitive abilities in offspring of wild-caught Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus).