(April 13, 2007)
Current Themes in Ecology
Darwinian agriculture: the evolutionary ecology of agricultural symbiosis
This symposium will provide a broad overview of the evolution of agricultural symbiosis along three lines: i) the (co-)evolutionary history and future of human agriculture; ii) the (co-)evolutionary history of non-human forms of agriculture and iii) applied aspects of evolutionary insights for human agriculture. The speakers include Ford Denison (opportunities of artificial selection for future agricultural innovations), Albano Beja-Pereira (coevolution between cattle milk protein genes and human lactase genes), Dan Bradley (Documenting domestication - the intersection of genetics and archaeology), and Koos Boomsma (evolution of agriculture in fungus-growing ants).