Working Group 8

Eco-Evolutionary Links Between and Within Species: A Community Phylogenetics Approach

The purpose of this working group is to examine the circumstances under which it is important to quantify and account for ITV in trait]based ecology by addressing the question of ITVfs importance in three crucial questions for community ecology: 1. Does ITV improve our understanding of spatial distributions of species traits across landscapes? 2. Does ITV improve predictability of community responses to ecosystem disturbance? 3. Does ITV improve our ability to link patterns of biodiversity with ecosystem function?


Alison Derry (Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)), Beatrix Beisner (Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)), Pedro Peres-Neto (Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)), Mark Vellend (Université de Sherbrooke), Cécile Albert (McGill University), Marc Cadotte (University of Toronto Scarborough), Loïc Chalmandrier (Laboratoire d'écologie Alpine, Grenoble, France), Luc De Meester (KU Leuven, Belgium), Steven Declerck (Netherlands Institute for Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands), Steven Kembel (Département de biologie, UQAM), Hedvig Nenzén (Université du Québec à Montréal), Cyrille Violle (Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France), Steven Walker (Département de Sciences Biologiques, Université de Montréal),