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s 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?

Members

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