Microbes as drivers of animal intra- and interspecific interactions
September 9-10, 2019 | Room will be announced
The Fachgruppe ‘Ecology’ is pleased to host a satellite symposium on the role of microorganism in animal ecology to develop and discuss hypotheses of how animal traits evolve in response to interactions with both antagonistic and mutualistic pro- and eukaryote microbes. In particular, we want to highlight the influence of animal-microbe co-evolution in shaping intra- and interspecific interactions (e.g. sociality, predator-prey, host-pathogen) on all levels of biological organisation, incl. behaviour, molecular genetics, physiology, neurobiology. Therefore, both undergraduate and graduate students, PhD candidates, post docs, and professors are invited to contribute to this satellite symposium, with the goal to create an inspiring atmosphere and help synthesising this highly topical problem in animal ecology and evolution.
This meeting is a Satellite Symposium of the 112th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG).