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25th September 26th September 27th September 28th September
08.30 - 09.00 Three workshops in parallel: Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes; Preparing successful papers in the Biogeographical Sciences; Historical Biogeography Symposium: Paleoecology, Palaeontology and Paleoclimate of the Indian Plate Symposium: Building bridges in biogeography - Gondwana to Laurasia
09.00 - 10.00 Workshops on Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Workshops on Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes Three workshops in parallel: Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes; Preparing successful papers in the Biogeographical Sciences; Historical Biogeography Contributed session: Defining conservation priorities based on biogeographic value Contributed session: Speciation and diversification in the Indian Subcontinent
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14:00 Workshops on Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes Three workshops in parallel: Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes; Preparing successful papers in the Biogeographical Sciences; Historical Biogeography Contributed session: Community ecology, phylogeny and biogeography Contributed session: Hot topics in biogeography
14.00 - 14.30 Mini-Session: Savannah Biogeography
14.30 - 15.30 Registration with Biogeography coffee, soda, ice-cream & snacks Mini-Session: Biogeography of Rivers
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break Welcome and inaugural session Biogeography coffee, soda, ice-cream & snacks
16.00 - 16.30 Workshops on Introduction to Bayesian inference of phylogenies with RevBayes Plenary Talk by Ashok Sahni - Dynamics and Evolution of South and South East Asian Palaeogene Biota Poster Session Poster Session
16.30 - 17.00
17.00 - 17.30 Popular Science Talk by Pranay Lal on Indica - The Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent
17.30 - 18.00 Travel to NCBS Plenary Talk by Michael Donohue: Biogeography, biome shifting, and functional traits in a widespread plant clade
18.00 -18.30 Biogeography and Society:

Talk and Introduction to "Islands in the sky" - A photo-exhibit by Prasenjeet Yadav

Discussion on outreach in Biogeography
18.30 - 19.00 Plenary: Scott Edwards (at NCBS) Closing session
19.00 - 19.30

19.30 - 20.00 Informal discussion on Biogeography and Urban Landscapes led by Harini Nagendra
20.00 - 22.00 Conference dinner (for all registered & invited participants)
 
 
 


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Day 2 - 27th September 2017
08.30 - 10.00 Symposium: Paleoecology, Palaeontology and Paleoclimate of the Indian plate Chair: Vandana Prasad
08.30 - 8.50 Role of Plate Tectonics in the disjunct distribution of plant species Vandana Prasad
08.50 - 09.10 Palaeobiogeography of Neogene Mammals of India Rajeev Patnaik
09.10 - 09.30 Late Pleistocene hominin biogeography in the Indian Subcontinent Parth Chauhan
Speed-talks
09.35 - 09.40 Pleistocene land bridges and speciation in Wallacea Kritika Garg
09.40 - 09.45 Biogeography of seabirds in Bay of Bengal in relation to oceanographic variables Ravichandra Mondreti
09.45 - 09.50 Faunal Change in the Plio-Pleistocene of the Indian Subcontinent Advait Jukar
10.05 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.00 Contributed session: Defining Conservation Priorities Based on Biogeographic Value Chair: Uma R
10.30 - 10.50 Phylogenomics and conservation Craig Moritz
10.50 - 11.05 Latitudinal gradients in marine species richness Chhaya Chaudhary
11.05 - 11.20 Patterns and drivers of endemism in the Western Ghats Escarpment S P Vijayakumar
11.20 - 11.35 Phylogenetic & evolutionary tools in conservation prioritization- Sri Lanka Dilini Abeyrama
11.35 - 11.40 Spatio-temporal changes in hornbill distributions in north-east India Rohit Naniwadekar
11.40 - 11.45 Conservation of endemic leaping frogs -Western Ghats Nikhil Modak
11.45 - 11.50 Elevational patterns of bird communities in Agasthyamalai Hills, Western Ghats Madhumita Panigrahi
11.50 - 11.55 Moths of Himalayan Biogeographic Zone Angshuman Raha
11.55 - 12.00 Anuran distribution pattern along an elevational gradient - E. Himalayas Jayanta Kumar Roy
12.00 - 01.00 Lunch
01.00 - 02.30 Contributed session: Community ecology, Phylogeny and Biogeography Chair: Jahnavi Joshi
01.00 - 1.15 TBA M Dawson
01.15 - 1.30 New biogeographic theory to explain small-island effect and latitudinal gradients Deepthi Chimalakonda
01.30 - 1.45 Immigration is an important driver of diversity build-up in the Himalayas Krishnapriya Tamma
01.45 - 2.00 Latitudinal gradients in range size & richness of woody plants - W Ghats Navendu Page
02.00 - 2.05 Neutral & niche based community assembly of tree species - Sikkim Himalaya Yangchenla Bhutia
02.05 - 2.10 Evolutionary Assembly of Communities in Butterfly Mimicry Rings Jahnavi Joshi
02.10 - 2.15 Flowering phenology of Rhododendrons in the high altitude of the Himalaya Shweta Basnett
02.15 - 2.20 Improving inference from patterns of phylogenetic community structure Lessard J P
02.20 - 2.25 Lizard community organization in Andaman and Nicobar archipelago Harikrishnan S
02.25 - 2.30 Phytogeography of Western Ghats: a community phylogenetic approach Divya B
02.30 - 03.30 Mini-Session: Biogeography of Rivers Chair: Nachiket Kelkar
02.30 - 02.45 Aquatic Insects of Riverine Ecosystems: Biodiversity and Biogeography K.A. Subramanian
02.45 - 03.00 TBA Jagdish Krishnaswamy
03.00 - 03.05 Fish diversity across river basins in the W. Ghats biodiversity hotspots Vidyadhar Atkore
03.05 - 03.10 Roles of climate and geography in colonization of India by freshwater snails Maitreya Sil
03.10 - 03.15 Species richness, elevational gradients in terrestrial & aquatic systems -Himalaya Kumar Manish
03.15 - 03.30 Discussion on River Interlinking Led by Nachiket Kelkar
03.30 - 04.00 Coffee, soda, ice-cream & snacks
04.00 - 05.30 Poster Session 1
05.30 -06.30 Travel to NCBS
06.30 - 07.30 Plenary 2 : Scott Edwards (NCBS)
07.30 - 08.00 Discussion- Biogeography and Urban Landscapes led by Harini Nagendra
08.00 - 10.00 Conference dinner (for all registered participants)
Day 3 - 28th September 2017
08.30 - 10.00 Symposium 1: Building bridges in biogeography - Gondwana to Laurasia Chair: Praveen Karanth
08.30 - 08.50 Evolutionary history - pan tropical tree family Dipterocarpaceae Selvadurai Dayanandan
08.50 - 09.10 Phylogenetic studies of some Indian plant taxa Geeta R
09.10 - 09.40 Molecular phylogeny of Scincines skinks Aniruddha Datta-Roy
09.40-10.00 Dispersal vs. vicariance: Biotic history of Indian vertebrates Praveen Karanth
Coffee
10.30 - 12.00 Contributed session: Speciation and Diversification in the Indian Subcontinen Chair: S. P. Vijaykumar
10.30-10.50 Origins of the Western Ghats endemic birds Sushma Reddy
10.50-11.05 Diversification in a continental radiation of Hemidactylus geckos Aparna Lajmi
11.05-11.20 Drivers of diversification of herpetofauna in the Western Ghats Escarpment Kartik Shanker
11.20-11.35 Speciation in oriental bat radiations in species rich South Asian mountain ranges Balaji Chattopadhyay
11.35-11.40 Lineage delimitation using an integrative approach in Nyctibatrachus frog Varun Torsekar
11.40-11.45 Origin and Evolution of the Genus Piper in Peninsular India Sandeep Sen
11.45-11.50 A phylogeny of open-habitat lizards supports the antiquity of Indian grassy biomes Ishan Agarwal
11.50-11.55 Non-sister Sri Lankan White-eyes are a result of independent colonizations Nelum Wickramasinghe
11.55-12.00 Aridification driven diversification of fan-throated lizards in Indian subcontinent Deepak Veerappan
12.00 - 01.00 Lunch
01.00 - 02.00 Contributed Session: Hot Topics in Biogeography Chair: V. V. Robin
01.00 - 01.05 Citizen Science as a tool to study urban Biogeography: A case study from Bangalore Kaberi Kar Gupta
01.05 - 01.10 Homoplasy in egg-eating snake genera in India & Africa - convergence of feeding modes Avinash Visvanathan
01.10 - 01.15 Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: A Collaborative Understanding Allison Perrigo
01.15 - 01.20 Origin and diversification of birds from dry forests in South America Alexandre Fernandes
01.20 - 01.25 Overview of how Indian birds may have evolved to live amongst humans in cities Madhusudan Katti
01.25 - 01.30 Competition between birds and ants for nesting cavities in eastern Himalayas K Supriya
01.30 - 01.35 Convergent evolution of key functional traits confers ecological success of tree species Shivaprakash K. Nagaraju
01.35 - 01.40 Elevational and latitudinal diversity patterns of trees along the Himalaya Suresh K Rana
01.40 - 01.45 Hostplant change & paleoclimatic events explain diversification shifts in skipper butterflies Ranjit Kumar Sahoo
01.45 - 01.50 Divergence across biochemical, morphological, vocal and genetic traits in an island endemic Saminda Fernando
01.50 - 01.55 Integrative taxonomy of Himalayan langurs Kunal Arekar
02.00 - 03.30 Mini-Session: Savanna Biogeography Chair: Jayashree Ratnam
02.00 - 02.15 Current issues in savanna ecology Jacques Geignoux
02.15 - 02.30 What changed for African trees after the invasion of Eurasian Bovids during the Miocene? Tristan Dominique
02.30 - 02.45 The dynamics of fire and vegetation in northern Australia Garry Cook
02.45 - 03.00 Climate change, fire & elevated CO2 influence the distribution of shrubs in the Tropics? Simon Scheiter
03.00 - 03.15 Diversity and functions of soil macrofauna in West African savannas Suleymane Konate
03.15 - 03.30 Variation in plant diversity tropical dry forest landscape Sandeep Pulla
03.30 - 04.00 Coffee, soda, ice-cream & snacks
04.00 - 05.30 Poster Session 2
05.30 -06.30 Plenary - Michael Donoghue: Biogeography, biome shifting, and functional traits in a widespread plant
0630 - 0700 Closing session
 

Schedule of poster sessions

POSTERS SEPTEMBER 27

Poster No. Conservation biogeography Presenter's Name
1 Change for the worse: Spatio-temporal changes in hornbill distributions in north-east India Rohit Naniwadekar
2 Conservation status of endemic leaping frogs (Anura: Ranixilidae) of the northern Western Ghats, India based on SDM and ecological observations Nikhil Modak
3 Influence of abiotic and biotic variables on the elevational patterns of bird communities in Agasthyamalai Hills, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Madhumita Panigrahi
4 Moths of Himalayan Biogeographic Zone: Data Digging for Climate Change Monitoring Angshuman Raha
5 Anuran distribution pattern along an elevational gradient in the Dibang River basin, Eastern Himalayas Jayanta Kumar Roy
6 A problem on the biogeography of the aquatic beetle genus Peschetius Guignot Sayali Sheth
7 Avian Biogeography of Northern Province, Sri Lanka ’¢ŠäŒŠ—“ A Landscape Worth Conserving Saumya Wanniarachchi
8 Delimiting the bioclimatic niche of backswimmers Enithares hungerfordi and Enithares ciliata (Hemiptera: Notonectidae) in the Western Ghats and Southeast Asia Shruti Paripatyadar
9 Distribution of Himalayan pikas and modelling impacts of climatic fluctuations Nishma Dahal
10 Genetic variation and geographic isolation in the Indian blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) Ananya Jana
11 Global warming and migration constraints: Predicting distribution of Himalayan amphibians under climate change Barkha Subba
12 Macro-ecological and phylogeographic analyses to understand Passerine species richness gradients in the Himalayas Bela Arora
13 Phylogenetic endemism in Neotropical snakes Josué Anderson Rêgo Azevedo
14 The Critically Endangered Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti is nested within the currently recognized Athene clade: a Century-old debate addressed Prachi Mehta
Community ecology, phylogeny and biogeography
15 Combining range and environment to understand species richness patterns in the Western Ghats, India Anisha Jayadevan
16 Drivers of ant species richness across elevation gradients in the Eastern Himalaya (India) Aniruddha Marathe
17 Disentangling the relative roles of neutral and niche based process on community assembly of tree species along an elevational gradient in Sikkim Himalaya Yangchenla Bhutia
18 Evolutionary Assembly of Communities in Butterfly Mimicry Rings Jahnavi Joshi
19 Flowering phenology of Rhododendrons in the high altitude of the Sikkim Himalaya: Phylogenetic constraints and the influence of abiotic factors Shweta Basnett
20 Improving inference from patterns of phylogenetic community structure Lessard J P
21 Lizard community organization in Andaman and Nicobar archipelago explained by historical and stochastic processes Harikrishnan S
22 Phytogeography of Western Ghats: a community phylogenetic approach Divya B
Biogeography of Rivers
23 Tales of salt and drought: roles of climate and geography in governing colonization of India by freshwater snails Maitreya Sil
24 Varying patterns of species richness along elevational gradients in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of the Himalaya Kumar Manish
25 Acoustic populations in the endangered South Asian river dolphin? Tadamichi Morisaka
26 Bridging the “Wallacean shortfall’ for subterranean fishes of Kerala, India Tanvi Vasan
27 Comparitive Study of Freshwater Fish Communities in two eco-regions of India : West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. Rubina Mondal
28 Distribution and biogeography of fish fauna in Godavari Estuary, Andhra Pradesh: a preliminary assessment Paromita Ray
29 Eurasian otter records across India in 2016: unfolding surprises Aditya Joshi
31 Freshwater turtle assemblages in the Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra basin: effects of floodplain hydrology and life history traits Anuja Mital
32 Zoogeography of some passive dispersers on the Indian sub-continent Mihir Kulkarni
 

POSTERS SEPTEMBER 28

Poster No. Paleoecology, Palaeontology and Paleoclimate of the Indian plate
33 Pleistocene land bridges and speciation in Wallacea Kritika Garg
34 Biogeography of seabirds in Bay of Bengal in relation to oceanographic variables, Chlorophyll a (CHLa) and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Ravichandra Mondreti
35 Faunal Change in the Plio-Pleistocene of the Indian Subcontinent Advait Jukar
36 The Impact Of Mid And End-Permian Mass Extinction Events On Terrestrial Ecosystem Of The Godavari Graben, India Shreya Mishra
37 Biogeography Of The Tropical Plant Family Ebenaceae: Fossil Evidences From The Indian Subcontinent Mahi Bansal
Speciation and diversification in the Indian Subcontinent
38 Lineage delimitation using an integrative approach in Nyctibatrachus, an ancient and endemic frog genus from the Western Ghats, peninsular India Varun Torsekar
39 Origin and Evolution of the Genus Piper in Peninsular India Sandeep Sen
40 A phylogeny of open-habitat lizards (Squamata: Lacertidae: Ophisops) supports the antiquity of Indian grassy biomes Ishan Agarwal
41 Non-sister Sri Lankan White-eyes (genus Zosterops) are a result of independent colonizations Nelum Wickramasinghe
42 Aridification driven diversification and abiotic factors influencing current distribution of fan-throated lizards in the Indian subcontinent Deepak Veerappan
43 Did Indian Monsoon drive diversification of amphibians of the Western Ghats? Anwesha Saha
44 Multi- locus phylogeny of a taxonomically problematic frog genus Fejervarya from South Asia reveals cryptic diversity. Prudhvi raj
45 Phylogenetic relationships among civets in the genus Viverra, including the Malabar civet (Viverra civettina) Nandini Rajamani
46 Phylogeny and Biogeography of Peninsular Indian Bulbuls Ashish Jha
47 Through the Eyes of the Blindsnakes: Understanding the Biogeographic History of India Chinta Sidharthan
48 Genetic Drift Among Isolated Populations of Tree Euphorbias in the Western Ghats Bruce De Jong
49 Comparative biogeography of vine snakes (Ahaetulla, Colubridae) and Asian Pit vipers (Trimeresurus, Viperidae) in Peninsular India. Ashok Kumar Mallik
50 Genomic diversity and phylogeography of Sino-Australasian Lauraceae Joeri Sergej Strijk
51 Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Genus Hedychium J. Koenig (Zingiberaceae) Ajith Ashokan
52 Phylogeography of an old, agility and fragmented species from the Chilean Hotspot: Genetic diversity of the endemic wet meadow crayfish Parastacus pugnax (PARASTACIDAE) Pedro Victoriano
53 Diversification of Impatiens in India: From Where and When? Renu Puri
Hot Topics in Biogeography
54 Citizen Science as a tool to study urban Biogeography: A case study from Bangalore Kaberi Kar Gupta
55 Extreme homoplasy in egg-eating snake genera in India and Africa due to convergence of feeding modes Avinash Visvanathan
56 Mountains, Climate and Biodiversity: A Collaborative Understanding Allison Perrigo
57 Understanding the origin and diversification of birds from dry forests in South America: the case of the Slaty-Antshrikes, Thamnophilus punctatus species complex (Thamnophilidae) Alexandre Fernandes
58 Urban biogeography: an overview of how Indian birds may have evolved to live amongst humans in cities Madhusudan Katti
59 Competition between birds and ants for nesting cavities results in shortage of nesting space at low elevation in eastern Himalayas K Supriya
60 Convergent evolution of key functional traits confers ecological success of tree species in tropical swamp forest communities Shivaprakash K. Nagaraju
61 Elevational and latitudinal diversity patterns of trees along the Himalaya Suresh K Rana
62 Hostplant change and paleoclimatic events explain diversification shifts in skipper butterflies (Family: Hesperiidae) Ranjit Kumar Sahoo
63 Patterns of divergence revealed across biochemical, morphological, vocal and genetic traits in an island endemic: the flameback woodpeckers of Sri Lanka Saminda Fernando
64 Integrative taxonomy of Himalayan langurs: Molecular, Morphological and Ecological variations and its taxonomic implications Kunal Arekar
Savanna Biogeography
65 How do climate change and fire shift the grassland-savanna-forest biome boundaries in India? A dynamic vegetation modelling approach. DUSHYANT KUMAR
66 The worldwide history of spines and mammalian herbivory URIEL GELIN
67 Nutrient deposition enhances post-fire survival in non-N- fixing tropical savanna and dry forest tree seedlings VARUN VARMA
68 The Savannas of Asia: geographic extent and evidence for an evolutionary history of grazing and fire tolerance JAYASHREE RATNAM