The final program is here! Submit your abstract through June 24!
Friday, October 28-Monday, October 31, 2022
See below for the featured programming
What is the theme of the meeting?
“From Organism to Omics in an Uncertain World.” Traditionally, comparative physiologists have aimed to understand basic animal function while also gaining insights into ultimate causation and the evolutionary or adaptive significance of a physiological process or trait. But our work has become center-stage as it provides extremely valuable insight into vulnerable species’ responses to climate change and other anthropogenic factors. Simultaneously, the dawn of the genomics era and major advances in computing power and imaging technologies have accelerated the integration of molecular, cellular, morphological, biomechanical, biophysical, ecological and evolutionary data into our work. This meeting will highlight how these integrative approaches are being used to understand both long-standing and applied problems in comparative physiology.
Will this be an in-person meeting?
Yes! We are planning for this to be a conventional, face-to-face meeting with all of the usual elements.
When will the meeting be held?
October 28-31, 2022.
Where will it be held?
The meeting will be held at the Westin Downtown in San Diego, CA on Broadway.
Who is on the organizing committee?
You can now submit an abstract to present a talk or a poster here.
We will draw on the submitted abstracts to build abstract-driven oral sessions. There will also be two daily poster sessions.
Origins and mechanisms of insect flight
Chairs: Lisa Treidel, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln and Caroline Williams, Univ. Cal. Berkeley
Robert Dudley, Univ. Cal. Berkeley, The phylogenetic and biomechanical origins of insect flight.
Charles Darveau, Univ. of Ottawa, Insect flight energetics: linking morphological and metabolic diversity.
Ruud Schilder, Penn. State Univ., Functional versatility and plasticity of insect flight muscle
Lisa Treidel, Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln, Using wing polymorphisms as a window into the evolutionary physiology of flight
Novel and understudied mechanisms of epithelial ion transport
Chairs: Dennis Kolosov, Cal State Univ. San Marcos and Sima Jonusaite, Univ. of Guelph
Marian Hu, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany, Acid-base regulation and the associated ion transport in larval sea urchin gut
Andrew Donini, York Univ., Canada, The effects of salination on the osmoregulatory physiology of aquatic insects
Sima Jonusaite, Univ. of Guelph, Canada, Septate junctions in ion-transporting epithelia of invertebrates
Dennis Kolosov, Cal State Univ. San Marcos, The role of voltage-gated ion channels in the regulation of ion transport in the Malpighian tubules of insects
Fishes in a changing climate: the interaction between temperature and oxygen
Chairs: Rachael Morgan, Univ. of Bergen and Anna Andreassen, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology
Patricia Schulte, Univ. of British Columbia, Genetic and physiological basis of inter-individual variation and plasticity in the responses to high temperature and hypoxia in fish
Hanna Scheuffele, Deakin Univ., Climate change and shrinking fish: is oxygen supply a limiting factor for growth?
David McKenzie, CNRS-IFREMER, Is individual variation in sublethal tolerance of warming and hypoxia correlated in fishes?
Daniel Montgomery, Univ. of British Columbia, Combined effects of hypoxia and warming on aerobic performance and environmental tolerance limits of fish
The complex lives of mitochondria
Chairs: Dillon Chung, National Institutes of Health and Gigi Lau, Univ. of British Columbia
Jackie Lebenzon, UC Berkeley. The Complex Lives of Mitochondria: Comparative mitochondrial physiology in situ
Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, UC Berkeley. Chasing the mechanistic basis of extreme metabolic adaptation in elephant seals using ex vivo and in situ approaches
Brian Glancy, National Institutes of Health, Sustaining Power: Building Energy Networks in Striated Muscles
Holly Shiels, Univ. of Manchester. The 3D architecture of mitochondria and nuclei in the heart of the world’s longest living vertebrate
Vertebrate cardio-respiratory physiology
Chair: Christian Damsgaard, Aarhus Univ.
Colin Brauner, Univ. of British Columbia. Early evolution of gas exchange and ion regulation in the vertebrate gill
Bjarke Jensen, Univ. of Amsterdam. Functional evolution of the vertebrate heart
Graham Scott, McMaster Univ. Integrative respiratory mechanisms underlying high altitude adaptations in vertebrates
Justin Conner, Univ. Nevada Las Vegas. TBD
Microbiomes: implications for organismal physiology in a changing world
Chairs: Nick Barts, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Kevin Kohl, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Samantha Fontaine, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Links between ectotherm gut microbial communities and host thermal tolerance
Monica Medina, Pennsylvania State Univ., The roles of beneficial microbes in the coral holobiont
Candace Williams, Beckman Center for Wildlife Research-San Diego Zoo, Examining microbial drivers of wildlife fitness in the growing anthropogenic landscape.
Amy Newman, Univ. of Guelph, Effects of environmental modification and early life stress on the gut-brain axis
The response of fishes to ocean acidification, hypoxia, and their interactions
Chairs: Garfield Kwan, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Till Harter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Nick Wegner, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Cowcod and Bocaccio rockfish sensitivity to hypoxia
Gam Le Thi Hong, Univ. of British Columbia. Effect of photoperiod manipulation in freshwater on acid-base regulation, subsequent seawater transfer and hypoxia tolerance in Atlantic salmon (Salmon salar)
Gail Schwieterman, Carleton College. Dueling Stressors: The impacts of hypoxia on upper thermal tolerance in coastal fishes
Martín Tresguerres, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Integrating transcriptomics, cellular biology and physiology to understand responses to environmentally relevant acidification and hypoxia
Living in a seasonal and warming environment
Chairs: Kenia C. Bicego, Sao Paulo State Univ., Jaboticabal, Brazil and Jose Eduardo de Carvalho, Federal Univ. of Sao Paulo, Diadema, Brazil.
Kenia C. Bicego, Sao Paulo State Univ., Jaboticabal, Brazil. Let´s get hot: seasonal investment in reproduction in a South American hibernating lizard
Jose Eduardo de Carvalho, Jose Eduardo de Carvalho, Federal Univ. of Sao Paulo, Diadema, Brazil. Living among thorns: physiological and ecological traits of anuran aestivation in Brazilian semi-arid environments
Elisa Maioqui, Univ. of Calgary. Adaptations of red blood cells to estivation in the South American lungfish Lepidosiren paradoxa
Robyn Hetem, Univ. of Witwatersrand. Global change biology: the need for physiological insights
Thermogenesis: physiology and molecular mechanisms
Chairs: Martin Jastroch and Michael Gaudry, Wenner-Gren Institute
John Speakman, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced technology SIAT. Surviving extreme cold in the wild in a non-hibernator
Roberto Nespolo, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Universidad Austral de Chile. Hibernation and thermoregulation in Monito del monte, a Microbiotherid marsupial
Zachary Cheviron, Univ. of Montana. Evolutionary genomics of thermogenesis in endotherms
Cayleih Robertson, McMaster Univ. Developmental thermoregulatory adaptations to high altitude: trade-offs and mechanisms
Martin Jastroch, Wenner-Gren Institute. Reconstructing the evolution of mammalian non-shivering thermogenesis
Links between mitochondrial efficiency and whole animal performance traits under stressful environmental conditions
Chairs: Julie Nati, Memorial Univ. and Loic Teulier, Universite Lyon
Nicolas Pichaud, Université de Moncton. Linking mitochondrial substrate oxidation to thermal tolerance in insects: a new perspective about temperature adaptations
Jules Devaux, Univ. of Auckland. Mitochondrial meltdown: Fundamental effects of thermal stress on banded wrasse (Notolabrus fucicola) heart
Karein Salin, IFREMER. Context-dependence of the relationship between mitochondrial efficiency and whole-animal performance
Lucie Gerber, Univ. of Oslo. Effect of cold- and warm- ischemic temperatures on cardiac mitochondrial functions in an anoxia intolerant versus tolerant vertebrate
Hot and Toxic: Understanding animal physiology and behavior in the context of climate change and pollution
Chairs: Lela Schlenker, East Carolina Univ. Coastal Studies Institute and Kerri Lynn Ackerly, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
Tamzin Blewett, Univ. of Alberta. Understanding the effects of biotic and abiotic factors on anthropogenic toxicity in aquatic environments
Kristin Nielsen, The Univ. of Texas at Austin. Using red drum as an indicator combined effects of toxicants and climate change in estuarine systems
Derek Nelson, The Univ. of North Texas. Stressed Out – Investigating additive effects of crude oil and hypoxia on cardiovascular function in surgically recovered red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus).
Delia Shelton, Univ. of Miami. Metal daze: Cadmium dims neural and visual responses in zebrafish
Experiment-based data and clues about the evolution of physiological processes
Chairs: Luciane Gargaglioni, São Paulo State Univ. and Cleo A.C. Leite, Federal Univ. of São Carlos
Cleo A.C. Leite, Federal Univ. of São Carlos. Experiment-based data on cardiorespiratory interaction in vertebrates.
Luciane Gargaglioni, São Paulo State Univ. The evolution of the central processing of respiration.
Joseph Santin, Univ. of Missouri. Regulation of ventilatory motor performance and apnea.
Edwin Taylor, Univ. of Birmingham. Central control of cardiorespiratory interactions: from cats to catsharks, and other fishes.
Field energetics compared to lab: Multiple stressor impacts from organisms to omics
Chairs: Britney Firth and Paul Craig, Univ. of Waterloo
Brittney Borowiec, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Respiratory physiology of wild and lab-acclimated Lepomis sunfishes
Erika Eliason, UC Santa Barbara. Using field energetic measurements to inform management practices in salmonids
Andy Turko, McMaster Univ. Fish respiratory plasticity in the lab vs field
Graham Raby, Trent Univ. Challenges in ‘solving’ the bioenergetics equation for a sexually dimorphic fish using field and lab methods
Physiological Mechanisms of Stress-induced Evolution
Chairs: Dietmar Kueltz, UC Davis and Jason Podrabsky, Portland St.
Lucia Carbone, Oregon Health Sciences Univ. Comparative and functional analysis of genome topology across mammals
Alan Love, Univ. of Minnesota. Two Models of Stress-Induced Evolution: Adaptation and Innovation
Henry Heng, Wayne State Univ. Stress-induced macroevolution: how genome reorganization creates and preserves system information by changing karyotype coding
Alison Gardell Univ. of Washington, Tacoma. Gene expression plasticity shapes environmental stress-induced adaptation in a colonial marine tunicate
The role of gasotransmitters-mediated signaling in stress response
Chairs: Lucie Gerber, Univ. of Oslo
Michael S. Tift, Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington. Role of carbon monoxide (CO) in hypoxia tolerance of animals
Kenneth R. Olson, Univ. of Notre Dame. Hydrogen sulfide and reactive sulfur species as major players in stress responses and signaling: it’s more than just passing gas
Sandra Imbrogno, Univ. of Calabria, Rende. Shaping the cardiac response to hypoxia: NO and its partners in the goldfish (Carassius auratus).
Leo Otterbein, Harvard Medical School. Gasotransmitters in Health and Disease
Dr. Dan Warren-Chair of the Organizing Committee, Saint Louis University, USA
Dr. Lynn Hartzler- Chair of the APS Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section (CEP), Wright State, USA
Dr. Dane Crossley-CEP Committee Representative to the APS Joint Programming Committee, Univ of North Texas, USA
Dr. Craig Franklin-Univ of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Luciane Gargaglioni-Sao Paulo State Univ, Brazil
Dr. Rachael Heuer-Univ of Miami, USA
Dr. Sjannie Lefevre-Univ of Oslo, Norway
Dr. Katie Marshall-Univ of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Claire Riggs-Harvard Univ, USA
Dr. Paul Schaeffer-Miami Univ, OH USA
Dr. Inna Sokolova-Univ of Rostock, Germany
Who should you contact if you have more questions?
Dr. Dan Warren, Chair of the organizing committee: firstname.lastname@example.org