Is global warming causing animals to shrink? Evidence, mechanisms and models


08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:05 Felisa A. Smith (University of New Mexico, USA)
The morphological response of mammals to temperature over time and space
09:30 Julie Verheyen (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Warming and daily temperature fluctuations make damselfly larvae smaller and therefore more vulnerable to pesticides
09:45 Curtis R Horne (University of Liverpool, UK)
Are zooplankton in the Mediterranean Sea shrinking with climate warming?
10:00 Tim Burton (Norwegian University of Science Technology, Norway)
How does flexibility in heat resistance relate to body size?
10:15 Magnus Huss (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
Gradual size-dependent shifts in body size and growth of fish in response to warming
10:30 Nicolas Dubos (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), France)
Contrasted response to spring temperature anomaly along species thermal ranges in French songbirds
Takahiro Irie (The University of Tokyo AORI, Japan) - 
Estimation of the variance component due to the temperature-size rule in wild populations of an intertidal gastropod with determinate growth
Ignacio Ruiz Jarabo (Cadiz University, Spain) - 
New insights of hemoglobin multiplicity in fish
Aleksandra Walczyńska (Institute of Environmental Sciences,Jagiellonian University, Poland) - 
Can the tiny aquatic, eutelic, lower invertebrate creature inform us about the global trends in size-to-temperature response?
Nicholas Carey (Scottish Association of Marine Science, UK) - 
Temperature effects on growth, maximum body-size and metabolism in the marine stickleback Spinachia spinachia
Lynne U Sneddon (University of Liverpool, UK) - 
Big moons: Are moon jellyfish affected by climate change?
10:55  Refreshment Break/ Posters
11:25 Janet Gardner (Australian National University, Australia)
Songbird body size tracks climate variation in 82 Australian species over 50 years
11:50 Mylene M Mariette (Deakin University, Australia)
Adaptive shrinking in the heat through prenatal acoustic communication in an arid-adapted bird
12:05 Brad Seibel (College of Marine Science University of South Florida, USA)
Oxygen supply evolves to meet demand across the size and temperature range
12:20 Wilco C.E.P Verberk (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Shrinking body sizes in response to warming: a review of explanations with special emphasis on the role of oxygen
12:35 Hanna Scheuffele (Deakin University, Australia)
The intraspecific allometry of gill surface area and metabolic rate in fishes
12:50 Lunch & refreshment Break / Posters
13:45 Sjannie Lefevre (University of Oslo, Norway)
Global warming and future fish size: what can we learn from the gill-oxygen limitation hypothesis?
14:10 Craig R White (Monash University, Australia)
Ectotherms minimise the costs of development by tuning the temperature dependency of metabolic and development rates
14:25 Garrath J Leighton (University of Liverpool, UK)
The balance of power: Could energy expended delivering oxygen from the environment to tissues limit metabolic mass scaling in fishes?
14:40 David J. McKenzie (CNRS Montpellier, France)
Tolerance of acute warming declines with size in a fish
14:55 Jennifer A Sheridan (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, USA)
Shifts in frog size: identifying possible mechanisms using data from prior to climate warming
15:20 Refreshment Break / Posters
15:50 Asta Audzijonyte (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies University of Tasmania, Australia)
Does the temperature size rule make evolutionary sense?
16:15 Max Lindmark (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
Physiological constraints to growing large in warm waters?
16:30 Sigurd Einum (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Warm and out of breath: thermal phenotypic plasticity in oxygen supply
16:45 David Atkinson (University of Liverpool, UK)
How much will body sizes decline with warming?
18:00  Close of Meeting