Contributed Talks

Notes: 1Ph.D. students; 2Post-doctoral students; 3Master students; 4Undergraduate students under my supervision

2017:

 Conti E, Theodoridis2 S, Casazza G, Boucher2 F. Recent advances in biogeography: integrating genomic and ecological data. 19th International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen (China); 23-29 July, 2017.

Conti E, Keller2 B, Theodoridis2 S, de Vos1 JM. Integrating micro- and macro-evolutionary perspectives on heterostyly: case studies from primroses. 19th International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen (China); 23-29 July, 2017.

Keller2 B, Ganz3 R, Nowak2 MD, Theodoridis2 S, Conti E. Reproductive barriers and hybridization between co-flowering heterostylous primroses: integrating experimental and genomic approaches. Biology17, Bern (Switzerland); 2-3 February 2017.

2016:

Conti E, Keller2 B, de Vos1 JM, Thomson JD. Reproductive barriers between heterostylous primroses. Evolution2016, Austin (USA); 17-21 June 2016.

Conti E, Keller2 B, de Vos1 JM, Thomson JD. Reproductive barriers between heterostylous primroses. Botany2016, Savannah (USA); 30th July- 3rd August 2016.

2014:

Theodoridis1 S, Conti E. Integrating paleodistribution modeling and next generation statistical phylogeography to explain the effects of Quaternary climatic oscillations in alpine-arctic plants. International Biogeography Society Conference (Early Career Invited Speaker), Canberra (Australia): 7-10 January 2014.

Zhang1 L, Nowak2 MD, de Vos1 JM, Conti E. Does separation between sexual organs affect mating? A case study from the alpine primrose Primula halleri. Evolution2014, Raleigh, North Carolina (USA): 20-24 June 2014.

2013:

Patsiou1 TS, Theodoridis1 S, Randin CF, Conti E. Topo-climatic microrefugia explain the persistence of a rare endemic in the Alps during the last 21 millennia. Biology13, Basel (Switzerland): 7-8 February 2013.

Weigelt3 B, Jiménez2 A, Conti E. Highly Variable Floral Morphology in the Canarian and Iberian Limonium lobatum. Biology13, Basel (Switzerland): 7-8 February 2013.

Manafzadeh1 S, Conti E. The Irano-Turanian floristic region as a source for the Mediterranean floristic region: A case study from Rutaceae. 2nd BioSyst.EU Meeting, Vienna (Austria): 18-22 February 2013.

 Keller2 B, James JD, Conti E. The functional roles of disassortative pollination and sexual interference in heterostyly: A case study from Darwin’s primroses. Evolution2013, Snowbird, Utah (USA): 21-26 June 2013.

Haller1 B, de Vos1 JM, Keller2 B, Hendry A, Conti E. Pollinator-driven speciation in heterostylous plants: an individual-based model incorporating floral morphology, pollinator traits, and spatial effects. Evolution2013, Snowbird, Utah (USA): 21-26 June 2013.

De Vos1 JM, Wüest RO, Conti E. Phylogenetic analyses of the selfing syndrome and the evolutionary fates of self-compatible primrose flowers. Evolution2013, Snowbird, Utah (USA): 21-26 June 2013.

Manafzadeh1 S, Conti E. A tale of migration from East to West: The Irano-Turanian floristic region as a source of Mediterranean xerophytes. 8th Plant Life of SouthWest Asia (PLoSWA), Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (UK): 1-5 July 2013.

Patsiou1 TS, Theodoridis1 S, Randin CF, Conti E. Topo-climatic microrefugia explain the persistence of a rare endemic in the Alps during the last 21millennia. INTernational ECOLogy, London (UK): 18-23 August 2013.

2012:

Patsiou1 TS, Conti E, Randin CF. Environmental data for landscape-genetic analysis: what data should I get, how can I get them (and sometimes how can I get there)? Adaptive landscape genetics Symposium, Neuchatel (Switzerland): 7 February 2012.

De Vos1 JM, Conti E. Breeding system evolution and speciation/extinction rates: Did heterostyly spur diversification of primroses (Primulaceae)? Biology12, Fribourg (Switzerland); 8-12 February 2012.

De Vos1 JM, Conti E. Evolution of breeding systems and diversification rates in heterostylous and homostylous primroses (Primulaceae). 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa (Canada): 6-10 July 2012.

Theodoridis1 S, Randin CF, Oliver Broennimann O, Patsiou1 TS, Conti E. Divergent and narrower climatic niches characterize polyploid species of European primroses in Primula sect. Aleuritia. 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa (Canada): 6-10 July 2012.

Jiménez2 A, Weigelt3 B, Conti E. Genetic diversity in the Canarian endemic Limonium macrophyllum using microsatellite markers. FloraMac 2012, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal): 5-8 September 2012.

Weigelt3 B, Jiménez2 A, Conti E. Variation in floral traits of Canarian and Iberian populations of Limonium lobatum. FloraMac 2012, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal): 5-8 September 2012.

Meloni2 M, Reid3 A, Conti E. Genetic diversity of endemic species from Canary Islands: a case study from Ruta. FloraMac 2012, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal): 5-8 September 2012.

Patsiou1 TS, Theodoridis1 T, Conti E, Randin CF. Sampling plants at high elevation urges the need of precise and accurate locality data. All taxa biodiversity Mercantour - Alpi Marittime, Barcelonette (France): 17-18 September 2012.

2011:

Keller2 B, Conti E. Post-pollination fitness traits in hybridizing distylous Primula species - Differential performance of F1- and later generation hybrids modulate reproductive isolation. European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen 20-25 August 2011.

Haller1 BC, de Vos1 JM, Keller2 B, Conti E. Pollinator-driven speciation in heterostylous plants: an individual-based model incorporating floral morphology, pollinator traits, and spatial effects. European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen 20-25 August 2011.

Manafzadeh1 S, Salvo1 G, Conti E. Evolutionary history of Haplophyllum (Rutaceae, Sapindales) in the Irano-Turanian and Mediterranean floristic regions. 18th International Botanical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July (submitted as talk)

De Vos1 JM, Keller2 B, Kelso S, Conti E. Breeding system evolution in heterostylous-homostylous Primula, with special reference to section Aleuritia. 18th International Botanical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July.

Meloni2 M, Reid3 A, Caujape-Castells J, Fernandez-Palacios JM, Soto M, Conti E. Are Island Endemics Characterised By Low Levels Of Genetic Diversity? A Case Study From The Canary Islands. 18th International Botanical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 23-30 July.

Dettori1 CA, Meloni2 M, Reid3 A, Bacchetta G, Hugot L, Conti E. Phylogenetic relationships and genetic diversity of two endemic species from Corsica and Sardinia: R. corsica and R. lamarmorae. BioSystematics Conference, Berlin, 21-27 February.

Weigelt3 B, Rey M, de Vos1 JM, Keller2 B, Conti E. Pollination of heterostylous Primula: Does the pollinator’s proboscis morphology match floral dimensions? Swiss Biology 2011, Zürich, 3rd February.

2010:

Schmidt-Lebuhn2 AN, Keller2 B, de Vos1 JM, Conti E. The primrose and its relatives: an extreme case of species paraphyly. Australian Systematic Botany Society Conference, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand, 29 November–3 December.

Granato3 L, Casazza G, Minuto L, Conti E. Il ruolo della poliploidizzazione nell'evoluzione delle piante: il caso di Primula marginata. 105th Congress of the Italian Botanical Society. Milan, Italy, 25-28 August.

Keller2 B, Thomson JD, Schmidt-Lebuhn2 AN, de Vos1 JM, Conti E. Contribution of reciprocal herkogamy to mechanical isolation between Primula elatior and P. vulgaris. Evolution conference, Portand (OR, USA), June 25-29.

De Vos1 JM, Keller2 B, Isham4 ST, Kelso S, Conti E. Do homostylous species outcross? Variation of anther-stigma separation and mating in Primula halleri. Evolution conference, Portand (OR, USA), June 25-29.

Keller2 B, Thomson JD, Schmidt-Lebuhn2 AN, de Vos1 JM, Conti E. Hybridization between Primula elatior and P. vulgaris: Does reciprocal herkogamy contribute to mechanical isolation in heterostylous species? Evolutionary and ecological genomics of adaptation 2010, Fribourg, Switzerland 2-3 September.

Keller2 B, Thomson JD, Schmidt-Lebuhn2 AN, de Vos1 JM, Conti E. Hybridization between Primula elatior and P. vulgaris: Does reciprocal herkogamy contribute to mechanical isolation in heterostylous species? SWIFCOB 10 / 190. Jahreskongress SCNAT / Wissenschaftstag BAFU / Zukunft Biodiversität Schweiz - Forschungs- und Umsetzungsbedarf nach 2010. Nuithonie; Villars-sur-Glâne bei Fribourg, 8-9 November.

Isham4 ST, de Vos1 JM, Conti E, Kelso S. Stigmatic receptivity, pollen viability and outcrossing potential in the herkogamous homostylous species Primula halleri. Botany 2010, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 31 July-4 August. This poster won the Young Botanist Award of the Botanical Society of America.

2009:

Keller2 B, Conti E. 2009. Variation of sexual organ placement in distylous primroses and its evolutionary significance. 12th Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Turin, Italy 24-29/09.

De Vos1 JM, Conti E. 2009. Breeding system evolution in Primulaceae. 12th Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Turin, Italy 24-29/09.

De Vos1 JM, Conti E. 2009. Breeding system evolution in Primulaceae.1st meeting of the Federation of European Biological Systematic Societies, Leiden, Netherlands, 10-14 August.

Granato3 L, Minuto L, Casazza G, Conti E. 2009. The role of polyploidy evolution in flowering plants: a case study from the Alpine species Primula marginata. 12th Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Turin, Italy 24-29/09.

Granato3 L, Minuto L, Casazza G, Conti E. 2009. The role of polyploidy evolution in flowering plants: a case study from the Alpine species Primula marginata. ICPHB International Conference on Polyploidy, Hybridizaton and Biodiversity, Saint Malo, France17-20/05.

Salvo1 G, Ree R, Conti E. 2009. Molecular dating and biogeography of Ruta L. (Rutaceae): a case study from the Mediterranean basin. International Biogeograhical Society, Merida, Mexico, 8-12/01.

2008:

Conti E, Guggisberg1 A. 2008. Primula: an ideal model system to study hybrid speciation in a species-rich, circumboreal genus. Botanical Society of America meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 26-20, 2008.

Manafzadeh1 S, Salvo1 G, Conti E. 2008. Systematics and evolution of the Irano-Turanian genus Haplophyllum A. Juss. (Rutaceae). Botanical Society of America meeting, Vancouver, Canada, July 26-20, 2008.

Conti E. 2008. The different outcomes of hybridization in distylous primrose. Evolution meeting, Minneapolis, USA, June 20-24, 2008.

Keller2 B, Lek RM, Conti E. 2008. Phenotypic variation and directionality of pollen movement in hybrids of the distylous Primula elatior-veris-vulgaris complex. Biology 08, Lausanne, February 2008, Switzerland.

Mansion2 G, Guggisberg1 A, Selvi F, Conti E. 2008. Origin of Mediterranean insular endemics in the Boraginaceae: integrative evidence from molecular dating and ancestral area reconstruction. Biology 08, Lausanne, February 2008, Switzerland.

Guggisberg1 A, Mansion2 G, Baroux C, Kelso S, Grossniklaus U, Conti E. 2008. When does hybridisation lead to the formation of new species? Answers and perspectives from Primula sect. Aleuritia. Biology 08, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mansion2 G, Selvi F, Guggisberg1 A, Conti E. 2008. Origin of Mediterranean insular endemics in the Boraginaceae: integrative evidence from molecular dating and ancestral area reconstruction. NCCR Plant Survival International Conference, Neuchâtel, January 2008, Switzerland.

Guggisberg1 A, Mansion2 G, Baroux C, KelsoS, Grossniklaus U, Conti E. When does hybridization lead to the formation of new species? Answers and perspectives from Primula sect. Aleuritia NCCR Plant Survival International Conference, Neuchâtel, January 2008, Switzerland.

Lek RM, Keller2 B, Conti E. 2008. Hybridization and species boundaries in an Alpine hybrid complex of Primula L. (Primulaceae). NCCR Plant Survival International Conference, Neuchâtel, January 2008, Switzerland.

2007:

Guggisberg1 A, Mansion2 G, Conti E. 2007. Disentangling reticulate evolution: examples from Primula“. Symposium of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, “Plant reproductive systems: from the molecular basis of reproduction to pollination ecology”, Zurich, November 2007, Switzerland.

Mansion2 G, Rosenbaum G, Schönenbeger J, Bacchetta G, Rossello L, Conti E. 2007. Invasion of the Mediterranean Basin by the Araceae: Integrative phylogeny-based evidence. Origin and Evolution of Biota in Mediterranean Climate Zones: an Integrative Vision, Zurich, July 2007, Switzerland.

Guggisberg1 A, Mansion2 G, Conti E. 2007. Disentangling reticulate evolution: examples from Primula. Origin and Evolution of Biota in Mediterranean Climate Zones: an Integrative Vision, Zurich, July 2007, Switzerland.

Guggisberg1 A, Mansion2 G, Conti E. 2007.. Disentangling reticulation patterns: an example from the Aleuritia-polyploid complex (Primula L.). Biology07, February 2007, Zurich, Switzerland.

Mansion2 G, Schönenbeger J, Bacchetta G, Rossello L, Conti E. 2007. Evidence for multiple invasions of several genera of Araceae on western Mediterranean Islands. Third IBS Conference, January 2007, Tenerife, Spain.

Salvo1 G, Conti E. Phylogeny of Ruta (Rutaceae): Implications for Systematics and Biogeography. Abstract in Congress Book of the International Biogeography Society, Tenerife, Canary Islands, 9-13 January, 2007.

2006:

  • Evolution, annual meeting (New York)
  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting (Chico, CA)

2005:

  • International Botanical Congress (Vienna, Austria)
  • Evolution, annual meeting (Fairbanks, AK)

2004:

  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting (Snowbird, UT)
  • Evolution, annual meeting (Fort Collins (CO))
  • International Organization for Plant Biosystematics meeting: “Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean climate zones” (Valencia, 17-19 May)

2003:

  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting (Mobile, AL)
  • Association for Tropical Biology (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • Biology 03 (Annual meeting of the Swiss Biological Society, Zurich, Switzerland)

2002:

  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting (Madison, WI)
  • Flowers: Diversity, Development, Evolution (Zurich)

2001:

  • Deep morphology, International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Vienna
  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting (Albuquerque, NM)

2000:

  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting (Portland, OR)

1999:

  • Evolution, annual meeting (Madison, WI)
  • International Botanical Congress (St. Louis, MO)

1998:

  • Alaska Rare Plants Group (Anchorage)

1997:

  • II International Congress on Alpine Biogeography (LaThuile, Italy)
  • Botanical Society of America, annual meeting

1996:

  • Evolution, annual meeting (St. Louis, MO)

1995:

  • International Organization of Plant Biosystematics (Tromsoe, Norway)

1994:

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, annual meeting
  • Evolution, annual meeting (Athens, Georgia)

1993:

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, annual meeting
  • Spring Systematics Symposium of the Field Museum (Chicago, IL; participant only)
  • Symposium on reintroduction of endangered plants (St. Louis, MO; participant only)

1992:

  • Fall Symposium at the Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis, MO)
  • American Institute for Biological Sciences, annual meeting
  • International Congress of Alpine Botanical Gardens (Italy)
  • International IOPB Meetings (St. Louis, MO)
  • Spring Systematics Symposium of the Field Museum (Chicago, IL)

1991:

  • American Institute for Biological Sciences, annual meeting (St. Antonio, TX)

1988:

  • Italian Botanical Society (Florence, Italy)

1986:

  • Symposium on chestnut (Caprarola, Italy)

Updated 30 May 2017​