8:50    Catherine Badgley, Introduction

Part 1: Landscape history—tectonics and climate (Brian Yanites moderator)

9:00    Brian Yanites, Indiana University: From mountains to molehills: quantifying changes in topography and implications for habitat fragmentation and connectivity

9:20    Ali Bahadori and Bill Holt, Stonybrook University: How western North America evolved

          since the Oligocene: From North American Cordillera to Basin and Range

9:40    Ran Feng, University of Connecticut, Paleoclimate simulations for western North


10:00   Discussion

10:30   Break

Part 2, Phylogeography and landscape genetics (Rebecca Terry moderator)

10:40   Brett Riddle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Three decades of rodent phylogeography    and biogeography in western North America

11:00   Tereza Jezkova, Miami University, Ohio: Range shifts, niche shifts, and genetic consequences of species responses to climate change

11:20   Marjorie Matocq, University of Nevada, Reno: Landscape genetics of small mammals

11:40   Discussion

12:10   Lunch (catered)

Part 3, Rodent diversification and biogeography (Tara Smiley moderator)

1:15    Tara Smiley, Oregon State University, Mountains and mammals: insights from

          Neogene and modern biogeography of rodents

1: 35   Miriam Zelditch, University of Michigan, Scaling components of biodiversity of squirrels     across lineages and regions

1:55    Adolfo Pacheco, National Autonomous University of Mexcio, Mexican rodents of the late Neogene: influence of tectonism and interchange with South America

2:15    Discussion

2:45    Break

Part 4, Models and methods (John Finarelli moderator)

3:00    Daniele Silvestro, University of Gothenberg, Sweden: Macroevolutionary models using fossils and phylogenies

3:20    Chris Dick, University of Michigan: Geogenomics: Mapping linkages between geophysical and biological diversity across space and time in Andean-Amazon South America

3:40    Discussion

4:10    Wrap up (Catherine Badgley)