COS 26 Evolution: Selection and Adaptation and Phenotypic Plasticity

Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Pavillion I, Hyatt
Nicholas J. Deacon
8:20 AM
Commercial crabbing as a selective pressure affecting diamondback terrapin growth rates in Georgia
Andrew M. Grosse, The University of Georgia; John C. Maerz, The University of Georgia
8:40 AM
Effects of early life history on lifetime fitness in wild sunflower
Kristin L. Mercer, The Ohio State University; Allison Snow, Ohio State University; Helen M. Alexander, University of Kansas
9:00 AM
Does avian nest site selection occupy an adaptive peak
Quresh S. Latif, UC Riverside; Sacha Heath, PRBO Conservation Science; John T. Rotenberry, University of California
9:20 AM
Growth and survival of tropical live oak seedlings in fragmented dry forests of Costa Rica and the role of local adaptation
Nicholas J. Deacon, University of Minnesota; Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Plants predicting the future: Resource gradients as predictors of future growing conditions
Hagai Shemesh, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev; Adi Arbiv, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev; Ofer Ovadia, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev; Ariel Novoplansky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
10:10 AM
Adaptive characteristics of drought resistance and shade tolerance enhance invasive success of Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb
Spencer N. Bissett, Virginia Commonwealth University; Julie Naumann, US Army Corps of Engineers; Donald R. Young, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jarrod Edwards, US Army Corps of Engineers; John E. Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University
10:30 AM
Plasticity of response in development in an invasive mosquito:  Does degree of environmental variability play a role?
Donald A. Yee, University of Southern Mississippi; Steven Juliano, Illinois State University; Steven M. Vamosi, University of Calgary
10:50 AM
Larval dragonflies scare the shape out of larval salamanders: Trait variation of an intermediate predator
Jon M. Davenport, East Carolina University; David R. Chalcraft, East Carolina University
11:10 AM
Will trait plasticity across environmental gradients sink trait-based ecology?
Justin P. Wright, Duke University; Samir Arora, Duke University; Ariana Sutton-Grier, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center