COS 15 Sustainability

Monday, August 3, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Grand Pavillion VI, Hyatt
Colleen M. Butler
1:30 PM
The interactions of climate change, land management policies and forest succession on fire hazard and ecosystem trajectories in the wildland-urban interface
Bart R. Johnson, University of Oregon; John P. Bolte, Oregon State University; Scott D. Bridgham, University of Oregon; David W. Hulse, University of Oregon; Ronald P. Neilson, USDA Forest Service; Robert G. Ribe, University of Oregon; Gabriel I. Yospin, University of Oregon; Alan A. Ager, USDA Forest Service; Constance A. Harrington, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; Jane A. Kertis, USDA Forest Service; James M. Lenihan, USDA Forest Service; Peter J. Gould, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; Max Nielson-Pincus, University of Oregon
1:50 PM
Networks as mechanisms for community wildfire preparedness planning: Across scale relationship building for complex human and natural systems
Kristen C. Nelson, University of Minnesota; Rachel F. Brummel, University of Minnesota; Sam Burns, Fort Lewis College; Antony Cheng, Colorado State University; Pamela Jakes, USDA Forest Service; Stephanie S. Souter, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Victoria Sturtevant, Southern Oregon Univeristy; Daniel Williams, USDA Forest Service
2:10 PM
Fire risk and forest carbon offsets: The need for ecologically informed policy
Matthew D. Hurteau, Northern Arizona University; Bruce A. Hungate, Northern Arizona University; George W. Koch, Northern Arizona University; Malcolm North, USDA Forest Service
2:30 PM
2:50 PM
Rooftop ecology: Using Sedum as a nurse plant to increase plant diversity on a green roof
Colleen M. Butler, Tufts University; Colin M Orians, Tufts University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Systematic conservation planning and the value of information
Stephen C. Newbold, U.S. EPA; Juha Siikamaki, Resources for the Future
4:00 PM
Comparing and explaining public acceptance of ecological forestry in Tasmania and the U.S. Pacific Northwest
Robert G. Ribe, University of Oregon; Rebecca Ford, University of Melbourne; Kathryn Williams, University of Melbourne
4:20 PM
Habitat use by Mexican criollo and British beef cattle breeds in arid- and semi-arid environments of New Mexico and Chihuahua
Jose O. Roacho Estrada, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua; Ed L. Fredrickson, USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range; Gerardo A. Bezanilla Enriquez, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua; Alfredo Gonzalez, USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range; H. Raul Peinetti, USDA-ARS, Jornada Experimental Range; Felipe A. RodrÍguez Almeida, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
4:40 PM
The source sink dynamics of anurans in stormwater basins of the New Jersey coastal plain
Kathleen McCarthy, Rutgers University; Richard G. Lathrop, Rutgers University