COS 23 - Community Assembly and Neutral Theory II

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
9AB, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
'Neutral' Models with Overlapping Niches
Sharon A. Bewick, University of Tennessee; Ryan A. Chisholm, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Erol Akçay, University of Tennessee; William Godsoe, University of Tennessee
8:20 AM
Species diversity, invasibility, and alternative community states in sequentially assembled communities
Lin Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Lauren Brady, Kenyon College
8:40 AM
Evidence of belowground community structuring and niche divergence among coexisting species in a temperate forest
Oscar J. Valverde, Kent State University; Kurt A. Smemo, The Holden Arboretum; Larry M. Feinstein, Kent State University; Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University; Christopher B. Blackwood, Kent State University
9:00 AM
The relative importance of intra- and interspecific trait variation in the maintenance of plant species diversity
Catherine M. Hulshof, University of Arizona; Cyrille Violle, University of Arizona; Brian J. McGill, University of Maine; Ellen I. Damschen, University of Wisconsin-Madison; S. P. Harrison, University of California, Davis; Brian J. Enquist, University of Arizona
9:20 AM
Variation in per capital speciation rate and diversity patterns in neutral and niche-structured communities
Shaopeng Wang, Peking University; Anping Chen, Princeton University; Stephen W. Pacala, Princeton University; Jingyun Fang, Peking University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Drift, determinism, and biodiversity persistence in spatial networks: The varied role of connectivity
Evan P. Economo, University of Michigan; Eric Treml, University of Queensland
10:10 AM
Disentangling the environmental and historical biogeography effects in island species distributions: A metacommunity phylogenetics approach
Christine E. Parent, University of Texas at Austin; Pedro R. Peres-Neto, University of Quebec at Montreal; Mathew A. Leibold, University of Texas at Austin
10:50 AM
Role of environmental and historical factors in the structure of neotropical primate communities: Taxonomic and phylogenetic perspectives
Maria Mercedes Gavilanez, Louisiana State University; Richard D. Stevens, Louisiana State University
11:10 AM
Plant diversity in heterogeneous landscapes: Implication of landscape context and management in grassland communities
Reto Schmucki, Stockholm University; Regina Lindborg, Stockholm University; Sara A.O. Cousins, Stockholm University
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