PS 8 - Community Pattern and Dynamics

Monday, August 8, 2011: 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall 3, Austin Convention Center
Separating the effects of dispersal limitation and habitat heterogeneity on spatial distributions of species in tree communities
Guochun Shen, Sun Yat-sen University; Fangliang He, Sun Yat-sen University; Rasmus Waagepetersen, Aalborg University; Zueng-Sang Chen, National Taiwan University; Ping Ding, Zhejiang University; Zhanqing Hao, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; I-Fang Sun, Tunghai University; Mingjian Yu, Zhejiang University
A 400 year history of canopy disturbance in pine-oak forests of the Ozark Highlands, Missouri, USA
Chad King, University of Missouri; Rose Marie Muzika, University of Missouri
Ground truthing LIDAR data within a successionally diverse piedmont forest 
Rolanda Sue, Johnson C. Smith University; Joseph L. Fail Jr., Johnson C. Smith University; Jamaal Jackson, Johnson C. Smith University; Megan Talley, Johnson C. Smith University; Michelle Jackson, Johnson C. Smith University; Camille Grimsley, Johnson C. Smith University; Ryan E. Emanuel, Appalachian State University
Are the longleaf pine ecosystem restoration and conservation practices of today sustainable?
John C. Gilbert, Auburn University; John S. Kush, Auburn University; Rebecca J. Barlow, Auburn University
The short and unseasonal fruiting of plants: Competition escape
Klécia G. Massi, Universidade de Brasília; Marco A. Batalha, Universidade Federal de São Carlos
The effects of microhabitat variability on intra-annual tree seedling mortality in a montane tropical forest
Omar Gutiérrez del Arroyo Santiago, University of Puerto Rico; Christopher Nytch, University of Puerto Rico
Community assembly history influences primary productivity in a developing tallgrass prairie
Alexander T. Bittel, University of Kansas; Bryan L. Foster, University of Kansas; Sarah E. Hinman, University of Kansas
Determinants of seedling survivorship in tropical rainforest on the island of Dominica, Lesser Antilles
Saara J. DeWalt, Clemson University; Kalan Ickes, Clemson University; Benton N. Taylor, College of Charleston
Impacts of non-native grasses in a coastal sage scrub-chaparral transition zone
Gregory J. Pec, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Gary C. Carlton, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Patterns of species diversity in a hyper-rich zooplankton community
Marcus A. Zokan, University of Georgia; John M. Drake, University of Georgia
Assessment of secondary ecosystem succession in Hoke County, North Carolina
Zach E. Barthel, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Doshie A. Smith, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Caleb J. Sutton, University of North Carolina at Pembroke; Ryan E. Emanuel, North Carolina State University; Leon S. Jernigan, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Age and distribution of an evergreen clonal shrub in the Coweeta Basin: Rhododendron maximum L
Katherine J. Elliott, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station; James Vose, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
Diverse diet compositions among harpaline ground beetle species revealed by mixing model analyses of stable isotope ratios
Hiroshi Ikeda, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute; Kohei Kubota, University of Tokyo; Akira Kagawa, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute; Teiji Sota, Kyoto University
Testing mechanisms of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis using long-term data of saxicolous lichens
Abigail I. Pastore, Florida State University; Chelse M. Prather, University of Houston; Robert D. Ellis, Florida State University; Elise S. Gornish, Florida State University; Thomas E. Miller, Florida State University
The relative importance of abiotic and biotic factors for seedling establishment in the Colorado Desert
Natasha N. Woods, The Ohio State University; Maria N. Miriti, The Ohio State Univesrsity
Ant community responses to land use change: An investigation of Australian Eucalypt forests
Jeffrey L. McClenahan, University of Colorado at Boulder; Kendi F. Davies, University of Colorado at Boulder; Brett A. Melbourne, University of Colorado at Boulder; Kika Tarsi, University of Colorado at Boulder; Andrew Hicks, University of Colorado at Boulder; Robert H. Wilson, University of Colorado at Boulder
The plankton community context of blooms of the harmful alga Aureococcus anophagefferens on the south shore of Long Island, NY, USA
Jackie L. Collier, Stony Brook University; Yuan Liu, Stony Brook University; Sheryl L. Bell, Stony Brook University
Spatial patterns suggest warming-driven dominance shift reflects change in competition in Rocky Mountain meadow community
Michael E. Roswell, Swarthmore College; John Harte, University of California, Berkeley
The effects of slope aspect on the spatial patterning of a mixed mesophytic old-growth forest
Stephen J. Murphy, Ohio University; Brian C. McCarthy, Ohio University
Multiscale drivers of spatially variable grass production and loss in the Chihuahuan Desert
Finn C. Pillsbury, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Debra P.C. Peters, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Jin Yao, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Gregory S. Okin, UCLA
Detrital Foundations of Microbial, Invertebrate, and Amphibian Community Structure in Upland and Riparian Forested Vernal  Pools
Jael M. Edgerton, Kent State University; Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University; Christopher B. Blackwood, Kent State University
Food webs in the litter: Effects of food addition on decomposition and ant communities in coffee agroecosystems
Stacy M. Philpott, University of Toledo; Cody J. Murnen, University of Toledo; David J. Gonthier, University of Michigan; Gabriel H. Domínguez, Finca Irlanda Research Station
Effects of disturbance on woodland composition inertia determined by analysis of historical landcover data
Mary A. Sides, Baylor University; Darrel B. Murray, Baylor University; Joseph D. White, Baylor University
CANCELLED - Soil properties and their effect on within site patchiness of the rare plant Arctomecon californica in the Mojave Desert
Dianne N. Bangle, USBR-Multi-Species Conservation Program; Douglas J. Merkler, USDA-NRCS; John C. Brinda, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Landscape partitioning by rodents assemblages in the Llanos de Ojuelos, in Mexico’s Central High Plateau
Mónica E. Riojas-López, CUCBA-Universidad de Guadalajara; Eric Mellink, CICESE; Francis Raoul, CNRS-Universite de Franche-Comté; Jaime Luévano, CICESE; Amélie Vaniscotte, CNRS-Universite de Franche-Comté; Patrick Giraudoux, CNRS-Universite de Franche-Comté
Interspecific variation in tree seedling height growth responses to harvest gap size: Implications for increasing tree diversity in mesic northern temperate forest
Michael B. Walters, Michigan State University; John Willis, Michigan State University; Kurt W. Gottschalk, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Flooding drives one-way connectivity of aquatic food webs across spatial and temporal scales in a subtropical coastal lagoon
Alexandre M. Garcia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; David J. Hoeinghaus, University of North Texas; Marlucy Claudino, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Rodrigo Bastos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Fabiano Correa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Sonia Huckembeck, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Joao Vieira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Daniel Loebmann, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Paulo Abreu, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande; Kirk O. Winemiller, Texas A&M University; Carlos Ducatti, Universidade Estadual Paulista
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