COS 13
Paleoecology

Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Carmel AB, Hyatt Regency Hotel
1:30 PM
 First known fire scar on a fossil tree trunk provides direct evidence of wildfire in Late Triassic forests
Bruce A. Byers, Bruce Byers Consulting; Sidney R. Ash, University of New Mexico; Dan Chaney, National Museum of Natural History; Lucia DeSoto, University of Coimbra; Anya Byers, The Nature Conservancy; Jonathan Byers, Alpine of the Americas Project
2:10 PM
 Paleoecology of a modern Pinus albicaulis population in Grand Teton National Park, WY
Kyleen E. Kelly, Kansas State University; Sarah A. Spaulding, University of Colorado; Kendra K. McLauchlan, Kansas State University
2:30 PM
 Spatiotemporal trends in Alaska tundra fires over the Late Quaternary
Melissa Chipman, University of Illinois; Victoria Hudspith, University of Exeter; Philip E. Higuera, University of Idaho; Paul A. Duffy, Neptune and Company, Inc.; W. Wyatt Oswald, Emerson College; Feng Sheng Hu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2:50 PM
 500 million years of increasing body size, ecological complexity, and metabolic activity of marine animals
Matthew L. Knope, Stanford University; Noel A. Heim, Stanford University; Jonathan L. Payne, Stanford University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Fire as a catalyst for rapid ecological change in the Puget Lowlands over the Holocene
Shelley Crausbay, Colorado State University; Philip E. Higuera, University of Idaho; Linda B. Brubaker, University of Washington; Douglas G. Sprugel, University of Washington
3:40 PM
 Wildfires and western spruce budworm outbreaks: A multi-century dendrochronological record of forest disturbance interactions in the interior Pacific Northwest
Aquila Flower, Western Washington University; Daniel G. Gavin, University of Oregon; Emily K. Heyerdahl, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Russel A. Parsons, Rocky Mountain Research Station; Greg M. Cohn, Rocky Mountain Research Station
4:00 PM
 Evolutionary history underlies plant physiological responses to global change since the Last Glacial Maximum
Katie M. Becklin, University of Kansas; Juliana S. Medeiros, The Holden Arboretum; Kayla R. Sale, University of Kansas; Joy K. Ward, University of Kansas
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