Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
J3, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
COS 22 - Community assembly and neutral theory
8:00 AMSpecies-area relationships from a spatially explicit neutral model in an infinite landscape
James Rosindell, University of Leeds, Stephen J. Cornell, University of Leeds
8:20 AMEffect of the spatial structure on relative species abundance distribution for neutral theory in ecology
Kazunori Sato, Shizuoka University, Tomoka Hasegawa, Shizuoka University
8:40 AMNeutral and niche-based processes driving species turnover at large spatial scales
Hélène Morlon, University of California, Merced, Jessica Bryant, University of California, Merced, Brendan Bohannan, University of Oregon, Jessica Green, University of California, Merced
9:00 AMTraits, habitats, and clades: Identifying traits involved in the environmental filtering of coexisting plant species
Margaret M. Mayfield, University of Queensland, Maciej F. Boni, Resources for the Future, David D. Ackerly, University of California, Berkeley
9:20 AMNiche and neutral controls over the coexistence of serpentine annual plants
Jonathan M. Levine, UC Santa Barbara, Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, University of Washington
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMLeaf functional trait variation in New World tree communities across a latitudinal and diversity gradient: Implications for coexistence
Jeffrey K. Lake, University of Georgia, Stephen P. Hubbell, University of Georgia
10:10 AMFunctional trait distributions, phylogenetic structure, and the assembly of a Neotropical tree community in Amazonian Ecuador
Nathan Jared Boardman Kraft, University of California, Berkeley, David D. Ackerly, University of California, Berkeley, Renato Valencia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Richard Condit, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Consuelo Hernandez, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Gorky F. Villa M., Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Robin Foster, The Field Museum
10:30 AMDispersal dynamics affect the distribution, but not the abundance, of tropical trees: A study of tropical tree communities in Amazonian Peru
Kyle G. Dexter, Duke University
10:50 AMWhat shapes tropical seedling community structure? Seed dispersal versus environmental conditions
C. E. Timothy Paine, Louisiana State University, Kyle E. Harms, Louisiana State University
11:10 AMDispersal, determinism, and the structure of a desert grassland grasshopper community
Andrew J. Rominger, Stanford University, Tom E. X. Miller, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Scott Collins, University of New Mexico

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