Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
J4, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
COS 42 - Community dynamics and diversity
1:30 PMTemperature determines the effect of energy on diversity in aquatic microcosms
N.T. Worsfold, University of Sheffield, O.L. Petchey, University of Sheffield, P.H. Warren, University of Sheffield
1:50 PMImpacts of large mammals on bird diversity and abundance in an African savanna
Felicia Keesing, Bard College, Darcy Misurelli Ogada, Mpala Research Centre, Michelle E. Gadd, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Richard S. Ostfeld, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Truman P. Young, University of California
2:10 PMDifferent cottonwood genotypes support different aboveground fungal communities: A genetic basis to community structure
L. J. Lamit, Northern Arizona University, C.A. Gehring, Northern Arizona University, S.C. Wooley, University of Wisconsin, C.M. Sthultz, Northern Arizona University, R. L. Lindroth, University of Wisconsin, T.G. Whitham, Northern Arizona University
2:30 PMRank clocks and plant community dynamics
Scott Collins, University of New Mexico, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine, Elsa Cleland, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Micheal Batty, University College London, Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Katherine L. Gross, Michigan State University, James B. Grace, United States Geological Survey, Laura Gough, University of Texas, Arlington, Joseph E. Fargione, Purdue University, Chris Clark, University of Minnesota
2:50 PMSelf-thinning and the invasibility of plant monocultures
Brandon S. Schamp, Queen's University, Lonnie W. Aarssen, Queen's University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMShifting dominance from native C4 grasses to non-native C3 grasses shows negative effects on community diversity
Erin K. Miles, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Johannes M. Knops, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
3:40 PMUnexpected outcomes in a macroinvertebrate drift experiment: The roles of habitat heterogeneity, discharge, and seasonality
Bryan L. Brown, Clemson University
4:00 PMEmpirical evaluation of community similarity metrics
Candan Umit Soykan, Arizona State University

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