Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
J4, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
COS 24 - Ecology of tropical and subtropical forest habitats
8:00 AMInvasive ants alter invertebrate communities and ecosystem processes in an African rainforest
Amy E. Dunham, Smithsonian Institution, Alexander S. Mikheyev, University of Texas
8:20 AMTree species assembly in regenerating seasonally dry mixed deciduous forests of Lao PDR
Sean O. McNamara, The University of Queensland
8:40 AMPervasive distance effects (and not conspecific density per se) control early-stage tree recruitment in a lowland Amazonian rainforest
Varun Swamy, Duke University
9:00 AMResistance vs resilience: Alternative mechanisms to survive severe cyclones in Australian tropical rainforest tree species
Timothy J. Curran, School for Field Studies, Lauren N. Gersbach, Butler University, Will Edwards, James Cook University, Andrew Krockenberger, James Cook University
9:20 AMBiotic and abiotic neighborhood effects on seedling survival in a tropical forest
Liza S. Comita, University of Minnesota, Stephen P. Hubbell, University of Georgia
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMVertical stratification and treefall gaps define tree species composition and rarity in a neotropical forest
Mark D. Leithead, University of Guelph, Madhur Anand, University of Guelph
10:10 AMDrought sensitivity shapes species distribution patterns in tropical forests
Bettina M. J. Engelbrecht, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Liza S. Comita, University of Minnesota, Richard Condit, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Thomas A. Kursar, University of Utah, Melvin T. Myree, University of Alberta, Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Stephen P. Hubbell, University of Georgia
10:20 AMHurricane effects on xeric upland ecosystems and associated endemic plants of central Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge
Gretel L. Clarke, Archbold Biological Station, Eric S. Menges, Archbold Biological Station, Carl W. Weekley, Archbold Biological Station
10:40 AMEcological restoration of coal mine spoils by certain indegenous woody plantations in a dry tropical region, India
Anand N. Singh, Panjab University Chandigarh

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