Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
N, San Jose McEnery Convention Center
COS 26 - Evolution and life history theory: Plants
8:00 AMGenetic basis of the seed size/seed number trade-off in Arabidopsis thaliana
Cloé Paul-Victor, University of Zürich, Lindsay Turnbull, University of Zürich, Bernhard Schmid, University of Zürich
8:20 AMHerbivore-mediated ecological costs of reproduction shape the life history of a desert cactus
Tom E. X. Miller, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Svata M. Louda, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
8:40 AMNo growth/reproduction tradeoff in California oaks
Johannes (Jean) M. H. Knops, University of Nebraska, Walter D. Koenig, University of California, Berkeley, William J. Carmen, Hastings NHR
9:00 AMMaintenance of genetic diversity: Protected polymorphisms and stochasticity
Jessica E. Metcalf, Duke University, Mark Rees, University of Sheffield, Dylan Z. Childs, University of Sheffield, Andy W. Sheppard, CSIRO Entomology, Peter Grubb, Cambridge Universiy
9:20 AMIt’s what’s underneath that matters: Big roots, not height, enhance competitive ability in a grassland
Michael Rawson Clark, University of Alberta, Eric G Lamb, University of Alberta, Steven W Kembel, University of Alberta, James F Cahill, University of Alberta
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMRelationships between population size and the mating system in natural populations of Sabatia angularis (Gentianaceae): Implications for population persistence
Rachel B. Spigler, University of Georgia, James L. Hamrick, University of Georgia, Shu-Mei Chang, University of Georgia
10:10 AMInbreeding depression in resistance to herbivores, and life-history traits in Datura stramonium
Rafael Bello-Bedoy, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Juan Nuñez-Farfan, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
10:30 AMCo-occurrence of multiple life history strategies in fire-prone landscapes
Peter D. Cowan, University of California, Berkeley, David D. Ackerly, University of California, Berkeley
10:50 AMTrade-offs repel temptation: Evolutionary dynamics of exploitation in the rhizobia-legume mutualism
Andrea Mathias, University of Arizona, Tucson, Maren L. Friesen, University of California, Davis

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