Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Blrm Salon V, San Jose Marriott
COS 49 - Food webs II: Analytic methods, applications
1:30 PMThe importance of phylogeny in predator-prey body-size relationships
Louis-Félix Bersier, University of Fribourg, Patrik Kehrli, University of Fribourg
1:50 PMEstimating the nonlinear strength of per capita species interactions: A new observational method for species rich food webs
Mark Novak, University of Chicago, J Timothy Wootton, University of Chicago
2:10 PMCombining long-term surveys with structural equation modeling to examine kelp forest food webs
Jarrett E. Byrnes, UC Davis, Christy M. Bowles, UC Davis, Matthew E. S. Bracken, UC Davis, Matthew C. Ferner, UC Davis, Daniel S. Gruner, UC Davis, Cynthia G. Hays, UC Davis, Kerry J. Nickols, UC Davis, Karthik Ram, UC Davis, Cascade J. B. Sorte, UC Davis, Susan L. Williams, UC Davis, David Kushner, Channel Islands National Park, James B. Grace, United States Geological Survey
2:30 PMAllometry of soil food webs and C:N:P stoichiometry
Christian Mulder, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment, Daniel C. Reuman, Rockefeller University, Joel E. Cohen, Rockefeller University and Columbia University
2:50 PMExperimental venue and spatial scale in food-web manipulations
Clifton B. Ruehl, Florida International University, Nathan J. Dorn, Florida Atlantic University, Joel C. Trexler, Florida International University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMEvidence for niches in food web data: A likelihood-based approach
David Alonso, Univeristy of Michigan, Mercedes Pascual, Univeristy of Michigan, Stefano Allesina, Univeristy of Michigan
3:40 PMNiche width contraction induced by aquatic ecosystem fragmentation
Craig A. Layman, Florida International University

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