Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Almaden Blrm I, San Jose Hilton
COS 50 - Habitat connectivity and fragmentation II: Case studies
1:30 PMBrown bear distribution versus human disturbance and forest fragmentation in European Russia
Camilo Alcantara, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Leonid Baskin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Natasha Novoselova, Russian Academy of Sciences, M. Vaisfeld, Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander V. Prishchepov, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Volker C. Radeloff, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:50 PMIsland occupancy by bats: Influences of area and isolation on insular incidence of volant mammals
Winifred F. Frick, Oregon State University, John P. Hayes, University of Florida, Gainesville, Paul A. Heady III, Central Coast Bat Research Group
2:10 PMHabitat connectivity: Seabird effects on insular intertidal communities in Bahía de los Angeles, Mexico
Drew M. Talley, San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Shara Fisler, Aquatic Adventures Science Education Foundation
2:30 PMOntogenetic shifts in habitat use in an inland population of the American Alligator: Another case for the importance of seasonal wetlands
Amanda L. Subalusky, Texas A&M University, Lora L. Smith, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Lee A. Fitzgerald, Texas A&M University
2:50 PMThe effect of matrix structure on gene flow between Rana sylvatica populations
A. J. Zellmer, University of Michigan, L L Knowles, University of Michigan, E E Werner, University of Michigan
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMHabitat connectivity promotes persistence of a galling sawfly assemblage (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae)
Sharon M. Ferrier, Northern Arizona University, Randy K. Bangert, Northern Arizona University, Peter W. Price, Northern Arizona University
3:40 PMPollinator-mediated matrix effects on multi-trophic interactions of flower-visiting insects
Tim Diekötter, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Kyle J. Haynes, Miami University, Doug Mazeffa, University of California, Santa Barbara, Thomas O. Crist, Miami University
4:00 PMConservation of semi-arid gypsophile plant communities: The role of fragmentation and grazing
Yolanda Pueyo, Utrecht University, Concepción L. Alados, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Olivia Barrantes, Universidad de Zaragoza, Benjamic Komac, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Max Rietkerk, Utrecht University
4:20 PMThe reproductive cost of phenological and spatial isolation in Echinacea angustifolia, a common prairie perennial
Jennifer L. Ison, University of Illinois-Chicago, Stuart Wagenius, Chicago Botanic Garden

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