Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Blrm Salon I, San Jose Marriott
COS 27 - Herbivory: Community and ecosystem patterns and effects
8:00 AMDoes white-tailed deer herbivory drive biotic homogenization of forest understory communities?
Thomas P. Rooney, Wright State University
8:20 AMDeer herbivory alters forest response to canopy decline caused by an exotic insect pest
Anne K. Eschtruth, University of California, Berkeley, John J. Battles, University of California, Berkeley
8:40 AMObstacles to herb-layer recovery in an old-growth forest fragment: Deer, invasive earthworms, or propagule supply?
Andrew R. Holdsworth, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota, Lee E. Frelich, University of Minnesota
9:00 AMLarge herbivore vs topographic control of soil carbon storage
Douglas A. Frank, Syracuse University, Anita C. Risch, Swiss Federal Institute for forest, snow and landscape research, Timothy Depriest, Syracuse University, Kendra McLauchlan, Dartmouth College
9:20 AMThe effects of herbivores on seed banks in a grassland and shrubland
Terri L. Koontz, University of New Mexico, Diane L. Marshall, University of New Mexico, Bruce T. Milne, University of New Mexico
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMReduced N-fixation in maritime chaparral under intense browsing
Paul Koch, University of California, Laurel R. Fox, University of California
10:10 AMEffects of terrestrial mammals on plant functional diversity in a Neotropical forest
Erin L. Kurten, Stanford University, Walter P. Carson, University of Pittsburgh, David D. Ackerly, University of California, Berkeley, Rodolfo Dirzo, Stanford University
10:30 AMLong-term burning interacts with herbivory to slow decomposition
Adam D. Kay, University of St. Thomas, Josh Mankowski, University of St. Thomas, Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota

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