Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Blrm Salon V, San Jose Marriott
COS 29 - Invasion: Community invasibility and controls on invasion
8:00 AMUsing land-use history in combination with local factors to understand invasion patterns of an exotic grass
Jonathon W. Schramm, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Joan G. Ehrenfeld, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
8:20 AMThe role of climate in the invasion of an exotic species and its impacts on a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem
Danielle D. Ignace, University of Arizona, Peter L. Chesson, University of Arizona
8:40 AMFortuitous invasions into experimental wetland mesocosms: The effects of nitrogen enrichment and canopy-species composition
Stephen M. Hovick, University of Georgia, Daniel E. Bunker, Columbia University, Walter P. Carson, University of Pittsburgh, Chris J. Peterson, University of Georgia
9:00 AMResources limit the invasion of natural communities by Argentine ants
Alexei D. Rowles, North Carolina State University, Jules Silverman, North Carolina State University
9:20 AMDominant plant species affect community structure and control the establishment of an exotic species in an old-field system
Lara Souza, University of Tennessee, Jake F Weltzin, University of Tennessee, Nathan J Sanders, University of Tennessee
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMPotential mechanisms underlying the relationship between native forb abundance and invasion resistance in California grasslands
Kristin B. Hulvey, University of California, Santa Cruz, Erika Zavaleta, University of California, Santa Cruz
10:10 AMResource impacts enable invasion resistance by a native shrub community
Leah J. Goldstein, University of California, Irvine, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine
10:30 AMBiotic resistance to invasion: Indirect interactions in ponderosa pine savannas
Kerry L. Metlen, The University of Montana, Ragan M. Callaway, The University of Montana
10:50 AMPhylogeny and community resistance to invasion
Steven B. Hill, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Peter M. Kotanen, University of Toronto at Mississauga

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