Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
San Carlos II, San Jose Hilton
COS 53 - Matrix models: Methods and applications
1:30 PMStochastic disturbance and the impact of high- and low-quality patches on metapopulation growth rate
Carly Strasser, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Michael Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Christine M. Hunter, University of Alaska, Hal Caswell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Lauren Mullineaux, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
1:50 PMJuvenile age classes contribute measurably to population growth and survival of long-lived species: Case study of chick mortality on albatross population stability
Myra E. Finkelstein, University of California, Melinda Nakagawa, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Paul R. Sievert, U.S. Geological Survey, Daniel F. Doak, University of California
2:10 PMThe frequency and ecological importance of shrinkage in herbaceous perennial plants
Roberto Salguero, The University of Pennsylvania, Lori Spindler, The University of Pennsylvania, Brenda B Casper, The University of Pennsylvania
2:30 PMRobust population management under uncertainty for structured population models
Alison Deines, Kansas State University, Ellen Peterson, Wittenberg University, Derek Boeckner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, James Boyle, University of Notre Dame, Amy Keighley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Joy Kogut, Simmons College, Joan Lubben, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Richard Rebarber, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Richard Ryan, University of Rhode Island, Brigitte Tenhumberg, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Stuart B. Townley, University of Exeter, Andrew J. Tyre, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:50 PMDemographic impacts of harvesting non-timber forest products from an African mahogany species
Orou G. Gaoue, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Tamara Ticktin, University of Hawaii at Manoa
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMStochastic demography and population viability of the emperor penguin: A march to extinction
Stephanie Jenouvrier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution- Centre d'étude biologiques de Chizé, Henri Weimerskirch, Centre d'Etude Biologiques de Chizé, Christophe Barbraud, Centre d'Etude Biologiques de Chizé, Hal Caswell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
3:40 PMAge-structured modeling provides evidence for a 28-year decline in the natality of western Steller sea lions
E. E. Holmes, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Lowell Fritz, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Anne York, York Data Analysis, Kathryn Sweeney, University of Washington
4:00 PMEstimating functional nonlinearity in Alliaria petiolata demographic rates
Jeffrey A. Evans, Michigan State University, Adam S. Davis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Douglas A. Landis, Michigan State University, Douglas W. Schemske, Michigan State University

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