Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Almaden Blrm I, San Jose Hilton
COS 31 - Niche relations and theory II
8:00 AMWhat controls spatial niches? Testing theory with tarweeds
Howard V. Cornell, University of California, Davis, Susan P. Harrison, University of California, Davis
8:20 AMDisturbance response strategies open coexistence opportunities in fire-prone heathlands
Adam David Miller, University of California, Davis, Peter Chesson, University of Arizona
8:40 AMDeterministic niche processes are responsible for the patchy distribution of the native annual Lupinus nanus in California grasslands
Kara A. Moore, University of California, Davis
9:00 AMHow similar are coexisting species? Evidence from early spring herbaceous communities in logged and old growth Southern Appalachian cove forests
Julie L. Wyatt, Wake Forest University, Miles R. Silman, Wake Forest University
9:20 AMTesting for belowground resource partitioning in experimental grassland communities
Stefanie von Felten, ETH Zurich, Nina Buchmann, ETH Zurich, Andrew Hector, University of Zurich, Pascal A. Niklaus, ETH Zurich, Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, ETH Zurich
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMCoexistence of specialist and generalist plants in variable environments
Donald R. Schoolmaster Jr., Case Western Reserve University
10:00 AMCompetition, nitrogen partitioning, and plant coexistence
Isabel W. Ashton, University of California, Irvine, Amy E. Miller, National Park Service, William D. Bowman, University of Colorado, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine
10:20 AMDemographic variability, scale, and evaluation of niche theory
Jeffrey M. Diez, Lincoln University, H. Ronald Pulliam, University of Georgia
10:40 AMModeling the effect of resource conversion efficiency on community invasibility and habitat specialization
William A. Mitchell, Indiana State University
11:00 AMPredictions and postdictions from the hierarchical representation of habitat
Jurek Kolasa, McMaster University, Craig R. Allen, University of Nebraska, Craig Stow, NOAA, Jan Sendzimir, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

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