Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Santa Clara II, San Jose Hilton
COS 38 - Species-area relationships and abundance and rarity
8:00 AMComparing theory to data: What, when, and how we explain the species-area relationship
Adam B. Smith, University of California, Berkeley, John Harte, University of California, Berkeley
8:20 AMDoes the similarity of the species-time and species-area relationships depend on the spatial dimension of the sample?
Daniel J. McGlinn, Oklahoma State University, Michael W. Palmer, Oklahoma State University
8:40 AMPredator-dependent species-area relationships
Wade A. Ryberg, Washington University in St. Louis, Jonathan M. Chase, Washington University in St. Louis
9:00 AMWhy does habitat size affect predators more than prey? Tests of three mechanisms using bromeliad insects
Diane S. Srivastava, University of British Columbia, Barbara Richardson, Luquillo Experimental Forest LTER, Puerto Rico, M. Kurtis Trzcinski, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Benjamin Gilbert, University of British Columbia
9:20 AMSoil properties influence plant species abundance and diversity in a California serpentine grassland
Cristina Castanha, Berkeley Lab, Adam B. Smith, University of California, Berkeley, Susan Carey, xxx
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMWhen rarity fuels species exploitation: Linking consumer demand, hunting effort, and population dynamics with a bioeconomic model
Richard J. Hall, Universite Paris-Sud XI, E. J. Milner-Gulland, Imperial College London, Franck Courchamp, Universite Paris-Sud XI
10:10 AMTaxonomic rarity along latitudinal gradients: The distribution of fossil organisms through space and time
Katherine V. Bulinski, University of Cincinnati, Devin P. Buick, University of Cincinnati, Chad A. Ferguson, University of Cincinnati, Austin J.W. Hendy, University of Cincinnati, Arnold I. Miller, University of Cincinnati
10:30 AMRare and common Dudleya species in the Santa Monica Mountains
Ann E. Dorsey, California State University, Northridge
10:50 AMEcological bases for the genetic structure of Dirca occidentalis, a winter-blooming shrub endemic near San Francisco
William R. Graves, Iowa State University, David D. Ackerly, University of California
11:10 AMEffects of microhabitat on the distribution and abundance of a rare understory plant, Actaea elata
Rachel J. Mayberry, Simon Fraser University, Elizabeth Elle, Simon Fraser University

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