Tuesday, August 7, 2007: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
San Carlos II, San Jose Hilton
COS 36 - Restoration ecology in grassland habitats
8:00 AMTall grass restorations influence communities in the Upper Green River watershed
Cabrina L. Hamilton, Western Kentucky University, Albert J. Meier, Western Kentucky University, Patrick Lawless, University of Kentucky
8:20 AMPatterns of root production among native and cultivar populations of dominant warm-season grasses in a first-year tallgrass prairie restoration
Ryan P. Klopf, Southern Illinois University, Sara G. Baer, Southern Illinois University
8:40 AMDoes commercial increase of seed for use in restoration result in selection for genotypes that are not representative of wild populations?
Abbie C. Schrotenboer, Michigan State University, William L. Holdsworth, Michigan State University, Rajitha Kota, New Berlin West High School, Carolyn Malmstrom, Michigan State University
9:00 AMFire season and composition of experimental prairie plantings: A 20-year study
Henry F. Howe, University of Illinois-Chicago
9:20 AMTallgrass prairie plant establishment in Conservation Reserve Program fields
Heidi L. Hillhouse, University of Wisconsin
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMSteppe restoration by hay transfers
Elise Buisson, IMEP UMR-CNRS 6116 & IUT Avignon, Clementine Coiffait, IMEP UMR-CNRS 6116, Thierry Dutoit, IMEP UMR-CNRS 6116 & IUT Avignon
10:10 AMRestoration of grassland biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration: Synergistic goal?
Gerlinde B. De Deyn, Lancaster University, Paul Evans, Natural England, Deborah Millward, Manor House, Niall McNamara, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Simon Oakley, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Nick Ostle, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Helen Quirk, Lancaster University, Roger Smith, Newcastle University, Richard Bardgett, Lancaster University
10:30 AMAvian responses to Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program grasslands in Pennsylvania
Andy M. Wilson, Pennsylvania State University, Margaret Brittingham, Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Wentworth, Pennsylvania State University
10:50 AMEffects of biodiversity and microsite heterogeneity on the restoration of quarries to alvars
Paul J. Richardson, University of Guelph, Doulas W. Larson, University of Guelph
11:10 AMEffects of livestock grazing on native and exotic vegetation in vernal pools
Joan L. Schwan, Sonoma State University, J. Hall Cushman, Sonoma State University

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