Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
102 E, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 48 - Behavior: Foraging and Diet
8:00 AMDynamics and ecological functioning of ecosystem with different predator hunting modes
Chengjun Sun IV, McGill University, Oswald J. Schmitz II, Yale University, Michel Loreau, McGill University
8:20 AMTerritory provisioning in a foliage-gleaning bird community: The importance of direct monitoring versus structural cues
John M. Landosky, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Robert Marquis, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Richard L. Clawson, Missouri Department of Conservation, Randy G. Jensen, Missouri Department of Conservation, Paul A. Porneluzi, Central Methodist University, Wendy K. Gram, NEON, Inc., Julie A. Ryan, Western Michigan University, John T. Lill, George Washington University, Rebecca E. Forkner, George Mason University, Josiane Le Corff, Institut National d'Horticulture - UMR, John R. Faaborg, University of Missouri
8:40 AMRisk management in optimal foragers: The effect of sightlines on the vigilance and apprehension of foraging gerbils
Keren Embar, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Burt P Kotler, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Shomen Mukherjee, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
9:00 AMUsing stable isotopes to investigate individual diet specialization in California sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis)
Seth D. Newsome, Carnegie Institution for Science, M. Tim Tinker, Center for Ocean Health, Daniel H. Monson, USGS Alaska Science Center, Olav O. Oftedal, National Zoological Park, Katherine Ralls, National Zoological Park, Michelle M. Staedler, Sea Otter Research and Conservation, Marilyn L. Fogel, Carnegie Institution for Science, James A. Estes, Center for Ocean Health
9:20 AMPlants, animals, and universal foraging strategies: Plant root foraging supports the predictions of marginal value theorem
Gordon G. McNickle, University of Alberta, James F. Cahill Jr., University of Alberta
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMForagers with ecoparasites are more scared: The vigilance and patch use response of gerbils to foxes and fleas
Burt P. Kotler, Ben-Gurion University, Ashael Raveh, Ben-Gurion University, Boris Krasnov, Ben-Gurion University, Zvika Abramsky, Ben-Gurion University
10:10 AMShort term exposure to herbicide yields long term effects in map turtles (Graptemys)
Lorin A. Neuman-Lee Biggs, Iowa State University, Fredric J. Janzen, Iowa State University
10:30 AMDiet mixing in a parasitic plant: A choice or a constraint?
Emily S. Marquardt, University of Houston, Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston
10:50 AMForaging behavior and habitat relationships in two sunbird species within a  Brachystegia woodland
Joseph O. Oyugi, Wright College, Joel S. Brown, University of Illinois at Chicago, Christopher J. Whelan, Illinois Natural History Survey
11:10 AMHow tasty are brachiopods? Examining predation on a "refugia" taxon
Lindsey R. Leighton, San Diego State University, John W. Huntley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Richard A. Krause Jr., Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Michal Kowalewski, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Sandra J. Carlson, University of California, Davis

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