Monday, August 4, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
102 E, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 2 - Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes
1:30 PMWhat factors explain distribution patterns of herbivores along an altitudinal gradient? A tri-trophic community approach
Genoveva Rodríguez-Castañeda, Tulane University, Lee A. Dyer, University of Nevada, Grant L. Gentry, Samford University
1:50 PMPatterns of fungal virus biodiversity in a natural community of fungi
Tracy S. Feldman, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Marilyn Roossinck, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
2:10 PMThe association of environmental variables with diversity measures at different spatial scales
Andres Lira-Noriega, University of Kansas, Jorge Soberon, University of Kansas
2:30 PMSpatial diversity patterns of the Mexican terrestrial vertebrates
Jorge Soberon, University of Kansas, Andres Lira-Noriega, University of Kansas, Patricia Koleff, CONABIO, Hector Arita, Instituto de Ecologia, UNAM, Patricia Davila, UBIPRO, FES-Iztacala, UNAM, Oscar Flores-Villela, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Gonzalo Halffter, Instituto de Ecologia, A.C., Claudia E. Moreno, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, UAEH, Elizabeth Moreno, University of Kansas, Mariana Munguia, Instituto de Biologia, UNAM, Miguel Murguia, UBIPRO, FES-Iztacala, UNAM, Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, Pilar Rodriguez, CONABIO, Leticia Ochoa-Ochoa, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, A.Townsend Peterson, University of Kansas, Oswaldo Tellez, UBIPRO, FES-Iztacala, UNAM
2:50 PMThe effect of habitat heterogeneity on species richness of soil mites and microbes
Uffe N. Nielsen, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory Colorado State University,, Graham H.R. Osler, The Macaulay Institute, Colin D. Campbell, The Macaulay Institute, Rene Van der wal, Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES), Macaulay Institute & University of Aberdeen, David F.R.P. Burslem, University of Aberdeen
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMThe effects of temporal auto-correlation on species coexistence in annual plants, with and without seed predation
Jessica J. Kuang, University of Arizona, Peter Chesson, University of Arizona
3:40 PMEffects of plant diversity on insect diversity and stability in a long-term experiment
Nick M. Haddad, North Carolina State University, Gregory M. Crutsinger, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Kevin Gross, North Carolina State University, John Haarstad, University of Minnesota, David Tilman, University of Minnesota
4:00 PMBiodiversity maintenance mechanisms differ between native and exotic communities
Brian J. Wilsey, Iowa State University, Terri B. Teaschner, Iowa State University, Pedram Daneshgar, Iowa State University, H. Wayne Polley, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
4:20 PMSynchronization of a portfolio of salmon populations
Jonathan W. Moore, University of California Santa Cruz, Michelle M. McClure, NOAA, Lauren A. Rogers, University of Washington
4:40 PMGlobal diversity of island floras: Species richness, endemism, and threat
Holger Kreft, University of California, San Diego, Wilhelm Barthlott, University of Bonn, Pierrre L. Ibisch, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Walter Jetz, University of California, San Diego, Gerold Kier, University of Bonn, Tien Ming Lee, University of California, San Diego, Jens Mutke, University of Bonn, Christoph Nowicki, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde

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