Tuesday, August 5, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
103 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 19 - Community Assembly and Neutral Theory
8:00 AMEvolution and maintenance of functional equivalence in simulated plant communities
Jeffrey K. Lake, University of Michigan, Stephen P. Hubbell, University of California-Los Angeles, Luis Borda de Agua, University of Georgia
8:20 AMColonization-related tradeoffs and the maintenance of diversity in seed size
Helene C. Muller-Landau, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, S. Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Osvaldo Calderon, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Andres Hernandez, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
8:40 AMFlooding effects on plant diversity along hydrologic gradients of Mississippi riverine islands
James E. Moore, The University of Memphis, Scott B Franklin, The University of Memphis
9:00 AMCompetitive equivalency of cultivar and non-cultivar dominant prairie grasses in an experimental restoration
Lewis K. Reed, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Sara Baer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, David J. Gibson, Southern Illinois University
9:20 AMCore functional groups maintain low functional β-diversity
Sébastien Villéger, UMR 5119 Ecosystèmes Lagunaires, Julia Ramos Miranda, Centro de Ecología, Pesquerías y Oceanografía de Golfo de México (EPOMEX), David Mouillot, UMR 5119 Ecosystèmes Lagunaires
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMNiche theory and neutral theory as explanations for broad-scale diversity gradients: A test with ants
Nathan J. Sanders, University of Tennessee, Jean-Philippe Lessard, University of Tennessee
10:10 AMConvergence in community assembly of California grasslands differs with nitrogen availability
Rebecca J. Aicher, University of California, Irvine, Katharine N Suding, University of California, Irvine
10:30 AMBody size structure of ecological guilds as a test of alternative community theories
Mark E. Ritchie, Syracuse University
10:50 AMApplications of stochastic field theory in ecology
James O'Dwyer, University of Oregon, Jessica Green, University of Oregon

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