Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
103 AB, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 49 - Community Disturbance and Recovery
8:00 AMCompositional convergence and forest architecture following windstorm in two Minnesota forests
Matthew S. Allen, Oklahoma State University, Vaskar Thapa, Oklahoma State University, Michael W. Palmer, Oklahoma State University
8:20 AMNative shrub recovery nine years after reduction of extensive grazing on Santa Rosa Island, California
Julie A. Christian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paul H. Zedler, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kathryn McEachern, USGeological Survey - Western Ecological Research Center
8:40 AMEffects of sudden oak death on plant community structure and regeneration in the Big Sur ecoregion of California
Margaret R. Metz, University of Califorina, Davis, Kerri M. Frangioso, University of Califorina Davis, Allison C. Wickland, University of Califorina Davis, Ross K. Meentemeyer, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, David M. Rizzo, University of Califorina Davis
9:00 AMTemporal change in forest plant communities in historically logged and unlogged areas of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Windy A. Bunn, University of Tennessee, Claire B. Brown, University of Tennessee, Michael Jenkins, National Park Service, Nathan J. Sanders, University of Tennessee
9:20 AMTree-ring reconstructions of spruce bark beetle outbreaks in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Rosemary L. Sherriff, University of Kentucky, Edward E. Berg, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Amy E. Miller, National Park Service
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMBorn of fire: Chaparral age structure as a clue to disturbance regimes and vegetation community change in southwest Oregon
O. C. Duren, Oregon State University, P. S. Muir, Oregon State University
10:10 AMHow EAB facilitates a secondary spread of invasive plant species:  Impacts of EAB eradication and tree mortality
Constance E. Hausman, Kent State University, John F. Jaeger, Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, Oscar J. Rocha, Kent State University
10:30 AMNutrient loading and benthic native-invasive species dynamics
Heidi W. Weiskel, University of California, Davis, Edwin D. Grosholz, University of California, Davis
10:50 AMImpact of an experimental disturbance on food-chain length
Annika W. Walters, Yale University, David M. Post, Yale University
11:10 AMCollective decision-making in nest relocation in Argentine ants and odorous house ants
Daniel R. Scholes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Andrew V. Suarez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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