Thursday, August 7, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
103 DE, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 81 - Community Ecology: Patterns
8:00 AMCompetition and recruitment limitation in high-diversity pine savanna: Mechanistic effects of dominant species
Jonathan A. Myers, Louisiana State University, Kyle E. Harms, Louisiana State University
8:20 AMFine-scale environmental heterogeneity promotes coexistence without niche specialization
Sarah M. Pinto, University of Guelph, Andrew S. MacDougall, University of Guelph
8:40 AMTrait-based community ecology of phytoplankton
Elena Litchman, Michigan State University, Christopher A. Klausmeier, Michigan State University
9:00 AMPlant genetic variation determines metacommunity structure of gall inquiline communities
Gregory M. Crutsinger, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Marc W. Cadotte, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Nathan J. Sanders, University of Tennessee
9:20 AMPhylogenetic patterns in community composition: Estimating the effects of species traits, environmental characteristics, and species interactions
Anthony R. Ives, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Mathew R. Helmus, University of Wisconsin - Madison
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMCommunity inferences from single-species data
Karen C. Abbott, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Jorgen Ripa, Lund University, Anthony R. Ives, University of Wisconsin - Madison
10:10 AMAnt-hemipteran mutualism and the persistence and spatial distribution of a predatory ladybeetle in a coffee agroecosystem
Heidi Liere, University of Michigan, John Vandermeer, University of Michigan, Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan
10:30 AMRegional, landscape, and local scale factors influencing the community assemblage of diadromous fauna in tropical island river networks
Catherine L. Hein, Utah State University, Todd A. Crowl, Utah State University
10:50 AMBottom-up regulation of top-down effects: Host plant structure mediates arthropod community composition along a habitat edge
Gina Marie Wimp, Georgetown University, Shannon M. Murphy, George Washington University, Robert F. Denno, University of Maryland
11:10 AMTrophic omnivory and the structure, strength, and non-linear nature of species interactions across a productivity gradient
Mark Novak, University of California, Santa Cruz

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