Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
103 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 50 - Dispersal and Colonization
8:00 AMHigh soil nickel enhances seed weight and seedling growth in Alyssum murale, a nickel-hyperaccumulator
Iman Sylvain, Howard University, Mary A. McKenna, Howard University
8:20 AMTrees in motion: Ponderosa pine expansion into the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
Mark R. Lesser, University of Wyoming, Stephen T. Jackson, University of Wyoming
8:40 AMSeedling limitation and spatial scale in a wet tropical forest
Richard K. Kobe, Michigan State University, Corine F. Vriesendorp, Field Museum of Natural History
9:00 AMThe spread of Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass), an invasive weed
Emily S. J. Rauschert, The Pennsylvania State University, David Mortensen, The Pennsylvania State University, Ottar N. Bjornstad, The Pennsylvania State University, Andrea Nord, The Pennsylvania State University
9:20 AMSeedling establishment of Rocky Mountain bristlecone and limber pine: Contrasting patterns of post-fire regeneration, latitudinal variation, stem clusters, and nurse objects
Jonathan D. Coop, Mountain Studies Institute & Rocky Mountain Research Station, Anna W. Schoettle, Rocky Mountain Research Station
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMTumbling: An overlooked mechanism of dispersal
Dirk V. Baker, Washington University in St. Louis, John R. Withrow, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USFS, Cynthia Brown, Colorado State University, K. George Beck, Colorado State University
10:10 AMExtinction risk in dendritic ecological networks
Evan H. Campbell Grant, US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center/ MEES Program, University of Maryland, College Park
10:30 AMPhenotype dependent breeding dispersal in male blue dasher dragonflies (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Shannon J. McCauley, University of Toronto
10:50 AMThe interacting effects of sociality and habitat conditions on dispersal behavior
Heather Bird Jackson, Louisiana State University, James T. Cronin, Louisiana State University
11:10 AMLandscape dispersal value estimated by the movement behaviors of rare butterflies
Daniel C. Kuefler, University of Guelph, Nick M. Haddad, North Carolina State University, Brian Hudgens, Institute for Wildlife Studies, William F. Morris, Duke University, Nicole Thurgate, North Carolina State University

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