Friday, August 8, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
104 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 112 - Ecosystem Function
8:00 AMGlobal primary productivity, respiration, litter decomposition, and climate: Revisiting a paradigm
Walter E. Auch III, University of Vermont, Donald S. Ross, University of Vermont
8:20 AMAmino acids are immediately incorporated by soil microbes upon formation: For this reason, bioavailability of amino acids is probably much lower than currently measured
John E. Hobbie, Marine Biological Laboratory, Erik A. Hobbie, University of New Hampshire
8:40 AMSeasonal patterns and environmental controls on extracellular enzyme activity in a northern hardwood forest soil
Kurt A. Smemo, The Holden Arboretum, David J. Burke, The Holden Arboretum, Juan C. López-Gutiérrez, The Holden Arboretum, Charlotte R. Chan, The Holden Arboretum
9:00 AMImpacts of herbaceous understory vegetation on ecosystem dynamics in a semi-arid ecosystem undergoing woody encroachment
Anna P. Tyler, University of Arizona, Greg Barron-Gafford, University of Arizona, Russell Scott, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Travis E. Huxman, University of Arizona
9:20 AMInteractions between litterfall and roots in a lowland tropical forest
Emma J. Sayer, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, E.V.J. Tanner, University of Cambridge
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMPyric herbivory: Changing selectivity
Brady W. Allred, Oklahoma State University, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State University
10:10 AMArabidopsis thaliana as a model plant for studying ecosystem processes
Jenny Talbot, University of California Irvine, Kathleen K. Treseder, University of California, Irvine
10:30 AMModeling multiple ecosystem services and tradeoffs at landscape scales
Erik J. Nelson, Stanford University, Guillermo Mendoza, Stanford University, Jim Regetz, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California - Santa Barbara, Steve Polasky, University of Minnesota, Heather Tallis, Stanford University, Dick Cameron, The Nature Conservancy - California, Kai Ming A. Chan, University of British Columbia, Gretchen Daily, Stanford University, Joshua Goldstein, Stanford University, Peter Kareiva, The Nature Conservancy, Eric Lonsdorf, Lincoln Park Zoo, Robin Naidoo, WWF-US, Taylor Ricketts, World Wildlife Fund, M. Rebecca Shaw, The Nature Conservancy
10:50 AMGrowth and development in urban ecosystems: A network approach to city organization
Antonio Bodini, University of Parma, Cristina Bondavalli, University of Parma

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