Thursday, August 7, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
103 AB, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 94 - Ecosystem Function: NPP
1:30 PMForest ecosystem structure and function along a 100-year chronosequence
John E. Drake, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Evan H. DeLucia, University of Illinois
1:50 PMThe influence of climate change on forest productivity: Simulations of altered temperature and CO2 in the Lake States
John B. Bradford, USDA Forest Service, Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota, Kirk Wythers, University of Minnesota
2:10 PMSpecies effects on stand-level nutrient economy of a Costa Rican rainforest
Tana E. Wood, University of California - Berkeley, Ryan E. Emanuel, Appalachian State University, Katherine Tully, University of Virginia, Deborah Lawrence, University of Virginia
2:30 PMNitrogen and phosphorus limitation of tree growth in two hardwood-conifer forests
Adrien C. Finzi, Boston University
2:50 PMCharacterizing ecosystem CO2 fluxes in different grasslands on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
Yanhong Tang Sr., National Insitute for Environmental Studies, Pengcheng Zhang, University of Tsukuba, Julia A. Klein III, Colorado State University, Xinquan Zhao IV, Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMAge-driven decline of forest productivity and respiration
Jianwu Tang, Marine Biological Laboratory, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, University of Antwerp, Andrew Richardson, University of New Hampshire, Werner Kutsch, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Ivan Janssens, University of Antwerp
3:40 PMNutrient economics of a tropical rainforest in Queensland, Australia: Understanding how tree diversity affects ecosystem functioning
Sean M. Gleason, Monash University, Jenny Read, Monash University, Adrian Ares, Oregon State University, Daniel J. Metcalfe, CSIRO
4:00 PMFactors governing composition and production of freshwater stromatolitic mats in subtropical calcareous wetlands of the Caribbean
Evelyn Gaiser, Florida International University, Joel Trexler, Florida International University, Josette Marie La Hée, Florida International University
4:20 PMThe role of seedling thinning as a plant N source: Seed density impacts plant production, nutrient uptake, and litter chemistry
Valerie T. Eviner, University of California Davis, Maria Uriarte, Columbia University
4:40 PMCarbon dioxide fluxes in an annual grassland in response to natural precipitation extremes and experimental global changes
Claire K. Lunch, Stanford University, Christopher B. Field, Carnegie Institution of Washington

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