Friday, August 8, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
104 D, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 113 - Environmental Gradients
8:00 AMEcohydrological trends in land-surface microclimate along a grassland forest continuum: Near ground solar radiation and soil temperature in piñyon-juniper ecosystem
Patrick D. Royer, University of Arizona, David D. Breshears, The University of Arizona, Chris B. Zou, Oklahoma State University, Neil Cobb, Northern Arizona University
8:20 AMSpecies turnover at community level ecotones: How disturbance regime affects patterns of diversity
Amanda R. Senft, University of North Carolina, Robert K. Peet, University of North Carolina
8:40 AMNo space-for-time substitution: Mediterranean and semi-arid plant communities prove highly resistant to climate change simulations
Johannes Metz, University of Tuebingen, Germany, Katja Tielboerger, University of Tuebingen, Germany
9:00 AMEnvironmental stressors and the mechanisms that determine the distribution of plant species along a tropical rainfall gradient
Tania Brenes-Arguedas, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Phyllis D. Coley, University of Utah, Thomas A. Kursar, University of Utah
9:20 AMDemography of a metal-hyperaccumulating plant on contaminated and non-contaminated sites
Judy P. Che-Castaldo, University of Maryland, College Park, David W. Inouye, University of Maryland
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMEcotype-specific differences in the survivorship and growth of Arabidopsis thaliana under extreme diurnal temprature variation
Kathleen Engelmann, University of Bridgeport, Melissa A. Perez, University of Bridgeport, Jasmine Martiche, University of Bridgeport, Melanie Trinidad, University of Bridgeport
10:10 AMDistribution and species richness patterns of bird communities in high elevation forests of Virginia
Heather Lessig, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, William J. McShea, Smithsonian Institution - National Zoological Park, Jeffrey R. Walters, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
10:30 AMVariation in reproductive traits as a function of soil environment in two species of Ipomopsis
Steven E. Travers, North Dakota State University, Diane R. Campbell, UC Irvine

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