Thursday, August 7, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
202 D, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 99 - Invasion: Ecosystem Processes
1:30 PMThe belowground effects of invasive garlic mustard
Michael N. Weintraub, University of Toledo, Erin Hammer, University of Toledo, Elizabeth Pisarczyk, University of Toledo
1:50 PMQuantifying impacts on soil and groundwater chemistry by an invasive tree (Tamarix spp) along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico
Michelle K. Cederborg, University of Denver & Denver Botanic Gardens, Anna A. Sher, University of Denver & Denver Botanic Gardens, Kenneth D. Lair, Bureau of Reclamation
2:10 PMEffects of the non-native invasive Microstegium vimineum on nitrogen cycling: Comparing N cycling between a monoculture invasive and a diverse community
Julie E. DeMeester, Duke University, Daniel D. Richter, Duke University
2:30 PMSingle-tree effects of savanna trees and the influence of an invasive species on soil nitrogen cycling and decomposition
Megan M. Poulette, University of Kentucky, Mary A. Arthur, University of Kentucky
2:50 PMPinus taeda is less efficient at nitrogen uptake in the presence of the invasive grass, Imperata cylindrica, compared to native understory
Pedram Daneshgar, Iowa State University, Shibu Jose, University of Florida
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMLight availability mediates the impacts of exotic snails on nutrient cycling in tropical streams
Jennifer M. Moslemi, Cornell University, Sunny B. Snider, North Carolina State University, Alexander S. Flecker, Cornell University, James F. Gilliam, North Carolina State University
3:40 PMEffects of invasive earthworms on soil carbon, soil respiration, and total belowground carbon flux in northern hardwood forests
Erik A. Lilleskov, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Noah J Karberg, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Christopher W. Swanston, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Randy K. Kolka, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Thomas G. Pypker, Michigan Technological University
4:00 PMImpacts of plant invasions on ecosystem hydrology: A global meta-analysis
Molly A. Cavaleri, University of Hawaii, Lawren Sack, UCLA
4:20 PMThe stoichiometry of two invasive earthworm species (Dendrobaena octaedra and Lumbricus terrestris) consuming leaf litter of different C, N, and P content
David M. Costello, University of Notre Dame, Gary A. Lamberti, University of Notre Dame
4:40 PMConditional response of litter mixing on decomposition: Proportional variation in leaf litter composition affects litter decay of native and non-native litter species
Emmi Felker-Quinn, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Joseph K. Bailey, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Jennifer A. Schweitzer, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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