Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
202 D, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 54 - Mutualism and Facilitation
8:00 AMPloidy of symbiotic endophytes determine host response to environment
Cyd E. Hamilton, Arizona State University
8:20 AMFacilitation of sub-alpine fir and aspen regeneration by overstory aspen
William J. Calder, Brigham Young University, Samuel B. St Clair, Brigham Young University
8:40 AMInvestigating population dynamics in the mutualistic relationship between mycorrhizal fungi and plants: Effects of different fungal densities on plant fitness
Sarah C. Richardson, DePaul University, James D. Bever, Indiana University, Rocio Hernandez, DePaul University
9:00 AMContext-dependent effects of Juncus effusus on survival and growth of native and exotic plants in Florida grazed wetlands
Elizabeth Hermanson Boughton, University of Central Florida, Pedro F Quintana-Ascencio, University of Central Florida, Patrick J. Bohlen, Archbold Biological Station
9:20 AMLack of mutualisms as barrier for Pinaceae invasion
Martin A. Nuñez, The University of Tennessee, Thomas R. Horton, SUNY-ESF at Syracuse, Daniel Simberloff, The University of Tennessee
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMBacterial associates of the bark beetle: The little dictators of insect-fungal interactions that drive landscape-level processes
Aaron S. Adams, University of Wisconsin, Kier D. Klepzig, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Kenneth F. Raffa, University of Wisconsin
10:10 AMComplex interactions between populations of native ants, non-native ants, and Japanese knotweed
Manuel A. Morales, Williams College, Elise N. Leduc, Williams College, Joshua H. Ness, Skidmore College
10:30 AMCosts of mutualism: Optimal defense theory predicts investment in extrafloral nectar resources in ant-plant interactions
J. Nathaniel Holland, Rice University, Scott A. Chamberlain, Rice University, Katherine C. Horn, Rice University
10:50 AMAnt protection and plant reproduction: A meta-analysis of mutualism strength and its ecological correlates
Matthew D. Trager, University of Florida, Smriti Bhotika, University of Florida, Jeffrey A. Hostetler, University of Florida, Gilda V. Andrade, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Mariano A. Rodriguez-Cabal, University of Florida, C. Seabird McKeon, University of Florida, Craig W. Osenberg, University of Florida
11:10 AMPink methylotrophic mutualists: Facilitators of exotic plant invasion?
Irina C. Irvine, University of California, Irvine, Jennifer B.H. Martiny, University of California, Irvine, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine

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