Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
101 B, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 60 - Predation and Predator-Prey Interactions
8:00 AMSpatial structure, not prey distribution, is the most important determinant of predator foraging success
K. Cuddington, University of Waterloo, N. Buchman, Ohio University
8:20 AMScale-dependent effects of predators in prey metacommunities
Wade A. Ryberg, Washington University in St. Louis, Kevin G. Smith, Washington University in St. Louis, Jonathan M. Chase, Washington University in St. Louis
8:40 AMSpatial heterogeneity in parasitoid load increases the impact of enemy-free space in a leafminer, Amauromyza flavifrons
Akane Uesugi, University of Michigan
9:00 AMEffects of water depth, current velocity, and substrate on habitat-specific predation risk of lotic crayfish (Orconectes obscurus)
Jennifer M. Clark, Kent State University, Mark W. Kershner, Kent State University
9:20 AMThe influence of alternative prey on interactions among intraguild predators
Jon M. Davenport, East Carolina University, David R. Chalcraft, East Carolina University
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMTrophic cascade strength depends on interaction of tree growth, bird predation, and arthropod community characteristics
William T. Bridgeland, Northern Arizona University, Paul Beier, Northern Arizona University, Thomas E. Kolb, Northern Arizona University, Thomas G. Whitham, Northern Arizona University
10:10 AMMorphology influences parasitoid attack on slug caterpillars: Enemy-free space for the third trophic level?
Shannon M. Murphy, George Washington University, John T. Lill, George Washington University
10:30 AMEstimating crushing predation through shell fragmentation frequency in intertidal gastropods
Emily S. Stafford, San Diego State University, Lindsey R. Leighton, San Diego State University
10:50 AMTemporal shifts in predator-prey interaction strength across an environmental disturbance gradient
Hamish S. Greig, University of Canterbury, Angus R. McIntosh, University of Canterbury
11:10 AMSeparating consumptive and non-consumptive predator effects in the presence of nutrient enrichment
Clifton B. Ruehl, Florida International University
11:30 AMBody mass and temperature dependent functional response models - CANCELLED
Olivera Vucic-Pestic, Darmstadt University of Technology, Björn C. Rall, Darmstadt University of Technology, David Ott, Darmstadt University of Technology, Roswitha B. Ehnes, Darmstadt University of Technology, Ulrich Brose, Darmstadt University of Technology
11:50 AMSex-specific life-history responses of a wing dimorphic moth, Acentria ephemerella, under fish predation - CANCELLED
Oliver Miler, University of Konstanz, Dietmar Straile, University of Konstanz

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