Friday, August 8, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
101 B, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 120 - Seed Production, Dispersal, and Predation
8:00 AMEffects of vertebrate seed dispersers, insect seed predators, and pathogens in seed survival at the pre-dispersal stage of several tropical woody plants
Noelle G. Beckman, University of Minnesota, Helene C. Muller-Landau, University of Minnesota
8:20 AMSeed limitation aggravated by establishment limitation in an unsaturated late-successional old field: The effects of water, adults, litter, and small mammals on seeds and seedlings
Ray Dybzinski, Princeton University, David Tilman, University of Minnesota
8:40 AMRecruitment dynamics of Guettarda viburnoides (RUB.): Connecting patterns of seed dispersal with seedling establishment in a neotropical savanna
Andrea P. Loayza, University of Missouri - St. Louis, Bette A. Loiselle, University of Missouri - St. Louis
9:00 AMColonization of shade coffee agroecosystems: Genetic insights into historical seed dispersal processes
Shalene Jha, University of Michigan, Christopher W. Dick, University of Michigan
9:20 AMThe impact of bird loss on seed dispersal in the forests of Guam
Haldre S. Rogers, University of Washington, Joshua J. Tewksbury, University of Washington, Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, University of Washington
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMEffects of insect herbivory on patterns of seed set in platte thistle (Cirsium canescens Nutt.)
Natalie M. West, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Svata M. Louda, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:10 AMThe effect of temperature and humidity on seed release in the invasive species Carduus nutans and Carduus acanthoides
Katherine Myers Marchetto, The Pennsylvania State University, Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University Nijmegen, Katriona Shea, The Pennsylvania State University
10:30 AMThe effect of vertical and horizontal wind speeds on seed abscission
David F. Greene, Concordia University, Mauricio Quesada, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,,, Cory Alder, Concordia University
10:50 AMScale-dependent seed predation and survival in Bolivian lowland forests
Rodrigo S. Rios, Saint Loius University, Gerardo R. Camilo, Saint Louis University
11:10 AMInvestigating seed longevity of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Upekala C. Wijayratne, U.S. Geological Survey, David A. Pyke, U.S. Geological Survey

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