Tuesday, August 5, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
103 DE, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 36 - Community Ecology: Experiments and Disturbance
1:30 PMCatastrophic mortality of experimental plantings in an extended tropical dry season
Cristina Martinez-Garza, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Wolke Tobon, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Julio Campo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Henry F. Howe, University of Illinois-Chicago
1:50 PMInfluence of fallen coarse woody debris on spiders inhabiting the leaf litter of a deciduous forest
Alberto Castro, Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi, David H. Wise, University of Illinois at Chicago
2:10 PMVegetative assemblage distribution and long-term guild trajectories in a metal contaminated brownfield
Frank Gallagher, Rutgers University, Ildiko Pechmann, Rutgers University, Alexander Marti, Rutgers University, Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
2:30 PMDecoupling of herbaceous layer composition from the abiotic environment after long-term recovery from large-scale disturbance
Julie L. Wyatt, Wake Forest University, Miles R. Silman, Wake Forest University
2:50 PMAn experimental test of source-sink dynamics in a multitrophic metacommunity
Sarah C. Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Zachary T. Long, McGill University, Jennifer Adams Krumins, University of Pennsylvania, Peter J. Morin, Rutgers University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMChanges in natural enemy assemblages across an urban to rural landscape gradient
Ashley B. Bennett, University of Wisconsin, Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin
3:40 PMAn experimental examination of the strength of interspecific interactions in small mammal communities in forests of the Northeast
Jesse Brunner, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Richard S. Ostfeld, Institute of Ecosystem Studies
4:00 PMCommunity and ecosystem dynamics: Insights gained by comparing natural ponds, pond mesocosms, and pond enclosures
Amy L. Downing, Ohio Wesleyan University, Lauren M. Woods, Washington University, Adrienne E. Mock, Ohio Wesleyan University, Mathew A. Leibold, University of Texas at Austin
4:20 PMPredator effects on aquatic community assembly: Disentangling the role of habitat selection and post-colonization processes
Johanna M. Kraus, Virginia Commonwealth University, James R. Vonesh, Virginia Commonwealth University, Shoshana Rosenberg, Washington University in Saint Louis, Jonathan M. Chase, Washington University in St. Louis

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