Thursday, August 7, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
202 E, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 84 - Ecosystem Function: Biodiversity II
8:00 AMMechanisms maintaining grassland biodiversity and ecosystem stability
Forest I. Isbell, Iowa State University, H. Wayne Polley, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Brian J. Wilsey, Iowa State University
8:20 AMLinking nematode and microathropod bioindicators to ecosystem function in forest soils
Deborah Neher, University of Vermont, Mary E. Barbercheck, The Pennsylvania State University, Thomas R. Weicht, University of Vermont, Osama Anas, North Carolina State University
8:40 AMEffects of plant functional group loss on soil properties in a northern grassland
Jennie R. McLaren, University of British Columbia
9:00 AMArthropod succession in a completely donor controlled system: Results from an ecosystem-level resource manipulation experiment
Katie Schneider, University of Maryland, William F. Fagan, University of Maryland
9:20 AMMapping and classifying groundwater dependent ecosystems by incorporating remote sensing data and mapped vegetation communities within a hydro-geomorphological framework
Jon D. Fawcett, Future Farming Systems Research Division, R J Clark, Future Farming Systems Research Division, B C Gill, Future Farming Systems Research Division, D C Cochrane, Future Farming Systems Research Division, M. a. White, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMEnergy, heterogeneity, seasonality, and scale: The species-environment relationship in New World bats
J. Sebastian Tello, Louisiana State University, Richard D. Stevens, Louisiana State University
10:10 AMSpecies richness, trophic efficiency, and energy resources in lakes: Fish exploitation of littoral primary production across an ecosystem size gradient
Yvonne Vadeboncoeur, Wright State University, M. Jake Vander Zanden, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sudeep Chandra, University of Nevada, Reno
10:30 AMBiodiversity and stability in the restoration of a high-stress ecosystem
Paul J. Richardson, University of Guelph, Douglas W. Larson, University of Guelph
10:50 AMPredation affects relationships between biodiversity and stability
Lin Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hena Joshi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Shivani N. Patel, Georgia Institute of Technology

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