Monday, August 4, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
103 DE, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 5 - Community Ecology: Plants I
1:30 PMPlant traits predict species diversity along an environmental gradient
Cyrille Violle, University of Arizona, Anne Bonis, University of Rennes, Manuel Plantegenest, INRA-Agrocampus Rennes, Christophe Cudennec, INRA-Agrocampus Rennes, Christian Damgaard, University of Aarhus, Benoît Marion, University of Rennes, Didier Le Coeur, INRA-Agrocampus Rennes, Jan-Bernard Bouzillé, University of Rennes
1:50 PMThe Janzen-Connell effect as a driver of grassland diversity?
Jana S. Petermann, University of Zürich, Alexander J. Fergus, University of Zürich, Lindsay A. Turnbull, University of Zürich, Bernhard Schmid, University of Zürich
2:10 PMThe effects of the presence of clonal growth form and soil resource heterogeneity on a sand prairie community
J. Alexander Eilts, Michigan State University, Katherine L. Gross, Michigan State University, Gary G. Mittlebach, Michigan State University, Heather L. Reynolds, Indiana University
2:30 PMBiodiversity and spatial heterogeneity among successional forest herb populations
Jody R. Schaub, Ohio University, Glenn R. Matlack, Ohio University
2:50 PMSpecies and trait associations in alpine tundra: Evidence for the increased role of limiting similarity in productive communities
Marko J. Spasojevic, University of California Irvine, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMFrom plant traits to plant communities: Towards a predictive community ecology
Grégory Sonnier, University of Sherbrooke, Bill Shipley, University of Sherbrooke, Marie L. Navas, INRA- SupAgro, J. Philip Grime, University of Sheffield, Ken Thompson, University of Sheffield
3:40 PMNiche divergence: Root-level competition, scale, and implications for invaded plant communities
Mark June-Wells, Rutgers University Newark, Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
4:00 PMThe effect of manipulated light and water on evergreen understory herbs in north- and south-facing common gardens
Robert J. Warren II, University of Georgia
4:20 PMNear-term spatial reorganization of forest ground-layer vegetation in response to experimental forest gap creation
Julia I. Burton, University of Wisconsin - Madison, D.J. Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin - Madison, J. Forrester, University of Wisconsin - Madison
4:40 PMLocal biotic interactions drive community dynamics in a Sonoran Desert perennial plant community
Brad J. Butterfield, Arizona State University, John M. Briggs, Arizona State University, Julio L. Betancourt, U.S. Geological Survey, Raymond M. Turner, Arizona State University, Janice M. Bowers, Arizona State University

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