Tuesday, August 5, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
202 D, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 23 - Forest Canopy and Tropical Forests
8:00 AMRepositories of biodiversity: Arboreal seed banks in forest and pasture relict tree crowns in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Nalini Nadkarni, Evergreen State College
8:20 AMUsing forest canopy density to model beneath canopy snowpack
Jordan D. Muss, University of Wisconsin - Madison, David J. Mladenoff, University of Wisconsin - Madison
8:40 AMResource partitioning by vascular epiphytes in the rainforest canopy, Costa Rica
Catherine L. Cardelus, Colgate University, Michelle C. Mack, University of Florida
9:00 AMEffects of adult trees on recruitment of American beech and sugar maple in fragmented forests
Sandra L. Albro, Case Western Reserve University, Paul B. Drewa, Case Western Reserve University
9:20 AMLinking light attenuation and the occurrence of sunflecks to canopy structure in expanding shrub thickets
Steven T. Brantley, Virginia Commonwealth University, Donald R. Young, Virginia Commonwealth University
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMPersistent seed dispersal limitation in a fragmented landscape at Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico
Cristina Martinez-Garza, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Alejandro Flores-Palacios, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Henry F. Howe, University of Illinois-Chicago
10:10 AMMethods to enhance tropical forest restoration and education at the Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Patricia A. Townsend, University of Washington
10:30 AMAn assessment of the impact of cultivation history on the conservation value of naturally regenerating forests as a forest restoration strategy in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania
Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba, University of California Davis
10:50 AMDisturbance history and aboveground biomass in 4 afro-tropical montane forests
Lauren M. Persha, Indiana University
11:10 AMTheophrastus’ challenge accepted: Correlating "‘easy" plant functional traits with frost resistance in rainforest seedlings
Timothy J. Curran, School for Field Studies, Ellen M. Reid, Louisiana State University, Sarah Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara, Eric Braden, Texas Tech University, Eileen Butterfield, The University of Texas at Austin, Deanna Eickhoff, University of Redlands, Jennifer Goodwillie, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Amanda Lee, Clark University-MA

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