Thursday, August 7, 2008: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
203 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 87 - Invasion: Species Interactions
8:00 AMClimate affects response of an island endemic plant to removal of invasive herbivores
Kathryn McEachern, U. S. Geological Survey - Western Ecological Research Center, Diane M. Thomson, Claremont Colleges, Katherine A. Chess, Northern Arizona University and USGS-WERC
8:20 AMInsect herbivory and competition limit regeneration of an introduced thistle more than a co-occurring native thistle
Tomomi Suwa, Michigan State University, Svata Louda, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
8:40 AMNatural enemies and fitness in common ragweed
A. Andrew M. MacDonald, University of Toronto, Peter M. Kotanen, University of Toronto
9:00 AMThe role of genetic variation and allelopathy in competitive effects of Ailanthus altissima on Liriodendron tulipifera
Alyssa B. Hanna, West Virginia University, James B. McGraw, West Virginia University
9:20 AMLocal extinction of a native prairie grass is due to the spread of the competitively dominant invasive smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
Forrest P. Dillemuth, Louisiana State University, James T. Cronin, Louisiana State University
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMFunctional dissimilarity between invaders and residents controls community invasibility in a grassland
Alexander J. Fergus, University of Zurich, Jana S. Petermann, University of Zurich, Lindsay A. Turnbull, University of Zurich, Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich
10:10 AMInvasive ants and honeydew-producing Hemiptera: Partners in crime?
David A. Holway, University of California, San Diego
10:30 AMAbiotic and biotic drivers of exotic ascidian populations in the northeast Pacific
Erin Grey, University of Chicago
10:50 AMAn alternative hypothesis for invasional meltdown in the Great Lakes:  General facilitation by Dreissena
Jonathan M. Bossenbroek, University of Toledo, Betsy Bodamer, University of Toledo, Kristen DeVanna, University of Toledo, Erin Hammer, University of Toledo, Colleen Wellington, University of Toledo, Chris M. Mayer, University of Toledo
11:10 AMThe importance of belowground gaps in roots of perennials in sagebrush steppe: Does the belowground neighborhood matter?
Michael D. Reisner, Oregon State University, Paul S. Doescher, Oregon State University, David A. Pyke, U.S. Geological Survey

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