Wednesday, August 6, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
203 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 73 - Invasion: Mechanisms and Process II
1:30 PMExpression of inbreeding depression on the self-compatible invasive plant, garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Alicia A. Mullarkey, Illinois State University, Roger C. Anderson, Illinois State University, Diane L. Byers, Illinois State University
1:50 PMPunching above their weight: Low biomass non-native plant species alter soil ecosystem processes during primary succession
Duane A. Peltzer, Landcare Research, Peter J. Bellingham, Landcare Research, Hiroko Kurokawa, Landcare Research, Lawrence R. Walker, University of Nevada Las Vegas, David Wardle, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Gregor Yeates, Landcare Research
2:10 PMEffects of introduced plants on herbaceous stratum composition in wetlands
Mei-Yin Wu, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Dennis Kalma, Independent Consultant
2:30 PMFacilitation of Alliaria petiolata invasion through favorable soil microenvironments in a primarily pine forest stand
Dustin L. Herrmann, Bradley University, Sandy T. Tun, Bradley University, Jessica McClain, Bradley University, Daniel S O'Keefe, Bradley University, Sherri J Morris, Bradley University, Kelly D McConnaughay, Bradley University
2:50 PMThe ecological oddity of an invasive Eurasian grass that lengthens fire-return interval
Devan Allen McGranahan, Iowa State University, David M. Engle, Iowa State University, Ryan N. Harr, Iowa State University, James R. Miller, Iowa State University, Diane M. Debinski, Iowa State University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMThe odorous house ant (Tapinoma sessile): A new model system for the study of generalities in invasion biology
Sean B. Menke, NCSU, Warren Booth, NCSU, Robert R. Dunn, NCSU, Jules Silverman, NCSU
3:40 PMThe role of fluctuating resource supply in a habitat maintained by the competition-colonization trade-off
Amit Chakraborty, University of California, Riverside, Bai-Lian (Larry) Li, University of California, Riverside
4:00 PMGermination responses of an annual plant in native and non-native ranges: Environmental risk selects for bet-hedging
José L. Hierro, CONICET and Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Özkan Eren, Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Turkey, Liana Khetsuriani, Institute of Botany of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Georgia, Alecu Diaconu, Institute of Biological Research, Romania, Katalin Török, Institute of Ecology and Botany of HAS, Hungary, Daniel Montesinos, Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación, Espańa, Krikor Andonian, University of California, Santa Cruz, David Kikodze, Institute of Botany of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, Georgia, Levan Janoian, American University of Armenia, Armenia, Diego Villarreal, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina, Eugenia Estanga-Mollica, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina, Ragan M. Callaway, The University of Montana
4:20 PMDual-purpose secondary compounds: Allelochemicals of Centaurea also increase nutrient uptake
Nishanth Tharayil, University of Massachusetts, Peter Alpert, University of Massachusetts, Prasanta Bhowmik, University of Massachusetts
4:40 PMThe effect of rainfall event size and frequency on invasion success in California shrublands
Leah J. Goldstein, University of California, Irvine, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine

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