Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Pavillion VI, Hyatt
COS 31 - Plant-Insect Interactions
8:00 AMBenefit and cost curves for typical pollination mutualisms
William F. Morris, Duke University, Diego P. Vázquez, Centro Científico y Tecnológico Mendoza, Natacha P. Chacoff, Centro Científico y Tecnológico Mendoza
8:20 AMSelenium accumulation in the floral tissues of two Brassicaceae plant species: Implications for plant-pollinator interactions
Kristen R. Hladun, University of California - Riverside, John T. Trumble, University of California - Riverside
8:40 AMUrbanization shaping plant-insect interactions
Lynn S. Adler, University of Massachusetts, Rebecca E. Irwin, Dartmouth College, Paige S. Warren, University of Massachusetts
9:00 AMCommunity heritability, repeatability and stability of a dominant tree species: from the common garden to natural stands
Art R. Keith, Northern Arizona University, Thomas Whitham, Northern Arizona University
9:20 AMChanges in abiotic factors alter the strength and relative contribution of antagonistic and mutualistic interactions
Nicole L. Soper Gorden, University of Massachusetts, Lynn Adler, University of Massachusetts
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMChemical mimicry allows parasitism of an ant-Acacia mutualism by a coreid bug (Mozena sp.: Coreidae)
Andre Kessler, Cornell University, Katja Poveda, Göttingen University, Joe Sapp, University of California Santa Cruz, Ellen M. Reid, Louisiana State University, Susan Whitehead, University of Colorado, Amanda Posto, Indiana University, Anne M. Royer, Michigan State University
10:10 AMIndirect effects of hemipterans on ant-defended plants
Elizabeth G. Pringle, Stanford University, Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford University, Rodolfo Dirzo, Stanford University
10:30 AMAdvantage of specialist over generalist temperate forest caterpillars at avoiding bird predation
Michael S. Singer, Wesleyan University, Tim E. Farkas, Wesleyan University, Kailen A. Mooney, University of California at Irvine
10:50 AMNutrient availability and life stage of Cirsium altissimum affects community interactions
Michael Mellon, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Svata Louda, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
11:10 AMInvertebrate detritivores, not herbivores, affect plant growth in a rainforest understory
Chelse M. Prather, University of Notre Dame, Gary E. Belovsky, University of Notre Dame

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