Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Dona Ana, Albuquerque Convention Center
COS 53 - Climate Change: Plants II
8:00 AMClimate induced changes in plant community composition in the Sonoran Desert
Sarah Kimball, University of Arizona, Amy L. Angert, Colorado State University, Travis E. Huxman, University of Arizona, D. Larry Venable, University of Arizona
8:20 AMClimate variability and the distribution of ponderosa pine
Simon C. Brewer, University of Wyoming, Jodi R. Norris, National Park Service, Mark R. Lesser, University of Wyoming, Julio L. Betancourt, US Geological Survey, Stephen T. Jackson, University of Wyoming
8:40 AMImpact of future climate change on ecosystems in the Southwest United States
Michael Notaro, University of Wisconsin-Madison, David Gutzler, University of New Mexico, Robert Thompson, USGS, Jack W. Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zhengyu Liu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:00 AMChestnut blight, chainsaws and water from the sky: Multiple interacting disturbances drive forest dynamics in eastern North America
Ryan W. McEwan, The University of Dayton, Neil Pederson, Eastern Kentucky University, James M. Dyer, Ohio University
9:20 AMChanging growth response to wildfire linked to climate variables in old-growth ponderosa pine trees
Eric G. Keeling, University of Montana, Anna Sala, University of Montana
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMLong-term vegetation changes in national parks of the Southwestern US
Seth M. Munson, U.S. Geological Survey, Jayne Belnap, U.S. Geological Survey, Charles D. Schelz, National Park Service
10:10 AMShort term dynamics of a subtropical monsoon forest in southern Taiwan
Ifang Sun, Tunghai University, Yuyun Chen, Tsinghua University, Changfu Hsieh, National Taiwan University
10:30 AMCO2 enrichment and warming interact to facilitate invasion of a semi-arid grassland
Dana M. Blumenthal, USDA-ARS, Víctor Resco, University of Wyoming, Jack Morgan, USDA-ARS, David G. Williams, University of Wyoming, Erik Hardy, USDA-ARS, Daniel R. LeCain, USDA-ARS
10:50 AMClimate change may create new opportunities for invasive plant restoration
Bethany Bradley, Princeton University, David S. Wilcove, Princeton University, Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University
11:10 AMEffects of climate change on native community reestablishment afterdisturbance: Increased rainfall event size and decreased frequency in California shrublands
Leah J. Goldstein, University of California, Irvine, Katharine N. Suding, University of California, Irvine

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