Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Sendero Blrm II, Hyatt
COS 59 - Modeling: Case Studies
8:00 AMVirtual prairie dogs weigh in on the Resource Dispersion Hypothesis
Christopher X. J. Jensen, Pratt Institute, Dylan Moore, Pratt Institute, Jennifer L. Verdolin, Stony Brook University
8:20 AMThreshold response of malaria dynamics to warmer temperatures in an East African highland
David Alonso, University of Groningen, Mercedes Pascual, University of Michigan AND Howard Hughes Medical Institute
8:40 AMQuantification of leaf ecophysiological behavior of plant functional groups by inverting stomatal and photosynthesis models using field gas change data over China
Qiong Gao, College of Resources Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Mei Yu, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
9:00 AMPareto optimality is a novel tool for understanding the role of morphology in the persistence of old trees
Maureen C. Kennedy, University of Washington, E. David Ford, University of Washington
9:20 AMPopulation Viability Analysis for a highly threatened annual endemic plant, Centaurea tchihatcheffii
Yasemin Erguner Baytok, METU, Aysegul Yildirim, Central Palnt Protection Resarch Institute, Didem Ambarli, DKM, C. Can Bilgin, METU, Mecit Vural, Gazi University
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMEcologically meaningful sensitivity analyses:  A case study of Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii)
Elizabeth B. Harper, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, John C. Stella, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Alexander K. Fremier, University of Idaho
10:10 AMSpecies Life-cycle Analysis Modules (SLAM):  A flexible tool for evaluating species management scenarios applied to a threatened Pacific salmon case study
Paul McElhany, NOAA - Northwest Fisheries Science Center
10:30 AMSimulation of the vegetation structure and function in a Malaysian tropical rain forest using an individual-based dynamic vegetation model
Hisashi Sato, JAMSTEC
10:50 AMModeling the effects of climate change on vegetation dynamics and species habitats in the Southern Atlantic Coastal Plain
Todd S. Earnhardt, Biology Department, NCSU, Alexa McKerrow, USGS, Adam Terando, Pennsylvania State University
11:10 AMModeling Metacommunities: A comparison of matrix and agent-based methods with empirical data
Edmund M. Hart, University of Vermont, Nicholas J. Gotelli, University of Vermont

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