COS 85 - Climate Change: Ranges and Phenology

Thursday, August 6, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
La Cienega, Albuquerque Convention Center
Joel A. Mercado-Díaz
8:00 AM
 Climate change in unpredictable environments: A soil seed bank perspective
Marcelo Sternberg, Tel Aviv University; Danny Harel, Tel Aviv University; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
8:20 AM
 Climate change, vampire bats, and rabies: Modeling range shifts on the US-Mexico border
Shahroukh Mistry, Westminster College; Arnulfo Moreno-Valdez, Instituto Technologicode Cd. Victoria
8:40 AM
 Exploring the mechanisms of change in species’ distribution: Garden warbler (Sylvia borin) as a case study
Karen Mustin, University of Aberdeen; Arjun Amar, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; Steve Redpath, University of Aberdeen and Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
9:00 AM
 Here today, gone tomorrow: Projected loss of a salamander diversity hotspot as a consequence of global climate change
Joseph R. Milanovich, United States Environmental Protection Agency; Nathan P. Nibbelink, University of Georgia; William E. Peterman, University of Illinois; John C. Maerz, University of Georgia
9:20 AM
 Global change enhances vegetation vulnerability to drought: Warmer drought will kill trees faster and more frequently
Henry D. Adams, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Maite Guardiola, University of Arizona; Greg A. Barron-Gafford, University of Arizona; Juan Camilo Villegas, University of Arizona / Universidad de Antioquia; David D. Breshears, The University of Arizona; Chris B. Zou, Oklahoma State University; Peter A. Troch, University of Arizona; Darin J. Law, University of Arizona; Neil Cobb, Northern Arizona University; Travis E. Huxman, University of California Irvine
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Urban trees as a facilitator of potential future tree migration in the eastern United States
Christopher W. Woodall, USDA Forest Service; David Nowak, USDA Forest Service; James A. Westfall, US Forest Service
10:10 AM
 Spatial environmental variation and physiological strategies for forb distribution on coastal dunes
Jaclyn K. Vick, Virginia Commonwealth University; Donald R. Young, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
10:30 AM
 Can whitebark pine grow north of its current species range under climate change?  A genetic analysis using common gardens
Sierra K. Curtis-McLane, University of British Columbia; Sally N. Aitken, University of British Columbia
10:50 AM
 Is overwintering biology of invasive insects affected by climate change? Plasticity of cold tolerance in the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)
Stephanie Sobek, University of Western Ontario; Jill C. Crosthwaite, University of Western Ontario; Brent J. Sinclair, University of Western Ontario
11:10 AM
 Effect of temperature on spring emergence of butterflies: Implications of climate change altering insect phenology
Caroline Polgar, Boston University; Elizabeth Ellwood, Boston University; Richard B. Primack, Boston University
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