COS 26 - Evolution: Selection and Adaptation and Phenotypic Plasticity

Tuesday, August 4, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Pavillion I, Hyatt
Nicholas J. Deacon
8:20 AM
 Commercial crabbing as a selective pressure affecting diamondback terrapin growth rates in Georgia
Andrew M. Grosse, The University of Georgia; John C. Maerz, University of Georgia
8:40 AM
 Effects of early life history on lifetime fitness in wild sunflower
Kristin L. Mercer, The Ohio State University; Allison Snow, The Ohio State University; Helen M. Alexander, University of Kansas
9:00 AM
 Does avian nest site selection occupy an adaptive peak
Quresh S. Latif, U.S. Forest Service; Sacha Heath, University of California Davis; John T. Rotenberry, University of California, Riverside
9:20 AM
 Growth and survival of tropical live oak seedlings in fragmented dry forests of Costa Rica and the role of local adaptation
Nicholas J. Deacon, University of Minnesota; Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Plants predicting the future: Resource gradients as predictors of future growing conditions
Hagai Shemesh, Tel-Hai Academic College; Adi Arbiv, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev; Ofer Ovadia, Ben-Gurion university of the Negev; Ariel Novoplansky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
10:10 AM
 Adaptive characteristics of drought resistance and shade tolerance enhance invasive success of Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb
Spencer N. Bissett, Virginia Commonwealth University; Julie Naumann, US Army Corps of Engineers -ERDC; Donald R. Young, Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Jarrod Edwards, US Army Corps of Engineers; John E. Anderson, US Army Corps of Engineers
10:30 AM
 Plasticity of response in development in an invasive mosquito:  Does degree of environmental variability play a role?
Donald A. Yee, University of Southern Mississippi; Steven Juliano, Illinois State University; Steven M. Vamosi, University of Calgary
10:50 AM
 Larval dragonflies scare the shape out of larval salamanders: Trait variation of an intermediate predator
Jon M. Davenport, University of Montana; David R. Chalcraft, East Carolina University
11:10 AM
 Will trait plasticity across environmental gradients sink trait-based ecology?
Justin P. Wright, Duke University; Samir Arora, Duke University; Ariana Sutton-Grier, University of Maryland and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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