COS 63 - Population Dynamics: Metapopulations

Wednesday, August 5, 2009: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Pavillion III, Hyatt
Joel C. Trexler
8:00 AM
 Relaxation rate: A consistent metric for linking habitat fragmentation to extinction threat
Jessica K. Schnell, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University; Gareth J. Russell, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University; Grant M. Harris, United States Fish and Wildlife Service; Stuart L. Pimm, Duke University
8:20 AM
 An evolutionary explanation for species body size distributions
Aaron Clauset, University of Colorado, Boulder
8:40 AM
 Competition and coexistence in competitive metapopulations
Michael B. Bonsall, University of Oxford
9:00 AM
 CANCELLED - Changes in meta-population dynamics and species richness in butterflies in an urbanizing landscape
Kayce L. Anderson, University of California, Davis; Arthur Shapiro, University of California, Davis
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 The role of sources and sinks in regional and local metapopulation dynamics
Chloe M.J. Strevens, University of Oxford; Michael Bonsall, University of Oxford
10:10 AM
 Metapopulation persistence and stability in red flour beetle: Roles of habitat fragmentation, connectivity and spatial configuration
Byju N. Govindan, Purdue University; Bryan D. Price, Indiana State Department of Health; Robert K. Swihart, Purdue University
10:30 AM
 Spatial synchrony reveals how limited dispersal and local density-dependent processes regulate metapopulations
Tarik C. Gouhier, Northeastern University; Frederic Guichard, McGill University; Bruce A. Menge, Oregon State University; Carl Schoch, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Gary W. Allison, The Ohio State University
10:50 AM
 Connectivity and coherence thresholds in metapopulation networks
Lewi Stone, Tel-Aviv University; Yael Artzy-Randrup, University of Michigan and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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