COS 14 - Predation and Predator-Prey Interactions

Monday, August 3, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Grand Pavillion V, Hyatt
William Tonn, University of Alberta
1:30 PM
 Impacts of stocked trout on prey communities in small boreal foothills lakes
William Tonn, University of Alberta; Leslie Nasmith, University of Alberta; Candra Schank, University of Alberta; Cynthia Paszkowski, University of Alberta; Justin Hanisch, University of Alberta; Garry Scrimgeour, University of Alberta
1:50 PM
 Molecular tracking of diptera predation in a wolf spider
Jason M. Schmidt, Miami University; James D. Harwood, University of Kentucky; Ann L. Rypstra, Miami University
2:10 PM
 Interspecific differences in temperature preference and use of temperature as a predation refuge in tadpoles
Jeff D. Arendt, University of California at Riverside; Brian L. Storz, Florida State University
2:30 PM
 Non-native predator Cichla kelberi: Direct and indirect effects and recognition by native prey
Katya E. Kovalenko, University of Windsor; Eric Dibble, Mississippi State University; Angelo Agostinho, Universidade Estadual de Maringá; Geuza Cantanhêde, Universidade Estadual de Maringá; Rosemara Fugi, Universidade Estadual de Maringá; Fernando Pelicice, Universidade Federal do Tocantins; Sidinei Thomaz, Universidade Estadual de Maringá
2:50 PM
 Small seeds may be less vulnerable to rat (Rattus rattus) predation in Hawaiian forests
Aaron Shiels, USDA, APHIS, National Wildlife Research Center; Donald R Drake, University of Hawaii
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Larval defenses protect slug caterpillars from multiple generalist predators
Shannon M. Murphy, University of Denver; Susannah Leahy, George Washington University; Laila Williams, George Washington University; John T. Lill, George Washington University
4:00 PM
 Coyote foraging ecology and selection for white-tailed deer fawns
Christina L. Boser, The Nature Conservancy; Jacqueline L. Frair, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Robin Holevinski, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Gordon Batcheller, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
4:20 PM
 Predatory senescence in aging wolves
Daniel MacNulty, University of Minnesota; Craig Packer, University of Minnesota; Douglas Smith, Yellowstone Center for Resources; John A. Vucetich, Michigan Technological University; L. David Mech, US Geological Survey; Daniel Stahler, Yellowstone Center for Resources
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