Thursday, August 5, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
329, David L Lawrence Convention Center
COS 90 - Trophic Dynamics and Interactions II
8:00 AMThe effects of seed and carrion pulses on beetle (Coleoptera) assemblages in second growth, oak-hickory woodlots
Pei-Jen L. Shaner, National Taiwan Normal University, Stephen A. Macko, University of Virginia
8:20 AMPredator diversity impacts herbivore abundance and distribution: Consequences for a vector-borne plant pathogen
Elizabeth Y. Long, University of Missouri, Deborah L. Finke, University of Missouri
8:40 AMQuantifying indirect interactions among herbivores and their shared natural enemies in the field
Eleanor J. Blitzer, University of California, Berkeley, Stephen C. Welter, University of California, Berkeley
9:00 AMResource quality alters bottom-up and top-down forces in an experimental food web
Jillian S. Cohen, Cornell University, Bernd Blossey, Cornell University
9:20 AMLinyphiid spiders and Azteca instabilis ants: A temporal association influenced by resource availability, plant structure and a disease
Linda Marín, University of Michigan, Ivette Perfecto, University of Michigan
9:40 AMBreak
9:50 AMPlant adaptation to a resource cline has consequences for plant-herbivore interactions
Jessica D. Pratt, University of California, Irvine, Kailen A. Mooney, University of California at Irvine
10:10 AMStable isotope and mercury analysis in the Mobile Bay, AL food web
Lauren M. Showalter, University of Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Behzad Mortazavi, University of Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab, David Evans, NOAA, John Dindo, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
10:30 AMCan blue crabs positively affect oyster reef stability? The role of blue crabs and their body size on non-consumptive effects (NCEs) in oyster reef communities
Jennifer M. Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology, Marc J. Weissburg, Georgia Tech
10:50 AMBeyond the trophic cascade: Indirect effects of extraction in reef fish assemblages
Brian J. Zgliczynski, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Ivor D. Williams, NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Stuart A. Sandin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
11:10 AMThe effect of grazers on the vertical distribution of phytoplankton
Dennis Ruppe, SUNY Geneseo, Christopher A. Klausmeier, Michigan State University

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