COS 53 - Mutualism and Facilitation II

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
4, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Long-term nitrogen addition alters the ecology and evolution of legume-rhizobium resource mutualisms
Jennifer A. Lau, Michigan State University; Dylan J. Weese, St. Ambrose University; Katy D. Heath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8:20 AM
Negotiation, sanctions and context dependency in the legume-rhizobium mutualism
Erol Akçay, Princeton University; Ellen Simms, University of California Berkeley
8:40 AM
Proximity to a N-fixing shrub leads to additional N acquisition by a co-occurring non-N-fixing shrub
Jaclyn K. Vick, Virginia Commonwealth University; Donald R. Young, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
9:00 AM
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and the productivity and structure of prairie grassland communities
Jonathan T. Bauer, Indiana University; Nathan M. Kleczewski, Purdue University; James D. Bever, Indiana University; Keith Clay, Indiana University; Heather L. Reynolds, Indiana University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Mutualistic endophyte may confer resistance to enemies resulting in niche expansion of its grass host
Michelle E. Afkhami, University of Toronto; Sharon Y. Strauss, University of California, Davis
10:10 AM
10:30 AM
The little apple can fall far from the tree: Seed dispersal of greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula)
Christopher M. Moore, Case Western Reserve University; Stephen B. Vander Wall, University of Nevada, Reno
10:50 AM
Surprising effects in a cleaning symbiosis:  Down regulation of immune response in crayfish by ectosymbiotic annelids
Bryan L. Brown, Virginia Tech; Matthew W. Turnbull, Clemson University; Robert P. Creed Jr., Appalachian State University; James Skelton, Virginia Tech
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