COS 120 - Ecosystem Management

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18D, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Downscaled climate projections for consideration in complex terrain of the western mountain initiative: A Colorado example
Dennis S. Ojima, Colorado State University; Timothy Kittel, University of Colorado at Boulder Boulder
1:50 PM
Comparing species and functional group approaches for identifying alternate states
Emily J. Kachergis, Bureau of Land Management; Monique Rocca, Colorado State University; Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Colorado State University
2:10 PM
Linking resident knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding mosquitoes to socioeconomic factors and vector control
Zara R. Dowling, University of Maryland; Peter A. Armbruster, Georgetown University; Paul T. Leisnham, University of Maryland
2:30 PM
An empirical assessment of non-equilibrium theory and state-and-transition models with a long- term (1953-2009) vegetation record from the Sonoran Desert
Sumanta Bagchi, Texas A&M University; David D. Briske, Texas A&M University; Ben X. Wu, Texas A&M University; Mitchel P. McClaran, University of Arizona; Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Maria Fernandez-Gimenez, Colorado State University
2:50 PM
Biochar interacts with soil type to effect prairie community structure
Lori Biederman, Iowa State University; W. Stanley Harpole, Iowa State University; David A. Laird, Iowa State University; Emily Heaton, Iowa State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Biodiversity loss in kwongan heathland and the use of simulation modeling to assess management strategies
Nancy Shackelford, Mitacs; Richard J. Hobbs, The University of Western Australia; Michael Renton, University of Western Australia; Kristine Brooks, Department of Environment and Conservation; Michael Perring, University of Western Australia
3:40 PM
Extensive clonal spread and longevity of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) in a threatened ecosystem
Mizuki K. Takahashi, Bucknell University; Liana M. Horner, Bucknell University; Toshiro Kubota, Susquehanna University; Nathan A. Keller, Bucknell University; Warren G. Abrahamson, Bucknell University
4:00 PM
Functional versus geographic isolation of wetlands: Using organisms to indicate status
Amber L. Pitt, Clemson University; Robert F. Baldwin, Clemson University; Bryan L. Brown, Virginia Tech; Joanna E. Hawley, Clemson University; Donald J. Lipscomb, Clemson University
4:20 PM
Linking vegetation dynamics to hydrologic changes in the southern Everglades marl prairies
Jay P. Sah, Florida International University; Michael S. Ross, Florida International University; Pablo L. Ruiz, Florida International University; James R. Snyder, US Geological Survey
4:40 PM
Landscape and hydrologic effects on anuran species in the Florida Everglades at multiple spatial scales
Ryan L. Lynch, University of Florida; Michelle L. Casler, University of Florida; Frank J. Mazzotti, University of Florida
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