COS 129 - Food Webs II

Friday, August 12, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
9AB, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
An empirical, field-based test of extinction cascades in food webs
Michael J. O. Pocock, University of Bristol
8:40 AM
Hyperdiverse and specialized parasitoid food webs
Josephine Rodriguez, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; Carlos J. Melián, Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology; Winnie Hallwachs, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Janzen, University of Pennsylvania
9:00 AM
Ontogenetic omnivory in a top-level predator
Danny Lewis, Georgetown University; Gina Marie Wimp, Georgetown University; Shannon M. Murphy, University of Denver
9:20 AM
Cultural eutrophication shifts the relative importance of energy channels in seagrass food webs
Colette L. Ward, University of Guelph; Kevin S. McCann, University of Guelph; Susan S. Bell, University of South Florida
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Food-web structure and robustness to species loss in Arctic and Antarctic ice-shelf ecosystems
W. Mather A. Carscallen, Dalhousie University; Tamara N. Romanuk, Dalhousie University
10:10 AM
Examining the effect of stage-structured top predators with flexible feeding strategies on community stability
Amanda L. Caskenette, University of Guelph; Kevin S. McCann, University of Guelph
10:30 AM
Plant genotype shapes the feeding decisions of an omnivore
Justin G. Fiene, Texas A&M University; Christian Nansen, Texas A&M University; Xavier Martini, Texas A&M University; Julio Bernal Bernal, Texas A&M University; Lauren Kalns, Texas A&M University; Peter Krauter, Texas A&M University
10:50 AM
Cascading effects of predatory birds on arthropods and plants of Caribbean mangrove islands
Alexander J. Forde, University of Maryland; Ilka C. Feller, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; John D. Parker, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Daniel S. Gruner, University of Maryland
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