COS 93 - Community Disturbance and Recovery II

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
9AB, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity along a deforestation gradient in the Amazon rainforest
Rebecca C. Mueller, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jorge Rodrigues, University of Texas, Arlington; Klaus Nusslein, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Vivian Pellizari, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Brigitte Feigl, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; James M. Tiedje, Michigan State University; Brendan Bohannan, University of Oregon
8:20 AM
Compounding disturbances and their impact on regeneration of subalpine tree species
Brian Justin Buma, University of Alaska Southeast; Carol A. Wessman, University of Colorado-Boulder
8:40 AM
Forest development 20 years after simulated hurricane in central New England  
Audrey A. Barker Plotkin, Harvard University; David R. Foster, Harvard University; Joel Carlson, Fire Ecologist
9:00 AM
Successional trajectories of regenerating tropical forests in central Panama
Daisy H. Dent, University of Stirling; Saara J. DeWalt, Clemson University; Julie S. Denslow, Institute of Pacific Island Forestry
9:20 AM
Shifts in species and functional diversity along environmental gradients in a threatened Australian annual plant community
John M. Dwyer, University of Queensland; Richard J. Hobbs, The University of Western Australia; Margaret M. Mayfield, The University of Queensland
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Plant community feedbacks on barrier island geomorphology in response to climate change
Spencer N. Bissett, Virginia Commonwealth University; Steven Brantley, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station; Donald R. Young, Alaska Department of Fish and Game; Catherine W. V. Wolner, University of Virginia; Laura J. Moore, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
10:10 AM
Fire disturbance impacts on woodland dynamics
Jian Yao, Baylor University; Joseph D. White, Baylor University; Darrel B. Murray, Baylor University
10:30 AM
Wildfire influences forest disease dynamics through selective host mortality and pathogen suppression: sudden oak death in Big Sur, CA
Margaret R. Metz, University of California, Davis; Maia M. Beh, University of California, Davis; Kerri M. Frangioso, University of California, Davis; Ross K. Meentemeyer, North Carolina State University; David M. Rizzo, University of California, Davis
10:50 AM
Shade tolerance patterns in Chilean trees: Relevance in the context of disturbance regimes and consequences for forest management
Juan J. Armesto, Universidad Católica de Chile, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity; Aurora Gaxiola, Universidad Católica de Chile, Instituto de Ecologia y Biodiversidad; Marcela A. Bustamante-Sánchez, Universidad de Concepción; Beatriz Salgado, IEB, Universidad de Chile, CASEB, P. Universidad Catolica de Chile; Fernanda Pérez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, IEB
11:10 AM
Characterizing canopy gap dynamics using hemispherical photography in emerald ash borer-impacted forests
Wendy S. Klooster, The Ohio State University/ OARDC; Catherine P. Herms, Ohio State University/ OARDC; Kathleen S. Knight, USDA Forest Service; Daniel A. Herms, The Ohio State University / OARDC; John Cardina, The Ohio State University/ OARDC
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