COS 40 - Community Assembly and Neutral Theory III

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
9AB, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Disturbance and resource supply affect species and phylogenetic diversity in invaded California grasslands
Angela J. Brandt, Landcare Research; Eric W. Seabloom, University of Minnesota; Marc W. Cadotte, University of Toronto
1:50 PM
Distinction between serpentine and non-serpentine AMF indicates role for edaphic selection in community assembly
Shannon Peters Schechter, USDA Forest Service; Thomas D. Bruns, University of California
2:10 PM
Predicting seedling performance along a soil nutrient gradient: Shifts in the relative importance of pest pressure on functional traits
Kelly M. Andersen, San Diego Zoo Global; Benjamin L. Turner, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; James W. Dalling, University of Illinois
2:30 PM
Disentangling within- and between-species components of spatial community variation reveals processes driving community assembly
Daniel J. McGlinn, Utah State University; Allen H. Hurlbert, University of North Carolina
2:50 PM
Unpredictable community composition of adult dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) in a pond metacommunity
Roger W. Shaw, University of Texas at Austin; Mathew A. Leibold, University of Texas at Austin
3:10 PM
3:40 PM
Habitat fragmentation reduces the importance of stochastic processes as beetle communities disassemble
Kendi F. Davies, University of Colorado at Boulder; Brett A. Melbourne, University of Colorado at Boulder; Chris R. Margules, CSIRO; John F. Lawrence, CSIRO Ecosystem Science
4:00 PM
Evolutionary and biogeographic history constrain ecological convergence in alpine plant communities: A global comparison
Brad Butterfield, Northern Arizona University; Lohengrin A. Cavieres, Universidad de Concepcion, IEB Chile; Ragan M. Callaway, The University of Montana; Rob W. Brooker, The Macaulay Institute; Bradley J. Cook, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Zaal Kikvidze, University of Tokyo; Chris Lortie, York University; Richard Michalet, BIOGECO laboratory; Francisco I. Pugnaire, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Christian Schoeb, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas; Alfonso Valiente-Banuet, UNAM; Sa Xiao, Lakehead University
4:20 PM
Contrasting tissue strategies explain functional beta diversity in Amazonian trees
Chris Baraloto, UMR EcoFoG; Claire Fortunel, University of Maryland; Paul V.A. Fine, University of California, Berkeley
4:40 PM
Evidence for a three-way tradeoff between nitrogen and phosphorus competitive abilities and cell size in phytoplankton
Kyle F. Edwards, University of Hawaii; Christopher Klausmeier, Michigan State University; Elena Litchman, Michigan State University
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