COS 131 - Invasion: Community Effects II

Friday, August 12, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
10A, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Decline in biotic resistance and the reorganization of an annual plant community by an exotic invader
Ginger R.H. Allington, University of Michigan; Thomas J. Valone, Saint Louis University
8:20 AM
MOVED TO THURS POSTERS, #181 - Invasive congeners uniquely alter community succession of dunes
Aaron S. David, University of Minnesota; Eric W. Seabloom, University of Minnesota; Phoebe L. Zarnetske, Michigan State University; Sally D. Hacker, Oregon State University
8:40 AM
Direct and indirect effects of a plant invasion alter forest succession
Daniel J. Johnson, Ohio State Univesity; S. Luke Flory, University of Florida; Angela L. Shelton, Indiana University; Keith Clay, Indiana University
9:00 AM
Weak or strong invaders? A comparison of impact between the native and invaded ranges of mammals and birds alien to Europe
Sabrina Kumschick, Stellenbosch University; Christina Alba, Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Ruth A. Hufbauer, Colorado State University; Wolfgang Nentwig, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
9:20 AM
Greater abundance and diversity of native coccinellids in agricultural grass-dominated habitats than natural tallgrass prairies
Lauren M. Hart, University of Missouri- Columbia; Deborah L. Finke, University of Missouri
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Changes in abundance and diversity in an arthropod community with invasive grasses
Erin E. Cord, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Andrea R. Litt, Montana State University; Timothy E. Fulbright, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Greta L. Schuster, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
10:30 AM
Understanding a native invader: Implications of Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus) on plants and birds in desert grasslands
Brian J. Bielfelt, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Andrea R. Litt, Montana State University; Fred C. Bryant, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Leonard A. Brennan, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Thomas Langschied, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
10:50 AM
Trophic responses to plant invasion: How a shift from a native to exotic grass community impacts arthropod community structure
Kelly A. Farrell, Oregon State University; Elizabeth T. Borer, University of Minnesota
11:10 AM
Non-native grazers in novel environments: Consequences of introduced armored catfish in stream ecosystems
Krista A. Capps, University of Maine; Sebastian Heilpern, Wildlife Conservation Society; Gabriel Ng, Cornell University; Andrea Fortman, Cornell University; Roció Rodiles-Hernández, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur; Alexander S. Flecker, Cornell University
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