COS 13 - Modeling

Monday, August 8, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18A, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
A comparison of mechanistic and correlative modeling approaches to understand species distributions at different spatial scales
Andres Lira-Noriega, University of Kansas; Jorge Soberon, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas; A. Townsend Peterson, University of Kansas
1:50 PM
Validating species distribution models in urban and non-urban green spaces:  A case study using amphibian species richness
Joseph R. Milanovich, United States Environmental Protection Agency; William E. Peterman, University of Illinois; Kyle Barrett, Clemson University; Matthew E. Hopton, United States Environmental Protection Agency
2:10 PM
How unreliable can a species distribution model be in projecting species ranges to future climates?
Xiaojun Kou, Beijing Normal University; Qin Li, University of British Columbia; Shirong Liu, Chinese Acadamy of Forestry; Jianping Ge, Beijing Normal University
2:30 PM
Towards better-constrained assessments of the carbon balance of North America in the 21st Century: A comparison of recent model and inventory-based estimates
Daniel J. Hayes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; David P. Turner, Oregon State University; Graham Stinson, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service; Yaxing Wei, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Tristram O. West, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Bernardus deJong, ECOSUR; A. David McGuire, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Robert Cook, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Wilfred M. Post, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:50 PM
Plumbing constrains root precision: A bottom-up model for the role of sectoriality in localized root proliferation
Alexandra M. Thorn, University of New Hampshire; Colin M. Orians, Tufts University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
The differential importance of environmental heterogeneity and evolutionary history for specific leaf area and wood density
Sharmila Pathikonda, Arizona State University; Kiona Ogle, Arizona State University
3:40 PM
Modelling the growth of poplar (Populus spp.) using ecosystem demography 2 (ED2) model
Dan Wang, University of Illinois; David LeBauer, University of Illinois; Michael Dietze, Boston University
4:00 PM
Scaling laws for biomass allocation in desert annual plants
Simon M. Stump, Michigan State University; D. Lawrence Venable, University of Arizona; Brian J. Enquist, University of Arizona; Jonathan Horst, University of Arizona ; Travis E. Huxman, University of California, Irvine
4:20 PM
Estimating thresholds in occupancy when species detection is imperfect
Jay Jones, Weyerhaeuser NR; Andrew J. Kroll, Weyerhaeuser NR; Matthew G. Betts, Oregon State University; Jack Giovanini, Weyerhaeuser NR; Steven D. Duke, Weyerhaeuser NR
4:40 PM
Nonlinear effects of retention, attraction, and plant spatial distribution on trap cropping efficacy
Matthew H. Holden, Cornell University; Stephen P. Ellner, Cornell University; Doo-Hyung Lee, Cornell University; Jan P. Nyrop, Cornell University; John P. Sanderson, Cornell University
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