COS 29 - Modeling: Communities, Disturbance, Succession

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
18B, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Simple rules describe bottom-up and top-down control in food webs with alternative energy pathways
Sabine Wollrab, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich; Sebastian Diehl, Umeå University; André M. de Roos, University of Amsterdam
8:20 AM
GAP model validation for a subtropical dry forest and predicting poor transition of abandoned fields into secondary forests in Puerto Rico
Jennifer A. Holm, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Herman H. Shugart, University of Virginia
8:40 AM
A new synthesis of models of biodiversity-ecosystem-function relationships based on pairwise species interactions
John Connolly, University College Dublin; Thomas Bell, University of Oxford; Caroline Brophy, Maynooth University; John A. Finn, Teagasc, Environment Research Centre; Laura Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology; Andreas Luescher, Agroscope ART; Maria-Teresa Sebastia, CTFC; Alexandra Weigelt, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
9:00 AM
How frequency and intensity shape diversity-disturbance relationships
Adam David Miller, The Pennsylvania State University; Stephen H. Roxburgh, CSIRO; Katriona Shea, The Pennsylvania State University
9:20 AM
Integrating over taxonomic and phylogenetic uncertainty in analyses of phylogenetic community structure in the fluid of the pale pitcher plant (Sarracenia alata)
Noah M. Reid, Louisiana State University; Margaret M. Koopman, Eastern Michigan University; Amanda J. Zellmer, Louisiana State University; Bryan C. Carstens, Louisiana State University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
A global assessment of dung beetle species correlates of extinction proneness in human-modified tropical forest
Elizabeth S. Nichols, Columbia University; Maria Uriarte, Columbia University; Daniel E. Bunker, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Trond H. Larsen, Princeton University & World Wildlife Fund; Fernando, Z. Vaz de Mello, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso; Kevina Vulinec, Delaware State University; Mario Favila, Instituto de Ecología; Shahid Naeem, Columbia University; Sacha, H. Spector, Columbia University
10:10 AM
A metacommunity approach to modeling the effect of habitat destruction on species richness scaling
Lauren M. Woods, Washington University; Jonathan M. Chase, Biodiversity Synthesis Laboratory
10:30 AM
Seedling establishment and modeling seedling root depth of Great Basin species
Kert Young, Brigham Young University; Bruce A. Roundy, Brigham Young University
10:50 AM
Plant-soil feedbacks quantified: model validation with experimental data shows the importance of plant-soil feedbacks to plant community development
Andrew Kulmatiski, University of Alaska Anchorage; Justin Heavilin, Utah State University; Karen H. Beard, Utah State University
11:10 AM
Causal networks as interpretive structures for multi-metric indices of ecological integrity
James B. Grace, U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center; Donald R. Schoolmaster Jr., Five Rivers Services at US Geological Survey; Glenn R. Guntenspergen, US Geological Survey; E. William Schweiger, National Park Service; Brian R. Mitchell, National Park Service; Amanda Little, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Kathryn Miller, National Park Service; David J. Cooper, Colorado State University
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