COS 37 - Biodiversity I

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
5, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
It is lonely at the top – patterns in elevational diversity among micro- and macroorganisms
Janne Soininen, Department of Geosciences and Geography; Jianjun Wang, University of Helsinki
1:50 PM
Interacting effects of fire, nutrients, and herbivores on the diversity of forest regeneration in the southern Amazon
Tara Joy Massad, University of Chicago; Jennifer K. Balch, University of Colorado-Boulder; Simone Aparecida Vieira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Paulo M. Brando, Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM); S. E. Trumbore, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
2:10 PM
Effects of biodiversity and environmental forcing on compensatory dynamics in zooplankton
Mathew A. Leibold, University of Texas at Austin; Bryan L. Brown, Virginia Tech; Amy L. Downing, Ohio Wesleyan University
2:30 PM
Climatic effects on the composition of four-species agronomic grassland systems at 32 sites over three years
Caroline Brophy, Maynooth University; John Connolly, University College Dublin; Laura Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology; Rosemary Collins, IGER; John A. Finn, Teagasc, Environment Research Centre; Áslaug Helgadottir, Agricultural University of Iceland; Andreas Lüscher, Agroscope; Claudio Porqueddu, CNR-ISPAAM; Maria-Teresa Sebastià, Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia
2:50 PM
Moving beyond growth form: Predicting species responses to nutrient addition
Katherine L. Gross, Michigan State University; Laura Gough, University of Texas at Arlington; Katharine N. Suding, University of California at Berkeley; Elsa Cleland, University of California - San Diego
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Traits, trees, and taxa: Dimensions of biodiversity in terrestrial mammals
Patrick R. Stephens, University of Georgia; Shan Huang, University of Georgia; John L. Gittleman, University of Georgia
3:40 PM
4:20 PM
CANCELLED - The relationship of productivity, beta diversity, and phylogenetic beta diversity in the California flora
Brian L. Anacker, University of California, Davis; Susan P. Harrison, University of California, Davis; Barbara M. Going, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:40 PM
When diversity loss leads to a critical transition
Andrea S. Downing, Stockholm University; Egbert H. van Nes, Wageningen University; Wolf M. Mooij, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW); Marten Scheffer, Wageningen University
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