COS 109 - Climate Change: Plants II

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
6B, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Alterations in rainfall amounts change productivity but not competition of key grasses in southern Africa
Nicole Hagenah, University of Kwazulu-Natal; Kevin P. Kirkman, University of Kwazulu-Natal; Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University
1:50 PM
Differential sensitivity of co-dominant C4 grasses to increasing temperature and drought
David L. Hoover, U.S. Geological Survey; Alan K. Knapp, Colorado State University; Melinda D. Smith, Colorado State University
2:10 PM
How will climate change affect the physiology, productivity, and fitness of the invasive grass, agrostis capillaris l., in Pacific Northwest prairies?
Maya E. Goklany, University of Oregon; Bart R. Johnson, University of Oregon; Tim Tomaszewski, University of Oregon; Laurel Pfeifer-Meister, University of Oregon; Scott D. Bridgham, University of Oregon
2:30 PM
Climate tolerance, range position, and soil fertility affects herbaceous species distribution across topographic microclimates
Stella M. Copeland, US Geological Survey; Susan P. Harrison, University of California, Davis; Ellen I. Damschen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:50 PM
Sub-lethal effects of freezing on growth and nitrogen uptake in Poa pratensis
Andrey V. Malyshev, University of Bayreuth; Hugh A. L. Henry, University of Western Ontario
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Averting risk under variable climate conditions: Temperature cuing and seed bank reliance in native annual plant populations persisting along California's climate gradient
Margaret M. Mayfield, The University of Queensland; John M. Dwyer, University of Queensland; Jonathan M. Levine, ETH Zurich
3:40 PM
Multiple climate change treatments interact on germination thresholds of native and invasive species in the Mixed-grass Prairie
Jin Li, University of Saskatchewan; Yuguang Bai, University of Saskatchewan; Daniel R. LeCain, USDA-ARS; Dana Blumenthal, Rangeland Resources Research Unit; Jack A. Morgan, USDA-ARS
4:00 PM
Forecasting climate change impacts to plant community composition in the Sonoran Desert
Seth M. Munson, U.S. Geological Survey; Jayne Belnap, U.S. Geological Survey; J. Andrew Hubbard, National Park Service; Robert H. Webb, USGS; Sue Rutman, National Park Service; Don E. Swann, National Park Service
4:20 PM
Is the grass greener on the other side? Plant migration and natural enemy release
Daniel W. Katz, University of Michigan; Ines Ibanez, University of Michigan
4:40 PM
Phenology of grassland plants exposed to elevated temperature
Heather R. Whittington, University of Minnesota; David Tilman, University of Minnesota; Jennifer S. Powers, University of Minnesota
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