COS 7 - Community Assembly and Neutral Theory I

Monday, August 8, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
8, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Phylogenetic species-area curves
Matthew R. Helmus, University of Chicago; Anthony R. Ives, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:50 PM
How can we test neutral theory robustly in ecology?
Annette M. Ostling, University of Michigan; Rosalyn C. Rael, Tulane University; Rafael D'Andrea, University of Michigan
2:30 PM
CANCELLED - Evaluating the effects of poorly inferred trees on phylogenetic community structure
J. Sebastian Tello, Missouri Botanical Garden; Lorelei Patrick, Louisiana State University; Noah Reid, Louisiana State University
2:50 PM
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Spatial variability in granivory determines the strength of stochastic community assembly
Rachel M. Germain, University of Toronto; Laura Johnson, University of Guelph; Andrew S. MacDougall, University of Guelph; Karl Cottenie, University of Guelph; Elizabeth Gillis, Vancouver Island University
3:40 PM
Disentangling regional, environmental, and spatial influences on β-diversity in temperate and tropical forests
Jonathan A. Myers, Washington University in St. Louis; Jonathan M. Chase, Biodiversity Synthesis Laboratory; Iván Jiménez, Missouri Botanical Garden; Peter M. Jørgensen, Missouri Botanical Garden; Alejandro Araujo-Murakami, Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado; Narel Paniagua, Herbario Nacional de Bolivia; Renate Seidel, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés
4:20 PM
Assembly history dynamics of a pitcher-plant protozoan community in experimental microcosms
Kohmei Kadowaki, Kyoto University; Brian D. Inouye, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory; Thomas E. Miller, Florida State University
4:40 PM
The statistical mechanics of community assembly and species distribution
Colleen K. Kelly, University of Oxford; Stephen J. Blundell, University of Oxford; Michael G. Bowler, University of Oxford; G. A. Fox, University of South Florida; Paul H. Harvey, University of Oxford; Mark R. Lomas, University of Sheffield; F. Ian Woodward, University of Sheffield
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