COS 41 - Community Pattern and Dynamics I

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
9C, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
The role of functional traits in tree community dynamics of Fushan subtropical rainforest, Taiwan
Jesse R. Lasky, Columbia University; I-Fang Sun, National Dong Hwa University; Timothy H. Keitt, The University of Texas at Austin
1:50 PM
Functional trait characterization of tropical premontane old-field succession
Vanessa Boukili, Earthwatch Institute; Robin L. Chazdon, University of Connecticut; Chris J. Peterson, University of Georgia
2:10 PM
Evidence for a direct effect of forest age and forest isolation on herbs functional diversity
Grégory Sonnier, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Aurélien Jamoneau, University of Picardie Jules Verne; Guillaume Decocq, University of Picardie Jules Verne
2:30 PM
Duration versus rate of return on investment:  The importance of leaf lifespan to tree species distributions on edaphic gradients
Sabrina E. Russo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Sylvester Tan, Forest Department Sarawak; Lin Zhang, University of Nebraska; Stuart J. Davies, Center for Tropical Forest Science
2:50 PM
Distribution of functional traits in trees of europe and eastern North America
Jeffrey K. Lake, Adrian College; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University; Michael D. Weiser, University of Oklahoma; S. Normand, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL; I. Aranda, INIA; Miguel Araújo, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales; J.a.F. Diniz-filho, Universidade Federal de Goias; R. Garcia-Valdes, Autonomous University of Barcelona; J. Kollmann, Technische Universitaet Muenchen; D. Nogues-Bravo, University of Copenhagen; F. Pulido, University of Extremadura; Miguel A. Rodriguez, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares; Fernando Valladares, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC; Miguel A. Zavala, University of Alcalá; Nathan G. Swenson, Michigan State University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
3:40 PM
Effects of photosynthesis capacity on community structure in tallgrass prairie
Xiaohui Feng, University of Illinois; Michael Dietze, Boston University
4:00 PM
Dissecting the hydrological niche: Soil moisture, space and lifespan
Gonzalo García-Baquero, University of the Basque Country; Jonathan Silvertown, The Open University; David Gowing, The Open University; Cipriano J. Valle, University of Salamanca
4:20 PM
CANCELLED - Change in plant biodiversity along a latitudinal gradient: Insights from functional diversity
Cyrille Violle, CNRS; Irena Simova, Charles University in Prague and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Nathan G. Swenson, Michigan State University; Brad Boyle, University of Arizona; Brian J. Enquist, University of Arizona
4:40 PM
Evidence of a super species; lack of functional tradeoffs predict dominance
Thomas H. Pendergast IV, University of Pittsburgh; Anthony J. Baumert, GAI Consulting; Walter P. Carson, University of Pittsburgh
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