COS 14 - Dispersal and Colonization I

Monday, August 8, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18C, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Extreme cache theft and re-caching leads to long term seed dispersal by Central American agoutis
Ben T. Hirsch, New York State Museum; Patrick A. Jansen, Center for Tropical Forest Science-Smithsonian Institution Global Earth Observatory; Roland W. Kays, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
1:50 PM
Spatial scale and pitcher plant yeast community diversity
Primrose J. Boynton, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology; Celeste Peterson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Anne Pringle, Harvard University
2:10 PM
Environmental filters of wet-season aquatic communities into dry-season pools of the Florida Everglades
Aaron D. Parker, Florida International University; Joel C. Trexler, Florida International University; Dale E. Gawlik, Florida Atlantic University; Bryan B. Botson, Florida Atlantic University
2:30 PM
Determinants of species richness and community composition in aridland aquatic systems
Robert L. Wallace, Ripon College; Thomas Schroeder, University of Texas at El Paso; Tom Gill, University of Texas at El Paso; Elizabeth J. Walsh, The University of Texas at El Paso
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Contribution and timing of long-distance dispersal in the growth of disjunct ponderosa pine populations
Mark R. Lesser, Syracuse University; Stephen T. Jackson, U.S. Geological Survey
3:40 PM
Built to last: The influence of plant structure on desiccation rate of aquatic plants and implications for dispersal
Matthew A. Barnes, University of Notre Dame; Christopher L. Jerde, University of Notre Dame; Doug Keller, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; W. Lindsay Chadderton, The Nature Conservancy c/o Center for Aquatic Conservation; David M. Lodge, University of Notre Dame
4:20 PM
Dispersal syndromes are more influenced by habitat quality then habitat patchiness in serpentine communities
Marko J. Spasojevic, Washington University in St. Louis; Ellen I. Damschen, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Susan P. Harrison, University of California, Davis
4:40 PM
Invertebrate community organization across spatial scales in a wetland complex
Christopher J. Patrick, University of Notre Dame; Matthew J. Cooper, University of Notre Dame
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