COS 111 - Food Webs I

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
9AB, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Persistence increases with complexity in spatially structured food webs
Dominique Gravel, Université du Québec à Rimouski; Elsa Flore Canard, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier; Frederic Guichard, McGill University; Nicolas Mouquet, Université Montpellier 2, CNRS
1:50 PM
Niche structure and nestedness in mutualistic and antagonistic bipartite networks
Lucas Joppa, Microsoft; Richard J. Williams, Microsoft Research Ltd.
2:10 PM
2:30 PM
Relevance of evolutionary history for food web structure
Anna C. Eklof, University of Chicago
2:50 PM
Community-wide consequences of modeling mutualistic benefits as more direct than they are
Antonio J. Golubski, Kennesaw State University; Mercedes Pascual, University of Michigan,Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Santa Fe Institute
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Resilience and vulnerability in large nonlinear food webs
Andrew E. Noble, University of California; Alan Hastings, University of California, Davis
3:40 PM
Indirect energy flows in model food webs: Effect of system size and connectance
Jane Shevtsov, UCLA; Rosalyn C. Rael, Tulane University
4:00 PM
A case study: Caution when using food web models early in the ecological risk assessment process
Tony D. Gendusa, CDM; Murray C. Wade, CDM; Ronald D. French, CDM
4:20 PM
Network structure of the human microbiome
Marina L. Ritchie, Dalhousie University; Tamara N. Romanuk, Dalhousie University
4:40 PM
Modeling microbial communities in soil food webs
Jennifer Adams Krumins, Montclair State University; Valdis Krumins, Rutgers University; Wim H. Van der Putten, Netherlands Institute of Ecology
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