COS 113 - Invasion: Community Effects I

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
10A, Austin Convention Center
1:50 PM
Environmental and biotic controls on the invasion of the exotic shrub Elaeagnus umbellata in a temperate forest
Zachary T. Brym, Utah State University; Ines Ibanez, University of Michigan
2:10 PM
Vegetation community dynamics of a tropical semi-arid system following experimental removals of an exotic grass
Julissa Rojas-Sandoval, Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation; Elvia J. Meléndez-Ackerman, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; Denny S. Fernandez, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
2:30 PM
Effects of invasive and native grassland plant species on diversity and composition of associated communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Nicholas R. Jordan, University of Minnesota; Laura Aldrich-Wolfe, Concordia College; Sheri C. Huerd, University of Minnesota; Diane L. Larson, US Geological Survey; Gary J. Muehlbauer, University of Minnesota
2:50 PM
Threshold dynamics in California grasslands: plant species effects moderate grazing effects to influence invasion success
Claudia Stein, Bilogy Department; W. Stanley Harpole, Iowa State University; Katharine N. Suding, University of California at Berkeley
3:10 PM
3:40 PM
Synthesizing the effects of plant invasions on diversity at different spatial scales
Kristin I. Powell, The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center; Jonathan M. Chase, Biodiversity Synthesis Laboratory; Tiffany M. Knight, Washington University in St. Louis
4:20 PM
Disturbance and community traits influence invasive grass establishment in a semi-arid shrubland
A. Joshua Leffler, USDA-ARS; Thomas A. Monaco, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Jeremy J. James, University of California, Davis; Roger L. Sheley, USDA-ARS
4:40 PM
The source population dictates invasion and invasion impact in the Neotyphodium coenophialum - Festuca arundinacea model system
Kathryn A. Yurkonis, University of North Dakota; Jonathan A. Newman, University of Guelph; Hafiz Maherali, University of Guelph
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