COS 78 - Invasion: Dynamics, Population Processes

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
10B, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Are invaders different: comparing performance metrics among some of the world’s worst invaders in their home and away range
John D. Parker, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Mark Torchin, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Ruth A. Hufbauer, Colorado State University
1:50 PM
The ecology and evolution of reed canarygrass
Maarten B. Eppinga, Utrecht University; Jane Molofsky, The University of Vermont
2:10 PM
An experimental test of the role of hybridization in the invasion of diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa Lam.)
Amy C. Blair, St. Ambrose University; Dana M. Blumenthal, USDA-ARS; Ruth A. Hufbauer, Colorado State University
2:30 PM
Titrating local and spatial impacts of a biocontrol agent
Katherine M. Marchetto, Cornell University; Katriona Shea, The Pennsylvania State University; Dave Kelly, University of Canterbury; Ronny Groenteman, Landcare Research; Zeynep Sezen, University of Minnesota; Eelke Jongejans, Radboud University Nijmegen
2:50 PM
Multiple hypotheses explain Pinaceae invasion on Isla Victoria, Argentina
Martin A. Nuñez, INIBIOMA-Universidad del Comahue, CONICET
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Population genetic analysis of an invasive species: Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv.) in Mississippi and Alabama
Rima D. Lucardi, Mississippi State University; Gary N. Ervin, Mississippi State University; Lisa E. Wallace, Mississippi State University; Charles T. Bryson, USDA-ARS
3:40 PM
Understanding the large-scale pattern of exotic vine spread: Do power and telephone networks function as corridors aiding exotic vine invasion?
Diana Delgado, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras; Rafael Arce-Nazario, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras; Carla Restrepo, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
4:00 PM
Population persistence of non-native invasive plants
Guy D. Schmale, Southern Illinois University; Loretta L. Battaglia, Southern Illinois University; David J. Gibson, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
4:20 PM
Invasive Ailanthus altissima displays population and family level differentiation, but no latitudinal cline, for performance traits
Emmi Felker-Quinn, National Center for Envionmental Assessment, US Environmental Protection Agency; Joseph K. Bailey, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Jennifer Schweitzer, University of Tennessee
5:00 PM
CANCELLED - Differential habitat use by two Ponto-Caspian invaders in coastal areas of the Laurentian Great Lakes
Yakuta Bhagat, Grand Valley State University; Andrea Koster, Grand Valley State University; Carl R. Ruetz III, Grand Valley State University
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