COS 82 - Life History Theory and Evolution

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18B, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Natural selection on seed size in a desert annual plant: The role of water availability and plant competition
Eugenio Larios, University of Arizona; D. Lawrence Venable, University of Arizona
1:50 PM
A theoretical investigation of masting as a response to seed herbivory
Glenn Ledder, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:10 PM
Flowering decisions in Veratrum tenuipetalum: A clonal mast-flowering herb with monocarpic ramets
Amy M. McKinney, University of Maryland; David W. Inouye, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
2:50 PM
Evolutionary and ecological stoichiometry link nutrient availability to nematode life history and genome evolution
Byron J. Adams, Brigham Young University; Bishwo N. Adhikari, Brigham Young University; Breana L. Simmons, Colorado State University; Becky A. Ball, Arizona State University at the West Campus; Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University; Ross A. Virginia, Dartmouth College
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
The evolution of colony size in cavity-dwelling ants: The interplay between colony size and different life-history traits
Inon Scharf, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; Boris Kramer, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; Susanne Foitzik, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
3:40 PM
Coral bleaching as an adaptive mechanism: Another testable hypothesis
Mikhail V. Matz, The University of Texas at Austin
4:00 PM
Life history characters and their relationship with survival rates in Sceloporus grammicus
Hibraim Adán Pérez Mendoza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; José Jaime Zúñiga Vega, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Israel Solano Savaleta, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Yazmín Hananí Zurita Gutiérrez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Ana Laura Hernández Rosas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Alejandro Molina Moctezuma, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
4:20 PM
Consequences of food supplementation on multi-year survival of American kestrel nestlings
Jessi L. Brown, University of Nevada, Reno; Michael W. Collopy, University of Nevada, Reno
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