COS 36 - Mutualism and Facilitation I

Tuesday, August 9, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
4, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Modular Mutualism
Philip H. Crowley, University of Kentucky; John J. Cox, University of Kentucky; D. Shane Tedder, University of Kentucky
1:50 PM
Phenology drives mutualistic network structure and diversity
Francisco Encinas-Viso, CSIRO; Tomas A. Revilla, Station d'Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis; David Alonso, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas; Rampal S. Etienne, University of Groningen
2:10 PM
Assymetric dispersal capability of Amazonian plant-ant queens: Are there consequences for host plant demography?
Emilio M. Bruna, University of Florida; Thiago Izzo, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso; Brian D. Inouye, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory; Maria Uriarte, Columbia University; Heraldo L. Vasconcelos, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
2:50 PM
Thermal tolerance affects mutualist attendance in an ant-plant interaction
Ginny M. Fitzpatrick, University of Arizona; Travis E. Huxman, University of California, Irvine; Judith L. Bronstein, University of Arizona
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
The high cost of mutualism: effects of four species of East African ant symbionts on their myrmecophyte host tree
Todd M. Palmer, University of Florida; Maureen Stanton, University of California Davis
3:40 PM
Ecological determinants of specialization and generalization in mutualistic interactions
Christopher A. Johnson, University of Arizona; Priyanga Amarasekare, University of California, Los Angeles
4:20 PM
Defensive mutualism:  The effects of Spiroplasma and Wolbachia, two endosymbiontic bacteria of Drosophila melanogaster, on fly survival upon attack by two parasitoid wasps
Jialei Xie, Texas A&M University; Bethany Tiner, Texas A&M University; Nadisha Silva, Texas A&M University; Lacie Guenther, Texas A&M University; Mariana Mateos, Texas A&M University
4:40 PM
The direct and ecological costs of an ant-plant mutualism
Megan E. Frederickson, University of Toronto; Alison Ravenscraft, Stanford University; Gabriel Miller, University of Texas at Austin; Lina M. Arcila Hernandez, University of Toronto; Gregory Booth, University of Toronto; Naomi E. Pierce, Harvard University
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