COS 103 - Physiological Ecology III

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
18D, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
A simple theoretical framework to explain leaf acclimation to light availability: Implications for the evolution of plant form and function
Juan M. Posada, University of El Rosario; A. Camilo Rey, University of El Rosario; Ramón Fayad, University of El Rosario
8:20 AM
Are lianas physiologically and morphologically different from trees at the seedling stage?  An evaluation using a long-term nutrient enrichment study
Sarah C. Pasquini, University of California; S. Joseph Wright, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Louis S. Santiago, University of California-Riverside
8:40 AM
Functional traits and tradeoffs determine drought tolerance and niche differentiation of tropical tree species
Lourens Poorter, Wageningen University; Lars Markesteijn, University of Wisconsin; Frank Sterck, Wageningen University
9:00 AM
Drought impacts tropical montane plant growth and physiology
Gregory R. Goldsmith, Paul Scherrer Institute; Kevin A. Simonin, The University of Sydney; Todd E. Dawson, University of California Berkeley
9:20 AM
Why plants are the bomb: Discriminating explosives from natural environmental stresses
Julie C. Zinnert, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jean Nelson, US Army Corps of Engineers -ERDC; John E. Anderson, US Army Corps of Engineers; Donald R. Young, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
10:10 AM
Low internal CO2 conductance increases carbon isotope discrimination during nighttime CO2 fixation in columnar cacti
David G. Williams, University of Wyoming; Dustin Bronson, University of Pennsylvania; Nathan English, James Cook University; Heath Powers, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nathan G. McDowell, Los Alamos National Laboratory
10:30 AM
Stored carbon decouples the linkage between recent photosynthate and soil CO2 efflux in frequently disturbed ecosystems
Doug P. Aubrey, Georgia Southern University; Robert O. Teskey, University of Georgia; Robert J. Mitchell, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center
10:50 AM
Variation in photosynthetic response to temperature through time in a guild of winter annuals
Jennifer R. Gremer, University of Arizona; Sarah Kimball, UC Irvine; Travis E. Huxman, University of California, Irvine; Amy L. Angert, University of British Columbia; D. Lawrence Venable, University of Arizona
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