COS 4 - Species Interactions I

Monday, August 8, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
5, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Forming mixed-species shoals reduces parasite loads in Poecilia reticulata and its sister species Poecilia picta
Felipe Dargent, McGill University; Julian Torres-Dowdall, Colorado State University at Fort Collins; Marilyn E. Scott, McGill University; Cameron Ghalambor, Colorado State University at Fort Collins; Indar Ramnarine, The University of the West Indies; Gregor F. Fussmann, McGill University
1:50 PM
Ant semiochemicals alter herbivore choice and reduce herbivory
David J. Gonthier, University of Michigan
2:10 PM
The hidden cost of safety: Prey refugia increase the negative effect of predation risk in aquatic systems
John L. Orrock, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Evan L. Preisser, University of Rhode Island; Jonathan H. Grabowski, Gulf of Maine Research Institute; Geoffrey C. Trussell, Northeastern University
2:50 PM
Mixed competition-predation interactions: Potential versus realized interactions
Lennart Persson, Umeå University; André M. de Roos, University of Amsterdam
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
The microbiota of halictid bee nests: Do wild bees use probiotics?
Quinn S. McFrederick, University of California, Riverside
4:00 PM
Inter- and intra-specific niche differences among small mammals in an evergreen forest in Taiwan: A stable isotope approach
Pei-Jen L. Shaner, National Taiwan Normal University; Linhua Ke, National Chung Hsing University; Sheng-Hai Wu, National Chung Hsing University
4:40 PM
Abiotic and biotic environmental context dependency of plant-microbial interactions
Anna Larimer, Indiana University; Keith Clay, Indiana University; James D. Bever, Indiana University
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