COS 75 - Community Pattern and Dynamics III

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
9AB, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
The continuum of masting behavior and its relation to seed predation and survival in temperate trees
David M. Bell, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; James S. Clark, Duke University
1:50 PM
Experimental evidence of interacting drivers controlling pioneer riparian tree establishment in floodplain refugia
Maya K. Hayden, University of California, Berkeley; John J. Battles, University of California, Berkeley; John C. Stella, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
2:30 PM
3:10 PM
3:40 PM
Theoretical models of forest communities: Neutral theory plus
Ryan A. Chisholm, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
4:20 PM
The effects of soil resources and topography on local tree community structure of tropical forests
Claire A. Baldeck, Carnegie Institution for Science; James W. Dalling, University of Illinois
4:40 PM
Tamarisk invasion and fire in southwestern desert ecosystems
Gail M. Drus, Saint Francis University; Tom L. Dudley, University of California, Santa Barbara; Matthew L. Brooks, U.S. Geological Survey; J.R. Matchett, USGS Western Ecological Research Center; Thomas J. Even, University of California
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