COS 110 - Community Pattern and Dynamics V

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
8, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Body mass-abundance relationships in stream ecosystems: The influence of habitat size on community structure and stability
Helen J. Warburton, University of Canterbury; Angus R. McIntosh, University of Canterbury; Peter A. McHugh, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife; Phillip G. Jellyman, University of Canterbury
1:50 PM
Top-down and bottom-up effects on plant reproduction
Lauren Sullivan, Iowa State University; W. Stanley Harpole, Iowa State University
2:10 PM
Partitioning the effects of an ecosystem engineer:  Kangaroo rats control community structure via multiple pathways
Laura R. Prugh, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Justin Brashares, University of California Berkeley
2:30 PM
Trophic filters in community phylogenetics: An analysis of fish predation on two aquatic midge metacommunities from the Swiss Alps and Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
Kristy Deiner, Univeristy of California, Davis; Bruce Hammock, Univeristy of California, Davis; Roland A. Knapp, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, University of California; Oliver Heiri, University of Bern; Arjun Sivasundar, Institute of Ecology and Evolution; Bernie May, University of California-Davis
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
Mutualist and antagonist arthropod communities of native plants are influenced by proximity to agricultural crops
Scott A. Chamberlain, Rice University; Kenneth D. Whitney, Rice University
4:00 PM
Experimentally altering biotic interactions has different effects on static and dynamic macroecological patterns
Sarah R. Supp, Stony Brook University; Xiao Xiao, Utah State University; S. K. Morgan Ernest, Utah State University; Ethan P. White, University of Florida
4:20 PM
Predator avoidance behavior increases apparent competition
Pacifica Sommers, University of Arizona; Peter Chesson, University of Arizona
4:40 PM
Coexistence by virtue of similarity versus dissimilarity: The implications of nonsmooth competition kernels
György Barabás, University of Chicago; Rafael D'Andrea, University of Michigan; Annette M. Ostling, University of Michigan
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