COS 128 - Community Pattern and Dynamics VI

Friday, August 12, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
8, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Using entropy maximization to predict the form of species abundance distributions across taxa
Katherine M. Thibault, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); Ethan P. White, University of Florida; Xiao Xiao, Utah State University
8:20 AM
Opposing mechanisms drive diversity patterns of core and occasional species
Jessica R. Coyle, University of North Carolina; Allen H. Hurlbert, University of North Carolina; Ethan P. White, University of Florida
8:40 AM
Coexistence in two tradeoff models: Limits to similarity arise when competitive ability or stress tolerance varies smoothly with seed size
Rafael D'Andrea, University of Michigan; György Barabás, University of Chicago; Annette M. Ostling, University of Michigan
9:00 AM
Community ecology through a macroscope: A global experiment to assess the effects of resources on ant community structure 
Nathan J. Sanders, The University of Copenhagen; Robert R. Dunn, North Carolina State University
9:20 AM
Species abundance distribution and its scaling in trait space in a stochastic niche model
Rosalyn C. Rael, Tulane University; Annette M. Ostling, University of Michigan; Trevor Bedford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute; Rafael D'Andrea, University of Michigan
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Predicting community composition using the interactions between site and species characteristics: A generalized bilinear modeling framework
Steven C. Walker, McMaster University; Guillaume Guénard, Université de Montréal; Pierre Legendre, Université de Montréal
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