COS 63 - Forest Habitats: Temperate

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
13, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Combined effects of earthworms and forest age on below- and aboveground processes in the Mid-Atlantic region
Katalin Szlavecz, Johns Hopkins University; Melissa K. McCormick, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Dennis F. Whigham, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Lijun Xia, Johns Hopkins University; Scott Pitz, Johns Hopkins University; Chih-Han Chang, Johns Hopkins University; Michael J. Bernard, Johns Hopkins University; Jay O'Neill, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
8:20 AM
Plant diversity and effects of harvesting on riparian reserves in forested landscapes
Lana E. D'Souza, Weyerhaeuser NR Company; Laura J. Six, Weyerhaeuser NR; Jonathan D. Bakker, University of Washington; Robert E. Bilby, Weyerhaeuser NR
9:00 AM
Growth dynamics of American beech and sugar maple trees exposed to long-term calcium and aluminum additions
Joshua M. Halman, University of Vermont; Paul G. Schaberg, USDA Forest Service; Gary J. Hawley, University of Vermont; Christopher F. Hansen, University of Vermont; Timothy J. Fahey, Cornell University
9:20 AM
Cumulative effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on avian populations
Andrew J. Kroll, Weyerhaeuser NR; Jack Giovanini, Weyerhaeuser NR; Jay Jones, Weyerhaeuser NR; Edward B. Arnett, Bat Conservation International; Bob Altman, American Bird Conservancy
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Life history and habitat use characterization of temperate forest birds from Chiloe Island, southern Chile: Implications for research and conservation in a changing landscape
Iván A. Díaz, Universidad Austral de Chile; Juan J. Armesto, Universidad Católica de Chile, Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity
10:10 AM
Comparing pre-European and contemporary carbon emissions from wildfire in the montane forest of the Colorado Front Range, USA
Sara Brown, University of Wyoming; Ingrid C. Burke, University of Wyoming; Peter M. Brown, Rocky Mountain Tree-ring Research, Inc.; William K. Lauenroth, University of Wyoming; Daniel R. Schlaepfer, University of Basel
10:30 AM
No detectable ecosystem carbon changes despite community-level impacts of invasive deer in New Zealand conifer-hardwood forests
Mark G. St. John, Landcare Research; Robert B. Allen, Landcare Research; Fiona Carswell, Landcare Research; Sean Husheer, Lincoln University; Sarah J. Richardson, Landcare Research; David Wardle, Nanyang Technological University
10:50 AM
Do changes in habitat predict observed changes in small mammals in Yosemite National Park?
Maria João Santos, Stanford University; James H. Thorne, University of California, Davis; Craig Moritz, Australia National University
11:10 AM
Using stand-structure data from older protected forests to validate models for identifying late-successional and older forests in large-scale surveys
James F. Rosson Jr., USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station; Anita K. Rose, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
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