COS 86 - Urban Ecosystems I

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Ballroom B, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Urban green spaces: Traps or havens for migratory birds?
Julian Rondon-Rivera, Rutgers University Newark; Michael Newhouse, NJ Meadowlands Commission; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
8:40 AM
Wetland detritus effects survival, development and overall population performance of the northern house mosquito Culex pipiens
Brandon Scott, University of Maryland; Andrew H. Baldwin, University of Maryland; Paul T. Leisnham, University of Maryland
9:00 AM
Arthropod communities and arthropod-mediated ecosystem services in urban vacant lands
Mary M. Gardiner, The Ohio State University OARDC (Wooster); Scott P. Prajzner, The Ohio State University OARDC (Wooster)
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
Foraging decisions, bird community structure, and residential landscapes: A mechanistic approach to explain the decline of urban bird diversity
Susannah B. Lerman, USDA Forest Service; Paige S. Warren, University of Massachusetts; Eyal Shochat, Arizona State University
10:30 AM
The importance of definition and scale: Soil and vegetation carbon across an urban to rural gradient
Steve M. Raciti, Boston University; Lucy R. Hutyra, Boston University; Preeti Rao, Boston University; Adrien C. Finzi, Boston University
10:50 AM
Trophic transfer of heavy metals and avian feeding ecology in an urban brownfield
Megan E. Clock, Rutgers University, Newark; Peddrick Weis, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University; Frank J. Gallagher, Rutgers University
11:10 AM
Effects of a highly interactive species, the black-tailed prairie dog, on urban avian diversity
Seth B. Magle, Lincoln Park Zoo; Kristin Salamack, Wildlife Habitat Council; Kevin R. Crooks, Colorado State University; Richard Reading, Denver Zoological Foundation
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