COS 52 - Foraging, Savannas, and Woodlands

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Ballroom C, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Ecology of the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex naegelii in the Brazilian tropical savanna
Ceres Belchior, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; Kleber Del-Claro, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; Paulo S. Oliveira, State University of Campinas - Unicamp
8:20 AM
The role of harvester ant foraging behavior in the restoration of cheatgrass-degraded sagebrush-steppe rangelands
T. A. Scott Newbold, Sheridan College; Eugene W. Schupp, Utah State University
8:40 AM
Quality is the key: Seasonal home range shifts of white rhinos are driven by food quality not availability
Lisa Hebbelmann, University of KwaZulu-Natal; David Ward, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Herve Fritz, Université de Lyon 1; Adrian M. Shrader, University of KwaZulu-Natal
9:00 AM
Resource selection in a mixed feeder: Which factors drive switching between diets?
Jorista Van Der Merwe, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale; Jason P. Marshal, University of the Witwatersrand
9:20 AM
Large termitaria act as refugia for tall trees, deadwood and cavity-using birds in a miombo woodland
Grant S. Joseph, PercyFitzpatrick Institute, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence; Graeme S. Cumming, University of Cape Town; David H.M. Cumming, University of Cape Town; Zacheus Mahlangu, Tropical Resource Ecology Programme; Res Altwegg, Applied Biodiversity Research Division; Colleen L. Seymour, Applied Biodiversity Research Division
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Ecosystem level N and P effects on carbon assimilation and growth by savanna shrubs
Leigh-Ann Woolley, University of Cape Town; Lars Hedin, Princeton University; Edmund February, University of Cape Town; Navashni Govender, Scientific Service Kruger National Park
10:10 AM
Soil erosion increases in response to fire mitigation in a piñon-juniper woodlad
Nichole N. Barger, University of Colorado Boulder; Heidi S. Guenther, University of Colorado; Jeff E. Herrick, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Mark E. Miller, National Park Service
10:50 AM
Determining the consequences of clonal biology on the likelihood of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) encroachment
Rod A. Lastra, University of Manitoba; Norm C. Kenkel, University of Manitoba
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