COS 136 - Restoration Ecology III

Friday, August 12, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
16A, Austin Convention Center
8:00 AM
Promoting coastal sage scrub vegetation after invasive grass removal
Alice E. Levine, University of California - Santa Barbara
8:20 AM
CANCELLED - Key habitat characteristics of a threatened ground squirrel and implications for habitat restoration
Elise F. Suronen, University of Idaho; Beth A. Newingham, University of Idaho
8:40 AM
Does removal of Gypsophila paniculata (baby’s breath) from Lake Michigan sand dunes restore native community structure and ecosystem function?
Sarah M. Emery, University of Louisville; Patrick J. Doran, The Nature Conservancy; John Legge, The Nature Conservancy; Matthew Kleitch, The Nature Conservancy
9:00 AM
Plant and bird community response to saltcedar removal along the Virgin River: Considerations for riparian restoration
Steven M. Ostoja, United States Geological Survey; Susan L. Roberts, USGS Western Ecological Research Center; Matthew L. Brooks, U.S. Geological Survey
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
10:10 AM
Ecosystem development after mangrove creation: Plant-soil change across a twenty-year chronosequence
Michael J. Osland, U.S. Geological Survey; Amanda C. Spivak, U.S. EPA; Janet A. Nestlerode, U.S. EPA; Alex E. Almario, U.S. EPA; Jeannine M. Lessman, Eckerd College; Paul T. Heitmuller, U.S. Geological Survey; Federico Alvarez, U.S. EPA; Marc J. Russell, U.S. EPA; Ken W. Krauss, U.S. Geological Survey; Darrin D. Dantin, U.S. EPA; James E. Harvey, U.S. EPA
10:30 AM
Reforestation of a reclaimed landfill after 19 years – a long-term test of applied nucleation
Jeffrey D. Corbin, Union College; George Robinson, State University of New York at Albany; Steven N. Handel, Rutgers University
10:50 AM
Long-term ecosystem responses to livestock removal in the Mojave Desert
Kari E. Veblen, Utah State University; Erik A. Beever, U.S. Geological Survey; Manuela Huso, Oregon State University; David A. Pyke, U.S. Geological Survey
11:10 AM
Beyond coal: A resilient new economy for Appalachia
Samir K. Doshi, Queen's University; John Todd, Ocean Arks, International; Anthony McInnis, University of Vermont
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