COS 118 - Paleoecology

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18B, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Modeling community turnover since the last glacial maximum using generalized dissimilarity modeling
Jessica L. Blois, University of California - Merced; Simon Ferrier, CSIRO Land and Water Flagship; Russ Graham, Pennsylvania State University; Eric C. Grimm, Illinois State Museum; Feng He, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Stephen T. Jackson, U.S. Geological Survey; Zhengyu Liu, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Glenn Manion, New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation; Bette Otto-Bliesner, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Samuel D. Veloz, Point Blue Conservation Science; John W. (Jack) Williams, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1:50 PM
Chironomid-based environmental reconstructions in Italy and southern Switzerland using subfossil chironomid assemblages
Stéphanie Samartin, University of Bern; Oliver Heiri, University of Bern; Willy Tinner, University of Bern
2:10 PM
Hydroclimatic variability and basin morphology control terrestrialization in glacial kettles
Alex W. Ireland, The Pennsylvania State University; Robert K. Booth, Lehigh University
2:30 PM
Reconstructing grassland vegetation on the southern Great Plains of North America
Kendra K. McLauchlan, Kansas State University; Christopher J. Morris, Kansas State University; Julie L. Commerford, Kansas State University
2:50 PM
Effects of ecological interactions on drought reconstructions from prairie lakes
Courtney R. Wigdahl, University of Maine; Jasmine E. Saros, University of Maine
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
The potential impacts of Native American land-use on fire regimes and forest structure in the Lower Klamath River Region, California
Jeffrey N. Crawford, University of Nevada, Reno; Scott A. Mensing, University of Nevada, Reno; Frank K. Lake, U.S. Forest Service; Carl Skinner, US. Forest Service, Pacific SW Research Station; Susan Zimmerman, CAMS, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
4:00 PM
Dynamics of a tropical forest ecotone in Hawai‘i are driven by changes in large scale climate features and fire
Shelley D. Crausbay, University of Wisconsin; Sara C. Hotchkiss, University of Wisconsin
4:20 PM
Cervalces scotti and Mammut americanum: Recent finds of extinct Pleistocene fauna in Orange County, NY
Alexander L. Yorke, Oberlin College; Guy S. Robinson, Fordham College at Lincoln Center; Mary G. Egan, Fordham College at Lincoln Center; Robert S. Feranec, New York State Museum; Andrew Kozlowski, New York State Museum; Jonathan Lothrop, New York State Museum; Monique Wilson, South Bronx Preparatory High School; Timothy Tareque, Ossining High School
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