COS 119 - Restoration Ecology II

Thursday, August 11, 2011: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
18C, Austin Convention Center
1:30 PM
Novel nutrient sources and site preparation facilitate root growth and hence restoration success in degraded ecosystems
Katinka X. Ruthrof, Murdoch University; Tegan K. Douglas, Murdoch University; Michael C. Calver, Murdoch University; Bernard Dell, Murdoch University; Giles E. St.J. Hardy, Murdoch University
1:50 PM
Built for success: Brackish marsh construction techniques influence ecosystem-level restoration success
Anna R. Armitage, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Chuan-Kai Ho, National Taiwan University; Eric N. Madrid, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Michael T. Bell, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Antonietta S. Quigg, Texas A&M University at Galveston
2:10 PM
Only the small survive: non-random seedling establishment in Great Basin restorations
Sarah M. Kulpa, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Reno; Elizabeth A. Leger, University of Nevada, Reno
2:30 PM
Comparing the effectiveness of native and commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in establishing and colonizing plants in an urban prairie restoration
Sarah C. Richardson, DePaul University; Corey E. Palmer, Northwestern University; Stephanie Hughes, DePaul University; Elizabeth L. Middleton, Missouri Department of Conservation; James D. Bever, Indiana University; Peggy A. Schultz, Indiana University; Zhanna Yermakov, Chicago Parks Department
2:50 PM
Restoring Banksia woodland communities after pine forestry in a biodiversity hotspot, Western Australia
Rachael C. Ord, Botanic Garden and Parks Authority / University of Western Australia; Deanna P. Rokich, Kings Park and Botanic Garden; Shane R. Turner, Kings Park and Botanic Garden; Jason Stevens, Botanic Garden and Parks Authority / University of Western Australia; Kingsley W. Dixon, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
3:10 PM
3:40 PM
Reflections on vernal pool plant community restoration:  Three lessons from a long-term field experiment
Sharon K. Collinge, University of Colorado; Chris Ray, University of Colorado
4:00 PM
Genetics and silvicultural treatment influence the growth and winter shoot dieback of American and Chinese chestnut seedlings grown in Vermont, USA
Thomas M. Saielli, University of Vermont; Paul G. Schaberg, USDA Forest Service; Gary J. Hawley, University of Vermont; Joshua M. Halman, University of Vermont; Kendra M. Gurney, The American Chestnut Foundation
4:20 PM
Effects of longleaf pine restoration management on ground layer vegetation in existing loblolly pine forests of the southeastern United States
Benjamin O. Knapp, Clemson University; Joan L. Walker, USDA Forest Service; G. Geoff Wang, Clemson University
4:40 PM
Clonal diversity and resistance to invasion in remnant salt marsh patches
Kimberly Plank, Rutgers University; TingMin Wu, Rutgers University Newark; Sahil Wadwha, Rutgers University; Edward Kirby, Rutgers University Newark; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University
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