COS 54 - Biodiversity II

Wednesday, August 10, 2011: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
5, Austin Convention Center
8:20 AM
Assessing interactions among species in high richness communities using Diversity-Interaction modelling combined with random effects
Aine Dooley, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.; Caroline Brophy, Maynooth University; John Connolly, University College Dublin; Laura Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology; Thomas Bell, University of Oxford; Alexandra Weigelt, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig; Jan Harndorf, University of Kassel
8:40 AM
Mediterranean cork oak savannas require human use to sustain biodiversity and ecosystem services
Miguel Nuno Bugalho, Technical University of Lisbon; Maria C. Caldeira, Technical University of Lisbon; João S. Pereira, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa; James Aronson, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France, and Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, MO; Juli Pausas, Centro de Investigación sobre Desertificación, Spanish National Research Council, Valencia, Spain
9:00 AM
Host range and the diversity enhancing role of seedling pathogens in a neotropical forest
Rachel Gallery, University of Arizona; Robert Bagchi, ETH Zürich; Sarah Gurr, University of Exeter; Owen Lewis, University of Oxford
9:20 AM
Hierarchical decomposition of the species-energy relationship by scale
Kathrine D. Behrman, USDA-ARS; Timothy H. Keitt, The University of Texas at Austin
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
Occupancy and extinction probability: Are locally restricted species disproportionately extinction-prone?
Kevin G. Smith, Washington University in St. Louis; Karen Lips, University of Maryland; Jonathan M. Chase, Biodiversity Synthesis Laboratory; Alison G. Boyer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:30 AM
Island biogeography theory as a predictor of species diversity in tropical premontane forest fragments
Luanna B. Prevost, University of South Florida; Chris J. Peterson, University of Georgia
10:50 AM
Volatility of clade-specific random walks evolves across lineages and drives complex diversification patterns through geologic time
Andrew J. Rominger, University of California Berkeley; Miguel A. Fuentes, Centro Atómico Bariloche; Pablo A. Marquet, Santa Fe Institute
11:10 AM
Climatic regulation of environmental heterogeneity and its effects on plant beta diversity
Timothy A. Fotinos, Texas State University; Michael A. Huston, Texas State University
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