OOS 54 - Community Context of Species’ Range Expansions: Novel Community Associations In Response to Biological Invasions and Climate Change

Friday, August 10, 2012: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
B116, Oregon Convention Center
Kirsten M. Prior, University of Toronto
Travis D. Marsico, Arkansas State University
Kirsten M. Prior, University of Toronto
Global change is causing the reorganization of the earth’s biota. For example, species are being moved around the globe through trade and traffic, and species are shifting their ranges in response to climate change. Interacting species are not moving in concert, however, resulting in altered and novel community associations. This reshuffling of species’ distributions can affect biodiversity as co-evolved relationships become disrupted and as new communities of organisms with no evolutionary history form. Understanding the outcome of these novel and altered associations is essential to predict and mitigate the effects of global change on biodiversity. In this session, research will be presented on the influence that novel or altered community associations have on introduced or range-expanding species and on the effect that these novel species can have on their recipient communities.
8:00 AM
 Genetic variation in response to the biotic community influences invasion success
Casey P. terHorst, California State University, Northridge; Jennifer A. Lau, Michigan State University
9:20 AM
 Food plant legacy and tri-trophic interactions in the context of novel invasive species associations
Tim Engelkes, University of California Berkeley; Nicholas J. Mills, University of California - Berkeley
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Do recent invasion frameworks downplay the community context of species invasions?
Travis D. Marsico, Arkansas State University; Anastasia M. Woodard, Arkansas State University
10:30 AM
 Predicting the impact of climate change on the establishment success of non-native species
Samuel B. Fey, Dartmouth College; Cristina M. Herren, Dartmouth
10:50 AM
 Climate change effects on community composition and species distributions: The relative influence of species interactions
Phoebe L. Zarnetske, Michigan State University; Mark C. Urban, University of Connecticut; David K. Skelly, Yale University
11:10 AM
 The role of climatic niche shifts and study type for phenotypic differentiation – A meta-analysis on native and invasive plant performances in common environment studies
Alexandra Erfmeier, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; Simone Klein, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; Erik Welk, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; Helge Bruelheide, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
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