COS 71 - Urban Ecosystems I

Tuesday, August 7, 2012: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
C120, Oregon Convention Center
1:50 PM
 Integrating formal and informal approaches to environmental stewardship in ULTRA-Ex Portland-Vancouver
Marion Dresner, Portland State University; Vivek Shandas, Portland State University
2:10 PM
 Urban winners and losers: A meta-analysis of the effects of urbanization on terrestrial arthropods
Holly M. Martinson, University of Maryland; Michael J. Raupp, University of Maryland
2:30 PM
 Organization of extensive biodiversity and ecosystem service production within community gardens of Los Angeles, CA
Lorraine Weller Clarke, University of California, Riverside; G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California
2:50 PM
 Using urban forestry assessment tools to model urban bird habitat potential
Susannah B. Lerman, USDA Forest Service; Keith H. Nislow, Northeast Climate Science Center; David J. Nowak, USDA Forest Service; Stephen DeStefano, USGS; David I. King, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service; D. Todd Jones-Farrand, US Fish & Wildlife Service
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Hydrologic and hydrographic convergence in urbanizing landscapes
James B. Heffernan, Duke University; Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech; Jay W. Munyon, Florida International University
3:40 PM
 Impacts of anthropogenic landscapes on bee community composition and seasonality
Misha T. Leong, UC Berkeley; George K. Roderick, UC Berkeley
4:00 PM
 Biological control of Dalmatian toadflax breaks down in an urban ecosystem
Gary C. Chang, Gonzaga University; Trevor A. Gardunia, Gonzaga University; Charles R. Burt, Gonzaga University; Anne M. Garcia, Gonzaga University; Casey P. Collins, Gonzaga University; Christine L. Powers, Gonzaga University
4:20 PM
 Variability in seasonal patterns of water use efficiency and growth of non-native urban tree species in the Los Angeles region using leaf sugars
Heather R. McCarthy, University of Oklahoma; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Greg Maler, University of California
4:40 PM
 Sewer construction, decay, and stream burial: Implications for urban ecosystems
Kristina G. Hopkins, University of Pittsburgh; Daniel J. Bain, University of Pittsburgh