COS 85
Community Pattern And Dynamics IV

Thursday, August 8, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
L100A, Minneapolis Convention Center
8:00 AM
 The shapes of predator-prey cycles:  Examples and theory of how evolution changes the community dynamics of predator-prey systems
Michael Cortez, Georgia Institute of Technology; Joshua S. Weitz, Georgia Institute of Technology
8:20 AM
 Altered periodicity in long-term phytoplankton dynamics in response to drought
Cayelan C. Carey, Virginia Tech; Paul C. Hanson, University of Wisconsin; Richard C. Lathrop, University of Wisconsin - Madison
9:00 AM
 Finding niches in the lumps and gaps of community body-size distributions: A multi-method approach
Andrea S. Downing, Stockholm University; Thorsten Blenckner, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University; Olle Hjerne, Stockholm University; Saskia A. Otto, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University; Monika Winder, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University
9:20 AM
 A robust test of the competition-defense tradeoff in a nitrogen-limited grassland
Meredith K. Steck, University of Minnesota; Elizabeth T. Borer, University of Minnesota; Eric W. Seabloom, University of Minnesota
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Community driven alternative density states in lake ecosystems
Amanda L. Caskenette, University of Guelph; Kevin S. McCann, University of Guelph
10:10 AM
 Spatial patterns of symbionts and hosts arising from propagule redirection
Elizabeth A. Hamman, University of Florida; Craig W. Osenberg, University of Florida; Scott A. McKinley, University of Florida; Adrian Stier, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
10:30 AM
 Patterns of recruitment and mortality in mixed coast live oak/ Engelmann oak woodlands in southern California over 34 years
Dawn M. Lawson, U.S. Navy; Paul H. Zedler, University of Wisconsin; Leslie A. Seiger, San Diego Mesa College
10:50 AM
 Time lags and disturbance legacies: Community transitions over 150 years in an Indiana wetland
Kathryn L. Amatangelo, Brown University; Dov F. Sax, Brown University; Stephen T. Jackson, U.S. Geological Survey
11:10 AM
 Cattle, wild herbivores, and drought interact to drive vegetation change over 17 years in an East African savanna
Corinna Riginos, Teton Science Schools; Kari E. Veblen, Utah State University; Lauren M. Porensky, USDA-ARS; Truman P. Young, University of California, Davis