COS 24
Community Assembly And Neutral Theory II

Tuesday, August 6, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
L100D, Minneapolis Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Predator diet breadth influences prey metacommunity assembly
Lin Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Nicole Johnston, Georgia Institute of Technology
8:20 AM
 What influences community composition –  assembly history, environmental change or both?
Christopher F. Clements, The University of Sheffield; Philip H. Warren, University of Sheffield; Ben Collen, Zoological Society of London; Tim Blackburn, Zoological Society of London; Owen L. Petchey, University of Zurich
8:40 AM
 Consequences of phenological shifts for species interactions: Testing the importance of size-mediated priority effects
Nicholas L. Rasmussen, Rice University; Volker H.W. Rudolf, Rice University; Benjamin G. Van Allen, Rice University
9:00 AM
 Sequential dispersal and productictivty drive beta diversity in space and time
Christopher F. Steiner, Wayne State University; Laith Shaman, Wayne State University
9:20 AM
 Trait, phylogenetic, and β-diversity patterns reveal community assembly mechanisms on Mount St. Helens
Cynthia Chang, University of Washington; Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, University of Washington
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
10:10 AM
 Tests of neutral theory predictions for the Barro Colorado Island tree community informed by regional abundance data
Annette M. Ostling, University of Michigan; Cody Weinberger, University of Michigan, University of Chicago; Devin Riley, University of Michigan
10:30 AM
 Metacommunities in river networks:  Elucidating mechanisms that structure communities through surveys and experimentation
Bryan L. Brown, Virginia Tech; Christopher M. Swan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Charles Wahl, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
10:50 AM
 Species diversity patterns are shaped by multiple ecological processes across the range of the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) ecosystem
Kyle A. Palmquist, University of North Carolina; Robert K. Peet, University of North Carolina; Alan S. Weakley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:10 AM
 Neutral metacommunity model of biodiversity in dryland aquatic ecosystems with strong seasonality
Xiaoli Dong, Arizona State University; Rachata Muneepeerakul, Arizona State University