COS 103
Ecosystem Function: Biodiversity I

Thursday, August 8, 2013: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
L100B, Minneapolis Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Biodiversity simultaneously enhances the production and stability of community biomass, but the effects are independent
Bradley J. Cardinale, University of Michigan; Kevin Gross, North Carolina State University; Keith J. Fritschie, Dartmouth College; Pedro Flombaum, Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera; Jeremy W. Fox, University of Calgary; Christian Rixen, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, SLF; Jasper van Ruijven, Wageningen University; Peter B. Reich, University of Minnesota; Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, University of Freiburg; Brian J. Wilsey, Iowa State University
2:30 PM
 Can plant-soil feedbacks drive biodiversity-productivity relationships in grasslands?
Jane M. Cowles, University of Minnesota; David Tilman, University of Minnesota
2:50 PM
 Pollinator ecological traits mediate the loss of pollination services with agricultural intensification
Ignasi Bartomeus, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC); Daniel P. Cariveau, University of Minnesota; Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Functional group responses to varying disturbance severities 15 years following biomass harvest in aspen forests
Miranda T. Curzon, University of Minnesota; Anthony W. D'Amato, University of Minnesota; Brian J. Palik, USDA Forest Service
3:40 PM
 Variation in the susceptibility of species to local extinction alters the effect of predator biodiversity on prey suppression
David R. Chalcraft, East Carolina University; Robert A. Deans, East Carolina University
4:00 PM
 Diversity drives higher tree seedling performance due to associational resistance
Susan Cook-Patton, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Marina LaForgia, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; John D. Parker, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
4:20 PM
 The role of fungi in biofiltration of livestock emissions: Full-scale and bench-scale observations
Jason P. Oliver, University of Minnesota; Jonathan Schilling, University of Minnesota; Kevin A. Janni, University of Minnesota
4:40 PM
 An ecological assessment of insect diversity at organic Central Coast vegetable farms on two spatial scales
Emily A. Musgrave, San Jose State University; Rachel O'Malley, San Jose State University; Deborah K. Letourneau, University of California-Santa Cruz