COS 49
Urban Ecosystems I

Tuesday, August 6, 2013: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
M101A, Minneapolis Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Landscape genomics of white-footed mice along an urban-to-rural gradient
Jason Munshi-South, Baruch College, City University of New York
1:50 PM
 Allometric and mass relationships of Betula populifolia Marsh. in a naturally assembled urban brownfield: Implications for carbon modeling
Gregory Dahle, West Virginia University; Frank J. Gallagher, Rutgers University; Dimitry Gershenson, University of California, Berkeley; Karina Schäfer, Rutgers University; Jason Grabosky, Rutgers University
2:10 PM
 Resource matching or mismatching: Does food limit breeding success of a native urban songbird?
Christine M. Stracey, Westminster College; Scott K. Robinson, University of Florida
2:30 PM
 Plant diversity and community composition in six major USA cities
William D. Pearse, University of Minnesota; Jeannine Cavender-Bares, University of Minnesota; Sarah E. Hobbie, University of Minnesota; Neil D. Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; R. Roy Chowdhury, Indiana University; Lindsay Darling, Northwestern University; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Morgan Grove, U.S. Forest Service; Sharon J. Hall, Arizona State University; James B. Heffernan, Duke University; Kelli L. Larson, Arizona State University; Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University; C. Neil, Marine Biological Laboratory; Kristen C. Nelson, University of Minnesota; Laura Ogden, Florida International University; J. O'Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Colin Polsky, Clark University; Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech
2:50 PM
 The character of urban water bodies in the United States
Meredith K. Steele, Virginia Tech; James B. Heffernan, Duke University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 The social-ecological dynamics of urban food production in the Global North: A mixed methods study of ethnic and migrant home gardens in Chicago, IL
John R. Taylor, University of Illinois; Sarah Taylor Lovell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:40 PM
 Investigating stream ecosystem response to landscape change at environmentally meaningful time-scales: the Coweeta-LTER Hazard Site project
Jeremy C. Sullivan, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia; Edward Gardiner, Capitalize Climate Program Office; Paul Bolstad, University of Minnesota; David Leigh, University of Georgia; Mark Scott, S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources; E. Fred Benfield, Virginia Tech; Becky Bixby, University of New Mexico; Ted Gragson, University of Georgia; Catherine M. Pringle, University of Georgia
4:00 PM
 Understanding drivers of urban tree biodiversity in Los Angeles
Meghan L. Avolio, University of Utah; Diane E. Pataki, University of Utah; Stephanie Pincetl, UCLA; Thomas W. Gillespie, University of California, Los Angeles; G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California; Heather R. McCarthy, University of Oklahoma
4:20 PM
 Spatial partitioning of soil fungi along an urban to rural gradient
Rosalind Becker, Fordham University; Amy R. Tuininga, Montclair State University; Berish Rubin, Fordham University; James D. Lewis, Fordham University
4:40 PM
 The University of St. Thomas Stewardship Garden: Combining biodiversity research and community service in an urban agriculture setting
Ashela A. Richardson, University of St. Thomas; Quinn A. Wrenholt, University of St. Thomas; Adam D. Kay, University of St. Thomas