COS 118
Ecosystem Ecology

Friday, August 9, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
101I, Minneapolis Convention Center
8:00 AM
 Leaf-cutting ants show species-specific hygienic behavior toward microfungi in their fungal gardens
Kimberly L. Mighell, Tulane University; Sunshine Van Bael, Tulane University
8:20 AM
 Tree rings and ecosystem productivity across moisture gradients in the boreal forest of central Saskatchewan
Steven D. Mamet, University of Saskatchewan; Jill F. Johnstone, University of Saskatchewan
8:40 AM
 Gastropodochory 2.0: Slugs and snails disperse plant seeds, ferns, mosses and lichens - recent findings of what began in 1934
Manfred Türke, Technische Universität München; Wolfgang W. Weisser, Technische Universität München; Eva Knop, University of Bern; Christina Fischer, Technische Universität München; Steffen Boch, University of Bern
9:00 AM
 Scaling approaches for improving estimates of biogeochemical cycling in spatially heterogeneous ecosystems
Paul C. Stoy, Montana State University; Aiden V. Johnson, Montana State University; Nathaniel Brunsell, University of Kansas; Tristan Quaife, University of Reading
9:20 AM
 Nitrogen and phosphorus, but not carbon, are quickly taken up in streams: assessing variability in nutrient uptake across six Lake Superior tributaries
Ashley A. Coble, Michigan Technological University; Amy M. Marcarelli, Michigan Technological University; Casey J. Huckins, Michigan Technological University
9:40 AM
10:10 AM
 Aquatic insect deposition onto land promotes grass dominance in subarctic heathlands
Madeline D. Raudenbush, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Randall D. Jackson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Phil Townsend, University of Wisconsin - Madison; David Hoekman, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON, Inc.); Jamin Dreyer, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Claudio Gratton, University of Wisconsin - Madison
10:30 AM Cancelled
 Scaling food web stoichiometry: A biogeographical comparison of habitat size constraints
Angelica Gonzalez, University of British Columbia; Gustavo Q. Romero, State University of Campinas; Diane S. Srivastava, University of British Columbia
10:50 AM
 The importance of social aggregation in connecting aboveground and belowground processes in a wet tropical forest
Jane M. Lucas, University of St. Thomas; Michael Kaspari, University of Oklahoma; Adam D. Kay, University of St. Thomas