COS 65
Urban Ecosystems II

Wednesday, August 7, 2013: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
M100IB, Minneapolis Convention Center
8:20 AM
 Temperature and dispersal play a role in plant community composition along an urban-to-rural gradient
Bianca E. Lopez, University of North Carolina; Dean Urban, Duke University; Peter S. White, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
8:40 AM
 Effects of rural housing growth on forest birds’ habitat
Marcela Suarez-Rubio, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; Scott Wilson, University of Regina; Todd Lookingbill, University of Richmond
9:00 AM
 Denitrification in streams and riparian zones along an urban to exurban gradient
Emily R. Waters, Hampshire College; Jennifer L. Morse, Portland State University; Neil D. Bettez, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
9:20 AM
 From Broadway Avenue to Central Park: Ant diversity, invasions and diets across Manhattan’s urban habitat mosaic
Amy M. Savage, North Carolina State University; Clint A. Penick, North Carolina State University; Robert R. Dunn, North Carolina State University
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
 Planes, plains and food chains—Bottom up management of airport ecosystems
Donna W. Vogler, SUNY College at Oneonta; Kristin Baciuska, Loomacres Wildlife Management; John Watterson, Loomacres Wildlife Management
10:10 AM
 Multiple ecosystem services in urban lawns: Nitrogen retention and aesthetics
Dustin L. Herrmann, University of California - Davis; Mary L. Cadenasso, University of California, Davis
10:30 AM
 Using 15N stable isotope to trace the movement of deposited N in a roadside ecosystem
Weixing Zhu, State University of New York - Binghamton; Rachel Greenberg, State University of New York - Binghamton; Stephanie C. Craig, State University of New York - Binghamton
10:50 AM
 Urban forests and green spaces: Alternatives to maintain herpetofauna biodiversity in highly modified landscapes
Adriana Herrera-Montes, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras; Nicholas Brokaw, Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
11:10 AM
 Urban habitats - attractive, but bad for nature? On fruits, metals, and birds
Megan E. Litwhiler, New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers University; Frank J. Gallagher, Rutgers University; Peddrick Weis, UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School; Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University