Biodiversity I

Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
302/303, Sacramento Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Four-species experimental grassland swards improve agronomic yield and resistance to weeds across 31 international sites
John A. Finn, Teagasc, Environment Research Centre; Laura Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology; John Connolly, University College Dublin; Caroline Brophy, Maynooth University; Andreas Lüscher, Agroscope
1:50 PM
 Immigration and the maintenance of tree diversity in a tropical forest
Ryan A. Chisholm, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; James P. O'Dwyer, Santa Fe Institute; Stephen W. Pacala, Princeton University; Stephen P. Hubbell, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Richard Condit, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
2:10 PM
 Contrasting patterns of activity in fungal and bacterial communities along a natural environmental gradient
Rebecca C. Mueller, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Laverne Gallegos-Graves, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Donald R. Zak, University of Michigan; Cheryl R. Kuske, Los Alamos National Laboratory
2:30 PM
 Do more niches or better niches promote species richness? Insight from local and regional drivers of lichen diversity across U.S. forests
Jessica R. Coyle, University of North Carolina; Allen H. Hurlbert, University of North Carolina
2:50 PM
 Local and regional drivers of plant species richness in Ozark glades
Jesse E. D. Miller, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ellen I. Damschen, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Susan Harrison, University of California
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Species richness of bats (Chiroptera) along lakeshore habitats in western South Carolina
J. Eric Williams, University of California Merced; Wm. David Webster, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Eman Ghoneim, University of North Carolina Wilmington
3:40 PM
 Does interspecific vertical canopy space partitioning promote productivity of mixed subtropical forest stands?
Pascal A. Niklaus, University of Zurich; Martin Baruffol, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich; Bernhard Schmid, University of Zurich
4:00 PM
 Negative functional density dependence and the seed to seedling transition in tropical trees
María Natalia Umaña, Michigan State University; Nathan Swenson, Michigan State University
4:20 PM Cancelled
 Structural and functional microbial diversity determined by shrubs ecophysiological adaptation in Negev desert
Varsik Martirosyan, Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center; Yosef Steinberger, Bar Ilan University; Tirza Doniger, Bar Ilan University; Chaim Wachtel, Bar-Ilan University; Gad Miller, Bar-Ilan University
4:40 PM
 Abundance and occupancy of Leopard and their prey in Wangqing Leopard Reserve, China
Li Zhang, Beijing Normal University; Yanchao Cheng, Beijing Normal University; Limin Feng, Beijing Normal University; Tianming Wang, Beijing Normal University; Pu Mou, Beijing Normal University; Jianping Ge, Beijing Normal University
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