Community Assembly And Neutral Theory I

Monday, August 11, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
311/312, Sacramento Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Ontogenetic shifts in trait-mediated mechanisms of community assembly
Jesse R. Lasky, Columbia University; Benedicte Bachelot, Duke University; Robert Muscarella, Columbia University; Naomi B. Schwartz, Columbia University; Nathan Swenson, Michigan State University; Jess K. Zimmerman, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras; Jill Thompson, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Edinburgh); Christopher Nytch, University of Puerto Rico; Jimena Forero-Montana, University of Puerto Rico; Maria Uriarte, Columbia University
1:50 PM
 Linking marine metacommunity patterns and processes across environmental gradients
Sarah L. Salois, Northeastern University; Tarik C. Gouhier, Northeastern University
2:10 PM
 Testing the ghost of competition present: Community assembly in phytoplankton communities
Maria Stockenreiter, Michigan State University; Casey P. terHorst, California State University, Northridge; Elena Litchman, Michigan State University
2:30 PM Cancelled
 A synthesis of LTER biodiversity using simulations to guide the inference of community assembly processes from diversity patterns
Eric R. Sokol, Virginia Tech; John E. Barrett, Virginia Tech; Bryan L. Brown, Virginia Tech
2:50 PM
 Foliar fungi in Populus: Community assembly and pathogen resistance
Naupaka Zimmerman, University of Arizona; Posy E. Busby, University of Washington
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Does intraspecific trait variation mediate the relative importance of selection, drift, and dispersal as drivers of beta-diversity?
Marko J. Spasojevic, Washington University in St. Louis; Jonathan A. Myers, Washington University in St. Louis
3:40 PM
 Experimental evidence for environmental and biotic control of beach grass endosymbiont communities
Aaron S. David, University of Minnesota; Georgiana May, University of Minnesota; Eric W. Seabloom, University of Minnesota
4:00 PM
 Functional trait analysis indicates deterministic assembly in experimental tallgrass prairies
Alexander T. Bittel, University of Kansas; Bryan L. Foster, University of Kansas; Gregory R. Houseman, Wichita State University
4:20 PM
 Biodiversity and colonization dynamics of macrofauna in a deep-sea methane seep metacommunity
Benjamin M. Grupe, University of California San Diego; Lisa A. Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
4:40 PM
 Co-assembly of plant and fungal root endophytes determine plant diversity and exotic plant success
Benjamin A. Sikes, University of Kansas; Christine Hawkes, University of Texas, Austin; Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University
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